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Reflection on My Studies at TCA College

Hello Shekinah! As many of you already know, I have been studying in TCA College for a one-year Certificate of Ministry programme. I started my studies in January and it is now my second term (out of three terms) in TCA College. I think it is a really unique season to be studying there due to the Covid-19 situation, where my classes have been converted to online classes since March. I really miss the onsite sessions where I can interact face-to-face with my fellow classmates and lecturers, but as we have started to carry things out online, I have been adapting to this online mode for studying as well as for church ministry. I realised that being on an online platform makes it easier for distractions to happen, so it is extremely important to manage my attention so that I remain focused on the meeting instead of social media or anything that can shift my attention away.

To give some background on why I am studying in TCA College, before my internship with Shekinah started, in July 2019 I was attending the School of Ministry programme in Tung Ling Bible School. During one of my modules in Tung Ling, I was listening to the lecturer preach about the mysteries of God and how we can never completely fathom the entirety of God, and suddenly I felt the Spirit of God touch me and I began to cry. I had this sudden thought that I wanted to continue biblical studies after Tung Ling, and I hadn’t even reached the halfway point of the programme in Tung Ling yet! I didn’t know how this would work out at that point because I was unsure of my future plans after Tung Ling, so I kept this to myself. It was in the last week of August 2019 that Pastor Hock Cheng approached me with an offer of an internship in Shekinah, and the internship programme included sponsored biblical studies at a local theological seminary. This was God’s plan for me that He had revealed to me earlier on. My studies at TCA College are part of God’s plan, and I have learnt a lot from my first term there.

The most important thing that I have learnt from my first term in TCA College is that loving God requires the involvement of our minds. Quoting from Matthew 22:37: “Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” and also in Romans 12:2, Paul calls us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. Christianity is not a blind faith, where we do not question what is fed to us by the media, our pastors or even CG leaders. God has created us in His image, which includes the ability of rational thought. Hence, it is important that we know the person of whom we are worshipping, to know who God is and what God has done for us, especially Christ’s work on the cross, which is the foundation of our faith. As I began to know more about these aspects, I find myself better able to process the basis of my faith and as I reflected, I find myself appreciating the teachings of Christianity more and more. I am also able to give a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in me (1 Peter 3:15). I don’t think God calls for everyone to attend a theological seminary, but I do believe that it is important that we are open to learn the foundations of our faith, to know what we believe in and stand for.

In my studies at TCA College, I have definitely found myself more equipped as a disciple of Christ in the head knowledge, where I am able to more effectively communicate to others about the message of the gospel and even participate in theological discussions. However, I know that it is not enough for the knowledge to remain at the head level, but to be translated to heart knowledge. I will persevere in my studies, but also not allow myself to be overwhelmed by knowledge, but to continue to allow God to renew my mind as I learn new things and to become more like Christ.

Audrey Goh
30 May 2020


Impatient, proud and easily triggered, this is how my mother described me before I came to know Jesus. I still remember that I used to have quarrels with my parents almost every day for some trivial things and my temper was so bad that my classmates were scared to interact with me.

My mother introduced me to Jesus in 2012. As being brought up in an atheistic environment, at the beginning I was very against it and believed that my mother was brainwashed. But she never gave up and kept encouraging me to pray. But my heart was hard because of my ego until one day in 2013. I struggled with my study and felt depressed and worthless for quite a long time, I did not know what to do so I cried out to God. After the prayer, I felt the peace inside my heart which I had never experienced before. I started to be curious about Jesus and gradually received him.

The most obvious change on me is that I became much more moderate and gentle. The relationship between people around and I improved a lot. My mother was more convinced that Jesus is her saviour as he literally saved her from the evil daughter.

Jesus has done a lot of amazing works in my life, and one of them is bringing me to Singapore. God blessed me to have a great result in Zhongkao, an exam similar to the O Level in Singapore, and gave me a chance to take Singapore MOE scholarship test. It is very difficult to get the scholarship, even I myself did not believe that I could make it, but God made it happened.

Furthermore, Jesus did not just bring me to here, he guides me along this journey. Make the long story short, He brought me to Pastor Dominic, my lovely and cute godfather, brought me to CGC 2 years ago and brought me to Shekinah last year. Although there were some ups and downs, he always protects me and leads me walking on the right way.

