Saturday, April 20, 2013

Opening the door to Faith

Shalom! CUS USM had organized the CUS Camp at 5th - 7th of April 2013. The CUS Camp is held at the House of St. Andrew at the Church of the Assumption, Penang. With the aim to increase our inner faith in Christ, each day we have specific theme in trying to open our door to faith.

5th April 2013: "I Believe"
6th April 2013: "Walk With ME Today"
7th April 2013: "Got Faith? Be A Light."

Alas, perhaps it was written by God Himself, the van that was supposed to be our medium of transportation to St. Andrew's House was not available. Thus, we went there by public bus, perhaps following in our Holy Father Pope Francis who uses public transport, depicting humility. With His blessing, we are able to safely arrive at St. Andrew's House. After preparing ourselves and doing a Praise and Worship (PnW) session, we begin with a movie screening. Father Dominic came to provide the DVD as well as some snacks for us. For that, we deeply appreciate and thankful for his assistance. The movie that we watched was...

"The Way"
It was a really moving and inspiring movie that shows how people go for the traditional pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James. Truly meaningful for us who desires to seek our inner faith.

The next day, its all about walking. All participants are divided into four groups; RMB, Aa~, Lenlian, and Low. We had group discussion on "What makes one distant him / herself from the church?", had a talk session by Bro. Kevin Eruthayanathan on Faith, outdoor activity or Explorace CUS and a Cultural Night show. Then, we had 5 friends visiting from UMP, led by Costello.

On Sunday, we served the morning mass at the Church of the Assumption in choir. Then, we had a sharing and reflection on the camp. It is very good to know that all participants do not regret on joining and each have learned something from the camp. Hopefully all those lesson they had learned could uplift their inner faith.

CUS USM would like to deeply thank Father Dominic and Brother Kevin for all the helps and supports they have given us. We are truly blessed by all the assistance.

The Wall of Serenity. All the works of the group discussion is pasted here (for awhile) Photo by Tiffinny.

Giving a token of appreciation to Bro. Kevin. Left: Tiffinny, Flora (Project Director) and Bro. Kevin. Photo by Deejay.

Us with Bro. Kevin. Photo by Tiffinny. 

CUS USM with friends from UMP. Photo by Paul.

God bless!

"Let all that you do be done in LOVE" - 1 Corinthians 16:14
"I could do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me." - Phillipians 4:13