Soul Food

Apart from our shared love for Jesus, we at OYP also share a great love for food so that tells you a little bit about our choice of words here!

But as it says in scripture,"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God." - Luke 4:4

It is our hope that the stories and reflections you find here will serve to encourage and bless you on your faith journey. We hope it serves as a reminder that none of us are really alone!


 

Articles

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Testimony & Thanksgiving

        “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony”
                                                                       – Revelations 12:11

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Past Events

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Redemption: Moving in Faith

by Nicholas Noel Loo Have you ever wished you could begin anew? Have there been choices that you’ve come to regret, or experiences you wish you never have been subject to? How desperately and deeply have you longed for redemption? When I recount the times I’ve fallen short in my friendships and life choices, I […]

Living a Life of Discipleship

by Sandra Elizabeth Yim We’re all probably familiar with the story of the five loaves and two fishes (John 6): how Jesus took the bread and fish offered by a little boy, gave thanks to God and distributed it to thousands of people with 12 baskets of leftovers to spare. Everyone knows about the miracle […]

TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING: He Gives Me Strength

Michael (above, far right)  by Michael Krygsman Prior to Treasure, I often found myself too proud to place God in the centre of my life. I was constantly consumed by the guilt and shame from my sins and I never felt worthy of his love. As a result, the Sacrament of Reconciliation was something foreign […]

Constant Conversion: An Everyday Guide

by Sarah Rachel Teo I attended the Awaken conversion retreat in 2013 because the new Catholic friends I had met in polytechnic were also going for it and I wanted to be with them. This spurred my desire to serve in my parish youth community, polytechnic community, and in catechetical ministry as a facilitator.  But […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: His Perfect Love Heals

by Wei Lynn Tan When I heard about SOCL, I was very hesitant to sign up. Would I be able to really make it through a 10 day retreat? It felt like too tall an order for someone who had only recently begun to take her faith life seriously. However, it was by God’s grace […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: The Joy of Discipleship

by Joshua Tan Following Jesus is hard work, but it is work that is full of joy. Before the School of Christian Leadership (SOCL), I had forgotten about the joy; I only looked at how hard being a disciple was. I started my second semester last year optimistic about growing in faith. I committed to […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Put On Love

by Anselm Yap My two biggest takeaways from SOCL would be the importance of being connected and grounded in a community through prayer and worship as well as the need to live radically for Jesus Christ. I used to think fulfilling the Sunday obligation and going for the occasional weekday mass, equated to having done […]

Be Not Afraid: Walking the Steps of the Great Apostles

by Elaine Tan With his hands outstretched, the priest greeted the congregation: “La paz del Señor esté siempre con vosotros.” (The peace of the Lord be with you always.) In the same loving manner, he echoed the words that Christ said to His Apostles: “La paz os dejo, mi paz os doy.” (Peace I leave […]

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Because He First Loved Us

by Kimberly Yeo Before SOCL, my spiritual life was dry, and I had been holding onto a lot of past hurts, leading me to be very guarded. I found it hard to trust anyone and struggled to see where God was in my life. During one of the sessions, I suddenly felt a prompting from […]

Sin and Reconciliation

Written by Aldrin Relador “I don’t know.” Under a dim kitchen light, John stood before his mother, with his eyes fixated on the tips of his feet. Puzzled, his mother, Mary, continued to probe him about the empty cookie jar. The cookies were supposed to be her contribution to the parish potluck tomorrow. “I don’t […]