Walkin' into Fullness

It took me awhile, but I finally got some pictures up! 🙂

The base is a lovely place really. In the past, it was an airbase and was used as a rest stop for the military. How fascinating that today, it has become a home for many missionaries and creative people. It is so quiet here, and I struggle with that since I’m such a city gal at heart. But I’m starting to embrace it gradually. It’s forcing me to slow down, to contemplate, to enjoy beauty and relationships without the need to rush. The quieter it is, the more my soul can make itself heard…

Welcome to YWAM Montana 🙂

A cosy dance studio with proper flooring and mirrors 🙂

Their very own black box theatre! I love the creative environment here... it's infectious!

The base has studios too! And they produce some really nice stuff here. Been listening to some of their homegrown artists...

The view we sometimes get when the skies clear up. I can't wait for Spring!!

Our school verse and the inspired painting by our school leader, Kate Espy.

The food at the cafeteria is usually varied and yummy!

Mmmm...see what I mean?

My desk of inspiration!! Pictures of all my loved ones on the wall

I'm still uneasy sleeping on the top bunk. My stuff keeps falling off!

My little store of Singaporean food! Hehehe

My closet! The base has a place called the boutique that we could give away clothes we no longer want. I've gotten some nice sweat pants there for free! It's a cool way of exchanging clothes really.

My BEST BUY!!! A mini black and decker rice cooker from Walmart for just USD$14! I tried cooking instant noodles today, and my friends loved it.

(From left to right) Esther from Georgia, USA, Tiia from Finland, Juliane from Germany, Arli from Maine, USA and Holly from NZ!

Juliane and Crystal, my dahlin' roommate!

Montana Night. We were supposed to dress up for it, so we went as 1980s aerobics instructors! Super unglam huh 😉

This is the way they sell rice here... it's quite amusing really. Yay... it's porridge time! Missing my favorite noodles and porridge :S

Tombstone Pizza, anyone?

I went mad over the bacon bits they have here. Real smoky bacon... Oh dear, how am i gonna lose weight here??


{January 24, 2010}   Thought of the Morning

I am not who I feel I am.

I am who God thinks I am.

{January 23, 2010}   Enjoy My Presence

I woke up today with these words on my mind… Enjoy my presence.

I was dreaming again last night… saying goodbyes and explaining to some dear ones how certain things cannot be. It’s interesting how vivid my dreams are when I’m here. I usually don’t remember my dreams when I’m back in Singapore.

I decided to do a little video to show what I woke up to today. Be prepared… I look like I just tumbled out of bed (which i kinda did actually).

It’s been only two weeks, but I felt like so much has happened.

Been reflecting a bit about how I found myself so far away from home, and I can’t help but see God’s fingerprints in it all…

Since I received the acceptance email from YWAM on Nov 17th, 2009, it’s been a whirlwind of decisions and prayer and preparation. My heart was in such a state of disorder. I was in disbelief that I was being given the choice to choose dance. And if I said yes, it would be so soon…

Yet when my mum gave the impossible consent, released the money for me and then getting another confirmation through Pastor Lewis’ prayer that Sunday (and a few more other confirmations through friends), I felt deeply that God was opening these doors so widely so that I will not missed it. It was hard to leave loved ones for sure, but here was an opportunity of a lifetime. A time of healing, restoration and rest. A chance for new beginnings. A time of hearing God’s heart for dance in my life. Despite so much of me saying no and wanting to hold on to what makes me secure, I felt compelled to take this step of faith.

And so I did.

I’m still asking God why, every single day. Oh me of little faith! But I’m also reminding myself of some promises that God gave me before I left home…

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear… There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.” Psalm 46

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert… to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself, that they might declare my praise.” Isaiah 43

Here are some pictures of my room during the last week of home… The room really reflected what I felt in my heart that week!!

Hui Hsien came to make packing more bearable for me!

And so did a few sweet people who did the final overhaul with me. Love~.

{January 16, 2010}   It’s Saturday!!

The 2nd week of school flew by! I must be getting used to the routine of things. So glad it’s Saturday and I finally have time to catch up on emails and space out. I’m gonna take a stroll thru’ the woods later and explore the surroundings. Thank God it’s not so cold today. It’s 3degC!

{January 12, 2010}   Dancin’ in the cold

Dream – Priscilla Ahn

It’s the 2nd week of SODS (School of Dance Studies), and I’m finally settling down to reconnect with people back home. Yay!

The past two weeks have been furiously busy and unsettling… from rushing to meet close friends and packing back in Singapore, to getting on the plane(s) and enduring a 35 hr travel to Montana, and then jumping straight in to the 1st week of lectures and dance classes. WHOA.Not to mention the intense cold that hit me…  basically, it’s great that I’m dancing here now. If not, I’ll be hibernating like a little bear in my dorm ‘cuz the weather makes me sooo drowsy.

: ) Anyway, here’s just an introduction post to everyone who’s reading this. A big thank you to all who came to send me off… both at home and at the airport, who called to wish me well, and who organized meal meet-ups with me. That was immensely sweet of you guys, and really gave me courage to take this big step into the unknown. We all find courage to do crazy things when we love or are loved, don’t we? : )

et cetera