Tag: God’s love

Faithful in the Battle

The Foundation of My Faith Growing up a cradle catholic, I was exposed to the faith from a young age. However, my faith was lukewarm at best. The turning point of my faith life was during a catechism retreat, where I mustered the courage to go for one of the most powerful confessions of my

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Living in Greater Freedom

by Grace Lee Hi everyone, my name is Grace and I am turning 28 years old this year. I come from a loving family 7 made up of my dad, mum, 4 siblings and myself. My siblings excelled in school and I found myself constantly striving, feeling the need to keep up with them and

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The Power of His Name

by Alicia Lim Hi everyone! My name is Alicia and I am 22 this year. Before SOW, I never really saw a problem with my life (at least on the surface level). I had a loving family, close friendships I could trust in, and passion driving my future aspirations. I also thought I was a

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God Revealed Himself to Me

by Maxine Ho, 19 years old I grew up in a family of six kids, with very loving parents. I would say my parents are good Catholics – go for mass daily, help out in communities, and are generous, welcoming people who proclaim God to others. So growing up, they were the example I wanted

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TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING

TESTIMONY & THANKSGIVING: He Gives Me Strength

Michael (above, far right)  by Michael Krygsman Prior to Treasure, I often found myself too proud to place God in the centre of my life. I was constantly consumed by the guilt and shame from my sins and I never felt worthy of his love. As a result, the Sacrament of Reconciliation was something foreign

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: His Perfect Love Heals

by Wei Lynn Tan When I heard about SOCL, I was very hesitant to sign up. Would I be able to really make it through a 10 day retreat? It felt like too tall an order for someone who had only recently begun to take her faith life seriously. However, it was by God’s grace

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: Put On Love

by Anselm Yap My two biggest takeaways from SOCL would be the importance of being connected and grounded in a community through prayer and worship as well as the need to live radically for Jesus Christ. I used to think fulfilling the Sunday obligation and going for the occasional weekday mass, equated to having done

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Testimony & Thanksgiving: Because He First Loved Us

by Kimberly Yeo Before SOCL, my spiritual life was dry, and I had been holding onto a lot of past hurts, leading me to be very guarded. I found it hard to trust anyone and struggled to see where God was in my life. During one of the sessions, I suddenly felt a prompting from

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Seasons of Growth Series: Sin and Reconciliation

  “I don’t know.” Under a dim kitchen light, John stood before his mother, with his eyes fixated on the tips of his feet. Puzzled, his mother, Mary, continued to probe him about the empty cookie jar. The cookies were supposed to be her contribution to the parish potluck tomorrow. “I don’t know. I don’t

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