Day: February 22, 2020

SOW 2020

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

by Nicole Lim, 19 years old When I was young, I was a very friendly child. However, an incident that occurred caused me to recoil into a shell of timidity. On the first day of primary school, I tried to make new friends with the two girls sitting behind me. After confidently saying ‘Hi’, telling

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God Rejoices Over Me

by Joelle Tan (above photo, left), 21 years old I come from a family of six and I am the third child. Before attending the School of Witness (SOW), I felt displaced, unnecessary and rejected. There were many times where I repeated to myself that I did not belong anywhere and that I would never

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Anchored in my Identity

by Melissa Foo, 25 years old For most of my life, I struggled with loving and believing in myself. I constantly sought validation and affirmation from others, which stemmed from the lack of trust in God and in who I was. I used to overwork myself to prove that I was capable. I struggled to

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Filled with Great Joy

by Justin Quah, 19 years old My life before the School of Witness (SOW) was not Christ-like. I did not go to church, I was not involved in community and I did not pray. I also wore many masks. I put on the mask of the cool guy, the people pleaser and the bully. The

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Jesus Embraces my Brokenness

by Clarice Lee Before coming into the school, I did not have a good image of God. I saw God as one who abandoned as I could not feel his presence in times of deep pain. I felt that Jesus ignored my cries for help, and allowed me go through pain and suffering alone. I

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On Forgiveness

by Walter Seow, 27 years old I grew up in a very strict environment. I know that my mom has always loved me unconditionally, but because of her own wounds, that love was often expressed in imperfect ways. She was the typical Asian tiger mom and reigned over every aspect of my life. I recall

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