Thursday, May 24, 2007

Here I am!

Hola amigos!! Yup yup yup! I am back already. A day later than I mentioned in the previous post. I was too tired last night to tell you all that I am back.
Well, I had so much fun in Nusa Penida!! There were 39 of us in the team; 27 people from American's worship team named 'The Burn' and 13 of the Indonesians. Throughout the mission, I mostly played the role as an interpreter, being in the middle of the Americans and all of my Indo friends. It was such a huge blessing to me and helped me a lot in growing my faith higher.
It is amazing to see how those Americans, who flew all the way for 36 hours leaving all the comfort and nice feelings of their own places, did NOT complain a single time about the condition in Nusa Penida. They ate the food with abundant of joy and gratefullness, whether they really like it or not, too spicy or too tasteless or maybe also too disgusting for them. It is such a great example to learn to see how they work together hand-in-hand in unity with Christ as the focus all the time.
They did not complain about the smelly village people that we were ministering to. It was great lessons for me.

Overall, I am very much blessed and will be more than happy to be involved in similar kind of trip again. :D

Moving on... I have a GREAT news! Last night, when I quickly checked my email, I received an email from University of Liverpool, saying that I have been awarded an ORSAS scholarship, which covers full tuition fees and, in addition, £1000 towards living cost!! Praise Jesus!
He IS really great! He's been more than GREAT to me. Thank you Jesus for allowing me to feel such abundant blessings in this hard time.

All the glory and honor be to Jesus Christ alone!
Love you, my Jesus Christ!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Nusa Penida trip

Hiatus for two days!
Friends, I will be away for two days for a church medical trip to Nusa Penida with a team of 27 Americans missionaries, named "The Burn". I am very looking forward to having a great time there! :)
I will be leaving at 5.30 am in the morning. *I hope I can wake up hahahah...*

See you soon! :) God bless!
Love you until end of Earth
Love you until end of Sun
Love you until end of Milky Way
Love you until end of universe

- by Lan.

They are just simple things that you said...
But they touch me deeply to my inner heart.
Thank you, my love.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

He's been GREAT to US

I have to testify that our Lord Jesus Christ has been very generous to both of US! Throughout March until now, miracles upon miracles has been continuously granted by Him. From the little things to the big and impossible things.
I even asked my husband-to-be, "Can you actually count how many miracles Jesus has given and blessed us with? Can we think how much blessings He has poured upon us?" For me, personally, I can't count them, His blessings and miracles are too numerous to be counted, even just for this wedding. How much more are they for the whole of my life? Simply invaluable and uncountable!

Three days ago, my dad had a meeting with many churches leader in Bali for an important event. There, my dad actually told his close friends about my 'simple' wedding that we will have a holy matrimony at the church and a simple dinner with family and close friends. To me, it is more than enough. As long as we, Lan & I, are happy with that simple but full of joy celebration, that's already perfect.
However, it is not perfect for them. They actually protested and they all said, "You choose the place (restaurant) and the food, don't worry about the bill! We will sponsor you!"
PRAISE JESUS!! What a great miracle!! what a blessing!! It has become a great wedding celebration! Thank you, Jesus, for such a great gift You have given us.

Once again, thank you, our Jesus!

Ps. I will announce my husband-to-be and my prewedding stories blog exactly a month before my wedding, i.e. 15 days from now. Are you all looking forward to that day? :P

Image's credit goes to Wedding Channel

Update: Doh!! I checked carefully before I published to not mention his name! I guess I was too tired and sleepy that I unconciously typed his name and missed it when proof-reading it.
Oh well... now that you know, I shall announce also the pre-wedding blog... You can visit LS Wedding Journey. So far, I am the only one who has been posting. However, soon, Lan might join me writing the blog. :)

Image's credit goes to DeviantART's acidkandi.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Busy bee

50 days to our wedding day, I feel like a busy bee, because I have so many things to think about and to sort out before D-day.
The main priority at the moment is the invitations!! The invitations will be done tomorrow, so now, I am busy sorting out the addresses of my parents' friends, because 99% of the guests will be my parents' friends! Writing all the labels for the invitations, making sure that I write the right names, so nobody will complain. *God, that's a headache!*

Honestly, although we want a simple wedding, I have to admit that even the simplest wedding in this world is still complicated and you have to think about so many things. Thank God, wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime moment!! With so many things to go through, this will be one more reason for me to never think about divorce and remarry. It will be a nightmare!
Hehehe... I am sure my fiance will be happy reading this hahahaha... :P

Monday, May 07, 2007

The arrival of him

My husband-to-be's arrival date has been set! He has sent me the flight details, which also means that he already BOUGHT the tickets! I am very very glad to receive the news!
Monday, 25 June 2007 @ 12.05 p.m., will be the time he is arriving from the faraway country! And the journey to our unseparable union begins from that day. I can't wait to see him... I miss him very much and I hope time will fly fast so that I can hug and cherish him all I can.
Marriage is not one-hundred-percent of happiness, really...
The reality is that...
There are things that you have to leave behind,
There are things that you gain while stepping forward into the new beginning.

Once, you belong to a family.
Now, you own your own family.
It's a kingdom that both of you, your partner and you, have to build to be strong, full of love, peace and joy.

Family should be a kingdom that imparts the joys of Heaven in Earth.

- nie, 06 May 2007


image's credit to DeviantART's Vanishing S

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blooming Hope

I am feeling much better ever since the last post I wrote. I am thanking Jesus for how He answered my prayers through the beloved people of mine. I really experience the love and grace of Jesus through the people that He puts around me; my parents, my new cece Mee-a (who happens to be here and spending days with me in fun and craze hahaha!), Pastor Arifin T and my beloved Daddy in KL.

Thanks also for all of your encouragement and cheering up! God bless you all!

That's all for now, I am very tired with the new busy days of mine! 'Til the next post!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Have faith!

Hebrews 6: 11-12 (modified)

11. And I (your faithful Father) desire that each one of you (Sherly) show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,
12. that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

I am in the position of strenghtening my faith, my hope and my patience. There is something really important happening that makes me feel confused, lose hope and want to give up.
I am refreshing my memory of all those great things that are impossible to the eyes of men; those that my faithful Father, Jesus Christ, has done continually for me in my life.
I am taking a decision that I will not give up, I will not be weaken anymore by the situation I am in. Instead, I will stand up for my faith, for I trust Him more than anything in this world and I believe nothing is too hard for Him to do!

Father, I am clinging to you and I know all that You have promised me, they are not empty promises, for they surely WILL come to pass.

Amen.