Sunday, June 17, 2007

Rumah Selebang...

i love u Jesus
deep down in my heart
x3


oohh... deep deep down down
deep down in my heart

x2

This song keep ringing in my ears since i came back from a trip to a longhouse - Rumah Selebang... which is located somewhere in Sibu district... despite 3 hours of long, bumpy and car-sickening ride, it was very super extremely worth it... there were about 20 youths tat sign up for this trip, i was in shah alam when my fren ask me whether i wanted to join... without second thoughts, i immediately sign up for it coz there have been a lot of things going on for the past few weeks or months, i din get chosen for anything that i thought i will glorify God... but God wanted me to come back to my own roots and do sth tat will glorify him instead of going for mission's trip or become facilitator of the incoming juniors... sometimes man plan their own way but in the end, God is the ultimate decision-maker, He noes wat's best for u or me and He will implement it according to His ways... the longhouse trip was a life-changing trip... i was soooo encouraged after going and i never regretted having signing up for it... though tat super lazy joanne regain her laziness and chicken out even though her dad is part of the longhouse ministry...
We board on this nearly-30-years-old-bus from the look at it to the longhouses...

Youths who joined the trip to different longhouses... (most of them are quite old already... including me) haha...
From left : Grace, me, Lawson and Roy

The longhouse kids are super duper cute... i really learn a lot from them, esp the red-shirt kid, i think his name is Boniface. I remember when the advisors ask for a volunteer to read out some bible scriptures, some older kid were chosen coz they noe how to read... Boniface, although din noe how to read, he memorize some words when the older kid was reading and the second time he went out and only manage to blurt out some words he remembered... though at last he was booed down, i see the smile at his face, knowing tat he had did his best already... I was thinking to myself, these kids are so passionate about serving, they raise up their hand everytime the advisors asked for help... i look at myself and our youths, we were quiet, in fact too quiet at times when the church needs help... we really do need a child-like heart...

My fav was the kid on the right... His name is Apiz... he is 3 years old and did not went to sch... so he don't noe any other languages except Iban... and the whole night he is speaking to me using this alien language... but nevertheless, i say 'bagus' and 'ya' and 'pandai' the whole night... he is juz so cute!!!!!!!

Some low quality shots using my fon's camera... the light was not tat strong coz there is only one fluorescent light in a very big room... (this is a longhouse we are talking about, not your house where u got different kinds of lighting system) they are actually performing some songs for the mission's month in july... you can see tat they are actually in their best clothes every sunday school...

During praise and worship... again the lighting was not tat good... for your information they can only on the lights at 7.30pm every night because electricity is only provided at 7.30pm every night... but praise the Lord when we arrive at 6.45pm, which was so dark tat we can hardly see each other, the lights were suddenly on...
Joanne's dad in the milky shirt... joanne did not go due to some complications... duh

The place where they store rain water...

The corridor where the kids play street fighter in real life...






8 comments:

kedekut said...

Nice post and inspiring testimony!

Pat said "sometimes man plan their own way but in the end, God is the ultimate decision-maker, He noes wat's best for u or me and He will implement it according to His ways"

Amen to that!

Wow... the longhouse is sooooo erm... long! *patrified*

Pat said...

haha... they are so called the 'LONGhouses'... haha... u shud come and do some wiring system over here in sarawak lah... in some longhouses, they are stil using generator...

Doralto said...

The kid's name is Hapis XD It's cool that you enjoyed it :D Should try all the long houses when you get the chance next time :) *nods*

Lawson said...

Pat, please photoshop my face in the pic. It looks like bloated carrion to me. Aaaah!! My Eyes!

Pat said...

hapis is soooooo cute... i wanted to go longhouse next time... dorothy... we go together wan?

Pat said...

lawson, sorry i dunno how to use photoshop... don worry, everyone's face are like bloated carrion.. hahaha

ati3 said...

hi ..bump into your blog. u must be a weslyan ..betul ka? hehehe ..

so many familiar faces

Pat said...

yup yup... and proud to be one... ur blog is super cool... mind to intro?