Before I end my sharing, I want to give thanks to pastor Dominic, May, Ai Kia, Yan Lin, Jae, Audrey and people who pray for me and support me along this journey. I'm so grateful that in a foreign country, I met you guys. Also, I'm very happy that I can join Shekina this big family, and I'm really looking forward to the new chapter of my spiritual life and hope I can contribute to this lovely family as well.

Han Yuxuan
19 April 2019


This sharing is a little bit about my journey of seeking God so far.

My elder brother Henry invited me to church more than 15 years ago back in my secondary school days because he knew that I was asking questions about where we come from and where do we go after we pass away. I found some of the answers in the sermons, that's when I accepted Christ and started attending the church services at CGC regularly. But even as a young Christian I often get anxious and worried about how I ought to live my life, especially in my studies, future career and also whether or not I'm good enough in the eyes of God. I later found out that what I was still looking for then was the purpose of life, or why we're created and living this life.

God is very gracious to me and showed me through His word that I do not need to worry because the work has already been done on the cross, and the purpose of living is in Jesus' commandments to love God and love my neighbours. He also showed me what loving means, which is to obey and spend time with God, and take care of and spend time with people around me, including those in the church community.

I'm getting baptised today also as an act of obedience to God, and am also happy to officially becoming part of the Shekinah church family, which I've been part of since the beginning of the year.

I want to thank my family for coming to support me, they've always been supportive of me coming to church. I also want to thank every member of this community, all the greetings, short conversations, those who have prayed for me and everyone generally always being friendly and welcoming. Thank you for welcoming me as an official member of the church. I want to thank God for giving me the privilege of getting baptised today and also being there for me throughout this journey. And I hope that all glory be to Him.

Vincent Tano
19 April 2019


Before I came to Christ, I was someone who took things for granted and never really appreciated what the people around me had done for me. I never really appreciated my parents and loved ones and others who loved and cared for me. I was hot tempered and impatient as well. I was clueless and constantly seek meaning to my life.

I came to know Christ through my friends during polytechnic days in 2004 and started attending church regularly after the merger between CGC and Shekinah. After I came to know Jesus, I started to experience a gradual change in my life and character. I felt a change in my temperament and become more patient. It felt like I was blind before and I could see now. I am thankful for the blessings that god had blessed me with (my parents, husband, unborn son and friends). I now know that because Jesus first loved me, that’s why I can continue to love the people around me.

Thank you to my parents, husband, some of my in laws and friends for coming to witness my baptism and celebrate with me. Thank you!

Amanda Wong
19 April 2019


As Elijah’s mummy, I used to worship almost daily with him and remind him to rise up & praise God in all circumstances! So yesterday I sang “Rise up & praise Him, He deserves our love..”

Finally my tap opened a little and God revealed that He made Elijah resemble me - Elijah’s features, being smiley, allowed God’s work in him that has made him strong and that’s the reason he can smile in adversity! Followed by a song “You raise me up”.

These lyrics showed exactly of what the Lord has done in me.
“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on Your shoulders;
You raise me up, to more than I can be!”

All these while with little tears and hardly grieving over Elijah’s departure I thought something is wrong with me. Am I Elijah’s mummy?!?! Haha.. rather it was God who is always here with me to raise me up to stand on mountains, walk on stormy seas and place me on His shoulders so I couldn’t feel much of the grief. I cried over knowing that Abba Father is raising me above the grief and not the grief coz Elijah is in the BEST place - Home with Abba Father.

Sharing from a Doctor who took care of Elijah:
Elijah’s presence still remains in my heart. Your testimony on God’s call on Elijah has left a mark in my heart. I struggled with understanding God’s plan for taking the precious babies that leave us. Elijah has indeed blessed our lives - our nurses still speak of him! Thank you for closure for myself.

A call from a nurse who just returned from her holiday telling us how much she missed Elijah but see him no more when she returned to work. She even told Elijah before she left for her holiday that she wants to see him getting even better when she returns.

A male consultant messaged Frankie to update the last report (before Elijah’s departure) and expressed that he missed Elijah.

Little did we know that this God-sent boy has won so much love and impacted the people that he met.

