Breaking the tiles, I could realize the great sacrifice of Father Ahnsahnghong
Elohim God Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother blessed the Mumbai Zion, the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) to expand the temple. Today was a holiday, and all the members―including young adults, male and female adults―came to Zion to help out with the construction work. There were even young students who came to receive God’s blessings.
In order to make the new temple more practical, we broke the old tiles on the walls and the floor, and the cement under them as well. After a little while, sweat started dripping off my eyebrows. The work was tough and dangerous as well, so I had to be very careful not to get hurt.
I remembered when I visited the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) History Museum before I came to India. There, I tried to lift up a rock in order to feel even a little bit of Father’s sacrifice. Actually, I did not fully understand at that time how hard it must have been for Father Ahnsahnghong to carry rocks. However, breaking the tiles and removing the broken tiles and cement, I could feel the pain and sacrifice which Heavenly Father had gone through for 37 years for the salvation of His children, even though it was one ten-thousandth of what He had actually suffered.
I gave a prayer of thanks to Father with my eyes closed for a few seconds. Hoping to finish the work of building the temple as quickly as possible and to fill it with good fruit, I diligently broke the tiles and removed them.
Everybody worked with joy, losing track of time. It was really touching and amazing to see how all the brothers and sisters worked together with one mind. Some broke the tiles and the cement floor, some removed the broken pieces, saying, “One, two,” and some stood in a line and removed the construction debris. It was a scene of “unity.” This must be what our Father and Mother are pleased with.
The construction work of the Mumbai Zion is proceeding very quickly with God’s help. I give thanks to Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother for blessing me to renew my mind for the gospel through the construction of the physical temple. I pray that I will please God by devoting all my heart and effort to the construction of the spiritual temple.