Category: COMMUNITY

CAYA

Testimony & Thanksgiving: New Hope, New Eyes

by Shaun Choo, 20 Prior to the outreach, I dreaded the mundane prospect of NS. I resented book-ins and at times, felt like the world was against me. I also struggled with my own insecurities and overthinking. Even though I turned to God for help, I felt like nothing was happening. However, through the CAYA

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: He Has Changed My Life

by Amber Chelliah, Republic Polytechnic (far left, first row) My faith journey started in the years gearing up to Confirmation and that was when I had my first encounter with God. However, worldly distractions overcame me, and I would only turn to God when I needed Him.  I soon became distant from my faith and

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COMMUNITY

Empower Retreat 2018

It was a blessed 4 days and 3 nights as OYP held their fourth combined polytechnic retreat, Empower ’18. The theme for this retreat was taken from Luke 5: 1-11, the passage on the call of Simon. When Simon had encountered Jesus, he dropped his nets, left his boat and followed Christ. Jesus invites all of

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COMMUNITY

5 SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD ATTEND A YOUNG ADULTS’ RETREAT

by Mitchell Tan (Sign up HERE!) Think a young adults’ retreat isn’t for you? Here are five reasons why you should reconsider. I previously attended the Treasure Young Adults Encounter retreat, conducted by the Office for Young People where I took on the role of a small group facilitator. On the surface, it may seem

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COMMUNITY

Testimony & Thanksgiving: The Greatest Love

by Alvin Mok The Fig Tree community has been a place where I have truly felt the love of God through the authentic relationships I have experienced. These relationships have led me to realize how much I am loved by the Lord and that I am truly a child of God. I have never been

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COMMUNITY

Finding and Growing in Community

by Alessandrya Pak I was in search of a community as I felt strongly that community can help me to deepen my faith in God and make new friendships, as it is harder and more arduous to journey alone. While serving in Treasure 5 in the Logistics team, I met some friends from 1 Peter. I

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: The Lover of Your Soul Waits For You.

by Joseph Fernandez I grew up in a Catholic family, where I was considered a “good, Catholic boy”. I would attend Mass and Catechism (I mean, when your mum is the catechist, you pretty much have no choice) and, after my first God experience during Confirmation camp, I joined the Youth Ministry in my parish.

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COMMUNITY

Living Ark Retreat Testimony

Written by Arielle Chua I went into the Living Ark community retreat thinking that it would be a relaxing time with community, but as God revealed to me and many others, He had better plans for us this time. He made use of our five loaves and two fishes, and moved my heart once again

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COMMUNITY

Thanksgiving and Testimony: The University Communities of OYP Part 2

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

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COMMUNITY

The “Science” in our Communities

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

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COMMUNITY

5 SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD ATTEND A YOUNG ADULTS’ RETREAT

by Mitchell Tan I recently attended the TREASURE Young Adults Encounter retreat, conducted by Office for Young People from 20th to 23rd April 2017where I took on the role of a small group facilitator. On the surface, it may seem like I sacrificed my weekends to help out, but in truth, I received so much

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COMMUNITY

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Spiritual Capital

by Nicholas Goh (above in orange) At this juncture in my life, being from a business school and working in OYP while most of my friends are working in the world enabled me to view faith with the lens of an economist. Specifically, about capital and how each one of us has many different kinds

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COMMUNITY

An Ark to Shelter In

by Nicholas Goh “The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air can come and shelter

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COMMUNITY

Testimony & Thanksgiving: How My Life Has Changed

by Matthew Ng When I first entered the working world, things did not go very well for me in terms of my faith. After years of being involved in ministry and youth work in church, I swore to myself that work was going to be the priority from then on and I was convinced that

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COMMUNITY

Community Stories: The How and Why of “Living Ark” Community

Our community name, Living Ark, originated as a fusion between two names – Living Waters and Noah’s Ark. Living Waters because we were inspired by one of our member’s sharing in one of our very first sessions where he shared his (very unique) perspective of community in relation to the parable of the mustard seed

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: Strength in Vulnerability

by Eleanor Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Being a 1 Peterian is both a blessing and a wonderful mystery for me. I never would have thought that I would be

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: On Community and Vocation

By: Fiona Yeo “I do not need community”, I thought. “Community is for those who are not serious about their faith and want only to make friends or perhaps find their life partner. I do not have that social need. My faith is personal, between God and I alone”. Yet my entry into the working

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COMMUNITY

Testimony & Thanksgiving: Community, My Second Family

By: Olivia Tian I joined 1 Peter when I was in my final year of university. At that time, community to me was like a social club and it also allowed me time to spend with my boyfriend who was in the community as well. However after graduating, I came to realise the importance of

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