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  The Spirit of Wheat Demonstrated by Rural Youngsters
2020/12/03 | editor
 

In the Mustard Seed Youth Home, the annual bicycle riding camp is one of the most anticipated activities for teenagers. During the riding, the hot weather and physical strength are good challenges to hone their endurance; they can also build self-confidence, symbolizing a breakthrough the plight of life.  Since last year, a task that teenagers have never tried before has been added to the riding camp:  learning to serve.

Teenagers collaborated with students from tutoring class to accomplish the missions during the game plays
Teenagers collaborated with students from tutoring class to accomplish the missions during the game plays

Teenagers visited ShouFeng Presbyterian Church to serve a group of lively children, who are younger than themselves, from the tutoring class of elementary school. In this service event, the youngsters witnessed and learned the meaning of the phrase "the more mature and plump the wheat, the more it knows how to bend and stay humble."

Teenagers led the students of tutoring class for the group activities
Teenagers led the students of tutoring class for the group activities 

In the face of elementary school students younger than their age, the arrogant teenagers in the Youth Home became moderate team mates to drive morale, cordially and patiently led the naughty children to achieve the missions. If a team loses the game in the process, teenagers will reassure and persuade the team mates, just like the teacher patiently teaches them at the Youth Home. It turns out that what was taught a good character by the teachers was fully demonstrated when facing people who are weaker and disadvantaged. They learned to see the needs from disadvantaged people, and more importantly, are willing to serve. 

 Teenagers happily interacted with the elementary school children and accomplished the missions of games
 Teenagers happily interacted with the elementary school children and accomplished the missions of games
 
Teenagers encourage children younger than their age to successfully break through the game
Teenagers encourage children younger than their age to successfully break through the game

The Youth Home expects that in the process of serving the learning camp, the teenagers will learn to be humble and bend down just like mature wheat. They will be wholeheartedly devoting themselves and serve others. This will become an important nutrient for cultivating good character in life, furthermore in the future, help to build confidence and affirm oneself when facing difficulties.  This will allow to develop a strong foundation of confidence, not to be overthrown; to be inspired and break through one's life with a positive and optimistic attitude. 

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你要盡心、盡性、盡 意、盡力愛主 ─ 你的神。其次就是說:要愛人如己。(馬可福音12章30-31節)

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, You will love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:30-31)

 

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