This site was desiged for standard modern browsers. Please upgrade your internet browser to Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

My Simply Mobilizing Conference Story: Faith in Action

Robin Tsang /Wednesday, November 29, 2023

 

The Simply Mobilizing International Conference was a booster shot!

I received an email about Simply Mobilizing (SM) International Conference 2023. When I first saw the email, I immediately knew this was the conference I needed to attend. However, I had a few questions.

What exactly is SM? The progress of raising mission awareness seemed to be slow around me, how were the other SM mobilizers doing? Was I one of the only few doing this? Later I discovered the conference was called Kairos International Conference before the pandemic. With an open mind, I believed I could learn from God and others at the Conference!

I have been a follower of Christ for over 30 years. Sharing the most precious gift, the unconditional & everlasting love of Jesus, with others is always in my heart. I took Kairos, a Simply Mobilizing course, a few years ago hoping to learn a new tool. God is amazing, and remarkably He has opened my eyes to see Mission differently.

I started to wonder why not all Christians and churches have the kind of missional mindset taught in Kairos. I believe I am called to bring this Mission DNA Awareness to our church and community. Henceforth, the Mission Committee and I have started to facilitate The Unfinished Story (TUS) and Empowered to Influence (ETI) courses in our church. (TUS and ETI are both courses offered by Simply Mobilizing.)

Here I was in Thailand.

Thailand was beautiful; I loved the spacious conference hotel and very relaxing environment. On top of that, the atmosphere of worship was through the roof! Not only singing and praising God, but also the prayer time which was like the Holy Spirit speaking through all nations in different languages!

I enjoyed and benefited from meeting with different mobilizers from around the world during breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner, plenary sessions, and even in the hallway! God was showing me His mobilization work around the world. At the end of the Conference, from among the 350 attendees, I had met mobilizers from over 30 countries! I was encouraged to learn that I am part of this big team and God is doing amazing things in Mission!

The Conference was an amazing experience and it exceeded my expectations! One question I had for myself was how much more I wanted to be involved in this mobilization movement. At the end of the Conference, I decided to enroll in Mobi 101 and Interface courses (two more offerings from Simply Mobilizing) and encouraged youth leaders in our church to take The Unfinished Story for Youth. I think God has answered my questions!

Divine Appointments

I have learned, whatever I do, to leave room for God’s plan. At the Conference, I connected to a dear fellow mobilizer from the Philippines and I believe it was a divine appointment for me. She had committed herself to 2 years of serving God in a children’s ministry and mobilization work at the Thailand border. I feel that God has put a burden on me to partner with her. Praise God, we have remained in contact since.

On a personal note, I had another agenda on this trip. I shared and asked some mobilizers I met at the Conference to pray for my trip to China after the Conference. I planned to visit a sick relative from my village. I planned to share the love of Jesus with him whenever a chance arose. But God is way beyond me! When I shared the gospel in this relative’s house, five people who had never heard the gospel before, accepted Jesus as their Savior & Lord! Praise God!

There is still a lot needed to be done in Mission. The conference was an eye-opening experience for me. God is doing great new things in Mission in the World.

How can I mobilize others? I might not have all the answers, but I believe we are on the right track!


Robin Tsang is a former Elder and currently the Mission Deacon of the Victoria Chinese Alliance Church. He is a believer in mobilization of God's people. He enjoys prayer run and prayer cardio exercises!"



print


Show All Blogs

Empowered to Influence: Part 2

Paradigm 2: Labour, The Premier Worship

For many, 'work' is a four-letter word, a necessary means to enjoy the desirable. In this second paradigm shift, Ken Chua suggests that the issue lies in how we perceive work/labor and whether God is involved. Your 9 to 5 could be your path to worship!


5 Prayer Points for Lunar New Year

Here are 5 prayer points for the Lunar New Year Celebration ...


Every Day Mission: A Kairos Story

One thing the Kairos course gave me was a fuller awareness that I'm always on mission and the seemingly trivial details of life often can give me an opportunity to fulfill that mission. 

A great example of this was what happened when I went to the hairdresser several kilometres from my house. My sisters had recommended this particular hairdresser saying she was from Iraq and had the same first name, Amina, as one of my friends who is also from Iraq...


Empowered to Influence: An Introduction

What does it mean to be salty or light-filled? This is the core question that is explored in the Empowered to Influence course. Salt is a preservative and flavor enhancer. Light dispels darkness and illuminates the way. How is saltiness and illumination expressed by Christ-followers in the community—at home, at work, in the neighbourhood? What does this mean as the ‘Church-scattered’ is throughout the community during the week?

In this introductory article to our new blog series, Lorna:

  • introduces the Empowered to Influence course - an 8-session video-based course intended to be offered using the normal structures of a local church (Sunday School, small group Bible study, etc.) 
  • and explores "a correct understanding of worship". 

"When Kingdom Values, the fruit of true, sacrificial worship, are lived out in the sight of all in our community, it is compelling evidence of the powerful transformation of the indwelling Christ in us. We are salty and light-filled, and the community is impacted."


A Prayer for the New Year

As we begin the new year, let’s pray...

"Father, at the outset of 2024, we come as a Simply Mobilizing community. We come to worship You, the Mighty Creator God, who has made a way for peace and joy and forgiveness through relationship with Jesus. I marvel at how you walked into my family and life when I was 13, and how you walk with us today, broken and frail as we are. We adore you and take this moment to personally express that..."


My Simply Mobilizing Conference Story: Caleb

How did the Simply Mobilizing International Conference impact the Canadians who attended? 

Here is Caleb's story about his experience at the Simply Mobilizing International Conference, and how it is impacting his life today!


My Simply Mobilizing Conference Story: Felix

How did the Simply Mobilizing International Conference impact the Canadians who attended? 

Here is Felix's story about his experience at the Simply Mobilizing International Conference, and how it is impacting his life today!