Me: Mom, is that a Chinese magazine you’re reading?
Mom: Yes, it is.
Me: Can you read Chinese?
Mom: No, I’m just looking at the pictures.
Me: Are you also looking at it backwards?
Mom: *looks at page numbers as she flips* Yes
I love my mom :)
So this past weekend was the Crossroads Conference for CRU in the PSW. I must admit that I enjoy this conference the most out of all of the conferences. It’s only for juniors and seniors and it’s basically about what we want to do after we graduate. People always say that it’s only about getting you to intern or STINT with Crusade after college, but really it’s not. They do put an emphasis of an option to STINT or intern, but there’s a lot of emphasis on ministry in the marketplace, where a lot of us will be once we graduate.
This was my 2nd year going and I have been thinking about what I’m doing after college more and more every day because I am graduating the week I turn 23, which is in the beginning of March. This is what I have been thinking about doing after I graduate.
- STINT in Tokyo
- Intern somewhere there’s more of a need like Sac State or UC Davis
- Teach English in South Korea for a year
- Get a job
Now, Tokyo has been on my heart for 5 years. I’m 100% Chinese, but was raised with a lot of Japanese influence through my parents’ friends and the Japanese basketball league I was a part of. My first conference with CRU I learned about STINTing and Tokyo was put on my heart. It has been there for the past 5 years I have been in college. One of the main reasons why I got involved with Bridges International this year was because I wanted to encounter some Japanese students. So far, I’ve encountered one and he doesn’t come to meetings or anything because he is involved with a fraternity.
In regards to interning, I would not like to intern at Cal Poly Pomona. To be completely honest with you all I very much dislike it here at Cal Poly Pomona and do not enjoy being around many people (and I’m asking God to humble my pride so that I can love everyone in my time remaining here) here. This is why I would like to intern where there’s more of a need for staff and interns, like Sac State and UC Davis. Pomona’s movement is about 60 people and I’d say that around 1/3 of those people involved are graduating by this upcoming spring.
I’d want to teach English for a year in South Korea because I’d want to minister to those students and experience the Korean culture. A good number of students that have come to Bridges are Korean and I feel that God is giving me a heart for Korean students.
The last option is to get a job somewhere in America. I do not see myself entering the Music Industry because I really do not enjoy working in that industry. It’s really corrupt and soo many of those people need Jesus. It would be a great ministry to be involved in, but I do not believe that God is calling me there. I would get a job that requires a degree and I would probably see if I can move in with my brother in Westwood because there are more opportunities out there than there are in the Pomona area.
These are some of the doors that God has placed in front of me and I’m still not sure where He is calling me to, but I have faith that God will show me in time.