After 20 years of deepening my roots as a Sunday christian, God broke the veil once again. He gave me a new found place in Him and among faithful servant leaders.
Serving as a youth teacher has served multiple purposes- all have given me new perspective. While ego and pride tempts me to lean the other way, God’s weightiness launches the catapult and throws me back in the right setting; His presence is richer than hardened caramel glazing over an unbruised and pH perfect granny smith apple.
Every worship, conversation, and meeting has been special, teachers. Let’s continue to edify one another.
PGinna: For two years, “Gina” was saved on my phone. Then one day, I heard some random noise fluttering the real truth: that your name contained another alphabet. “Huh, where?” I asked. Hence, the correction was made. I’m so blessed to see your servant-leader mentality strengthen in your pastoral journey. Evidently, you have a colonoscopy everyday. In other words, you clean your vessel and rejoice in the Lord daily. I’m so blessed to see such a hungry and holy-touchdown driven pastor lead our youth into His open door.
Jenny: You know how to measure kids. You know their tendencies and have such a knack to lead wholesome reflection/discussion time with them. You drive any innocence that they have towards glorifying God. It’s awesome to see such a natural born leader.
Whan: Your humility is sometimes a better testament of God’s work than His joy in preparing the next day’s sunrise. I love how you push forward, and show His kingdom more than your own. You are an example of prostrate worship before the Lord.
Linda: I enjoy following your footsteps: finishing school in 3 years and preparing for the LSAT. More importantly, I enjoy following your passion and motivation for the Lord. You are warm and set an example of higher parameter: how we’re truly supposed to glorify God.
Laura: I have never seen a laugh more precious or joy-filled than your laugh. It’s such a wake-up call for me to see you enjoy and abide in the little things. You precisely take every detail and show that His glory can be shown through the smallest openings. In addition, you use His breath to ornament a sincere worship.
Jimmy: Welcome to the ship that never stops sailing: discipleship within youth group. I have so much to learn from you as well. Thanks for your touch and affection. God’s doing such amazing things to you this year! (Cal Arts and now becoming a servant leader). Keep up His presence!
Matt: Do I need to say anymore? You are hilarious without you even knowing. You are genuinely a good friend and I’m sure even a better teacher. He is the author of our faith, the creator of our jump shots, and more importantly, the radiance of our joy in all our days. Thanks for serving with me.
Paul: It’s easy to compare but clearer to contrast the old Pouty Paul with the new Passionate Paul. The comparison is that God was working in your life and still is today. The contrast is a 1000 words multiplied by the Bible. You are a changed man and I love seeing your devotion for the riches of His embrace.
Thomas: It’s weird; your mustache is unique; it doesn’t grow so close to your nose, but closer to your upper lip. SHIN GEE HAE. Every “Yeah’s” you thunder in worship pumps me up and strengthens me knowing that community is behind me. I notice that you prepare your heart for Christ in a special way: On our first new Sunday when we split up the youth group we ended late, but instead of stampeding downstairs like me to raise a “Hallelujah” for food, you lifted a “I surrender” as you sat in anticipation for His glory in our Lifestream worship.
Chan: When my non-Lifestream Christian brothers or sisters and I hang out, the sentence “our worship leader is the best ever” never fails to come out of my mouth. You have an immense vision for ultimate praise and honor for God; you spread Jesus culture wherever you are. People are blessed to be in the context of your daily whereabouts.
With that my friends, peace. See you all Friday.