Thursday, August 30, 2007

"He Sees Into the Eternities"

Dear All,

Some of you might know, but the rest of you won't know this. I've been released from my mission at the request of my father. While I was training at the Manila MTC, my Dad called my Bishop, Stake President and Mission President, and informed them that he wasn't allowing me to serve a mission.

I had no idea about this till I returned to Singapore from training and found my parents waiting for me instead of the missionary couple who were supposed to pick me up.

The rationale that my Dad gave was that he couldn't accept the fact that an insitution could prevent him from seeing his son for two years, and not allowing him contact except though email and three phone calls a year.

I have been instructed to obey the will of the Patriach of my family, and as such, I have. Pressure has been placed on him by my relatives too, who don't understand that they are taking away my agency.

I am hurt, and confused, and distraught. But, I trust that the Lord will show me what to do in time, for I have learnt in the 3 weeks in the MTC that the Lord will bless thse who serve him faithfully, but in his own time. We just have to wait patiently, and know that he is there, and he knows all, for he sees into the eternities.

I have come to love him so much the more for the gift of his Son, and I know that he lives, and I know that my Redeemer lives.

I will be at BYU in three weeks, for those of you who are in Utah. So, I'll see you then.

Whatever happens in the future, I know it will be well as I trust and believe in the Lord.

Take care and God Bless.


Ee Chien

Obedience is the Price

Faith is the Power

Love is the Motive

The Spirit is the Key

Christ is the Reason

1 comment:

B-rad said...

I remember that final quote from my Mission. Its a good one.

I know its hard, but Hang in there. You are not the only missionary thats faced trials like these and you won't be the last.

On another note, I saw a photo of you in the ensign.