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17 August 2006 @ 12:39 am
a testimony, translated, related  
耶和华以勒
耶和华为苦难国家的人民带来一朵黑色的小花



斐济是个介于南太平洋中心,介于赤道与南回归线间,是个有八十二万人口的共和独立国。我就生长在其中一个村落,平静地过了十八年,与一般人一样在小家庭中长大,是53%基督教徒之一的斐济人。可是我一直不甘于像左邻右舍们,通常只当礼拜天的教徒,没活出基督的样式。所以我决定上神学;这样就在读经,劳作,上课过程中,藉著灵修和祷告我渐与神更亲近。

这样的日子过了一年,这是在我十九岁那年,有一晚我作了一个异梦,一切始于此。。。

我奔跑在一条蜿蜒弯曲的长河边,河中央有一串英文字母:VIETNAM;生长于小国的我对世界是一知半解,孤陋寡闻,不知这是什么。心里充满疑惑,这是人名或物名?

当时我手提两桶水,心里焦急,只见我奔往山上去。那高山上有一木屋。屋顶上满满的一群儿童,是我从未见过的肤色。这些儿童拼命哭喊著,我赶快把水给他们解渴。此时,山下的长河漂浮著整行的字句:

将身体献上,当作活祭是圣洁的,是神所喜悦的。

从梦中醒来,我即可向上帝祷告。
天父啊,是不是祢在对我说话?主啊,如果是祢,在日落之前,求祢给我三个异象来证实,让我更明确知晓是祢的旨意。

祷告之后我就到寄宿学校的餐厅用早餐。一位同学走向我,指著我身后一副世界地图大声地说:“这是VIETNAM!”天啊,是上帝在向我说原来这是国家的名字! 真的令我手中的刀叉几乎同一时候落地。我在心中祷告感谢主。

同一天的中午时,主领灵修的同学告诉我:“SETIATA,我心里有感动主说要为你祷告,这段经文是给你的:

我又听见主的声音说:我可以差遣谁呢?谁肯为我们去呢。我说我在这里,请差遣我。

听完之后,我心中满是感动,又祷告感谢主这是第二个异象。

我心中充满了激动和期待。果真在黄昏劳动时,指导员望着天空一架正飞过的航机,指著对我说:“SETIATA,你会搭程这航机到亚洲去。”

我激动地祷告,主啊,祢的信实绝不落空。天黑之前,三个异象都来到了,很明确主要我到亚洲到越南。是主差遣我。哈利路亚!耶和华以勒!



*这是一篇真人真事的见证,我与传教士SETIATA作了简短的会面访谈。由她现身说法,我简单扼要地以第一人称的写法写出来,也把这真实故事分为上下文。下文会说到她如何为走向目的而努力,令人佩服,也为她的傻气而会心一笑。同时也为我们的耶稣奇妙策士,出其不意的帮助而欢呼赞美。

SETIATA是斐济黑肤色的姑娘,是爱心信心满满的好门徒。



长河

这弯弯曲曲的长河
几千年来 默默地流
在这片土地
她见证了 ----- 历史 战争的洗礼
见证了----- 人民的苦痛

水深火热 惟主为他们痛心
惟主为他们祷告

斐济一朵黑色的花
主遣她
来宣告 ----- 信主得救
这片土地响起了得胜的福音
 
 
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a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 16th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
this is an article my mum wrote (and i helped type out). after which my chinese star programme went haywire which resulted in me having to cut and paste the entire essay here. it was originally a private entry, but since it's basically a testimony meant to be shared, i thought people who like/don't mind reading chinese might read it, so eventually made it public/friends-only (still deciding).
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 16th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
and charisse, if you're reading this (if you have the patience, haha!), you prolly heard it before... it's about your MIL's friend who came over that time... so happening!
(Anonymous) on August 19th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)
Yes, Yes. My MIL told us this story at Blooies. Hahaha... Before she came here. She's really very nice! She was so patient enuf to help SEbas braid his hair though it was near impossible...
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on August 20th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
WAH she braided those braids ah?! i didn't know! so nice... so how was choir without me today? hehe..