By Angel Wu, MDiv Student in Worship, Theology, and the Arts
The Asian American Theological Fellowship (AATF) hosted its
first Welcoming Banquet for Asian American students on Tuesday, September 29,
at Fuller’s Pasadena campus. It was a memorable and historic evening as new and
returning students from various ethnic backgrounds gathered.
Chap Clark, vice provost of master’s programs and professor
of youth, family, and culture at Fuller, shared with the group: "With
the convergence—or synergy—of Asian American students who are being drawn
together by God, there is a new spiritual vitality that is profoundly shaping
the entire Fuller community." After his comments, the 80 voices of those
in attendance joined together in a time of corporate worship, declaring God’s
faithfulness in their own lives.
"The ‘heroes’ journey’ begins and is sustained when we
let God capture our imaginations," proclaimed Reverend Ken Fong of
Evergreen Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Moreover, he continued, "Your
years here at Fuller are for Jesus to ‘amp up’ your imaginations so you can go
the distance and finish strong . . . not to have the highest GPA." Rev.
Fong’s exhortation urged all to be obedient to God’s calling in their lives and
to stay true to that calling.
Pictured in photo above, left to right: Sam Bang, Ken Fong, Chap Clark, Young Lee Hertig, Mary Given, Ruth Vuong, Angel Wu, Hannah Lee, Joe Lim, and Daniel Lee.