Taipei International Church
I am from a family with a Taiwanese traditional religion. The first time I visited TIC was on Easter 2019 and then was baptized on 19 May 2019. At the time, I was in the middle of my cancer treatment. Until now, I found that this was an amazing journey as I walked out from the darkest valley. I was diagnosed with cancer in November 2018. My life was overwhelmingly up-side-down. I didn’t know what I could do next. Especially, my Australian working visa was granted. In the end, I quit the job and gave up the Visa. In the first few months of treatment, I didn’t want to meet friends and all I felt were lonely and sorrowful.
Wendy, my tennis classmate, invited me to attend worship and meet new friends in TIC. The first person I met at the reception desk in TIC told me that, “Welcome Home”. Suddenly, my heart was touched.
In the past twenty years, I thought that “be spontaneous” and ” try my best to accomplish what I want in my own way” were the best answers for my life. It seemed that I had had professional jobs, traveling, studied abroad, and worked overseas. However, when I read Matthew 11: 27-30, I realized that all I need is to surrender all. God has His plans for me. It is not about me, me, and me or what I do.
As a new Christian, I am eager to know more about God and His words, and more importantly, to learn how to be a disciple. I also learn how to serve God in the offering collection ministry. Furthermore, I join various programs such as Connect groups, foundations course, cleansing stream, bible studies groups, and so on.
In the life of fellowships, I am transformed. God comforts me completely. The Lord is my shepherd. Indeed, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4) I experienced my first lockdown because of the chemotherapy. Before I met Jesus, I was frustrated, anxious, and hopeless because I realized that nothing I could control even if it is my own body. Our Lord is a magical worker. One day after I met Jesus when I was walking out from an MRT station, my heart shouts out “Praise the Lord”. I am thankful that I can go wherever I like and meet friends whenever I want.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
Moreover, I was surprised by how people could treat a stranger, like me, so generously. The answer I got is that we are family in Jesus. God provides everything for me. I don not only meet new friends but also brothers and sisters in TIC. If this is your first time to visit TIC, please worship with us and join a connect group or bible study group for a while. TIC is a multicultural and multinational church. You will find out that you are at the home of Jesus Christ. Let us strengthen faith, keep hope and grow in love together throughout the life of fellowships. May God bless you.
There are many good reasons to prepare a story of how God worked in our life to bring us to a saving knowledge of Jesus as savior and Lord. Each person’s testimony is always God’s testimony.