Cadet Aejin Jeong | Tranformation through 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.”