Welcome to Our Community Service
Everyone who comes to our community service activities will see a group of people there serving tirelessly every week to provide fitness exercises, interest learning classes and friendship programs. They may wonder: why do they serve us so diligently and painstakingly? What is their motivation? There is a saying: "There is no free lunch"! People usually think that there must be some hidden motive behind everything we do. Frankly, we admit that there is a reason that drives us to serve the community. I even think that everyone who serves the community must have a clear motive in order to please our Lord.
At the end of last year, my wife and I visited our younger daughter in Seattle. She took us to watch our two grandchildren’s basketball game, organized by their church and held in their beautiful, newly completed gymnasium. While our grandchildren were playing, our daughter took out a box of homemade cookies and shared them with the parents. It turned out that she often did that and felt that God had given her a mission to connect with people in order to share the Lord's love with them. After her explanation, we were pleased and encouraged, because for years we have taught our children to love and to care for unbelieving friends and she was living out that teaching now.
Actually, this reason stems from the promise that God gave to Abraham in the Bible in Genesis chapter 12 verse 2: "I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing." This wonderful promise was fulfilled through Jesus Christ. Those of us who trust in Jesus Christ will experience the joy of being forgiven of our sins and eternal life through the power of His redemption and resurrection on the Cross. Living a life of faith, hope, and love, we should share this blessing with those around us. Therefore, I constantly and continually encourage brothers and sisters to participate in community services and share the love of the Lord with others.
Rev. Michael Tsang