Tag: Father’s Love

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Because I Am Loved

by Jamie Raj Hi my name is Jamie and I’m 24 years old this year. I was born into a Catholic family, but we rarely talked much about our own faith. If there’s one thing I know about God, it is that He is good and that He loves us. However I wasn’t aware of

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The Lord Delights in Me

by Basil Lee (right) Hi, my name is Basil, I am 21 this year and I have just completed my National Service. I am a cradle Catholic, and the youngest in my family (I have an older sister). I had a comfortable childhood, and even though we weren’t rich, everything was provided for.  Being a

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Ordinary Time Growth Series: On Waiting and Growth

by Joanna Chng  Honestly, waiting for someone is difficult. A myriad of emotions seems to plague me when I have to wait. I worry about whether I am at the right place, at the right time. I get anxious when the other party does not reply to my texts – have they forgotten or overslept?

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Peace be With You

by Calvin Tang, 21 years old Before attending the School of Witness (SOW), I was living what I perceived as the high life. I’d just finished a successful 2 years of NS and my years of schooling had also been similarly successful, full of scholarships and accolades. I had secured a place in university and

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Jesus Saves Me from My Sins

by Christopher Martinus, 22 years old Before coming for School of Witness (SOW), I was very self-centred. Being awkward around large groups of people, I preferred to be alone. Furthermore, I didn’t like trying new things. Somehow, everything worked out and university was decent. I even secured a job beginning this March. I thought life

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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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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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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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What Jesus Reveals, He Heals

by Shawn Jacob (above photo, second-left) Before coming for the School of Witness (SOW), I was active in church – teaching catechism, attending community to serving in camps. However, I struggled to inculcate faith into my daily life, be it at school, home or work. I also found it difficult to entrust certain areas of

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I Am Precious to God

by Matthew Christee (above photo, middle), 24 years old Growing up, I never felt special or important. My parents quarreled constantly and home never felt like home. Spiritually, I felt I had no gifts. Even though I was active in my parish, I felt like my absence wouldn’t make a difference. I was envious of

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Jesus Opens My Eyes and Heart

by Marcella Chua (above photo, second-left), 23 years old Before entering the School of Witness (SOW), I was in a really bad space. My anxiety and panic attacks were almost a daily occurrence. My mind spiraled and at times it was painful to be awake. I hated being in that state because it became crippling

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God is with Me

by Clara Tee, 25 years old Since I was a child I grew up with lots of affirmation. It. Was. Great! But to ensure I was liked by others, I started to change my identity to fit a certain mould. I would take a mental note of admirable qualities I saw in people or in

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God Delights in Me

by Micaela Arriola, 23 years old Coming into the School of Witness, I felt excited. I had left the church in 2014, and by God’s grace I began my journey home in 2018. Being from a family of five, with two much older brothers, I felt that what “baby Micaela” had to say never held

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His Love Breaks All Chains

by Joanna Tan (above photo, left), 19 years old Life before SOW was repetitive, boring and mundane. I felt no purpose in my life and it seemed that everyone around me had plans for the future and were sure of what they want to do in the next phase of life. Everything felt like a

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I am Beloved!

by Gabriel Kwan, 26 years old Growing up in a typical Asian family, academics was a priority. As I grew up as an only child, there was pressure on me to do well in everything. Before coming to School of Witness, I was very focused on doing many things to prove to myself and others

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Abide with Me

by Sarah Teo (above photo, middle), 24 years old Before coming to the School of Witness, my faith was stagnant. I come from a family of four and we are all very involved in church work. I have been serving in church for almost 10 years, after my first conversion experience, it led me to

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He is Faithful

by Fergus Phua (above photo, middle), 27 years old I am a cradle catholic, and born into a family of four. When I was 12 years old, my parents got a divorce. I turned to my friends and through serving the community and Church to seek for love and affirmation. While I felt that I

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He Sets Me Free

Crystal Peh, 19 years old Growing up in a family of six, I constantly feared that I was unwanted and unloved. I often chose to lock myself away, and be a lone ranger. I also hid behind a smile, telling others I was okay when I actually wasn’t. I thought that this would prevent me

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Chosen, Not Forsaken

Cheryl Fong (above photo, left), 28 years old I am a cradle Catholic but not brought up in the faith. I grew up in a traditional Chinese household where achievements such as doing well in school were valued, and where mistakes and disobedience entailed being scolded and caned. I thought I had to earn love

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