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A GOD’S BIBLE CAMP

On April 6 – 8, 2018, a Youth Bible Camp was held on Teluk Jering, Kampar by SMA Advent Pasir Putih. This was the first Bible camp for the first batch. As one of the teacher in that school, I witnessed how God did work so wonderful to provide everything we needed. I would like to share you a line of the great God’s providence during this event. It should be held on March, yet for a reason, it delayed till April. To be honest, I was disappointed at that time but after that I realized that this was God’ not mine. A week before camp held, I announced to all students in SMA to collect 70k per students based on the budgeting.

A week passed by, Monday came I re-announced this plan and still 17 students paid. I was discouraged; I told to myself “How could this be? Friday is at hand but the money still doesn’t collect completely yet!” We needed Rp. 4.600.000 for this event. Crying out to the Lord is the best thing I know. No one knew my problem but God exactly did! Praise God, He gave me a humble partner to handle my problem. We cooperated together. In the same day, I got news that a pastor willing to be a speaker in our event. And the more wonderful was the ticket was free. Some generous people were willing to pay. Praise God for that news.

On the next day, Tuesday, I asked the treasure about the money, and still 20 students who paid. Deciding to encourage students to join this camp, I entered each class and declared them that this event was held because of their necessary. Keep praying when talking with them, I asked them about the need of transport and light machine, whether they have or not. God has been so good, two of my students handed up and were willing to borrow that kind of stuff. Two problems solved! In the afternoon, I also got info that some of the students couldn’t join this camp for some reasons. Another, some groups had problems with their members. I started distress. One problem still hanged on and the others appeared. Again, I just knelt and bow down before Him. ‘Lord, I am standing for Your promises in 1 Samuel 3:12: When I begin, I will also make an end. I do believe you are working for the good.’

As I told you, God did work greatly, on Wednesday, the committee of YBC and I held a meeting. We needed some amount of money because it did not enough for all things. Hand-in-hand prayer held. God answered. A donator helped us! What a blessing!

On Thursday, the good news touched my ears, 57 students paid and the members’ problem solved! How amazing His hands are! But in the same day, God tested me. The departure ticket of the speaker has not been bought yet. This was a big problem because tomorrow was the day! I just prayed and God answered! But, late of afternoon, the good news flew to me. It has been bought! However, again and again, the blessing (I changed the word problems to blessings because actually they were blessing) appeared. A main tent was needed because in the camp place did not provide a hall or place to be hid from rain or storm. Till late night on Thursday, it could not be found. To solve this, a blue tarpaulin was bought in size 5×7. By faith, it was bought and hoped the rain would not come down in the camp days. At 09.30 pm I found that the light machine did not work and could not be used. Oh God, I was depressed. Tomorrow was the day but the machine could not work! I knelt down and prayed, ask for strength. I do believe God will work miracle!

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Opening Ceremony of Bible Camp – SMA ADVENT PASIR PUTIH

The day came! I woke up and thought about the machine. I prayed and cried out to the Lord. I needed God the most! I almost lost my faith. But again and again, He answered me immediately. Someone borrowed that kind of machine freely. Oh God, how great Thou art! All things have been well-prepared. Before leaving, the principal sent prayer for us. We used pick up and truck. When my feet climbed up the truck and it drove, I closed my eyes and sent a silent prayer ‘God, how merciful you are. I can’t thank you enough for this event. This is Yours. This will glorify Your name alone!’ We arrived safely in the camp site. Praise God, all students well cooperated enough. They established their tents.  The opening ceremony was held. Well, the blessing came from students. Since the camp site was near to a river, students would take a bath in it. The villagers told us not to swim in the center because the river is so deep. But some of students were so head-strong. I shouted at them when they swam on the center of the river. Moreover, the Sabbath day was at hand and I did not want any students playing around. The weather has been good firstly but suddenly dark cloud covered the sky. I was afraid it would be rain. I prayed silently then the high wind poured. The light rain disappeared. I thanked God. All of us joined Vesper program solemnly.

