Category: reach

Big Lessons in Small Matters

I am one of the few staff workers in SYFC who do not own a laptop and often forget my username and password! I am thankful that for the three times I needed to change my desktop computer, I have a tech-savvy nephew to help and when he was overseas, a kind ex-volunteer educated me,…
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Introducing a Younger Leader:

In 1994, Eric Teo, a very young Christian, went to a SYFC event, ‘Star or Sotong’. At 13, he was studious, timid and reserved. This event turned out to be the first of many for him. The following year, he became a student volunteer and was involved right up till his polytechnic days. While in…
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None Excluded, None Beyond Reach

  Christians are to put away “anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk” and “not lie” to one another. Such behaviors are due in part to ethnic or racial (“Greek and Jew”), religious (“circumcised and uncircumcised”), cultural (“barbarian, Scythian”) and economic (“slave, free”) divisions in any society. Prejudices are reinforced, making it hard to bridge…
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Broadening Our Scope, Stretching Our Range

SYFC first reached troubled youths, then mainstream secondary school youths. We moved on to reach college and post-secondary teens. Today, we are stretching to connect with unique sub-groups among them. Among troubled youths, Youth Guidance Ministry Coordinator, Laurent Tan and his staff minister to those whose parents are incarcerated. He shares, “About 15 of them…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

One important lesson I’ve learned recently comes from 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 or to put it simply, “Something that is worth doing is only worth doing in the attitude of love and faith.” It is a truth that I understood better in the past couple of months and the long-term work of the Holy Spirit within…
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Introducing A Younger Leader: James Lee

A new leadership team will take SYFC into the years ahead from 2021 onwards. In each issue of Reach this year, we will introduce each of this band of servants, that you may know their heartbeat and pray for them. James Lee attended SYFC club meetings occasionally as a secondary school student. At an evangelistic…
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New Staff in SYFC

Since I joined SYFC full-time a year ago, I have many opportunities to work among preteens, locally and overseas. It is mainly because of my desire to focus fully on evangelism amongst preteens that I took this step of faith.   
At first, I was not used to our different ‘categories’ of evangelism. I did not quite…
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Reaching Tweens for Christ

A preteen or tween’s struggles are no different from those of a teenager. Jennifer Pang, Preteens Ministry Coordinator, highlights that “tweens today are very caught up with school, tuition and enrichment classes.” Some are also having a hard time because of what is happening at home. 
 As such, Peggy Chia, a student care centre…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

In National Service, I get to know people from all walks of life. We enter with the same rank and similar hairstyle or lack thereof. We land ourselves in unexpected conversations, and are given opportunities to forge unexpected friendships. 
 One day in camp, I felt this strong urge to find out the answer to…
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Neither 
here nor 
there but
 certainly 
in Christ!

The Tween Years; An age of opportunity before teen-age
 Our 10 – 12 year olds go through a period of ambiguity, reflected perhaps in the term ‘Preteens’. This term has no literal character of its own; it takes reference to ‘Teens’. The alternative ‘Tweens’ is more reflective of their awkward position – somewhere in between…
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