喜出望外——他鄉遇舊生

An Unexpected Happiness- Encountering Old Students Away from Home

宣道中學: 吳聲展校長

  這是一趟奇妙的旅程。出發之前,料不到會在短短6天的行程中,在這個從未踏足的陌生的國度,我會遇上兩個從前在兩所中學任教的學生──Mandy(李慧敏)Yuki(方煜如)Mandy現在已是環球宣愛協會的國際同工,長期留在柬埔寨服侍。Yuki則放下小學的教學工作,用一年時間到柬埔寨教書和分享好消息。我為這兩個學生的蒙召和擺上感恩,也被她們對信仰和服侍的熱誠深深感動。在Yuki分享她的經歷時,我想起兩首詩歌──《我知誰掌管前途》和《立志擺上》。

  Yuki在我們離別前送了一張「星願卡」給我,(這也是我在去年送給全校學生的其中一份「校長的見面禮」)卡上寫著,神讓我在這趟考察旅程中能夠與兩個學生重逢,應該有祂的心意。是的,「在神萬事非偶然,都是祂計劃萬有」。我仍不大確定神要藉此對我說的是甚麼,我仍需要反覆思想。肯定的是,我為曾經在教學生涯中與她們相遇,也為她們委身的心志而感到欣慰,我期望在宣道中學,也有學生好像她們一樣,被神呼召和感動,立志擺上自己,運用神的恩賜服侍有需要的人。

  柬埔寨目前仍是一個發展中的國家,少年人未必能夠有機會接受教育。政府的教育資源也很匱乏,老師的工資微薄,需要兼職;校舍的設施不足,沒有良好的學習環境。然而,我看見許多宗教團體、基督教的不同宗派,近年都致力在柬埔寨從事教育及服侍。相信假以時日,神一定讓他們撒種、栽種的工作有美好的收成。環球宣愛協會將要在珠山興建中學校舍,深願神施厚恩賜福,讓工程順利展開,讓更多柬埔寨的新一代得到教育,並且認識神。

  柬埔寨的孩子很純樸、有禮貌、喜歡上學、對學習有興趣。他們的心靈也對福音敞開,珠山白墟宣愛小學的舊生團契聚會人數有40多人。我看見陽光照射在這片貧瘠的土地,新一代將要發芽成長。年輕人是社會未來的希望,我祈求上帝厚施恩典,藉著好消息和教育,賜福和改變這個曾經有悲慘歷史的國度。

孫永康助理校長帶領學生進行團體遊戲

Assistant Principal Alfred Suen conducting group game with students at Bahuy AGS Primary School

黃順琪校長與宣愛學校老師分享推行基督教價值教育

Principal Aaron Wong speaking on Sharing Christian Value in Education with teachers of Bahuy AGS Primary School

廖亞全校長在學生及校友團契中分享信息

Principal Isaac Liu sharing at the alumni & students fellowship Bahuy AGS Primary School

 

Principal of Christian Alliance College: Ted Ng

  It was a wonderful trip! I did not expect that I encountered two of my former students within the 6 day trip in the kingdom I first visited. They were Mandy and Yuki who were my students when I was teaching in two previous schools. Mandy, who serves in Cambodia, is now an International Member of AGS. Yuki, who left her teaching job, spent a year teaching and spreading Good News to children there. I felt grateful for their response to the calling and was deeply touched by their devotion to their faith and service for God. Yuki’s sharing reminded me two hymns-“I Know Who Holds the Future” and “Determined to Offer”

When we were about to go, Yuki gave me a wishing-star card which was written,” God has His plan on you when He lets you meet us in this study trip.” (This kind of card was one of the Principal’s welcoming gift to all my students at school last year.) Yes, it is right. “With God things don’t just happen. Everything by Him is planned.” I am still not sure what God speaks to me from encountering two former students. I still need to rethink again and again. I am sure that they were there in my teaching path and I am so glad of their mind and commitment to God. I look forward to students of Christian Alliance College to determine to offer themselves at the altar and serve the needy people with all their talents being called and touched the same from God.

  Cambodia is still a developing country. The teens may not have the education opportunity. There is a limited resource in the government education policy. Teachers with low incomes have to work part-time. The school facilities are not enough and the learning environment is not ideal. However, I found many religious organisations and different Christian denominations offering their help in educational field here in recent years. As time goes, God would let their seed grow and show them a good harvest. AGS is going to build a secondary school in Pailin. May God’s abundant blessings be here as they start the construction work smoothly to let more new generations receive education and know God.

  Children in Cambodia are pure and polite. They love going to school and are interested in learning. They have an open heart to the Good News. There are over 40 alumni from the fellowship of Bahuy AGS Primary School. I saw sunshine on the poor land, the new generation is growing. The teens are the hope of the future. I pray to God for His mercy and abundant blessings over this kingdom which had a tear-dropped past to have a transformation by the spreading of Good News and the education.