Prayer Circle in Sabbath Morning 

Sabbath greeted us happily.  All were truly blessed for the messages that delivered by Pastor Neno. All students and teachers were touched for the truth. On Saturday night, a commitment night by lighting candles was held. The situation was so solemn. Each one held personal prayer under the nature. After that, in bonfire time, students were asked to deliver testimonies about this camp. They witnessed that God is truly great.

 

Sunday came. While preparing all stuff, students also were tested for their knowledge in scout lesson. Then, closing ceremony was held. After that, enjoying the last minutes, some photographs were captured also, some of students enjoyed swimming at the river.  At 01.20 the truck picked us up and finally arrived at 14.30 at school. Happy and blessed!

At last, in the beginning the budget was almost deficit but in the end, God changed everything. The blessings were truly abundant! I THANK GOD SO MUCH!

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Here we are SMA ADVENT PASIR PUTIH TEAM!

Lord, this is a great miracle to me personally. Not by my power but by Yours. Zach  4: 6

I do know for some readers who got often deal with this kind of event this is not a big deal, but IT IS for me!

The lessons:

Problems exactly are blessings. They draw you closer to God, the only way for a help, without delay.

Difficulties, troubles and obstacles are a calling to kneel down and pray. They grow your faith.

 

A GOD’s Bible Camp in SMA Advent Pasir Putih

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In this time, I would like to share some places of interest in Bandung which you can’t miss it! By the way, I thanked God a head for His plan allowing me to visit these places in the end of December 2017 and in the earlier 2017. This was such a blessing of the year!

Well, check this out!

  1. Curug Pelangi or Rainbow Fall 20161227_111551This is located in Parongpong, Cisarua and near to Universitas Advent Indonesia, Bandung Barat. The entrance fee is only 15k per pax. Why this called rainbow Fall? because When the water from the fall down and the sunlight throw them, it will appear rainbow shadow. I visited this place on Dec 27th 2016 with my friend, Evi Nurul Khotimah.20161227_103401
  2. Dusun Bambu Family Leisure Park.20161227_121027This is located not far from Curug Pelangi. The entrance fee is 20k per pax. The nature view is worthy to enjoy your pair of eyes!20161227_14590620161227_14483520161227_1459113. Rumah Stroberi (Strawberry’s House)20161228_092321Unless you are guest in this house, you need to buy a meal package then you can be allowed to pick fresh strawberry up by yourself. When you pick strawberry, you’ll be guided and given a basket + scissor. The price is 10k per ons. Its price is reasonable for a sweet fresh strawberry! 28 Dec 2016.

    4. Tangkuban Parahu, Kawah Ratu dan Domas, Lembang, Jawa Barat20161230_13281920161230_123426Such a Nice panoramic ever! You only give out 20k visiting this place.20161230_123059Cool weather and fresh air is very felt.20161230_112216On the way to Kawah Domas, you will pass by the nice forest.20161230_12145920161230_12150620161230_121713with mbak Evi 20161230_1221595. Farmhouse Lembang20161230_084805the entrance fee is only 20k. You’ll be given the voucher and you can change the voucher with fresh milk or sosis.20161230_085801Also,. there is a love padlock! if you visit there with your loves one, this is one of sweet moment you do. You also can buy souvenir there. This place concept is like Europe country.20161230_09074920161230_0912126. Trans Studio Bandung20170101_093738Because we visited this place on Jan, 1st 2017 which means in the peak season, the entrance fee is 280k per pax. In weekdays, only 170k. There are so many wahan. This is an indoor concept, city in the city. The location is Jl. Gatot Subroto, Bandung. 20170101_100958This is Yamaha Racing. You can’t miss this wahana when you visit this Trans Studio.20170101_101756This is Super Hero 4D20170101_110924Ocean World20170101_11193620170101_111150Artic Adventure

    And you can find sea stars! it’s real and you can pond it by your hands.

    7. The Lodge Earthbond Adventure Park Maribaya Lembang

    skt_1560There are so many great spots such as, sky tree, bamboo sky, zip bike, and mountain swing. For every spot you need to pay 15-20k per pax not including entrance fee which is 15k per pax.skt_1558skt_1562skt_1559Well, this was my journey . Wishing for another journey I can share to you anymore. They are really place of interest but I prefer outdoor place than indoor.Hope you guys can enjoy the places of interest in Bandung. Still, Bandung has many interest places that I’ve been there yet but soon I’ll get there. Amen. Thank you for visiting my blog. God bless you and see you in the next journey. Bye!

