Nov 7, 2008

First Step

After Guy's live, I became busy with Uni work so I forgot about church.I was invited to come to church couple of times but because I had different priorities, I didn't go.

In July, I was offered a job in Japan.

I always wanted to live in Japan after my graduation. That was because I grew up in Australia most of my life and I wanted to experience living in Japan.I was thinking, "after 3 years, I'll come back to Australia."

Anyway, my mum suggested me to do Alpha course when I wasn't busy with Uni work any more.That was 5 months before I left Australia.

In Alpha course, people explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions, with a day or weekend away.

My mum just competed Japanese Alpha so she suggested me to go to the English one which was about to start.

Why did she suggest this?

My mum was thinking a lot about becoming a Christian after attending Alpha Course. She loved Christian values and since many of her friends were Christians she wanted to believe in the same things that they believed in. But at the same time, she couldn't feel close to God so she was struggling.

So she wanted to see how I would change after attending Alpha.

I thought for a while, but I decided to go. I wanted to meet new people and it sounded less threatening than going to church.

Also, I was wondering if I could change this time. I was always curious about Christianity because I wanted foundation in my life, but everytime I went to church or bible studies, I just couldn't get it.

"If I still couldn't believe in Jesus this time, I won't try again after that" I thought.

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