Some might even questioned why didn’t God heal Elijah completely (perform miracles) so that His glory be shown to awe many. I don’t know coz I’m not God. He has His plans and I know that His plans are good. He doesn’t have to create some glamorous shows to reveal His glory. His glory has been seen in creations all over the world. He has His timing to perform miracles in ways beyond us. His ways and thoughts are higher than ours. God has called forth Elijah and He has achieved the purpose for which He sent him. Elijah has accomplished his mission on earth and hence return home with our Lord. Let’s rejoice and celebrate with him! We’ll see him again when we’ve completed our mission on earth. Let’s continue to press on towards the goal and meet him at the finishing line!

Serene Thien
11 April 2019


Hi All,

Thanks for all your prayers and support for our family.

Time flies... it’s a week since BB Elijah left us. He is deeply missed. Still we rejoice that he is now in God’s arms.

Thanks for the encouragement and sharing, it warms our hearts and comfort us of Elijah’s purpose driven life.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” ‭‭- 2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

All Glory to our ABBA Father!

Looking back into Elijah’s Life:

1. He touched the doctors and nurses with his Will to live. This young fighter fought a good fight.
2. He strengthen our family as we grew with him. As a church family, it has rooted us more deeply.
3. Even with his passing, his story has and will continue to bless those in times of trials. (Now we pray that the milk we have prepared for him, will be able to be donated to milk bank to bless more babies)

Though, BB Elijah has returned home, his story has just began. Many more will be encouraged by it.

Sharing from a nurse:

Thank you for your life as a family. God's grace was truly manifested in and through your lives. I am truly blessed and humbled by your humility and your faith in God in the midst of the storm.

I was pondering the whole night while at work of how short our lives can be… only one life so soon it will pass, only what's done for Christ will last. God's plan for Elijah was overflowing through your lives as parents and from your 2 beautiful girls. I thank God for your lives.

Thru Elijah, God reminded me of His calling for me to serve Him and serve others.

Sharing from a mother in NICU:

I was actually in depression. But when I saw Serene and how she face the situation, it encouraged me and uplifted me.

Sharing for attendee at the wake:

Hey Serene! Just wanted to let you know that Elijah truly touched my heart tonight. Even though I never met him until today. Through him, through you, I feel like my faith in God has been renewed. I saw God’s work in him & you. i do not know how to put it in words, I do not know how to tell u how impactful tonight has been for me but just want to let you know this & take comfort that Elijah continues to carry out God’s work & plan even though he has returned home.

Frankie Tay
6 April 2019


When I was 5-6 years old our parents introduced their children to Church. Church was a cold stone building and Jesus was the man nailed to the cross behind the altar in the front of the Church. Later I found out that the “bird” on the window symbolizes the Holy Spirit and the Lady holding a baby was Virgin Mary, Jesus’ mum. But where is God, I couldn’t see him. And I did not connect to any of them. During my time in school Religion became a subject used to lower your average school grades (because everybody had a 1) and when I started to work, the Church became a financial transaction since in Austria up to $600 given to the church don’t attract tax.

When I met Doris in 2014, I didn’t know anything about God, Jesus and Church, but what Doris told me early in our coffee talks is: She has 2 requirements for someone she would contemplate dating or would even remotely consider as a boyfriend: No iPhone and must be Christian. “Hey, no issue with iPhone, I use Samsung, but how do I do with this Christian thingy?” Doris said, do you want to come to my church so you can find out? And here I am, 4 years later still sitting in the front row, rarely missing a Sunday Service and slowly connecting to God and his son Jesus.

Humans need to go through a dramatic or drastic experience before making a change in their life and I’m not an exception to that. On 08 Dec 2017 I was diagnosed with Cell B Lymphoma Cancer. For Doris and me the world fell apart, we were standing on the edge looking down the abyss. I’m told I may be dying. How much time do I have left?

This was the point when I reached out to God and said to him: “I didn’t ask for it and I know that you don’t want this happening to me either, but I need all your help and support to fix me up and heal me again”. I asked God to take control of restoring my health and do whatever is necessary for my full recovery, and I will go through whatever experience and pain he wants me to go through and I will endure and patiently wait for the healing. This is the day my relationship with God started and when I started to communicate with Him and do so on a daily basis since.

Although I didn’t show much interest in God and his son Jesus in the first 50 years of my life, he has so much mercy for me, forgave me and walked with me side by side through the whole healing process, removed my cancer and is still with me this week when I go through Radio Therapy to make sure I’m not suffering any long-term damages. My God is great, he will never leave me nor forsake me!