Place of Interest in Bandung. Mari Berwisata ke Kota Bandung! Enjoy the nature is an enjoy life! Info Wisata Kota Bandung

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DECEMBERLY!

 

 

 

Honestly I am sad to say that this would be my last service as a student, as a Prayer Circle member since I don’t have all day in UNAI anymore. However, I was lucky joining this fourth service. First service was in Desa Tugu Mukti, Cisarua, the second was in Jember, the third in Bromo and the last was in Merbabu, Dusun Ngaduman. We were 55 members. Many duties we needed to do, such as, bakti sosial, teaching, helping local people in the  field and garden, APTA, seminars, etc.

 

I taught grade 5 in SD Karmel. They are only 5 students! Oh man, I could imagine first, but that’s the fact. and surely, I enjoyed teaching them. They are Dimas A, Dimas E (because there were two Dimas’, we called one, Dimas Senior and other, Dimas Junior, LOL), Ani, Ryan and Wisnu.

This is we

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All memories that have been written won’t be forgotten, as ink streaked in whitepaper. Up and down the mountain was a such great journey ever!

 

We also mingled with the local people, and they are my housemates, Evi and Grace (FYI, Evi is not UNAI’s students, she is my friend who came from Riau and luckily joined us here)

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At this moment, my 24th birthday has been celebrated together with them. Thank you so much mbak Sity for the fruit-hand-made cake. It has been so long that I wished for that cake and just has been real 15th Dec 2016.

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The weather is so cold and the wind is so strong.

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Fortunately, time was over 10-18 December flied so fast.

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Even though, the moment has passed but the memory still goes in mind. Thank you Jesus for a great chance You gave.

Many things I have learned from this service. One of them is, fog! Sometimes, we will deal with a life fog. We can’t see forward. But we can’t stop stepping forward even though there is fog.  Break the fog through faith then the faith will be growing daily.

Hope a next service will be mine Decemberly 🙂 I love December

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(Decemberly) A Bit Story in the Last 2016 Service, Mountainside of Merbabu, Dusun Ngaduman,Desa Tajuk, Jawa Tengah

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Immeasurable HIM

I climb the mountain

then I find how high it is

I dive the sea

then I find how deep it is

I look up the sky

then I find how wide it is

I search for the Scripture about God’s

then I find that the highest mountain, the deepest sea and the widest sky cannot be compared with it!

 

(inspired in Merbabu Mountain, Jawa Tengah Dec, 15th, 2016)

Immeasurable HIM

By Giadore Shin♥ (Nur Ayu) Posted in Poem
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New Year Experience, 2016

Below  is my story when I reached out to Kawah Putih. Kawah Putih is the one of the interesting place in Bandung city. I was never piqued for visiting this place. Thank God for the chance. I put the From the Bad to the Great for this story.

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It was an adorable scenery that I’ve ever seen. I was thankful to God for a chance that allowed me to visit Kawah Putih. What such an interesting place! When I arrived in the location, the smell of sulfur immediately kissed by my nose. I smelled unpleasant then my friend and I used mask to avoid it.

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However, soon, I forget that because my eyes was pleasant by scenery. The green forest fulfill all the view and fortunately, the weather was cool, no scorching sun. For a while, I closed my eyes and let the wind touched my face. I thanked God for the nature.

Then, we strove to the location because for going to the direction we should pass the forest and long-enough floor.

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When my eyes catched the view of Kawah Putih, I shouted for joy because the scenery was exciting! For your information, Kawah Putih is surrounded by 3 hills. What a masterpiece of God’s hands! The water is white and sometimes seeming greeny. Also, the water generates fumes. The hills stand strongly in its black and green. The blue sky screen me at that time.  Collaboration of those colors was greatly wonderful. As far as eyes looked at there, as you viewed an unspeakable beauty.

