"Eat little at a time, and only at need. For these things are given to serve you when all else fails. The cakes will keep sweet for many many days, if they are unbroken and left in their leaf-wrappings, as we have brought them. One will keep a traveler on his feet for a day of long labour, even if he be one of the tall men of Minas Tirith."
—The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lorien"
Lembas, also called Elven bread or Waybread in the Common Speech, was a special food made by the Elves in the Lord of the Rings. It was meant to sustain a traveler on his journey. We too, need food for our journey and it is our hope that these stories from our young people would be like food unto your soul as you journey towards Jesus.
They say that laughter is the best medicine and indeed we find it to be true here in our office. In the spirit of
Christian charity, good things must share! So if you are in need of a good laugh, words of encouragement
or just enjoy lame jokes, stop by for a dose.
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“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony”
– Revelations 12:11
Click HERE for all the encouraging testimonies of what God has been doing in our lives. And if you feel
so moved, drop email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith” Heb 13:7 The leaders of the young adult communities at OYP share their experience in community and what prompted them to desire Christ more. May their testimonies shed light on what it is like to […]
By Genevieve Especkerman I was a cradle Catholic and a Sunday Catholic growing up. By the time I was 13, I had stopped going to church, so I never went through confirmation classes and or had any experiences with community. Just before university started in 2014, I attended the Awaken retreat. It was my first […]
by Brandon Krygsman We often fall into the habit of thinking there’s no need to evangelise. Sometimes, we even think that evangelisation is not the ‘Catholic way’ of spreading the Gospel. “We don’t have to talk about our faith, we can just evangelise subtly through our everyday actions by being a good person!” However, this […]
By Marcella Chua Not long ago, I hit an all-time-low in my spiritual journey, I realized I couldn’t feel the presence of God at all. It was really sudden and I couldn’t find an explanation for it. I felt extremely confused and abandoned, because I thought my relationship with God at that time was pretty […]
by Alexis Lim Zhen Ting There’s something mysterious about being within the fences of 2 Lor Low Koon. In there, my heart’s quietly and stably ablaze – after the initial flash of red and yellow sparks, I find my fire dancing to beat of the Lord’s soft whispers, especially throughout the 10 days I’ve spent […]
by Julian Lim I first heard about OYP in December 2016, when a good friend of mine invited me to go for the School of Witness (SOW). Back then I was just a Sunday Catholic, struggling to find reason and meaning to spend just an hour a week in church. At the same time, I […]
By Rachel Kenyon Often we think that prayer means to sit in a chapel for hours on end, repeating set prayers, but being in a fast-paced society like Singapore, we cannot “afford the time” to pray. St Teresa of Avila defines prayer to be “nothing else than an intimate friendship, a frequent heart-to-heart conversation with […]
by Natasha Wong If you have struggled with prayer, you are not alone! How many times have you tried to pray…especially at night, before you sleep and oh dear, it is the next morning already! Let us do an activity – when you imagine someone praying, what comes to mind? For myself, I envision a […]
by Stuart Andrew Peter As Catholics living in an age of moral relativism and subjectivism, it is often hard to be firm in our convictions. This is especially so when it comes to defending our faith, or at least what the Church believes to be true and teaches us to be right. We are seen […]
by Jereme Cheong Over a year ago, when I first started being more involved in church ministry, I went over to OYP for what I assumed would be a routine briefing on administrative matters. What ensued instead was a very unexpected “praying over” session, where for the first time in many years, I was asked to […]