Tag: Identity

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Rooted in Christ alone

by Jonathan Kwok, NUS Business Graduate  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth – Col 3:2 Hi everyone, I am Jonathan Kwok and I am a year 4 business student. Life before encountering who is the Lord was wild times. To put into perspective of my relationship

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Come and See

Entering Polytechnic, I had many dreams of obtaining a scholarship, strong academic grades and building a good reputation for myself. So, when I was introduced to the Catholic community on campus, I was not interested. Weekly sessions seemed inconvenient and too burdensome a commitment. I only agreed to attend a few sessions to get CCA

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Am Jesus’ Princess

by Valerie Low Prior to SOW, my identity and self-worth was of that of the world. I constantly craved external validation from others and constantly wanted to prove myself worthy to others; be it my friends, or even on social media. So, you can say that I was not confident of my true identity and

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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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Dry Bones Come Alive

by Fabiola Ee Hi, my name is Fabiola. I am a young working adult. I was baptised at the age of 11, and my faith was almost non-existent until in 2017, when I had a deep encounter with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit at the Conversion Experience Retreat (CER). Since then, I have taken

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In Jesus, I Am Free!

by Elizabeth Teo (right, in blue) Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I am 24 this year. Before coming into SOW, I was often afraid of meeting new people and would rather not have to socialise unless I was forced to. I felt awkward almost all of the time and truthfully had no idea who

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The Beauty of Who I Am

by Denise Dumont My name is Denise and I am 26 this year. The word that best summarises my experience at SOW is freedom. Both freedom to become who God has called me to be, and freedom from the lies of the world. Before the school, I had a very removed and distant relationship with

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Putting the Cross at the Frontline (of my Battles)

by Charlotte Loy My name is Charlotte and I grew up in a non-Catholic family. My dad is a Buddhist, my mum a free thinker, and my brother is a Methodist. Ever since attending catechism in school, I have always had a deep desire to be Catholic. Since none of my family was Christian at

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Made to Stand Out for Christ

by Calvin Ying I entered SOW as a young working adult searching for more in life. After graduating from university, I started my first job at an international consulting firm, where I worked fortwo and half years. In a secular sense, things were going well. This was a highly prestigious job that my peers desired,

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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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Making Room for His Living Water

by Isabel Tan, 19 years old From the age of six, I was made to play tennis and hated it for the most part —especially my parent’s disappointment when I lost a match, and feeling like I wasn’t living up to my father’s name and expectations. As the second oldest amongst my cousins and with

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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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I Am Blessed, Called, Healed, Whole

by Charmaine Louis I grew up as an independent middle child in a family of five. My mother often reminded me how expensive it was to have me from the weekly injections she needed to take to stabilize the pregnancy, to the emergency c-section. Until I was 8 years old, I would get asthma attacks

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From a Heart of Stone to a Heart of Flesh

by Andrea Chong, 19 years old Like many teenage girls, I face insecurities about my looks and my body. To make things worse, I belong to a naturally skinny family who jokingly point out from time to time that I’m the “meatiest” in the family. I also started to use Instagram since I was 11

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