Category: Participant Testimonies

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Jesus My Renewer, My Healer

by Paul Joseph Hi everyone, I’m Paul and I’ll be sharing with you here how Jesus has transformed my life. I am 26 years old this year and am a cradle Catholic with two younger sisters and a family that is very loving, but not active in faith. Before coming into SOW, I had already

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Joy in the Lord

by Jude D’Cruz Hi, I am Jude and I will be 23 this year. I was serving my full time National Service prior to SOW. I am a cradle Catholic and I am the youngest of four children. Growing up, my parents constantly hammered the importance of studying into me and my siblings as y

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In Christ I Lose Nothing But Gain Everything

by Nicholas Wong Hi! I’m Nicholas. I am 26 years old and recently graduated from University. I come from a family of five, and we are quite religious. Being a cradle Catholic; I attended Catechism class, joined Catholic communities, and served in multiple retreats and outreaches. However, despite all these, I was only just a

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Christ, Who Strengthens Me

by Lauren Humphries My name is Lauren and I am 19 years old this year. Growing up in a Christ-centred family and being active in church even after Confirmation, I’ve always thought that my relationship with God was pretty okay. I knew I wasn’t as convicted in Him as I wanted to be, but I

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His Love Waits for You

by Mary Koh Before coming into School of Witness (SOW), I was also entering a transition phase in my life as I was leaving my first job. For the first time in my life, I had no idea what was next and my life felt like the part of a rollercoaster where it was in

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We Are Children of the Light

by Michelle Narciso My name is Nathania Michelle but everyone calls me Michelle and I will be 22 this year. I am a cradle Catholic and grew up in a family of four. Before coming to School of Witness, I struggled a lot with negative self-image and anxiety. Growing up, I was always compared to

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He Calls Me Son

by Rayshawn Patrick Hi, my name is Rayshawn. I am 19 this year and I  grew up in a family of 5, My mom, my dad, my 2 sisters and me, the middle child. I struggled with my dad a lot growin up because he was an alcoholic. He would cause trouble at home and

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He Makes All Things New

by Ryan Guai Before attending School of Witness (SOW), I was what people would term a Sunday Catholic. I attended Mass on Sundays simply to tick off a box on my mental checklist. The rest of the week was for me to lead my own life. God had no part to play. My image of

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Jesus Has Breathed New Life Into Me

by Lim Zhenting I went into the School of Witness feeling like I had it all together. Like every part of my life, my spiritual life was also something I kept under control. When I say under control – I actually mean to strive and be excellent in – it was all I knew about

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He Brings New Life

by Nigel Chowdhurie Hello everyone, I’m Nigel and I am 25 years old. I am the third child in my family; with two older brothers, and a younger sister. My parents divorced 12 years ago. My relationship with my mum is rocky like a rollercoaster filled with loads of ups and downs, while my father

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He Fills My Heart

by Keith Chan Hello, my name Keith is and I am 21 this year. I am the youngest with two older sisters. I first entertained the idea of coming to SOW after I had completed my National Service. I was living a compartmentalised life, putting on different masks depending on who I was with. I

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Jesus, The Best Gift

by Mark Ng Hi everyone, my name is Mark I am 21 years old this year. My earliest memories of me and my mom were fond ones. I remember eating blackforest cake with her, her coming specifically to my childcare centre to celebrate my birthday, and how I would feel loved and like a king.

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Precious in His Eyes

by Paul Ng My name is Paul and I am 19 this year. Growing up, I was a very angry person. I would respond to small situations with rage, irritation and frustration, but I would choose to bottle it on the inside. This stemmed from my family situation at home. My family easily got into

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Goodness Is Waiting

by Michelle Yong My name is Michelle and I am 26 years old. I grew up in a Catholic family of five; made up of  my mother, and three elder brothers. While I was growing up, I was filled with many ambitions, hopes and big dreams about how my life would be. I excelled in

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Love Is His Way

by Maximus Tan My name is Maximus. I am 21 this year and I’m currently waiting to start university. I’m a cradle Catholic and come from a family of two children. Being the elder brother, I had to be responsible for myself so that my parents didn’t have to worry about me. I sought to

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New Life Awaits, Arise!

by Joshua Ng (right) My name is Joshua, and I am 25 years old, and a final year university student from SMU. Prior to entering into SOW, I felt that I had made it by society’s standards. I had a good GPA, just entered into my first relationship, and secured a job in a prestigious

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Jesus Is Right by My Side

by Jean D’Cruz Before coming into SOW, my relationship with Christ was one where I kept Him at arm’s length as I was afraid of what He would call me to do.I graduated from university last August and found that starting a new phase can be both scary and exciting at the same time (maybe

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Jesus, My GPS

by Jocelyn Yeo Before coming to  School of Witness (SOW), I was working with a company that made me question the meaning and purpose of my life and what I do. I experienced a great sense of desolation there and attempted to apply for numerous related jobs and scholarships to further my studies; in hopes

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ON FAITH AND HARDSHIP​

He Walks with Me Through It All

by Joanna Ong (right) Since childhood, I have always been told that if I do my best and try hard enough, God will do the rest and I will do well. This seemed to be true in my secondary school days as I did well academically.  However, when I entered JC, my grades started to

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I Am Loved

by Jodi Chan I come from a Catholic family and am a cradle Catholic. So the faith has always been a constant in my life. However, my only image of who God the Father is, was that of a watchmaker; distant, and uninvolved in my life. I felt like God was not present for me

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