Christian Fellowship is Wholesome Fun
October 15, 2004 2:44 PM
The Asian American Christian Fellowship (AACF) and the Intervarsity More Than Conquerors SF State student clubs hosted Revelation, an Inspiration Hip-Hop Music Event at the Malcom X Plaza today.
The two student organizations came together to unify their beliefs on religion, while trying to encourage students to search for spiritual enlightenment, and reveal to others what was before unknown to them.
About 200 students gathered around the crowded plaza to watch the two hour event, which included $4 Chinese food, performances by Vince Tafoya, a Christian R&B artist, Roots of Brazil, BBoys, Capoeira and Inspirational Messages.
Speaker Christian Roman Padilla, spoke about his search for truth and peace, in what he calls "a world of deception." Padilla, who has been sober for two years, spoke about his hardcore drug use, sex and partying. After trafficking ecstasy for two years and hitting rock bottom, the SF State student sought out spiritual enlightenment and "embraced Jesus as his savior."
"People re-create images about themselves to make them feel better," said Padilla. "If those things (sex, drugs and rock n'roll) are things that don't bring fulfillment, we're deceiving ourselves from the Freedom that comes from admitting that we have issues. In all my searching, what I found in Jesus, was more powerful than anything else."
Both clubs have around 70 members and seek out a diverse group of people racially and sexually. The AACF has been at SF State for two years, while More Than Conquerors are now in their third year, but have been around, on and off, for over 70 years. The two clubs try annually to host atlas one event together each semester.
Along with Boiyee, many of the clubs members spend time with fellow believers going to the movies, dinner or ice skating. "We laugh a lot," said Boiyee. To her, building relationships around Jesus is more important than drinking or having sex.
Kim Fong, a 20-year-old AACF member, has been involved with the group for three years. "The theme or idea of our clubs is to seek relationships with God and others," Fong said.
AACF and More Than Conquerors meet once weekly to discuss their beliefs and pray. They seek to bring Jesus Christ to the SF State campus and let people find his love and share the love they found in Jesus with SF State students. They consider their organizations as a comfortable place to make relationships and all become brothers and sisters with Jesus.
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