You’re the God of this cityΒ 

The four of us went back to town again tonight, with heads held high, hoping to have some divine appointments like we had last week. But boy, we were so wrong. Tonight’s experience was nothing like what we experienced last week. AT ALL. 

After dinner at Cineleisure food court, we decided to go check out new ground – the skate park behind 313@Somerset. We were expecting a group of youths (people closer to our age) whom we might find easier to start a conversation and thereafter share the gospel to. On the contrary, it was pretty hard ground. A handful of them were skating and a pretty big group was sitting at the steps. The situation was pretty intimidating because there was only four of us – 3 girls, 1 guy – and most of the youths there were guys. We didn’t leave that place immediately. We sat down for awhile to analyze the situation, then we walked along the side of the skate park to exit and go to Ngee Ann City. 

When we left the skate park, we didn’t stop talking about how much potential that place holds. So we stopped by 313, just across the skate park to pray a short prayer to claim that territory for Christ Jesus. Then we continued on our walk to Ngee Ann City. 

Emotion check: by this time, I was already feeling abit sian. No mood, no feels already. 

Upon reaching Ngee Ann City, we settled down at the spot that we were at last week. It was already 9.30pm (I think) and I was thinking to myself “so late already and we haven’t even shared the gospel to anybody!” I was mega sian already. The only word on my mind was – FRUITLESS. All we’re doing is fruitless, useless. Nothing good will come out of what we are doing. Thank God for a discerning spirit to know that those thoughts were not from Him. I knew I had to speak and expose those thoughts before its tarts haunting me, so I did. Since it didn’t feel like there was much opportunity for the gospel to be shared, I thought we could just share how we all felt about this whole idea that we’ve started last week. 

So instead of trying, we spent the night sharpening instead. πŸ™‚ then we decided to record some moments of what we’re trying to do, gonna share it and hopefully people catch a glimpse of what we’re trying to do. 

I thank God for the three of them. Thank God for the likemindedness and how we can identify with one another in the area of outreach and evangelism. 

Lord, we really don’t know how this is gonna work out. But if You’re calling us to do this and be faithful to this, give us vision so that we may see this through fruition. 

We go crazy (for Jesus)!

   
Two people rallied.

Dav and I were talking over lunch yesterday, and we found out that share the same heartbeat for outreach. In hope to try something new, we thought of a crazy idea (well, at least we thought it was quite crazy) to “busk” in town. Well to put it simply, it’s just singing in town to bless the souls who might pass us by. Needless to say, we got really excited and Dav almost wanted to go to town as soon as we ended our conversation! But we decided to rally some people to try this together. We tried to rally and manage to rally 2 other persons, Fen (she brought Pam) and Laine, who were surprisingly excited about the idea too! (Thank God for people who are easily excitable!) 

Five people tried.

So with that crazy idea and five crazy people, we met for dinner at Far East Plaza, prayed, and set off to a place we didn’t know where. I’m serious. We didn’t know where to go, only knew what we wanted to do. We just walked and walked and walked and walked (it kinda felt like when God called Abraham to go and he didn’t know where to go but went anyway. Haha)…. And a peculiar sight made us end up outside Taka – we saw three huge Samoyeds that are really beautiful! So that caught our attention and we decided to go towards that group of people there. 

We tried to settle down at an area near them and tried to start something but it all felt so awkward. Maybe because we really didn’t know what to expect and as Singaporean as we are, we are very used to structure. So a freestyle thing wasn’t really our style.. But we went ahead anyway. 

So Laine and I decided to just not waste anymore time and go to the dog owners and strike a conversation with them. A conversation regarding their dogs of course~ we managed to hold a conversation with them revolving around their dogs for almost 1.5h! There were so many moments we tried to bring in the gospel but it just didn’t feel right 😦 but thank God that Fen and Pam managed to share the gospel with the male owner! And we managed to extend an invitation to them to come to Watchnight tomorrow. So praying that God reveals himself to them tonight and bring them to watchnight tmr! πŸ™‚

The couple left at about 10pm, and we continued hanging around to sing some songs for another 20 minutes, then we decided to end of the night by blessing an Indian family with “Feliz Navidad”. It was quite an interesting experience just to bless their souls with a simple song, and in hope that they will catch a glimpse of God’s goodness through that. 

Now we sharpen.

We’ve rallied, we’ve tried, now it’s time to sharpen the idea. Not sure how we’re gonna sharpen it yet but we’re planning to do it again next Thursday! Join us at the big space outside Takashimaya if you’re free and you have a heart for Jesus! πŸ™‚ 

Workplace Ministry

I was excited at the thought of doing my attachment in the coming semester about 4 months ago.. it’s gonna be something different, getting out of school, away from the normal boring lectures.. well, it’s definitely gonna be great fun I thought.

After 2 months into it, I started to dread going to work.. there’s absolutely no motivation to go to work.. I have nothing much to do which makes things even worse.. but things changed that very day after finally deciding to go for lunch with my colleagues.

Even before IA started, I prayed that it won’t just be another internship opportunity, but an opportunity for God to reach the people that I will be interacting with. I want to evangelise at the very place that I will be placed in.

During lunch that day, I got to talk to this colleague whom I nickname Teddy (cos he really looks like it!). When walking over to the hawker, we were just talking about normal stuff, making fun of my sup cos he just got married…but on the way back, somehow, he shared that he went to church before and loves listening to the songs played in church! I was like “THANK GOD!” a door was opened for me to share the love of God in office, and when I invited him to my church, he even said he will visit someday by himself! Well, of course I told him that he could let me know if he’s coming so I can host him when he’s there πŸ™‚

Indeed.. God is good. Imagine if I didn’t go for lunch that day, I would probably have never found out that he is opened to Christianity. Thank you SWJ for challenging me πŸ™‚