Day: February 28, 2020

SOW 2020

Thy Will Be Done

by Marilyn Choong, 19 years old I come from a family of six, and I’ve been blessed with loving parents who are Christ-centered. As a kid, my parents would sign me up for extracurricular classes like ballet or swimming. I hated going for them, but I went as I thought this was expected of a

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SOW 2020

Out of Darkness and into His Light

by Trina Tan, 19 years old I am a cradle catholic and I used to love prayer, catechism and going for mass. But over time, I began to distance myself from God. Growing up, the amalgamation of subtle comparisons made by my mother that my brother was better than me,  made me believe that I

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SOW 2020

Making Room for His Living Water

by Isabel Tan, 19 years old From the age of six, I was made to play tennis and hated it for the most part —especially my parent’s disappointment when I lost a match, and feeling like I wasn’t living up to my father’s name and expectations. As the second oldest amongst my cousins and with

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SOW 2020

Deeply Loved by God

by Claudia Tan, 20 years old I grew up in a typical Asian household – my parents were strict, impersonal and top-down for most part. I yearned dearly for their love and affection, to be coddled by hugs and kisses and “I love you-s”, but I hardly ever received them. Even though I am now

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Photo-reflections

Jesus Enthroned

by Benedict Chan Jesus Enthroned. My personal prayer time sometimes involves coming into the prayer room where there is Jesus placed in the tabernacle, Enthroned in my presence and I begin to care to sit and listen with him. I do not rush my time nor do I let myself waste my time unless it

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Art work

Let Go and Let God

by Celeste Seah All of us are prone to sin because of our broken nature. However, Jesus Christ died and resurrected for us to be saved from these sins, these chains that bind and hold us in captive. To be freed from these sins, we are called to surrender totally to the Lord as He

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SOW 2020

True Story

by Joshua Tan I love a good story. At bedtime, we huddled around as my mother weaved tales. I was mesmerized. I was the knight, the spy, the wizard. I was slaying the dragon, saving the world, protecting the weak. I liked imagining my life as a story. I was a hero on adventure, each

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Art work

God Who Walks With Me

by Benedict Chan In coming to discover God the Father in SOW, I’ve come to view him no longer as a God who directs me to the unknown, but who walks with me. He isn’t pointing me to where he desires me to go but walks with me, picks me up when I fall and

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SOW 2020

The Father Carries Me

Now when I think of our faith, the words that come to mind are: liberation, fullness and love. My brothers and sisters, our faith is a decision we must make each day. Will you take God’s hand to step out of your tomb and live in His light?

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SOW 2020

Jesus Remembers Me

by Christopher Toh (above photo, middle), 27 years old I may appear cheerful, but in truth, the sense of dejection and abandonment always accompanied me in my life. Since young, I battled with inferiority, believing I will never be good enough. I wasn’t as quick-witted as my parents wanted me to be and I also

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SOW 2020

I Am Blessed, Called, Healed, Whole

by Charmaine Louis I grew up as an independent middle child in a family of five. My mother often reminded me how expensive it was to have me from the weekly injections she needed to take to stabilize the pregnancy, to the emergency c-section. Until I was 8 years old, I would get asthma attacks

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SOW 2020

From a Heart of Stone to a Heart of Flesh

by Andrea Chong, 19 years old Like many teenage girls, I face insecurities about my looks and my body. To make things worse, I belong to a naturally skinny family who jokingly point out from time to time that I’m the “meatiest” in the family. I also started to use Instagram since I was 11

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SOW 2020

Listening to God’s Voice

by Thea Rezel, 19 years old Before attending the School of Witness (SOW), I haboured self-hatred and felt emptiness and loneliness. This began when I was separated from my close friends, having to go to Junior College alone. I felt abandoned and feared missing out. A friend who I treasured also left me and I

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