Now I know I’m connected to God and Jesus and will be for the rest of my life.

30 March 2018


I'm sure by now most of you had already heard that my dad has accepted Christ last Sunday (08/10/2017). Probably through my Facebook post. It was a long awaited moment after praying for many years for his salvation. In my family of five, he was the last one to accept Christ.

To cut the story short, we invited him for the mid-autumn celebration by our Chinese ministry. Seated next to him was an elderly man with the same surname as my dad. While the speaker, Pastor Justin, was praying for this man’s salvation, something nudged me to turn around to ask my dad if he’s ready to accept Christ. To my pleasant surprise, he actually said yes! But I wanted to be sure that he heard me correctly and so I double confirmed with him. When he said yes again, I quickly brought him to the altar for prayer. Then Pastor Justin led him to say the sinner's prayer.

Besides my family’s prayers for him, I would also like to thank Pastor Hock Cheng, Sis Camelia, Bro David & Sis Ivy Thia, and also our late Sis Christina for planting the seeds along the way and reaching out to him.

God has taught me 3 lessons:
1) Don't give up praying for our family members’ salvation; the answer may come in only years later.
2) Must intentionally invite them to church.
3) Seize the opportunity and check with them if they are ready to respond to the altar call; you never know if they’ll say yes. Praise the Lord!

Alice Tan
15 October 2017


Good morning everyone. My name is Stephanie, mother of 3 wonderful kids namely Trina, August and Trinity... I feel very excited today to share my encounter with God with all of you...

I guess to many people in church I look like a very normal person... Maybe just a bit short tempered... But most people still don’t know my old life – how bad or wretched I was.... I used to be a hardcore addict. What kind of addict? Well... Addicted to smoking, alcohol and drugs.

I came from a broken family. I started smoking at the age of 12 and my addiction grew from bad to worse after l left school at 17. Cos school days very difficult to get cigarettes since govt imposed a law on the legal age to buy them. My highest record was smoking 4 packs of cig a day which was like a daily routine to me... It was also then that Hokkien became my “first language”.

My addiction to alcohol began after I started working... Almost every day without fail, I would go for drinks at pubs and discos and ended up very drunk in quite a few occasions. At the same time I also come in contact with drugs... First was ecstasy, then I “upgraded” to cocaine, marijuana and ice (A classy drug) you name it... Initially it was for fun but gradually I became a hardcore addict. In those days when I was taking ice, I could locked up myself in the room for 48 hours! Over time, my addiction became so bad that I even went into trafficking drugs! I was too young and naïve. It didn’t occur to me that if I were caught, I could have been sentenced to death. All I wanted then was free drugs and good, easy money.

But thanks be to God, my old life started to change when I became pregnant with my 1st child Trina... During the pregnancy, my desire for drugs, alcohol and cigarettes somehow vanished.... I don’t even crave for those things at all... At first I thought, “Wow! My willpower is strong” so I can actually give up all my addictions just like that. I used to think that it was all my self-effort that I am now free from addiction...But after I saw and heard many people around me wanted to get out from their addictions but always struggled very badly and failed ... They just kept going back to the same old paths... I realized that there’s something more than just willpower. Then one day, I heard some testimonies from former drug addicts at Breakthrough Missions, which is a Christian drug rehab halfway house, I realized that my victory over the addictions wasn’t really my willpower at all... It was actually God who rescued me... In His grace and mercy, God had made it easy for me.... You see, I came to know God when I was 7 through my grandparents who brought me to church. Even though I later backslided, even though I have strayed so far away, God has never forgotten me.

Now looking back, I can testify to you that it is God who watched over me throughout the years, despite my past and my sins... Today, I’m glad that God has given me and my children a “New Beginning”. Last year, through Alice, my friend’s invitation, I visited her church at Queensway Shopping Centre. Today, all my 3 lovely kids also attend Shekinah. Trina, my eldest, just got water baptized this year.

Through it all, God has taught me one lesson: Miracles do happen if you believe in Him....

Let me end with my favorite verse from the Bible in Psalms 37:5 “Give yourself to the Lord; trust in Him, and he will help you.”

Thank you.

Stephanie Koo
1 October 2017


Putting God back into my life

Good morning brothers & sisters, glory & praises to our God. It is my pleasure to share my testimony with you today. My testimony is about putting God back into my life.

