Nothing can stop the Ekamai International School family from honoring God through its Week of Prayer, not even a global pandemic. Threading the new norm of worship, teachers and staff flocked to Google Meet from January 19 to 23 at the crack of dawn to respond to the call “Go Ye Therefore and Teach.”
“Reproduction of Christ’s character in the life of every believer is what we should all aspire. Christianity is fruit-bearing, and the scripture tells us what kind of fruits we all should bear. In each of us must be seen the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control,“ Pastor Jhun Cardeinte conveyed during the opening of the week of prayer for faculty and staff.
Furthermore, he encouraged everyone to go and teach, starting from self, family, church, and unbelievers as mission fields. “Live the life of Christ. Let us not google Christ but instead, let us read the Bible so His words will reveal to us where we should go. We are incapable of doing anything right, and only Christ can do it for us. Pray for God to control you. Ask Him to reveal His character in you,” Pastor Cardeinte conveyed. He added that because a character is not transferable, each one should ask God to reproduce in them His righteousness. “When you are corrected, and your passion arises, instead of bearing the correction, then the character of Christ is not in you,” Pastor Cardeinte echoing the words of author and Adventist pillar, Mrs. Ellen G. White.
Every worship is a spirit-filled and faith-building encounter despite the absence of physical fellowship. “This was unprecedented, but we praise God that even if our situation at this point is quite challenging, we were still able to push through with this week of prayer. We are grateful to all who virtually came to join us until the very last day,” said Chaplain Kosin Chanpisut, who, along with Chaplain Ysha Shimray and Chaplain Gandhi Gandeesawathorn, facilitated the realization of this first-ever virtual week of prayer.
Concluding the 5-day spiritual emphasis week, Pastor Cardeinte challenged everyone to respond to the call of going out and teaching others the love of Christ and the blessed hope of salvation. “Let us all respond in love,” he said.
By: Evangeline Tan-Alvez