Wednesday, March 30, 2011

God already knows.

John 1:1-3,10,11,12

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

10He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

 11He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

It is amazing of how extraordinary God is. He is the father of us. He is the one who created heaven and earth at the beginning.  The earth was plain. So God said "let there be light: and there were light." Then he divided light from darkness. On the 2nd day, he created land as water divided around the dry land. God brought plants, grass up to life. You know the rest of the story in Genesis 1:1-31. 

I remembered learning that story when I was little from my Sunday school teacher.  It was almost like fairy tale.  At that young age, I was like " God made the earth, light, darkness, made everything and he named them of his creation. Cool.  That's it.  

As I got older, I got into details of  God's creations, not just basic of what he created mentioned in the bible. 

Nanobes are thought by some to be the smallest known organism, about one tenth the size of the smallest known bacteria. 

Eriophyid mites are among the smallest of all arthropods, measuring only 125 to 250 μm in length. 

Humpback whale is one of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from  39–52 ft and weigh approximately 79,000 lb.

Jupiter is the largest planet within the Solar System.

Have you ever thought about these tiny or big creations that God made?  Try to think of things that God created, not as a whole but the inside.   

God created those things.  I was amazed when I saw a humpback whale out in the ocean few days ago so close to the beach. The people who live in the area, told us, they never seen a whale so up close. One in the lifetime opportunity.

 The weather, nature, tiny organism hardly see by a naked eye, trillion of cells in our body, the mountains, the stars in the sky, 206 different bones of shapes and sizes in  the human body.  God did it.  God is so incredible  and is the smartest of us all.  Think of this way, God have all the degrees that exist now from college to the end.  How God know to create from 125 um in length mite, red veins in our eye balls, elephant, clouds,  ________, ________, and many more.  
                                                                                                                   (fill in those blank) 
         I have one answer.   He is God.                   

This past month, Scott and Chad came to visited at different times, it was a blast.  One of my favorite times of both visit, is that we talked about God, life, and the future. God put the words out of our mouth. I learned something new from Scott and Chad. I guess they would say the same thing of me. God planned this and still planning. He knows what already gonna happen in 2 secs before I finished typing this sentence.  God picked Mary to give birth to Jesus. Why Mary? God is God. He is the creator above all of his creations. How God knows Jesus was the one?  God is God.

 I ask that you give a moment for God.   Six days of creations and on the seventh day God rested. Amazing!   Thank God, look around you as you quietly talk to God, give him your thoughts. He already know what you gonna say or do.   If you wanna hear God laugh, tell him your plans. 

John 1:31

31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.


As a christian, I still fail to be example of Christ. Everybody does. People say "God don't give you many chances to do good deed."  They are wrong. God give me and you a lot of opportunities to serve him. Sometime we just failed by not realizing God is here for us and we are here for him.  Sure, we get wrapped up with busy work and its simple to lose thought to do good deeds for God.  God created everything in 6 days and he rested on the 7th. God had time to do that for us.  Don't think that God is God and he can do whatever he wants of what he did with his creations of the 6 days.  God did this cause he love us and for us to enjoy the creations he created.  Adam and Eve failed to listen of God's word. We do the same things.  We not perfect but we can try to do better.  Scratch try out.  We need to make great efforts to have God in front of us and our worries behind us. If you can do that, then you will be in good hands with God. God created the world, he gave us lessons in the bible, and gave his only son to die for us.  So next time you are out in the world at work, hiking, or hanging out with friends, just look around you at God's creation and thank him for his awesome love.

Monday, March 14, 2011

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

 PATH's Outreach Team helped out to move Doc & Jon, two homeless Veterans, into their new apartment last Tuesday. This is really great news for the men & for PATH because the outreach team been talking to the men for few months about getting them an apartment. So Jon & Doc decided to do it & since they were war veterans, they have benefits to help them out. They didn't have to go through a 6 - 9 months program at PATH.  So the outreach team got them off the street, Doc & John came by the Path Mall to get cleaned up Tuesday morning. The whole process started off with haircuts and shaves at the PATH Mall.  My boss Jeremy did video interview with both men while I took pictures of the men during the interview and getting their hair cut. My housemates Josh & Robert took the 2 men to their new apartment that afternoon.    God is Good. 

