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By Joy Wong

Over the past several years, my vocational direction has become more and more clear.  I know I want to go into pastoral ministry of some kind.  I also know that I have a heart to help other Asian American women in ministry leadership, especially those who may be called to be a pastor, as I believe I have been.  (more…)

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By Uyen Dang

Restless for over four years, I had been seeking a career or life change. However, the Lord kept on telling me to “wait for him.”  Being a person who is used to making decisions and being proactive, it was difficult to wait for him instead of taking matters in my own hands. (more…)

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By Margaret Yu

It has been said that how we wait for others oftentimes is an indication of our hearts. If we are able to wait calmly, people say that we are ‘patient’; the converse, then, being that we are impatient.  What is  not often emphasized is the condition of our hearts as we wait. Waiting gives us a window into our soul and core. (more…)

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By Joanie Simms

What have you been learning lately? 

I am currently serving at Christian Community Alliance Church in their Junior High Ministry. I have learned a lot from the youth there, not just about faith, but about myself. One thing I learned is my lack of patience and the risk it has on the youth.

Recently, I got really frustrated with a few of my junior high girls and rebuked them harshly on the car ride back. (more…)

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Shared by Nadia Siswanto

What have you been learning lately?

I’ve been going through a desert season of my life, feeling discouraged and low on hope.  One recent evening, the events of the day came rushing back to my memory and I had a sudden realization.  Earlier that day, I had been surrounded by women friends from my community group and we had an amazing time, breaking bread, laughing and crying together.  For many years, I had prayed for a solid community of Christian women friends in LA and it wasn’t until that moment that I realized that God had been faithful.  I never expected that these women would be the answer to my prayers nor did I expect they would share my love for yummy food!

I’ve been seeing this pattern in my life, over and over:  It seems that every good gift that I’ve received from God – usually in the form of significant people being brought into my life — has involved a long wait and the cultivation of patience.  During the waiting period, I tend to ask God, Why does it have to take this long? (more…)

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