我们只想跟你们一起分享这份爱 ❤️


“We are a group of people that’s been greatly and deeply loved by God, and we just want to share the love with you this Chinese New Year.”

5 young adults envisioned giving some of the elderly in the vicinity of our church a more blessed Chinese New Year this year. We crafted out an idea, rallied youths and young adults to come alongside either in gifting food packs or giving out food packs, and the plan came to pass yesterday evening when 21 young adults came together to give out the packs that we’ve gathered.

We didn’t think that there would be many people who would gift, but we managed to gather close to 30 packs! (didn’t manage to get the exact number) Thank God! And we also didn’t think that there would be more than 10 people coming to give out the packs, but God is good! He provided us with 21 which was a pretty good number! And at about 6, it started to pour but thank God the rain stopped when we were setting out 🙂

So we gathered at church for a short briefing and prayer before we set out to give out the packs to the elderly. We went in groups of 3-4 to give out the packs to elderly who were living in the rental blocks near to our church.

We started out at about 8pm and came back together at about 9.30pm. We shared experiences when we gathered back and it was amazing that the elderly were open and receptive to us. Some of us even had the opportunity to spend some time sitting in their humble home to talk to them and pray with them. It warmed our hearts to see and know that they were blessed even with the little that we could give.

There were two highlights for me:
1) The uncle whom we caught coming out of his house to look at us even after we passed his house after giving the pack to him and talked to him for awhile.
2) The uncle who said “WAH! This toilet paper is good quality wan leh! We always go buy we know the price wan.. this one expensive wan!”

When we were going round to share our experiences, I was reminded of the YAYP retreat, when we went to the slumps in Indonesia to visit families and pray with them. The Lord opened my eyes to see the similarities between that in Indonesia and what we did yesterday evening. The slumps are equivalent to the rental houses in our context. And missions can start right where we are. Missions can take place wherever there’s need.

Lord, open our eyes to see the needs right where we are, open our hearts to feel what You feel about the brokenness right where we are. Lord, use us wherever we are to meet the needs of the least of these, that You may be glorified wherever we are.

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You’re the God of this city 

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. 🙂 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.