Click the blue link below for more pictures. 
Picture slideshow of Doc & Jon getting cleaned up.      

The winter shelters in LA will be closed on Wednesday till next winter comes. So where all the homeless people go to? Parks, alleys,, cardboard boxes, corners of buildings.  They could go to PATH shelters but they have to apply for it and enter in the 6-9 months program.  These homeless who go to winter shelters, just want to go for short term housing, not a long term housing like PATH.  So please pray for them and  for programs who help homeless clients to find a better way to help homeless even when the winter shelters is not available. 

On March 3, I had opportunity to go back to TN for few days. Thursday night, I spoke on MTSU campus at PSF to college students about Young Adult Volunteers Program & my experiences in LA.   Each year, a YAVs from Nashville site come to PSF to talk about their experiences so this time, I joined them. I am the first one from PSF to do YAV and proud to say 2 of my college buddies are joining YAV program for this coming year.  It was good to catch up with PSF alumni, my campus pastor, college friends,  3 Nashville YAVs, Nashville site Director  & of course my parents & Nanny for a 2 day stay. I enjoyed listening my Nashville YAVs's stories of their stay here & their experience of their workplace in Nashville helping the homeless. At the end of the speaking event, Pastor John gathered the group and asked for us to pray in turns whoever wants to. Several of us prayed for Current YAVs in the states & out of the country as they have 5 months left to go.  Future YAVs for the coming year, PSF's mission trip with 15 students to NC to rebuild homes. The crimes/violence at MTSU. 

Over 30 students / alumni at PSF

After the event, me & my friends went to donut shop and hang out for few hrs.  I talked to Lauren & Chad which they just joined YAV program. I am really happy for them & I told everybody, if you do YAV program, you will be truly blessed. 

Lauren done the interview with Hollywood & New Orleans site & She chose to be a part of New Orleans. Chad have not done interviews yet with the sites but checking out Northern Ireland & South Korea site. This past week, a new site director Antonio from Denver came to Hollywood to shadow Matthew "Hollywood Site director" At the end of the week, Antonio said to me, do you know Chad? I said yes.  Then he said well he is checking out Denver site. Such a small world.  AWESOME!  I ask that you pray for Chad, Lauren & upcoming YAVs as they start to prepare this new journey with this program. 

Lauren         Kyle          Chad

My buddy Scott came to visit me this past week and I had blast catching up with him and showing him around Los Angeles.  It was nice to have a break.  We did a lot of stuff from  
Eating lunch in the press box at LA Dodger Stadium (paid by the LA Dodger)
3rd row seats to Conan & saw Pee Wee Herman & got free tour at WB. 
Gave a tour at my work of PATH for Scott
Hiking up to Hollywood Sign
Played with neighborhood kids
Visited the Community set & hang out with Joel
Went to Point Dume Beach, El Matador Beach, & Venice Beach
Checked out buildings in Downtown LA & Chinatown
Ate at LA's popular hangout at PINKs (Hot Dog place)
& other stuffs.
I worked from 8 to 12 each day at PATH then hang out with Scott for the rest of the afternoon. 

I am looking forward to the next couple months, 2 of my friends Chad, Lauren 
 & my parents coming up to visit. (Different dates/times, not together) I am sad that its only 5 months left to complete this program.  I am still praying over what I am going to do after this. I am seeking advice with my coworkers, my parents, church members, and my site director about what the next best step. 

Here is a prayer list I would like for you to pray for.  It will just take few mins of your time. 

  • Lauren, Chad, Upcoming YAVs
  • Current YAVs and my housemates as we start to complete our program.
  • The people & the victims in Japan, Hawaii, & in the United State's west coast  of the tsunami effect  
  • Homeless people out in the street & Path's clients 
  • The new site director Antonio from Denver
  • My site director Matt and his family
  • People who doing Lent 
  • My family
  • Mrs. Compton & her child 
  • My prayer partner Brandon & his family
  • Joel as he take a break from touring for awhile to spend time with his sons. 
  • My friends who about to graduate in May
  • People who are lost with their faith
  • Neighborhood kids 

Matthew 7:7-8 (KJV)

 7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
 8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.