Before I start my sharing, I would like to give you some background about me. I was brought up by my aunt since I was 1 month old, despite there is a lot of love being showered by her and my cousins, I still feel a sense of rejection from my parents. As such I grew up with a lot of resentment and rebellion. I carried all these negativities with me into my marriage and parenting.

I accepted Christ about 20 years ago, but I do not have a serious relationship with God. God has blessed me over the years but I have always taken things for granted. For the last 4 years, I was living in the wilderness, I have completely cut off my relationship with God, I stop going to church, stop reading the bible & stop praising Him etc. I was walking in complete darkness, I started to sin against Him. Life without God is miserable, everything seen to fall apart, it affected my marriage, health, work & I even went into depression.

Beginning of this year, I made a decision to repent my sin to God, to reconnect & re-establish my relationship with Him. Now I start and end my day by reading and mediating his words and a simple prayer with thanksgiving. We can see that God is working in our family, relationship with my wife and children have improved and I am more patient and slow in anger now.

1. Our God is a powerful God who miraculously brought his people out of Egypt.
2. Our God is a God of Covenant who wants to have a relationship with his people.
3. Our God is a God of redemption who save his people from their sins.

Brothers & Sisters, if you are willing to put God first in your life, you can be free from your bondages as well. Thank you & God blessed.

Lloyd Lim
14 April 2017


Hello everyone

My name is David and today I’ve decided to get baptised.

As a second generation Christian, you could say that I’ve always been exposed to God and I’ve never really had to fight for my faith in the way my parents did. I have had the privilege to see God work through me and my family in all these years, constantly guiding us through our troubles. God was never much of a priority though and although I believed in him, I never placed him in the centre of my life.

This was until a stressful period in my life when I entered Sec 4 and had to take the O level exams. Somehow, throughout the whole year of what was supposed to be the most daunting and tough year of secondary school life, I actually had the most fun and there was a certain peace that I had that kept my stress in check.

This reminded me of Philippians 4:7 which says “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This same peace carried me through the year and allowed me to be calmer and more at ease. I guess it is because God has continually shown himself to me that I have made the decision to journey the rest of my life with Him.

As I enter a new season in my life I want the peace that surpasses all understanding,God’s peace, to be with me as He aids me in overcoming whatever challenges life may bring. Therefore today I am committing my life to Him today.

David Gan
14 April 2017


I came to know about Jesus when I was 5 years old. I attended Sunday school every Sunday. Even though I knew about God's existence, I still sinned against God by telling lies and pushing the blame to other people.

I attended different churches' children services but I just went because I was supposed to as a Christian.

But over the years, I realised that shouldn't be the case. I was brought over to Shekinah on 22 May 2016 by the reccommendation of Auntie Alice, my mum's colleauge and friend as my previous chruch was on Saturdays but I was starting to have tuition on Saturdays as well. I started realising what it really means to be a Christian and thanked God for all the things he has given me.

After knowing Jesus, I stopped lying as often and developed an awareness of right and wrong. Even though I still sin, I pray to God asking for forgivness and hope that after this baptism , I will start a new life and grow into a faithful Christian and be obedient to God's word.

I want to thank my friends for coming and supporting me through every step and my mum who has always been there for me. I really appreciate all that you guys have done for me and I just want to say thank you for everything.

To end off, I'm going to recite a verse which is very meaningful to me. It is taken from Ephesians Chapter 1 verse 10. We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Amen.

Trina Lim Shi En
14 April 2017


Good morning brothers and sisters. It is my pleasure to be standing before you today. I would like to thank the Lord for all his blessings and faithfulness in my life. My name is Jing and I have been attending Shekinah AG church since Dec 2013.

I have come to know Jesus in my grade school years through some relatives that were coming to our house and was doing Bible studies and have also learned to sing praise songs too. However for some reason my relationship with the Lord did not really grow.

When I came to Singapore, my first employer was also a Filipina and I would go with her to a catholic church on Sundays but I felt like something was missing. I was not happy so I decided not to go to her church anymore.

