晨光通訊 FLC Newsletter September 2019
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史俊才 // 管理委員會祕書
Facing The Future
Danny Sze (Secretary, Management Committee)
Reflecting on my time at First Light Care, I realise that it is such a privilege to be involved in the ministry for the past 10 years.
Before my involvement, my understanding of First Light Care was rather limited. I had heard about the ministry from my church and I knew they did some good work in the Chinese community. When the invitation came to serve on the Management Committee 10 years ago, I jumped at the opportunity. I thought it would be a good way to leverage what I had been learning in my profession to serve the community. And while there is definitely an element of that in my role as Secretary, I realise I have gained far more from my involvement than I have ever given. In particular, three things stand out.
Firstly, being a management consultant, I have witnessed how, in the commercial world, stress can take its toll on people. Serving in FLC has led me to be more sensitive to the importance of mental health, and the need to prevent or deal with the stress inevitably coming from managing a career while balancing the needs of family, self, and other responsibilities.
Secondly, FLC has opened my eyes to the role of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. If we are to truly show our love to our neighbour, we need to foster social justice and show mercy to our community (Micah 6). This is in FLC's vision, and by partnering with Chinese churches in Sydney, counselling and education services are provided to those in our community who are going through tough times.
Thirdly, FLC plays a special role in the Chinese community. Whether we are first or second generation migrants to this great country, our cultural background shapes our identity, values and needs. I especially applaud the effort of our professional team, who tirelessly provide counselling services and education seminars in various languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, English).
Looking forward, with the increasing number of Chinese ethnics moving to and living in Australia, and the increased complexity of our modern society, I see an increasing need for this ministry, especially in the Mandarin language group. I strongly encourage you to get involved in our ministry, such as getting in touch (e.g. subscribe to our newsletter), praying for us, sharing our ministry with your friends and family, supporting us financially, participating in our seminars, and serving our community directly with us!
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ( Romans 8:28)
感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer
- 我們為剛剛加入輔導團隊的新成員陳謝麗婷博士與廖郭冠姿女士感恩, 請為他們的服事祈禱，在未來的歲月將忠誠地奉獻他們的技能，專業知識和爱心，服事我們多元化的社區。
- We are thankful that Dr Winnie Chan and Mrs Cherrie Liu have just joined our counseling team. Please pray for their service as they faithfully offer their skills, expertise and loving heart to serve our diverse community in the years to come.
- Please pray for appropriate workers to be called to join and serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry.
- Please pray for more regular financial support for the addition of counselors at FLC.
October Seminars/Courses 十月份課程及研討會
November and December Seminars 十一份及十二月份研討會