"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
By Anonymous “Be unabashedly curious.” This was the mantra in a course I took last year that trained us to be mediators. Every position that a disputant takes has underlying interests. Every event has a history. Every facade has a face. When I shared with my community last year that I struggled with same-sex attraction […]
by Natasha Lowe “In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might […]
by Amanda Er Often we may find ourselves struggling with prayer, not knowing what to say, what to do or constantly finding it impossible to be still. If that is your struggle, you’ll be relieved to know that prayer is not as restrictive as you may have grown up with. There are many creative ways […]
By Joanna Oey The following paragraphs and short comics stem from my personal experiences and daily struggles in wanting to love my family better. I have always struggled with my pride and temper at home, and it was only a few months ago that my mum briefly mentioned to my boyfriend, “she’s (me) changed a […]
By Jane Quek Treasure, a young adults’ encounter retreat organised by the Office for Young People (OYP), saw a record-breaking 130 participants in its eighth run, from 31 August to 3 September 2017. Led by Father Jude David, the chaplain of OYP, Treasure 8 saw young working adults from past Treasures and OYP’s young adult […]
by Lisha Ann Rodney Before I entered Singapore Institute of Management Catholic Society (SIM CS), I was just a Sunday Catholic and my faith was very stagnant. I knew God, but I did not know who He was to me. Coming into SIM, I came across SIM’s FOC (Freshmen Orientation Camp) on my parish bulletin, […]
In this series of testimonies, the incoming leaders from Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Yale-NUS share their faith journey and their decision to lead. Part 1 of this series can be found here: http://oyp.org.sg/thanksgiving-testimony-university-communities-oyp-part-1/ SIM Catholic Society (SIM CS) Jonathan Chng I am Jonathan Chng, currently a […]
On the 23 August 2017, His Grace, Archbishop William Goh commissioned the new leaders of the various university communities at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. The leaders of these communities share their struggles and the factors that led to their decision to step up in their communities. May their testimonies inspire you to […]
“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 […]