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My friend and I took some pictures, also the sulfur yet, the officer of Kawah Putih did not allow us to bring it. I was satisfy, or even that word couldn’t describe my feeling, even we just only stayed there for a half hour, but I shouted for joy! Our time was over and we couldn’t stay any longer for that day was Friday, preparation day for welcoming Sabbath day.

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All the spectacular beauty and enjoyment were gift for all pain that we got when we were on the journey reaching out the place. We needed 4 hours, in the scorching sun, traffic jam because it was New Year, stalled of our motorcycle and the worst thing is my leg was touched by the ex-housed pipe.

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In sum, bad or good, it was be my experience in starting my 2016. there is reason for me for not being thankful, my great-bad experience ever! Lets visit there, and you will be never piqued but grateful! God bless

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From the Bad to the Great (Amazing Land – Kawah Putih – Interesting Place in Bandung City, Indonesia)

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It was formed 14th Feb 2016, in the House of Prayer (somewhere in my campus).  I just took 2 hours to generate this poem. while my scribbled was jotting down on the paper in every single alphabet, my thought flied to someone who I love. He is turning 57 and his hair is growing grey, his wrinkled covering his smiling face.

For two years, I’ve never met but I know I am in his heart always and so do I. Dad, I hope you always be blessed there and this poem is special for you as my love evidence because space is separating us now but not in heart.

 

My Dad-57th Birth-Valentine-Day

Your grey hair is the headdress

Every wrinkling of your face is a sketch of joyfulness

Your strength turn down withered

Yet your zeal is never end

The first man that I love

that love me in unreasonable love

Lift me up when I am down

take my burden and give me crown

No space too far to meet

No smile to show too sweet

Yet there is love too indescribable

my father’s love

Your fifty-seventh birthday

in coming in the valentine day

crowd said that it’s love day

Yet with you, everyday is a love day

He is my king

he also everything

willing do everything

the reason why I am smiling.

Your little Princess,

Nur Ayu Sitompul

My Dad-57th Birth-Valentine-Day

By Giadore Shin♥ (Nur Ayu) Posted in Poem
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The Pedestrian in February

February arrived, faster than I expected. Time passed by can not be rotated and future can not be seen. Each event that passed and that will come only in trust by faith, that everything is happening and will happen because of the power of Him who had planned it.

Dear, February 2016
Who you are?
Do not I know the story of what will happen in you

Either laugh or tears 

Either love or hurts

Some said that you are the love month

It is not love if it is only in the edge of mouth

February,

There is no reasonable question to be asked

since He is the source everything

will provide that I need

There should grow the questionable faith

that has unknown depth and length

February, 
I, as the pilgrim on this world,
Fully surrender to the divine
relies entirely in His hand
Tears, laughter and, the burden of which you provide
He will help me to get through
because He brought me to you
He too will be with me in you

Having more prayer

Having more power

Sincerely,

 The pedestrian in February

The Pedestrian in February

By Giadore Shin♥ (Nur Ayu) Posted in Poem
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Chapter 1 : Everyday Living

Sub-Theme 2 : Discipline of Trial

The Discipline of Trial

To live such a life, to exert such an influence, costs at every step effort, self-sacrifice, discipline. It is because they do not understand this that many are so easily discouraged in the Christian life. Many who sincerely consecrate their lives to God’s service are surprised and disappointed to find themselves, as never before, confronted by obstacles and beset by trials and perplexities. They pray for Christlikeness character, for the fitness for the Lord’s work and they are placed in circumstances that seem to call forth all the devil of their nature.  Faults are revealed of which they did not even suspect the existence. Like Israel of old they question, “If God is leading us, why do all these things come upon us?”

It is because God is leading them that these things come upon them. Trials and obstacles are the Lord’s chosen methods of discipline and His appointed conditions of success. He who reads the heart of men knows their characters better than they themselves know them. He sees that some have powers and susceptibilities which, rightly directed, might be used in the advancement of His work. In His providence He brings these persons into different positions and varied circumstances that they may discover in their character the defects which have been concealed from their own knowledge. He gives them opportunity to correct these defects and to fit themselves for His service. Often He permits the fires of affliction to assail them that they may be purified.

