Contact → Evangelism → Cultivation → Service → Inheritance
接触→ 传福音→ 栽培→ 服事→ 传承

written by (2019-2020) BOE local missionaries, Ting Mee Hung

Sibu Jaya missionary ministry strategy:
Contact → Evangelism → Cultivation → Service → Inheritance;
Currently we are more focused on the first half, namely contact and evangelism.​

Children

Praise the Lord. Before there were full-time missionaries, Sibujaya Mandarin Ministry Committee had started Sunday school for the indigenous children. There are currently nearly 20 children. Now we have painting interest class before the beginning of Sunday school. In addition, we also invite children to the center through supplementary classes. Teachers accompany them and teach them to do their homework. We also work with schools such as entering into student fellowships and Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade to approach them.

Young Adults

We approached Sibujaya young people often. Many of the children who participated in Sunday school are already in their youth age. We not only meeting new friends, we are also contact with lost young people who participated in Sunday school before. We contacted them through English tuition class every Saturday. Not only in helping them academically, I also hope that they can build a good  relationships with teachers. We contact them through interest classes, such as piano class and guitar class. While the Sunday school was going on, we also led the young people to gather together for devotion and prayer. 

We take them to participate in camps, such as the CKS Youth Camp, welcomed short-term mission teams and participate in camps organized by the short-term mission teams. “Having fun” is also very important in children and youth ministry. During school holiday, we brought them board games, played their favorite “fights”, played football with them (they have awesome superhuman strength, they like ball games and chasing games very much) and so on.

Family or parent

It is most natural to reach out parents through children. We visit students’ homes from time to time, and their hospitality culture is really beautiful. Generally, they will serve us tea and biscuits, and we will talk about the children’s situation in classes, school, and home together, and we will pray for them. A good relationship starts here. During the visit, we would also talk about faith, such as by asking them: “Ada Sembayang?” (Have you gone to church before?) If not, we will prepare to preach the gospel to them next time we visit. 

Gatherings are also one of a natural channel to approach them. The strength of the indigenous people is they know how to prepare BBQ well. When we can used the new gathering spot, the teachers will invite the children’s parents to come here for a dinner. Parents are also invited to participate in some special festivals, such as Good Friday, Filial Piety Festival, and children’s talent show.

In the future, we hope that we can bring our parents to study Bible in a small group; we also plan to conduct some interest classes, such as making cakes and box drums. But before this, no matter it is auxiliary classes, tuition classes, interest classes, etc., human resources (such as volunteers) are very much needed, because children need to be accompanied.

I deeply understand that he harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. In fact, they are very hospitable and heart-warming people, and it is not difficult to invite them to the gathering, but it is sad that no one can care for them even they shown up since the volunteers are in a hurry to serve the children. Therefore, your participation will bring Sibujaya’s residents a great blessings.

You don’t have to be very fluent in Mandarin or Iban languages. As long as you have a heart to love them and hopes that they will be saved like us, you are welcome to contact us.

诗巫再也宣教事工策略:接触→ 传福音→ 栽培→ 服事→ 传承;目前我们比较注重在前半部,即接触及传福音。我们的对象是原住民儿童、青少年及他们的父母。对于不同的群体,我们则采用不同方式接触。

儿童

感恩,在有全时间宣教士之前,Sibujaya国语事工委员会已经在这里开始了主日学,目前有近20位小朋友。
现在我们在主日学开始前有一个画画兴趣班。另外,我们也透过辅助班邀请儿童来到中心,老师们给予陪伴及教导他们做功课。我们也透过与学校合作,进入学校团体,如:学生团契及男女少年军来接触他们。

青少年

目前我们较多接触少年人。之前参与主日学的儿童,许多已进入少年了;我们现在除了接触新朋友以外,也接触一些之前有参与主日学而后来流失的少年人。
我们透过星期六的英文补习班接触他们。除了在学业上帮助他们之外,也希望他们彼此之间也与老师们可以建立关系。我们透过兴趣班接触他们,目前有钢琴班及吉他班。
在主日学进行的同时,我们也带领少年人们聚集一起灵修及彼此代祷。
另外,我们带他们参与营会,如:CKS青少年营会,及接待短宣队,参与短宣队所办的营会。
“玩乐”在儿童以及少年事工中也是非常重要的。某一次学校假期,我们带他们接触桌游,陪他们玩喜欢的“打水战”,陪他们踢球(他们有超人的体力,非常喜欢球类以及追逐游戏)等等。

家庭或父母

透过孩子接触父母是最自然不过的了。我们会不定时地到学生家探访,而他们好客文化真的太美好,一般都会有简单的茶点招待,一起聊聊关于孩子的事,也聊一聊他们家里的情况,并为他们代祷,美好的关系就从这里开始。
在探访时,我们也会聊信仰的问题,比如问他们:Ada Sembayang?(有去做礼拜了吗?)若还没,我们下次去探访时就会准备向他们传福音。
除此之外,聚餐也是个很自然的管道,原住民的强项就是BBQ。在这里的新聚点开始使用时,老师们会邀请孩子的父母们来这里聚餐。在一些特别节日时也会邀请父母来参与,如受难节、孝亲节、小朋友才艺表演等等。
过后我们盼望可以带父母们以小组方式一起查经;也计划开设一些兴趣班,如:制作糕点及箱鼓。不过在这之前,无论是辅助班、补习班、兴趣班等等都非常需要人力资源(如:义工),因为这里的孩子需要陪伴。
我深深体会要收的庄稼多,做工的人少。其实,他们好客热情,邀请他们来参加聚会并不难,可是来了却无人关心或太多人来,老师们手忙脚乱。所以,你的参与会带给他们很大的祝福。

您不一定要会说非常流利的国语或伊班语,只要你有一颗爱他们及盼望他们跟我们一样获得救恩盼望的心,都欢迎您来联系我们。

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