Category: Updates

Geared To The Times, Anchored To The Rock

Through the Lens of a Teensportz Organiser

I was first involved in TeenSportz 2012 (known as TeenGames then) as the Logistic IC. Since then, I have served as sports IC, vice-chairman and then chairman. It has been exciting and challenging, a God-led journey of evolving this sports competition as young people’s preferences and perceptions of sports events change. To keep pace, we…
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Finding our EDGE

Through the years, SYFC has been reaching restless juvenile delinquents, mainstream youths, and now increasingly, youths in specific interest groups like music and sports. The E.D.G.E ministry was birthed out of a desire to find more platforms to reach new niche young people groups. As we share two current initiatives, thank God with us and…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

After a few months of tirelessly looking for a job, I was very excited to begin my full-time work in a youth center. I knew God prepared this position for me. In the first two weeks of work, I reported to office earlier than the reporting time and I was eager to perform well. However,…
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Digitally Speaking

“Daddy, can I use the iPad?” asked Lauren, my 6-year old daughter.   “Why?” I replied.   She said, “I want to learn some origami from YouTube.”   I loaned her the iPad and off she went to learn origami with her elder sister.  Two days later, Lauren came to me again excitedly.  “Daddy! I folded a crocodile!”…
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Reflections of Project Serve 2018

  I was planning to go to the polytechnic and so had about three months of holiday. Between going out to work and joining Project Serve, I decided to join Project Serve as I felt it was a more meaningful way to spend my time. If I wanted some work experience, I could always get…
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Through The Lens of a Full-Time Staff

I came to know Singapore Youth for Christ (SYFC) during my ITE days and rededicated my life to Jesus during one of its events. A staff met me regularly for Bible study. Subsequently I joined the ministry meetings on Friday evenings. I ‘progressed’ from being an observer to a key Christian student, then to a…
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Being Responsible in Our Evangelism

Evangelism is a process. In SYFC, this starts with befriending young people God brings into our path. We vary in our approaches to engage youths of different ages and segments. Michael Yong, Ministry Coordinator of Teaching Ministry, explains that “this is inline with 1 Corinthians 9:20-22 where we go to the students’ level and do…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

  In the past year, I started sketching and water-coloring as means to relate with the students who are interested in Visual Arts. Even though I graduated from Design Schools, drawing was never my strong suit. Nevertheless, I dived head-first into a world of ink and colors, lines and shapes.  One key early lesson in…
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The Mission of SYFC

  But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20 ESV) Peter and John were warned by the religious leaders of their time not…
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Through The Lens of an Evangelist

“Why does mankind always seek for answers?” was my classmate’s response to my whining, when I expressed frustration at trying to understand a lecture on Human Anatomy. While I was taken by surprise by her question, it occurred to me that it was an open door for a conversation about the yearning in the hearts…
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