God is walking around the world to tell all people that God still cares and loves the world. One day when I was walking along the road in Surabaya (Indonesia), God put HIS word, John 3:16 in my mind. "for God so loved the world, that He gave HIS only and begotten Son, so whoever believe in HIM should not be perish, but will have everlasting life". The verse sounded in my heart over and over. I could feel my heart was warmed by the love of CHRIST. God knew that I was thinking about doing something for my country. At the time, the end of September 2009, I heard from the TV news that an earthquake had just happened at West Sumatera.
My tears fell down when I prayed for the victims. On the TV, I saw 4 children crying and telling the reporter that their parents passed away. My heart was overwhelmed with God's love. I wanted to go and share the love of Christ. Everyday I prayed that God would allow me to go to West Sumatera and share HIS love among the children. It seemed impossible because I had to work and It was hard for me to take my break because there were so many things to do at my work place. But God spoke so clear that I ought to go. For 2 weeks, God spoke so much about HIS compassionate heart. At night, I couldn't sleep, thinking the opportunity to go to West Sumatera. God did listen to my prayers and the desires of my heart for the people. On HIS wonderful time, He allowed me to go to West Sumatera.
God prepared partners from around Indonesia. I went to West Sumatera with one of my bestfriends. When I arrived, I met friends from Aceh, Medan, Jakarta, and even friends from US. We have the same heart for the little ones there. I clowned around some villages and cities. I went to spread joy, love, and faith in the simple ways. I was so excited to see them laugh, shout, and sing happily. It’s so wonderful to have a great chance to share HIS love. I was clowning, art-ballooning, doing some magic tricks, sharing toys and healthy snacks for all kids. I went to a remote area called Pariaman. Pariaman suffers a serious damage. Most of the dead victims in this province came from this place. When we visited the children at their shelters, we could see how the earthquake broke their heart. We could see the empty eyes. I felt so sad when I saw that kind of heart. When we started our clown ministry, God started to open ways to reach their sadness. The verse “For God so loved the world…. “ came unto my heart that time. “For God so loved these children, that He still sends HIS hands to hold the little ones’ hands”. My heart was so overwhelmed with God’s love when we shared some inspiring stories through ballooning, made them laugh when we started to make jokes, became fool for the kingdom of Christ. It was so wonderful to see them smile and laugh again. Let’s spread the love, joy, and faith to more people to all. We don’t need any wonderful skills to do it. We just need a clear heart, a loving heart, and compassion to those in need around us. Let’s start to spread love, joy, and faith today!God loves you guys
Uncle Star - joyful clown