Sunday, January 7, 2018
No wonder the first thing the Lord laid in my heart when I was appointed acting principal in Jan 2016 was to launch a building fund for family quarters. We got RM15,000.00 from one single donor but when my appointment ceased, so died the vision for family quarters. As the Chaplain I am in charge of 8 services through the 4-day orientation with morning and nightly sessions culimating on a Friday's Day of prayer and fasting which I had to arrange the order of service for the whole day. As there are only 7 lecturers I had to preach twice instead of once on Wednesday and Thursday plus today's first Sunday service of the year. I have been also given an extra paper to teach taking over one of the courses taught by our deceased colleague.
So there will be last minute preparation during the orientation week with two slots of briefing from the Warden and Chaplain to prepare as well. This year will be a year of added responsibility as Luke 12:48 says that for those given much, more will be expected. I am glad I turned down two invitations to attend a Bible translation workshop next week. I prayed whole month on this but at the end I turned it down to focus on my College work. Second I also turned down an invitation to a gathering to prepare for a Seminar in April to be conducted by a well known international speaker. I might just attend that if I have some free time, but besides my full load I am also teaching two intensive modules in our HQ-run BTh programme in a fortnight's time and an MA course in April. I am super glad I managed to get my commentary on John's Gospel done up to chapter 10 on the Good Shepherd. I have printed the first draft and editing it over coffee at KFC, Ranau. This has been my week.
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