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New Staff in SYFC: Poly Edition

After I graduated from polytechnic, I joined GradServe. Through that four months, I came to experience and understand the need for polytechnic students to hear the gospel. I then decided to spend my first year after graduation in full-time service in the Polytechnic Ministry, giving my first fruits to God. I faced much opposition from…
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To Non Christians through Christians

To Non-Christians, through Christians is a phrase coined many years ago internally among our Polytechnic Ministry staff and volunteers to express in a nutshell our focus and direction in evangelism. Today, it is still often heard in our conversations and discussions The Polytechnic Ministry staff team comprises highly motivated, eclectic individuals from different backgrounds united…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

When I was comparing myself with others who use their God-given talents to create content and start businesses to reach out with the gospel, I had thought I could be doing more for God instead of ‘wasting’ my time in university. I was scrambling to prevent my GPA from falling off a cliff and felt…
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Caught In Between

Polytechnic students are pressured to be competent, global-savvy young adults while lingering adolescent traits may get the better of them. It is a time of tension for while searching for their identity, insecurities develop or surface. With this backdrop, persisting in the work of evangelism among them can be easily overwhelming. In the quest to…
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New Staff in SYFC!

Being a fresh graduate from university with a degree in Life Sciences as well as an active athlete, Shona wanted to do something that merges science and sports. One Sunday after church, she asked God to show her how to use her sports training experiences for His purposes. Next day, two SYFC staff spoke to…
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Different faces, different hands but one heartbeat

Well, one of my greatest thanksgiving is working with our volunteers! Currently, we have 19 volunteers serving with us in different capacities. Some are involved in regular outreach while others plan events or follow up with students. A number of them are ITE graduates who used to attend our small groups (P.E.P). For Koh Liwen,…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

Two wonderful things happened when I was a teen – I placed my faith in Christ and learned to play football. Soon, soccer became the love of my life. It took first place. I was crazy over it. Rain or shine I’d be in the field every evening. Sometimes, even during a heavy downpour when…
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Real Ministry Needs

“Authentic” is a word to sum up the youths from the Institutes of Technical Education (ITE). True and earnest in friendship, they look for real friendships. Student ‘K’ was interested to find out more about Christ. In our early interaction, he had many questions about God and injustice in the world. In a nutshell, his…
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Through the Lens of a Friend in Ministry

By Bernard Chua Back in 1976, I first joined a SYFC club in my school when I was in secondary two. I remember that we met at a church near our school every Friday for Bible studies and fellowship. After a year, I became the president of the club and continued joining the weekly meetings…
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The S.T.E.M. of our Work

by Caroline Cheah Once in a while, at a gathering or church Missions Sunday, someone would comment to our staff, “I don’t hear much about SYFC these days.” We would quickly share that SYFC is still around, how we are reaching young people today and ask if he or she would like to continue to…
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