Blurb – 25th November 2018

This year has been an interesting one for me. I turned 25 (halfway to 50! Yaaaay…), I went overseas by myself for the first time, and partnered up with the amazing Robin to coordinate the worship team!

This year has been a year of many lessons. I learned that I need better organisational skills… well actually I already knew that. I learned about humility when the team asked where something was that I hadn’t delivered when I should have – like when I couldn’t get the roster out on time (whoops). I learned patience when things weren’t going the way I’d hoped. I learned a little about what it takes to be a leader. Let me tell ya: it takes a lot.

Some lessons were tougher than others. But those are the ones that helped me. I’ve learned that I’m not a natural born leader. And that’s ok! I’ve been asking God to show me where He wants me, and that, unfortunately for my ego, involves Him teaching me where I’m not supposed to be. Either way I’m making progress! I’ve learned more about myself this year than I have in a long time. Thanks to God’s incredible patience and grace, I’m able to see more of who He’s made me to be.

2018 was a season all on its own. Next year marks another season for me as I will be stepping back from my role as co-coordinator of the worship team. God hasn’t quite told me where to next (well, maybe He has, maybe I haven’t been really listening), He has told me that my time with the team is coming to an end. But God’s timing is perfect (of course), because next year Robin’s internship with this church will allow her to take over the team completely! I’m so excited to watch her grow into who God has made her to be, and where He is calling her. Let’s all continue to lift her and all the ministry leaders up in our prayers, and give them the support and encouragement we can give. I have no doubt that next year will be a better one not just for the worship team, but for the HBC as a whole.

Sorry for my ramblings, but if there’s anything to take away from this monologue (apart from how bad my grammar is – sorry mamma Jamma), is that God is good and He is faithful. He takes us through seasons, only to reveal to us who we are in Him, and how we fit in the body of Christ. He also refines us in the fire so that we come out strong and pure, and so that in the end, His reflection is what is seen in us. We just need to trust in Him!

Love and blessings,
Samantha Chu