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Story of Martin (China) – SFU Student

June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last year, I came to Canada. At the time, my English was so poor. While one of my roommates, Vivian, she introduces me to FC (Focus Club), but she doesn’t tell me it’s a Christian club. Just like open every Friday nite, there is a lots of IS (International Students) like me, & it also offers free dinner.

En~ (um…) it sounds great. BCZ (because) I can improve my english and also make friends over there. That is really what I’m looking for at that moment~ unfortunately, I was not very comfortable that day, bcz my back was really painful. But I still try to go FC with an exciting and curious heart.U can imagine that a loneliness IS find a place, The people over there are so kind and friendly, & they give me a feeling which is just like at home.

Everything goes smoothly at the beginning, we hv dinner and games. However, the pain comes from my back becoming stronger. After dinner, we sing worship song together. I suddenly realized that this is a Christian club and I hv to leave. But the song calms my anxious heart and heals my backache. I still can remember the song’s name which is 10,000 reasons. So I decided to stay at here until it finished. And then, we hv group discussion.

Before I leaving, there was a nice lady who prayed for me – Karen, who also introduced me to my friendship partner family. That was my first time to be prayed by a stranger. I was really touched by her. Gradually, I try to pray and read bible. Last semester, my Christ(ian) mentor lead me to become a real Christian. She asked me: Do you want to be Christian?

There were so many kinds of refused words in my brain, bcz I thought I wasn’t ready to be a Christian. But a yes jumps out of my mouth. She tried to make sure that I really wanted to become a Christian, and I keep saying

Yes, I want~

Now, I read the Bible, pray to God and go to church.

That’s my sttory. I am very thankful to focus club and ISMC for opening their hears to international students.