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Cadet Aejin Jeong | Tranformation through mission

Aejin JeongMy field practicum at Weston Community Church has impacted me greatly. All of my training at Weston has enabled me to know God, know myself and know my mission.

First, I want to write about knowing God by leading Sunday Worship services at both Weston Community Church and at The Westhaven, an independent senior’s living centre. I prepared three sermons and devotionals to preach the Word of God.  It helped me to live out the holiness of heart and purity of life as a preacher. Also I developed and improved how I interact with the congregation through my preaching. I also practiced what I have learned from my Homiletics class and was able to set priorities at a busy time to.

Second, I had opportunities to know myself. I led five commandments of the Ten Commandments for the Bible study, held on Wednesdays.  By leading the Bible Study, I began to understand why people come to Bible study and what they want to learn.  This made me think about how well I had to prepare. It also helped me to discover my strengths and weaknesses. I was able to focus on my strengths and how to direct them and increase my efforts to overcome and develop my weaknesses.

Third, I understood knowing my mission more clearly through participation in Girls’ Club and Ladies’ Club. I met many girls and women from the community. I met with the girls on Mondays and the women on Fridays. The Weston Community Church supports community girls and women by providing programs. I could keep firm to The Salvation Army Mission Statement: “The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.”