Category: WAD

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Choosing the Lord

By Tay Kuang Teck, RCIY / Genesis (Working Adults Community) Hi, I am Kuang Teck, a newly baptized Catholic since last December. To be honest, I cannot quite remember what my life was like before I met Jesus. I think it is because every moment of my life seems to be an ongoing process of

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Safe in His Hands

Testimony & Illustration Amanda Patrina Tan, Lighthouse (Working Adults Community) After months of stepping out into the working world, I slipped into chasing worldly recognition and placed my self-worth on my bosses’ compliments and successful outcomes. This left me in great despair and constantly having an anxious heart. “Give me a new pair of lenses

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Trust

By Cheryl Sim, Mensa Christi (Working Adults Community) “How to love the empty air” is the title of a book a friend bought me last year, and it pretty much sums up how I feel on days when I look at mum’s side of the bed, or at the spot on the sofa that she

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I am God’s Beloved

By Joanne Lye Hi, I am Joanne. Here’s a little background about me — I come from a family of 8, consisting of my parents and 5 siblings. We have been as tight for as long as I can remember, and family still remains the most important thing in my heart. Being the third born

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Miracle in Motion

By Yuki Koh, Illustration by Joey Wong When the haemorrhaging woman stretched out her hand to seek healing, Jesus stopped to look at her and she was healed (Mark 5:25-34). Unemployed with a potential cancer diagnosis, this is a testimony of how Jesus stopped for me and invited me to walk and trust in Him.

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I am Enough – Judith

By Judith Tay, Jacob’s Well (Working Adults Community) Insecure, fearful, people-pleasing – these are just some of the words that I would use to describe myself during my growing up years.  From as young as I can remember, my physical appearance always bothered me. I constantly struggled with insecurities about the way I looked. Whenever

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Identity, Restored

By Chelsea Kang, Lighthouse (Working Adults Community) With this freedom He has won for me, I am also learning to wholeheartedly believe that God’s plans for me are good – in my future and in the mission which He calls me to. He has restored my identity in knowing that my worth lies not in

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Secured in my Identity

By Leonard Low, Living Ark (Working Adults Community)   My name is Leonard and I come from a Catholic family of 5. Having been through 10 years of Catholic education and Catechism classes, faith was a big part of my life in my teens. I also participated actively in parish youth ministry back then. But

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God of every season

By Genevieve Especkerman, Illustration by Chloe Yong Hi! My name is Genevieve, and I am 26 years old this year. I would consider myself a fresh-ish working adult, 1 year and 8 months into my current full-time job. This testimony speaks about how I have come to know more about who God is and who

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I See You

Hi there! My name is Melissa and I’m 26 this year. I was born a Catholic, raised as one, but only really had my first encounter with God a few years ago. That encounter left an appetite of curiosity and thirst to know more about God and my journey towards discipleship gradually began from there.

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Healing Love of God

By Rebekah Broughton Safe & Loved, Illustration by Kathleen Utojo My name is Rebekah and I’m 29 this year. I’m part of a working adult community in OYP called “Living Rock Community”. Encountering the Lord in a very concrete and personal way 3 years ago changed my life, and I continue to come to know

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Discipleship at Home

By Natasha Wong, 24 COVID19 certainly has been challenging time for each of us. It is as if life threw a curveball into our plans, a spanner in the works – and to deal with the aftermath of lockdowns and restrictions has been a common experience shared by many. For myself, I am also subject

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The Strangeness of God’s Love

By Johannes Tjendro (Hans) An experience of Confession immediately after committing a grave sin broke my self-sufficiency and showed me God’s radical and tender love. The COVID-19 lockdown that followed stripped me of all my distractions, allowing God to work through my brokenness. I was first angry with God and then at myself. Amid the

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True Treasure in Christ alone

By Karina Wong, Fig Tree (Working Adults Community) “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God And His righteousness And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu Alleluia. Ask and it shall be given unto you Seek and ye shall find Knock and it shall be opened unto you Allelu Alleluia” These lines might

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One God, One Spirit, One Truth

Zaneta Tan & George Lim. Watch full video here  Can a Catholic & Protestant be united in faith?  Pains of Disunity George: I was a cradle Catholic, but my faith only became alive after I had a personal encounter with God at the age of 24. I knew that my partner in life needed to

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A Net of Love

by Bernadine Yong How can I catch souls if I do not have joy? In a world of instant gratification fuelled by our technological society, joy can be fleeting and conditional when it’s centred on comparison and competition. The growing influence of social media has the power to effect and dictate our choices, attitudes and

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A Life That Breathes Mission

by Genevieve Especkerman Being caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, it is all too easy to forget the presence of the Spirit that enlivens and animates what we do. We go about each day fulfilling our commitments because we have to. We have to complete all the items on our to-do lists.  We

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Finding Hope in Disillusionment

by Amanda Michaela Er The temptation to cling onto hopelessness and defeatism consume spiritual zeal and fervor, turning Christians into disillusioned pessimists. We fall into the trap of relativism, heightened individualism, and a crisis of identity. Disillusionment happens at a slow, steady pace. What starts out as innocent passivity became an intentional rejection of the

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Social dimension of evangelisation

by Desmond Soh When I bring others to God, is it for my sake or theirs? We are called to mission and to proclaim the Good News. However, we are held back by various reasons such as the fear of judgement and rejection. In our secular workplaces, we feel that explicit discussions about faith are

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Sharing Jesus in Today’s Culture – “Inculturating”

by Ian Cheng “Do I really need to explicitly proclaim the gospel in the workplace? Isn’t it enough to just be a good colleague or worker?” All of us are immersed in today’s secular culture. Evidently so in the workplace – Topics around Netflix, the latest gossip, stocks often become the conversations in our workplaces. Instead of

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