29 Aug 2021
Dear family in Christ
We thank the Lord for our church missionaries, called by God to bring the gospel of Jesus our Messiah to various ethnic people groups. Pls remember them regularly in prayer, give them a call, write an email or send a card to encourage them in their ministry.
- Gerry & Ya Hui Gan – Praise God for their continual good work of education missions and church planting at ChiangMai under the deanery of Thailand. Grateful thanks for God’s gracious provision of the Covid-19 vaccine miraculously made available for Gerry and Ya Hui at Bangkok last week. Pls pray for God’s grace and strength as they persevere on in their missional ministry among the Thai people.
- Ian & Alison Gosling – They have been serving faithfully and strategically under a foreign missions agency. Ian provides significant IT training and development for this agency’s mission outreach around the world. The Goslings are reaching out to displaced refugees with the love of God through practical help and educational training. Pls pray for their health as they serve the Lord’s purposes.
- Deborah Loh – She is reaching out to the Urban Poor at Bangkok under the missional work of Overseas Missionary Fellowship. Deborah will complete her current term of service with OMF on 31 December 2021. Pls pray for God’s protection and strength in her outreach to the Thai people and for God’s guidance in her future plan and direction.
In addition to the above overseas missionaries, our church is also financially supporting the following church members serving locally with parachurch organisations:
a. Wang Qiu Yue is reaching out to children in the Pre-Teens ministry of Singapore Youth For Christ (SYFC). She also serves at 59th Girls Brigade company at Greenridge Primary school.
b. Tan Xing Wei is serving with Youth Guidance Outreach Services (YGOS) doing outreach ministry with youths-at-risk.
c. Goh Boon Siong is serving with Youth Guidance Outreach Services providing leadership for the youth outreach teams.
Our church practises the two-envelope giving system. The first is the Tithing envelope. All tithes returned to the Lord go to the General Fund, which is used to pay staff salaries, church expenses, chaplaincy outreach, diocese quota and giving to parachurch organisations like SYFC, YGOS, Celebrate Christmas in Singapore, etc.
The second is the Freewill giving envelope. This giving goes to the Mission Fund, which is used to support the above-mentioned overseas missionaries, Operation Mobilisation, Komering outreach, plus ad-hoc giving to diocese deanery work and other missional work as led by the Lord such as Ethiopia, Myanmar, etc.
As the Lord enables, may I encourage us to give cheerfully, generously and sacrificially for the work of God’s eternal kingdom.