Coming into SYFC full-time as a fresh polytechnic graduate, clutching my Diploma in Retail and Hospitality Design, was a decision I never thought I would ever make.
Looking back now on my three years in full-time, I can see how God brought me through each decision I made and how He led me to continue serving Him here. It all clicked for me during a thanksgiving session, when God reminded me of my heart for the harvest and how much He truly desires for none to perish but all to be saved.
I’m currently in the Polytechnic Ministry team, watching over our outreach to students from two polytechnics. I guide and encourage students in their walk with God, monitor events publicity and share the gospel with those who do not know Him personally. Although it has been stretching so far, I am grateful for the growth and for all He has brought me through.
Caroline Cheah, 23, attends Bethesda Bedok Tampines Church. People tell her she’s a ‘bubble tea’ expert and ‘cat whisperer.’
I came to know of SYFC as a project servant after my ‘A’ Levels. After being challenged, I decided to serve as a volunteer in my undergraduate days. There were many moments when handling school and ministry commitments in the Secondary School and Junior College Ministry (SJM) became increasingly difficult. When my final year timetable inhibited my ability to participate in ministry work, I recalled how serving full-time would allow me undistracted time and attention for ministry.
Upon graduation in August 2017, I prayed and pondered hard about God’s direction for me as an engineer. I was challenged by a sermon, “God is not looking for people who have ability, but availability.” I asked the Lord, “Why not full-time capacity in SYFC for this season?” I recognised that a need to join or participate in an action is a call in itself, so I should not delay to respond just as Peter and Andrew left at once when Jesus invited them to follow Him.
Serving in SJM brings me joy; I enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded students, volunteers and fellow staff in the north west cluster. Apart from leading, engaging and encouraging youths to share the gospel, I’m learning to teach God’s Word more clearly, applying it to them where they are.
Elizabeth Foo, 26, attends Grace Assembly Of God (Tanglin) and serves as a SJM cluster leader. She enjoys eating anything nutty and doing simple watercolouring on nature.