For a long time I didn’t have devotions at my home. In fact, I argued with God because of my hard heart. I didn’t want to change the beliefs and behaviors of my life. I had my own opinions to what the Bible says. As a result, I thought that if I was busy with something I didn’t need to do the devotion every day.
In VOICE, everyone “has to” say something during the team devotions. The most amazing thing is that God is real, and he can talk to us through the Bible! Actually, being an obedient disciple is exactly what I rejected before I came to VOICE. It is difficult for me because I have to give up a lot of things to be an obedient disciple. The devotions everyday, undoubtedly, reminds me how hard my heart is. I am praying that I can have a soft heart and have some changes in this month.
Team devotions are at seven in the morning every day. I think that it is a great time to read the Lord’s words and get closer to Him. I am on team one. My team leader is David, and we are studying Exodus. Every morning we meet at the back of the auditorium. We love that part of Voice!
At team devotions, we learned the story about Moses and about his faith in God. I think that it was really cool that Moses was found in a basket by Pharaoh’s daughter. It appears that Pharaoh’s daughter saved a baby that someday would become an enemy of her father. I learned that God always has a miraculous play! In addition, after Moses told Pharaoh that he should let the Israelites go, Pharaoh gave them even more hard work. The Israelites lost faith in God. I realized that no matter how hard the circumstance is, you still have to trust in God and have faith in Him because He has a great plan. It is a plan that maybe does not make sense for now but will finally be revealed at the end! Just trust in God no matter what happens. He will lead us to the land of milk and honey!
Though I sometimes feel tired and sleepy because of waking up at such an early time, I feel team devotions really makes us stay close to God regularly. We are reading the book of John. We learned a lot about Jesus. I think that even though He is so holy, He went so low to the human world and lowered himself to save people. He condemned the people who sold things in the holy temple because the temple was a place to worship God, not a market. He also talked to a woman who had five husbands and she trusted him at once. He did miracles for many people and cured them physically and spiritually. He cured a man who had been sick for 38 years. But then He was betrayed. Though He knew some people hated him and wanted to destroy Him, He still loved all of them so much. I think His love is eternal and incomprehensible.
There are 8 people in our group, and Joel is our team leader. Joel as a team leader is very quiet but funny.
Lawrence impressed me the most. He is the youngest in our team. However he is always full of energy, talkative and active.
I love to spend time with our team. We treat each other like family, especially during team prayer time. We can share our daily life and what we’ve learned in these days. We encourage each other by the Words in Bible or pray for each other. Thank God, that He let me be one of members of this group.
I’m in Team 2, our team leader is David. The first time I saw David, I thought that he is a super movie star because he is really handsome! Our team members include Tony, Sam, Jess, Kai, Nicholas, and……….Ethan!
Ethan is cute and funny, he always makes us laugh. His Chinese is also pretty good so he can help us translating in both Chinese and English.
Tony is also a funny guy! He and I like to play volley ball, so we will practice together during park time.
Sam is always curious about everything.
Jess is funny too! Because of his accent, when I teach him how to speak Taiwanese, his accent always makes me laugh for such a long time!
Kai is cute and he really likes to laugh. So you can always hear his laughter during our team devotion time.
Nicholas is also a funny guy. We guys often make some fun of him but we don’t bully him actually.
Because our team is full of so many funny guys, we are all really happy when we get together.
I love this team so much!!!
I like my team so much. These team members are so kind and talkative, so I like them. James is so funny and nice. We are always laughing with him. Allen is a enthusiastic guy. Peter is from Hong Kong and he is interesting. He also good at English. Joe is a kind guy, he loves his sister so much.
Our team prayer is my best time in VOICE, because I love to discuss things with deep people, and I also like to listen to others’ stories. I love my team leader so much, because he always ask deep questions to let us think, and he is always taking care of each one of us and praying for us.
I’m in a sweet team: Team 4! Lauren is our team leader, and Sylvia, Lily, Ruby, Ruth You, and Tina are my teammates. Tina is very funny; she makes faces all the time and she wants to eat everything, like cameras, tables, bangles, or everything she sees. Lauren has a lot of interesting stories to tell us. Because of them, we often get crazy in team devotions and team prayer, and finish it very late. (oops).
Everyday, we have different person share her story with us. It lets us know each other more, and because it takes time, we all find comfortable positions. When the speaker finishes, she finds that everyone is in a strange position! It’s fun, but if someone comes past; it’s embarrassing!
When I came to VOICE, I had a team. A special team, team 5. I love my team. My team leader is Brianne. A beautiful teacher and when I heard her age I was a little surprised. Brianne is very young. I thought she is very hard working. Every evening we have a team prayer. Brianne always brings a lot of things like cookies and candy for us. I am so happy because we can eat together with my team. I love my team members Linda, Lucy, Chloe, Sunny, Ruth, and Cami. They are all nice people. I like them. We always pray for each other, if someone has some bad things. When our team had trouble we usually help each other and that feels good. Every night after the team prayer Brianne and Cami always gives everyone a big hug. I feel very warm about the big hug. I love my team and I’m so glad I can meet all of you.
I am in team six! Our lovely team 🙂 include Jasmine, Grace, Jennifer, Joyce, Debbie, and me. And our team leader Anna.
At first our team is so quiet that everyday when Anna tell us to share our thought or to pray, everyone were like so quiet and our team will always be the first one to end. But with days and days we had meet each other more and had know from each other more too. We spent most of our time at the morning team prayer and also the evening’s one. We had all open our hearts and had also see that God were keep giving us conditions to live together and also love one another. We also have testimony every morning one by one by each of us, and at every night we also have snacks which Anna bring to us and share our day together.
We share together. We learns God’s words together, read Bible together and also pray for one another and thank you God for letting me be in Team . I am glad to have them. 🙂
Every morning and night, we have team devotions. I really like team devotions because you can share your own feeling with your team. Not only that, you can closer with a certain group of people. Although having team devotions first thing in the morning was not I want, it can start your day with God’s Words!
I love sharing during team devotions, since you can trust them with all our heart. Knowing they won’t tell others about the things we talked in our group. I value every person in my group, and that we get closer each day. My team is like my second family, we can talk to them about anything. I talked to my group leader about a problem I encountered earlier, and it calmed my mind after talking to her. I would treasure my team, since there will be so little time to talk to them after VOICE.