Simon Huang

by Simon Huang

College has been an amazing four years of my life due to God’s faithfulness to me. It was only four years ago when I was really frustrated at God. I was so upset that I had to go to a Junior College right after high school. Growing up where education almost seems more important than God, I felt as if I failed in life already. But it was during those two years at Junior College where I really understood God’s sovereignty and grace and just how consumed I was with the things of this world. James 1:2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” I was very fortunate during those two years to really grow by the discipleship of my pastor, youth pastor, and deacon at my home church. Although I went to church all my life, it was then when I was really saved.

The past two years have also been amazing due to LBC. I was really confused why God really wanted me to go to UCSD rather than Davis since it was closer to home and my home church. I realized that God wanted me to go to LBC due to the great teaching and equipping of servants and leaders. Pastor John’s sermons on Romans 12:1-2 as well as the College Retreat with the theme of “No Compromise” have really challenged me in my own lifestyle and how short I fall (Romans 5:8). I have also been very fortunate to be discipled by John Yi and Dennis Su. They have really guided me in my walk and challenged me to grow despite the numerous excuses I give them. They have always given me biblical and honest advice. The one thing that still amazes me is how sacrificial they both are. Despite having families with young children and full-time jobs, they still go out of their way to meet with me. Their sacrifice has really shown me a taste of what it is to be a humble servant of God.

The future is still a big question mark to me. Although I would love to stay in San Diego, I’m just not sure. I actually finish school Fall 2007, but I’m still praying about where and if I should go on missions in the future. I’m still considering returning to South Africa for a few months. I do plan on looking for a job either here in San Diego or back at home in San Jose. But no matter where I go, I will serve God.

Favorite Food: All you can eat Korean BBQ.

Favorite Bible Character: Job, because of his incredible faith in God despite the tragic events that happened to him.

Favorite Verse: James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

Favorite Memory: There are a lot, but I’d have to say when I really committed myself to Christ my freshman year during Junior College.

What You’ll Miss the Most: Hanging out with people at random hours of the night/morning.

What You’re Looking Forward To: When I pop that special question (with the hopeful response of yes).

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