What Are You Doing Here?
By Rev Ellice Lau
July 24, 2022
At a day retreat for deacons and fellow pastors I attended recently, there was a very meaningful group activity, which included three parts:
The sight of these places reminded me of the pastoring I received, and a host of people and events that had built me up came back to mind. One of them was Rev Hung Kwai Fong who, in the young adult fellowship I attended, offered me much help in personal growth. Rev Siu illuminated me when I was a seminarian, helping me to resolve the struggle between living out one’s true self and becoming a role model of witnessing as a pastor. The deacons who were humble and faithful in deliberations also set good examples…. The NPAC family today carries with it the fruit of the faithful service and hard work of generations of pastors and spiritual leaders. It is now time for a new generation to take up the baton. Are you ready for it?
I was reminded of 1 Kings 19:9-18 in which the LORD asked Elijah twice: “What are you doing here?” After that, God encouraged and comforted him, and asked him to anoint Elisha to succeed him as prophet. I am grateful to God for His guidance whereby I have received the nurturing from pastors, deacons and leaders of the NPAC family. I therefore greatly support the new generation to take the helm. What nurturing have you received at the NPAC family? In what ways are you willing to let God use you so as to continue to help others in the NPAC family to grow?
(After the day retreat, we came up with the idea of making an activity kit for NPAC’s 70thAnniversary with reference to the three-part activity above. It will be available on loan to fellowships and small groups from August.)