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David and Jetaime 贺汀和淑芬

David Benjamin Hepting 大卫·贺汀

David grew up in the Prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada. He has always been pretty content to stay wherever he is, but somehow the adventurous life has found him and he has jumped in. From a young age he felt a nearness to God, a love of nature, and a desire to build close friendships. Many of those friendships have blossomed into lifelong bonds of trust and companionship. His two best friends Rob, and Tim have journeyed with him on countless sleepovers, movies, adventures, and long conversations.

大卫在加拿大出生,成长。他一直都是一个知足常乐的人,但冒险的经历常常找上他,他也乐意尝试。在很年轻的时候,他就喜欢亲近上帝,喜爱大自然,更渴望与朋友们建立亲密的关系。许多友情在双方的用心经营下盛开,一生璀璨绽放。他的两位知己,更是陪伴他共渡无数夜晚、观赏数不尽的电影、历经一次又一次的冒险和无止尽的交谈与分享。

Jetaime Tan Shu Fen 陈淑芬

Jetaime was borned in Pineappletown, in Johor state, Malaysia. She has great expectations for herself and others, she loves to pursue excellence. At the age of 16, she joined student reporters and that expand her life experiences and also granted her a group of great friends. When she came to study in TARC, she got to know God and realized how awesome His kindness is. She worked as a teacher for more than five years and wants to grow from there; she wants to be able to help and meet the needs of this world, bringing people to where the Light is.

淑芬出生在马来西亚柔佛州的黄梨乡。她对自我,对他人有极高的要求,希望凡事都能做得更好。16岁那年在学海学记队的日子让她获得一群良伴,也拓展她的视野。19岁在吉隆坡拉曼学院求学时,因缘际会下接触上帝,开始意识到自己的渺小,惊觉上帝的良善。曾在教育界工作五年半,希望自己不只是学校的老师,更能在社会上帮助和引领有需要的人,走向有光的地方。

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Our Love Story 我们的爱情故事

David and Jetaime met in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in August 2013. After only 2 and a half days together a friendship blossomed and bloomed into romantic love.

David met Jetaime three years ago when travelling on an internship with the Christian speaker John Crowder. Jetaime and her friend Josephine had volunteered to drive the team around and somehow David always ended up in Jetaime’s car. At the end of the three days Jetaime offered to drive David to a different airport and over the course of that drive they shared their life stories, their passions, dreams, and fears and it was then that David knew this was a very special girl. They started messaging each other over Facebook and the short emails grew into long messages. The long messages grew into FaceTime and Skype conversations. All of that led into a beautiful, difficult, and miraculous dating relationship about four and a half months later.

They lived 8,800 miles apart, but they felt a love in their heart as a fiery little spark. David and his parents came to Malaysia for the whole month of May a few months later and met Jetaime and her whole family. David’s parents got to meet the wild and loving church that Jetaime is a part of called “World Harvest” and get a taste of the beauty of her culture and country. In November and December Jetaime got a flight to Canada and lived in La Ronge as David finished up his teaching internship up north. She saw the starry skies like never before, went dog sledding, shot some big rifles, saw an ice hockey game, went on walks through forests with freshly fallen snow, ate around a campfire, taught in some Canadian classrooms, and tried cross country skiing for the first time!

A couple weeks later, after celebrating one year of dating, they went to San Francisco to visit David’s brother and sister in law. From there they took a couple days to go and visit Bethel in Redding, California. Bethel is a church whose leaders have had a big impact on both David and Jetaime’s life. It is also a place right in the middle between David’s home and Jetaime’s. They sat outside the house of prayer at the church on some old stones. They overlooked the avenue of the nations and held their feet in the waters of the pool of Siloam. As they sat there, exhausted and cold from a long day of walking and travelling, David told Jetaime all he felt for her, his dream of a difficult but glorious life together with her and asker her to marry Him. She cried for a few minutes, and then said “Yes!!!”.

One year later they were married! First in Regina, Canada and then in Kuala Lumpur, and then twice more in Malaysia for good measure! It was a wonderful time. Hundreds of friends came out to celebrate and rejoice with them. Almost two hundred of Jetaime’s students came out for a service especially for them and God’s presence was there in a powerful way. In Pekan Nenas, her hometown, they got a big tent over the front yard, shut down the street by filling it with tables and chairs for a huge buffet and about 400 people came out to celebrate with the couple.

This is just the start of their journey and they know they are not alone. God has led them, helped them, and blessed them this far. They can only imagine what their future will be like with Him as their guide. Through thick and thin, they will be with him and he with them. This only the beginning … –David

我曾经从上帝那里领受一个异象:在我23岁那一年会遇见祂为我预备的他。我知道我信仰的上帝是守诺的真神,所以尽管有些疑惑,可是我选择相信。于是在2013年8月,那位“从天上掉下来”的男生出现了。他是一个绿色眼睛大胡子的老外,跟随两位牧师从遥远的北美洲来到东南亚进行特会。马来西亚站只有短短的两天,可是在神来说,是绰绰有余了。

特会结束后的四个月我们一直保持联络,每周一次收到他长长的面子书信息都是振奋人心的时刻。同年12月我到中国去,住在他的朋友,一对加拿大宣教士夫妇的家,也因着他们的介绍,认识了一位马来西亚籍的女宣教士和她的纽西兰籍丈夫。谈话中她让我再次相信在神没有难成的事,只要是祂命定的,就一定会有美好的结果。当晚我更发了一个梦,获得神再三的确认。我知道,神的话语在对的时间点是会实现的。

没多久,就在圣诞节的第二天,他向我告白了。我们展开了遥远的异国恋。过程当然艰苦,可是更多时候,我们选择仰望上帝,倚靠祂的恩典走下去。一年后,在美国加利福尼亚州的伯特来教会的敬拜祷告中心,他向我求婚。再过一年,2015年12月21日,两人在加拿大结发为夫妻,结束了远距离恋爱,也正式开始一场永无止境的冒险。——淑芬

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Our Vision 我们的异象

Our vision is Jesus. We want nothing more than to make known his tender kindness and sacrificial love to the whole world. We want to live our lives in the midst and aroma of his sweet presence. We often fail and falter, but it is in those times that we learn more of God’s kindness and abounding grace with us. If nothing else, we want this site to be an expression and somewhat tangible means of relating the tales and times when God’s goodness has touched our lives. So we hope that you are encouraged, blessed and maybe able to connect with us and encourage us too!

Thanks for visiting our online home. We hope you feel very welcome here 🙂

我们的异象是耶稣。我们想要将祂的温柔慈爱和无私的爱传递出去,要让我们的生命被祂的同在萦绕、充满。或许我们常常会在人生路上摔跤,失败,但也是在那些不尽人意的时刻,我们更能看见上帝的良善与恩典陪伴。我们建立这个网页的目的无他,就是希望把生活中一切美好的人事物与大家分享,通过我们的生命旅程去赞扬上帝的好。我们希望你在阅读的同时,也能被鼓励,被祝福;如果可以,也与我们联系,为彼此打气吧!

谢谢你抽空浏览我们在数码空间的家,你的到访是我们的福气!

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