The fact that we are called upon to endure trial shows that the Lord Jesus sees in us something precious which He desires to develop. If he saw in us nothing whereby He might glorify His name, He would not spend time in refining us. He does not cast worthless stones into His furnace. It is valuable ore that He refines. The blacksmith puts the iron and steel into the fire that he may know what manner of metal they are. The Lord allows His chosen ones to be placed in the furnace of affliction to prove what temper they are of and whether they can be fashioned for His work.

The potter takes the clay and molds it according to his will. He kneads it and works it. He tears it apart and presses it together. He wets it and then dries it. He lets it lie for a while without touching it. When it is perfectly pliable, he continues the work of making of it a vessel. He forms it into shape and on the wheel trims and polishes it. He dries it in the sun and bakes it in the oven. Thus it becomes a vessel fir for use. So the great Master Worker desires to mold and fashion us. And as the clay is in the hands of the potter, so are we to be in His hands. We are not to try to do the work of the potter. Our part is to yield ourselves to be molded by the Master Worker.

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is try to you, as though some strange thing happened unto you; but rejoice inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.” 1 Peter 4:12, 13

In the full light of day, and in hearing of the music of other voices, the caged bird will not sing the song that his master seeks to teach him. He learns a snatch of this, a trill of that, but never a separate and entire melody. But the master covers the cage, and places it where the bird will listen to the one song he is to sing. In the dark, he tries and tries again to sing that song until it is learned, and he breaks forth in perfect melody. Then the bird is brought forth, and ever after he can sing that song in the light. Thus, God deals with His children. He has a song to teach us, and when we have learned it amid the shadows of affliction we can sing it ever afterward.

God bless and Maranatha!

Help in Daily Living

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Unexpected Gift

Such an awesome bithday greeting from my corps in SATGANA, Rico Gamaliel. Oh, I wondered when I found this such cute-face photo posted on my facebook. A man with red head-band was holding a brown paper that written “NUR AYU. S Happy Birthday mdpl 3.078.” He was in the Cermai Mountain Top! I really love that view! Morning clouds in the blue sky!

Below the brief conversation before this gift given:

Gamaliel: “Do you want to join us in this vacation?”

Me: “Where?”

Gamaliel: “We had arranged great planning. Cermai Mountain.”

Me: “Climbing?”

Gamaliel: “Yes, you must join!”

(I was hubbub, because I have joined a community service to go to Bromo Village)

Me: “Why do you ask me right now?!”

Gamaliel: “????”

Me: (take deep breath) “You know, I have joined another trip and I can’t cancel it.”

Gamaliel: “Poor Ayu.” 

Me: (I punch his arm and he yelled) “I want you to promise. If you arrive later on the mountain top, you should remember my birthday 15 december and you should greet me from there. Take picture and send me!”

Gamaliel: “Ok, lady. I will do it for you.” (punching my cheeck)

Me: “If you forget, I will give you this.” (showing my fist)

Then, we laughed together.

 

And, jeng…jeng..jeng… This is he! Thank you for fulfilling your promise, dude! You are the best!

 

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My Birthday Poem special for  twenty-three- year lady of me

What a twenty-three-year lady! 15 December in Gemito Village, Isolated place that I’ve ever left my footprint! God is really awesome, gave me time to experience  this moment especially in my birthday.

We can look for money but we cannot buy experience! This poem formed unexpectedly 🙂

 

This is the best birthday gift ever! What an excellence experience!
This is called the true life, adventure.
What a challenge!
This is the great life lesson
What a precious teaching
This gives me know how to be a grateful person
What such wonderful prayer
This experience make me more fallen love…
Fallen love with Thee, He who is the Souvereign of Monarch..
This shows me that His love is real
What such an adorable love..
This is a great Gemito-Week Sesion Story..
What a great rural that I’ve ever visited.
This is my thanking-love words poem to my God who lemme to experience such an adorable adventure…

This is my Desember Poem,
Ayu Sitompul♡

My Birthday Poem to My 23th Birthday

By Giadore Shin♥ (Nur Ayu) Posted in Poem