responsibility and demonstrated belief in us. When we messed up, he would turn it into a lesson and help us learn from our mistakes. During breaks, over teh, he would challenge us about our faith and speak God’s Word into our lives. Most importantly, he inspired and modelled for us what a life of faith looks like. I think this not only helped shape my faith, but many years later, also led me to want to spend my life doing the same with future generations. Looking at my own journey, I’m reminded of how TMC can be a place where disciples make disciples. Just as Jacob and many others in the past took the initiative and opportunity to believe and invest in the next generation, my prayer is that we too will continue to believe in and invest in the young people of our church, rooting them in the Word and in the community, and yet giving them wings to soar to the heights God has prepared for them. As we celebrate 60 years of God’s faithfulness in TMC, I’m reminded that what our next 60 years will look like will be determined by the disciples and spiritual leaders that we raise today. My birthday prayer for TMC is that we will continue to step out in love and impact our community, our nation and generations to come.
(Left) Youth Ministry (2002 circa) - Hern Shung is 2nd from left in the back row