Homesickness brings me to join my friends by spending time in the malls and parks until I met Brother Jimmy and Sister Erlinda who were introduced to me by Sister Belen. I remembered watching them doing line dance in Orchard road together with other Filipinos. They invited me for the Christmas party and I can’t forget how warm and welcoming the people were. I instantly felt that I belonged to the church. It’s like finding or coming home to my family. So when they invited me to attend Sunday services, I never hesitated and I said yes. I have found peace and purpose in life. My prayer is to continue to grow in my relationship with Jesus with the guidance of you my dear brethren. I have decided to follow Jesus, so when brother Richard asked me if I will consider getting baptized, I said yes.

I will always be grateful to Brother Jimmy and Sister Erlinda for introducing Shekinah Assembly of God Church to me and always thankful to all of you brothers and sisters.

To God be the glory!

Jing Gonzales
24 April 2016


Life is not all bed of roses. It has a lot of trials and challenges that make us either strong and weak, worthy or meaningles, peaceful or hopeless.Many factors are causing us to be lonely, insecure, desperate and frustrated.

This is a story of ‘someone’ whose life was full of darkness and worries but was able to see light through Jesus Christ. God has given her two sons whom she loved so much . So, to raise them up providing their financial needs, she has to leave for an overseas job in Hong kong as a domestic helper though with pain in heart and uncertain of the things to come. Troubles and hardships are always an experience and she become spiritually weak and powerless. She was badly influenced by some friends, going here and there for nonsense things. So much so that, she no longer can handle her temper which led her to misunderstandings and fights with people close to her and even family. Frustrated and insecure she has become, hopping from one church to another was just a past time. God was not her priority...until her employer decided to move her to stay in Singapore. She was excited but uncertain of what will her life be in this new destination. But God is there waiting to welcome her. Her close friend invited her to a place beyond her expectation. To her great surprise, its a church-Shekinah Assembly of God which gave her a very warm welcome. God has joyfully welcome her. She accepted”Jesus Christ” as her saviour and made a commitment.

Brothers and sisters, this “someone” is yours trully Janette, your sister in Christ. Yes! Through Jesus Christ, I find peace of joy, he is my saviour. He is my light unto my path. He is my everything. I have no other God, but him. 2corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation-the old has gone, the new has come.

I say “Thank you” to all of you brothers and sisters of Shekinah family.Our beloved Pastor and his wife for this the day that the lord has made.we will rejoice and be glad in it. Thank you sis Ella for bringing me to this church, and to our dearest leaders in Filipino cell group Bro Jimmy and Sis Erlinda. Thank you for the guidance and care...and to my brother in christ Joel. Thank you for coming and for your support. Amen!

Janette Bejarin
17 April 2016


Before I came to know Jesus, I was always making excuses to cover up my mistakes by lying. I did not have the courage to own up to my mistakes. So to cover a lie I have to tell a bigger lie, so that I do not get scolded.

When I was around 6 years old, my father led me to the sinner’s prayer. And then after I attend Shekinah Kids faithfully. To me God is a shepherd and He has helped me defeat my fear of the dark. When I was younger at night every shadow that I come across becomes a creepy creature like a ghost.

I have wanted to be baptised for a while and I prayed to God and seek the approval from my parents. My parents were very supportive and encourage me to go ahead. Ever since I started to know Jesus I felt more secure. I realised that by telling the truth I have been set free from lies.

Baptism is all about leaving my old life behind and being set free from sins. Now I got a new life in Christ and having a new community where I can grow in character and obedience to the Lord. Praise the Lord, Amen!

Joshua Wu
5 April 2015


Hello everyone. So as you know, I am going to get baptised today and this is my testimony. I have grown up in a christian environment all my life, from queenstown good shepherd kindergarten to fairfield primary and secondary. The idea of christ was never something new with the daily devotions in the respective schools, but it is never something that truly sets in till you experience christ for yourself. For me, that was around the age of 9 or 10. That was when my brother was first rushed into the hospital. For those that do not know, he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and has been through 4 operations now. I still remember that day. I was still in school and only found out everything when I got home. I was told by my parents that he couldn't wake up as much as they shook him and his face was completely pale. That was a turning point for my whole family as my parents had Christian friends that came by to pray for my younger brother. We experienced a number of miracles throughout that season, such as how the doctor said that he might not make it through the night after his first operation, but he's alive and well with us today.

