The Jesus my daughter believes in deeply attracted me
[ Sunday Testimony Sharing ]
[Chung Nyuk Fah]
Good morning everyone! My name is Chung Nyuk Fah from the Senior Citizen Ministry.
When I was working in Tenom in year 1963, a friend brought me to church where I accepted Christ. I was baptized half a year later. Two years later, I came to KK for work, got married and thereafter have 6 children. Because of the need to make money to support my family, I stop going to church. Apart from workinghard for money, I would drink and play mah-jong with friends whenever I have the free time. These help me released stress and I went into the habit of smoking too.
More than 10 years later, I came to know some friends from the Basel Church. Their persistent visitation caused me to come back to church. In 1995, my eldest son passed away in a car accident. I was devastated. I asked God why He did not protect my son. From then on I stopped going to church and used work to numb myself.
My eldest daughter, Leonie who was very much against Christianity accepted Jesus. I saw the transformation in her to the extent she was willing to let go her teaching career to serve in the full-time ministry. I was extremely surprised.
After accepting Christ, my daughter often invites me to church. Because of the pain in my heart and not able to let go, I turned her down with excuses that I have work. In year 2012, a Senior Citizen Ministry helper invited me to attend their New Year gathering. I agree to attend, simply to entertain him. Not only the helper cared and visited me very often but I also saw the passion in my daughter. She is very blessed by God and she is one that I worry the least among all my children. The Jesus she believes in deeply attracted me to come back to Jesus. From then on, I decided to attend every Saturday Senior Citizen gathering. I was also re-baptized in 2013, committing myself afresh to Jesus. After coming back to church, I became very happy and I make a lot of new friends.
I had in many occasions during my younger days tried to quit my smoking but would fail. My daughter advised me again and again to quit smoking. I am old and fearful that I might fall sick since I have been smoking for a long time, for over many decades. With that I gave up the idea of quitting smoking. One day, I was pondering to myself. I attend church every week but I have bad habit of smoking. This is not a good example. I then prayed and asked Jesus to give me strength to overcome my bad habit. Thanks be to God, with His strength, I overcame my smoking habit!
All glory to God!