OYP Bulletin: August 2020

Dear Friends,

We hope we find you well =)

In this season, we remember that the Lord draws near to us as we navigate unfamiliar waters and challenging times. We pray that as you read on and listen to our "You Are With Me" playlist, you will be reminded that the Lord is ever faithful and ever-present with us!

Let us continue on as a community of faith with our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ!

In God’s Love,
The Team, Office for Young People

IN THIS ISSUE

ORDINARY TIME GROWTH SERIES

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS

TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING: Seeds of Growth

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PARTICIPATE:

OYP INTERCESSORY

Let us trust in the Lord and walk together on life’s journey ahead. Click the link below and let us know how our intercessors can carry you in prayer this week

LISTEN:

YOU ARE WITH ME

"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18

Songs to remind you of the fact that especially in these scary and unpredictable times, our Lord is near!

FEATURE:

ORDINARY TIME GROWTH SERIES

““The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23). We have a Heavenly Father who calls us by our name and not by our sins or our failings. His mercy truly never ceases, as regardless of our shortcomings, He desires so much good for us. To know that with every speed bump we encounter in our lives, He does not ridicule or belittle but instead, He will be the one giving us the push we need to pick ourselves up and to continue ‘swimming’ towards Him.”

- Bryan Francisco

We bring you more articles from our Ordinary Time Growth Series which covers the different aspects of spiritual growth and encouragement for staying the course on this journey. We pray that this series will serve as encouragement as we journey towards Advent! Stay tuned for more.

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS: Companion Guides

Have you ever wanted to reach out to someone but hesitated because you didn't where to start or what to say? Well, hesitate no more because we now have our Companion Guides to the Art of Spiritual Conversations video series. Download them and keep them handy on your phone!

Part 1: The Essence of Spiritual Conversations

Discover how to be intentional in our conversations and the different ways that we can engage with others.

Part 2:  Executing Spiritual Conversations

Learn about the execution of Spiritual Conversations and what is important to take note of as you carry out them out.

Part 3:  Post-Conversation
Follow-Up

Learn about the importance of surrendering the people we reach out to the Lord as well as some post-spiritual conversation steps we can take.

TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

He Loves Me For Me

"Although SOG has ended and the intensity of IB life remains, I now take on these challenges with a new sense of peace in knowing that I am enough in the eyes of my Father. I do not have to fight alone and God doesn’t need to be separate from the rest of my life. The Lord truly loves me regardless of how much I achieve in my life.

Brothers and sisters, I invite you to open your heart to listen to the Lord for He invites you on a journey with him. Will you allow him to reveal to you more of his love for you even amidst the busyness of our lives, just as he did for me?" - Jolyn Sim

Read more about Jolyn's experience at Seeds of Growth!

UPCOMING

OYP SIT Freshman Retreat

Are you a freshmen entering SIT and looking for a Catholic community? Come for OYP Freshmen Retreat for SIT and join us for a time of encounter, fellowship, prayer and worship! Encounter Jesus together with community as we begin a new academic year!

Retreat details
Date: 28 to 30 Aug 2020
Time: 9am - 6pm (Fri & Sat), 9am - 1pm (Sun)
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free

 

WORKING ADULTS, DISCOVER YOUR TREASURE

Are the treasures of the world unable to satisfy your soul? Do you desire for more in your life?

“I came to this retreat broken and desperate to receive God’s Love. I was deeply hurt and had not had the time and capacity to let my heart heal. I was tired of my lapsed cycle of committing habitual sin.

I encountered the Lord through the activities at Treasure. He tugged on my heart as I knelt in front of him. I realised that God was calling me to come out of my hiding place in a small box and asking me to surrender all my shame, hurts, self-condemnation and self-pity - the lies of the world.

As I surrendered to God, He affirmed my identity as His beloved daughter; I received His love and I felt the wound in my heart being healed. During the retreat I received an image that I was hugging the Lord like a little child in the arms of a father. I felt at peace with God, no longer anxious or scared. It was as if a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Jesus said to me “You are my daughter, you have been renewed, I love you and you are mine”.

I now claim the truth that Jesus is my saviour and Lord, the lover of my soul. I now know that I am a precious child of God and that my journey towards being a disciple of Christ has just begun. I was lost and now I am found.” - Angela Goh, 27, Treasure#11 Participant

Join us for OYP’s Catholic encounter retreat for young working adults: Treasure! This 12th run of the Treasure Retreat will be held from 5 Nov (Thu) 8pm - 8 Nov (Fri), 6pm. In light of the COVID-19 situation, this retreat will be held online.

Click below for more details as well as to register for this retreat! For more information, please write to us at treasureretreat@gmail.com.

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