Ever since then, I've always been reassured to know that our lives have and will always be in his hands. No matter what obstacles or struggles we may face, we just need to lay in down at his feet. I know that he is always around despite the sinner I am. Since I've accepted Christ, I began to have a new perspective on many things. I've become more appreciative of what people do for me. I begin to notice things and realize that, hey. I really don't deserve all of this. God's blessings are everywhere. Along the way, many people have come along to teach me, guide me and show me how God's love is for us. One main lesson I've learnt through my years as a christian is to take rest in the wisdom of God. He might say no, he might ask you to wait. But you never really understand the reasons behind his decisions till you get the chance to look at things in hindsight. I just feel so blessed by it all and with all these in mind, I have decided to get baptised today and live a renewed life. Thank you.

Tan Chin Yuan Edric
18 April 2014


With unusual courage, this man chose to tell the truth even when it hurts him. Because he chose to walk in integrity before God, today he’s enjoying intimacy with God, the peace of God, and the blessings of God!

“I first got exposed to pornography images at the age of 13 and was on and off indulged with sexual sins. It was very difficult for me to get out of this bondage despite the many methods used. I didn't know that it is so much easier to be set free when I chose to bring this sin out to light (expose it) by looking for an accountability partner… If I were to sum up one key thing that helped me in this victory, it will be "Bringing it out to light. Expose it. Confess it."

Proverb 28:13 – “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 – “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

The devil will surely tell you that this is crazy! Telling someone else about your dirty sins! You want to lose your reputation!? You want people to look down on you? You want to be despised? The devil cast all these thoughts into our mind because he KNOWS THAT confession is a VERY VERY Powerful weapon. He will do the best he can to discourage you. It is a tough step to take.

But take heart. Jesus took all our sins. All of them. He went before us. We won. Confession was just the beginning. Thank God by His daily provision, I am able to be realigned with God. By meditating on His Word, dwelling in His Spirit, Pray, Worship, Fellowship and Witnessing will then keep me from returning back to the old self. The devil hates them all. I understand this is a spiritual battle. I can only use spiritual weapons to defend and attack. The destruction is more serious than the battle of flesh and blood. But do not worry.

Matt 10:28 – “Do not be afraid of the one who can only destroy the body but cannot destroy the soul. Rather be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in Hell.”

Be Vigilant. I've learnt not to take victories for granted. Because the devil prowls like a roaring lion, 24 hours keeping a look out looking for someone to be devoured. Hey! I'm not alone! “Learn to resist it! Stand firm in faith because I know that my brothers and sisters throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings!” (1 Pet 5:8-9)

Thank God by His grace and mercy, I received what I truly do not deserve. He took me, He cleansed me, He transformed me and He will carry me through. Be confident of this, that “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:6)


Six months ago, my mum was diagnosed with liver chirosis. But God is still good all the time.

Firstly, I want to thank God for His abundant grace. His mercies are new every morning!

Secondly, besides to thank my beloved husband, I also want to take this opportunity to thank Shekinah church family for praying together with us during this difficult season. Many of you have also visited my mum and planted seeds in both my dad and mum.

Praise the Lord! She finally accepted Christ 3 months ago, during her second hospitalization at NUH. That night when the doctors informed me that they would need to send her to the ICU, I was so afraid that I would lose her for eternity. But God graciously extended her life! Pastor led her to say the sinner's prayer not once or twice but three times over 3 different occasions just to be sure that she knew what she is doing. We even videoed her prayer as evidence of her decision.

Looking back, God has finally answered my prayer for her salvation after over 20 years. Praise God, my mum is now saved and I believe the salvation of my dad and brother are also near.

For many years, I could not see much light in any of them becoming Christians. In fact, I even went through some family persecution as a young Christian. I had thought that my mum, who was a staunch idol worshipper, would never be saved. But through persistent prayer and the gospel seeds repeatedly planted through various ways including some events organized by the Chinese Ministry, I now see the harvest. PTL!! I hope my journey will encourage those of you whose parents are still unsaved. Never give up hope because we serve a God who makes all things possible.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the church because you have helped to extend a warm welcome to my dad and mum when they came for those church events. Some of you even went as far as buying red beans from Taiwan to bless my mum.

Finally, I want to encourage you to invite your loved ones to the coming Parents' Day event on 25 May Saturday afternoon. Let's seize every opportunity to plant more seeds. If we do our part, I believe God will give us the courage and favor we need. All glory be to God!

Camelia Ang