FCA Malaysia Trip
by Heather Burnham (2019 CC FCA Summer Intern)
I joined a team of eight through FCA international to support FCA staff in Malaysia! Talk about an all-star cast!! We bounded quickly and have been continuing the inside jokes and prayers for each other.
God doesn't call the qualified but he sure does qualify the called! We were the first team sent to Malaysia and it could not have gone any smoother! Glory to God!!
I've said it once and I'll say it again, God is funny. And not just in the "ha-ha" sense (although I did spend a majority of the trip laughing with others). But think about it; the opportunity for this trip came out of nowhere for me and I had just returned from another FCA trip with my college lacrosse team which meant I had to fundraise again, I didn't know any of the people on my team well or anything about Malaysia, and I had nothing in common with the campers I interacted with. Despite all that I saw God's kingdom grow right before my eyes and made the best relationships with the coolest people (already a trend for my summer)!! On paper, this doesn't make sense but, because of faith, it doesn't have to.
Another thing that I can't help but smile about is the theme verses FCA has chosen for this summer; Matthew 28:19-20 (The Great Commission). These are some of my favorite verses and are what I use to define what I feel God is calling me for. I didn't know these would be the verse before I joined the FCA family as an intern, but I know now it's not by coincidence but by design. Haha good one, God!
We served the Malaysia staff by volunteering at their sports camp, forming relationships with their campers, competing with and against them in sports, and sharing with them the gospel and love of Christ!
My huddle was Huddle Love which is fitting as the word "love/loved." seems to be a theme in my life especially recently.
Three of the girls in my huddle were Buddhist (the three on the right side of the picture/to my left). The one was already bought in to the idea of Christianity. The other two had limited knowledge but by the end of the week they unknowingly told me the gospel!
Leading my huddle in discussion after listening to our speaker! We discussed how we are, in fact, created and with intentionally unique purposes!
One of the five (yes, five!) meals we ate per day with our hosts! They love to show love through food and boy were we loved and loved well!
Posted on Mon, June 24, 2019
by Heather Boyle