Friday Night Bible Study

We will continue meeting for Friday Night IUSM Bible Study at the Din home starting with dinner and ending with a night of fun activities.  If you are here for summer session 2, we hope you can join us.  We will meet at 7pm on Friday, 8/8.  Contact us if you want to join us or want more information.  If you need a ride as well, let us know.

Summer Session 2 at IUSM

HI everyone! Can’t believe summer is already half over. Before school starts again, IUSM has many events and trips planned. Come join us!

 

bbq

Join us for a yummy taste of summer grilling

 

Monterey Trip

IUSM will beat the Davis summer heat by heading to a beach

 

Pontoon boat

Boating on Sac River

 

Hidden

Can you figure out who the Masked Marvel is?

 

Challenger wanted!

No cheating involved!

 

fireworks

Can you see us? We are sitting on the best seat on the grass for viewing the firework.

 

Fun on the river

This past Thursday, we had an awesome time floating down the American River, enjoying the breeze and eating dinner on a pontoon boat. It was such a chill time.

If you missed it, don’t worry, we’ll do it again soon so check back for the different events and outings that will be happening during the summer!

Summer @ IUSM

Hope everyone is finishing finals well and looking forward to summer back at home or at IUSM.

Please let us know if you are around and we’ll fill you in all the details for bible studies, dinners, and fun trips!

IUSM Spring Retreat Recap

Our first ever IUSM Spring Retreat was a packed weekend filled with thought provoking messages on the Bible, and also fun time hanging out with each other.

We started off by welcoming everyone back from spring break, and we heard a very eye-opening message from our retreat speaker Pastor Will. He talked about a life of getting straight A’s in school, at our job, in marriage, and different areas of life. But is that kind of life satisfying? Is that kind of life fulfilling? Can we bring all our riches here into the grave with us? Can we escape death?  He challenged us to be rich toward God and seek God, and that is the wise way to live.

In the subsequent messages, Pastor Will continued to point out the truth of how we all live in a broken world where things are not how it is suppose to be like. The world is broken is because we rejected our relationship with God, and since that point our relationship with God is broken, our relationship with each other is broken, and we all will face death. But the story doesn’t end there.  The is a good news is that God sent his Son to restore our relationship with Him and now we are able to have a relationship with God when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior!!  What a great news that the creator of universe wants to have a relationship with us!!!

ok, let me also share with you some pictures of other fun and awesome things that we did as well.

Here is a picture of us hearing a bible study from Pastor Will, and laughing at his funny jokes!

 

WHO can PICK up that cup on one leg?!

 

Thank you food team for all the delicious food!

 

Interesting picture that we took along the trail that we hiked.

 

haha, album cover picture, everyone looks at different place

 

Our singers leading us on camp fire songs!

 

Picture of everyone :) Thank you Pastor Will for all those messages!

 

Join us next time! :)

IUSM Genesis, 7:30pm, May 16

We will be continuing in our study of the book of Genesis that we started in Fall quarter. Join us as we move onto Genesis 4 to see some of the consequences of the Fall.

We will provide rides outside the ARC (or off campus) at 7:00pm.

Feel free to invite your International friends to join us!

Location: 3414 Koso St., Davis [Map]

Genesis

Monterey trip recap

Not too long ago IUSM went to Monterey to enjoy the beautiful nature! On, that trip we got to see the “crown jewel” of Monterey, Point Lobos. We didn’t know that rocks and water could look that magnificent! Words cannot do justice, so let me share some pictures that we took at Point Lobos. :)

 

Another group shot, but this time next to some scary looking tree :)

Walking on the trails

Afterwards we also went to the world famous “17 mile drive”. There we saw the famous Lone Cypress. 

Haha, seems like the guys were trying to be the cypress! 

We also spent some time playing frisbee, throwing football on Fanshell outlook, and exploring the amazing rocks and the sea creatures that were in them.

Woo, What did Jarold find?!

Wow, that was a packed day of hanging out with each other and also feeding our eyes and mind with the gorgeous nature that God created! But we were all hungry at the end of day, and we got to feed our stomachs too! We knew exactly where to go, so we went to Santa Clara to get some DELECIOUS KOREAN FOOD!!!!!

Here is a picture of the guys eating nicely decorated shaved ice! Look at the smile that is on their faces, Mmmmmmmmm….you can tell how good the food was, and how happy they were that they could dip their spoons into that shave ice! haha :)

Don’t you wish you were there?!! It won’t be the last time we go there or take other trip to other beautiful place just like Monterey! Come join us next time!!!!!! :)

Recap: Fresh Start Winter Welcome Night

Hello Everyone! Welcome back for your winter break, hope you guys all had a good time, and is ready for this new quarter and new year!

This past Friday, to welcome back all the students and also new friends we had special event “Fresh Start”. It was really good to see many of our old friends and also to meet some new ones! :)

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We all had an awesome time that night, as we started off with some delicious Asian food with plenty to go around, and we watched a skit put on by many of our students. That was an awesome performance, as we also discover some hidden talents in our midst! haha. :D

We really have to recap the skit in couple short sentences because it was not only awesome, but has great meaning and insight to life. The skit is about this young man who tries to spin (handle) the different plates (responsibilities, expectation, and obligations) in his life. As he took on more and more responsibilities he realized that it was getting harder to handle everything and keep everyone happy. (Isn’t that so true to our daily life?) At the end, it was tragic as he dropped all the plates. “crash” “crash” “crash” sound…….

Wait, that would have been a sad note to end the night on right? With that imagery and the sound of those plates crashing still linger in our head, our invited speaker John gave a thought provoking message to challenge us to have a new perspective for this new year. In our busy, and overloaded world, how can we find a sense of peace or rest and how do we properly handle all those tasks and things that we have in our life? John pointed to the Bible, Matthew 6:33-34 “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” The new perspective that we are to have is not to be anxious about our life, trying to handle all the things or obligations in our lives, but to simply trust those things into God’s hand and he will take care of it for you and to put our mind and our life to seek God’s kingdom first. John also shared with us his past experience of how he trusted his life into God’s hand and how God is coming through and taking care of his life better than he ever could. Wow…..something to think about and to reconsider how we view our life, ya?

Alright, with that in mind, let us have a FRESH START for this new year and this new quarter carrying that verse in mind, to seek first the kingdom of God and experience how God will come through! that’s it from me- see you! :)

Recap: Christmas Special Talk and Gift Exchange

Can you believe it’s almost the end of 2013?  Wow, now that finals are over- everyone is looking to relax.  For IUSM and IGSM, we had a special talk on the validity of Christmas.  Our guest speaker- Dr. Kit Ng explained why there is good reason and evidence (historical and archaeological) to believe that the birth of Jesus actually happened.  It was helpful for people to see much historical evidence for this significant story.

After the special talk, we sang some famous Christmas songs like: Joy to the World, and Silent Night.  Then we started on end of year gift exchange!  No gift was safe as teams challenged each other for the chance at some wonderful gifts.

We ended the fun night with a group picture time (and some wacky props).  We hope to see you all next year in 2014!

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Christmas Special Talk (Christmas tree included)

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Nothing like good o’ Christmas songs

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Giant candy cane jousts! They are battling for fabulous gifts!

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IUSM group picture

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IGSM group picture