這星期日，我們在 Milpitas 母堂安排了一個家庭同樂日和向父母介紹教會的兒童事工。
This Sunday at our Milpitas Campus, we scheduled to have a family fun day and parents orientation to introduce our children’s ministry.
Crosspointers should know that our church considers family ministry as one of our focus ministries. We believe that our church will grow as our families become more healthy. Therefore, we have been trying to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ to intentionally discuss and share life and belief with their family members. The role of our church is to provide resources, training, and support.
“Train up a child in the way he should go” is the responsibility of parents and elderly people. I have been encouraging our parents to pick up the responsibility to teach and train up their children in facing life issues the biblical ways and to become their examples. Let us help our children to learn with their ears and eyes to become God-pleasing believers who can make a difference in our society and expand the Kingdom of God.
This past Father’s Day, I wrote an email to my son in LA. I told him that I read a story from the internet when I was looking for materials for my Father’s Day sermon. I reflected that I might misinterpret who he was and what he did sometimes. I might put some invisible burden on his shoulder and make his heart feel heavy. I told him that I am not perfect. I am not God. I just want to be his father. I love him and wish him well. I asked God to bless him and make him aware of His love for him.
I got an email from him the following day: Thanks for sharing your heart Dad. I do not expect you to be perfect, though perhaps I did when I was younger. I’ve realized that is an unrealistic expectation for any person. Your love for me has been clear to me through not just your words but actions. Thank you for all you’ve done for me and continue to do. God has already expressed his love for me through you. Have a great Father’s Day. I love and respect you.
Father God, I love you and I respect you. I ask you to teach me how to love and bring up our next generations!