“Widen the space of your tent.” (Isaiah 54:2)
This was the theme of our Fishers of Men School 2021 for our working adults in OYP Communities. It was a shared renewal experience, where we were invited and challenged by the Lord to dream God’s dream for our lives and for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ!
Here are some thanksgivings and pictures taken during FOM.
Coming into FOM, I was weary and tired. However, FOM has been incredibly uplifting and rejuvenating, reminding me of how tangibly God has been working in my life and how he knows the depths of my heart. I’m reminded of how I must be different against the world and how I have been empowered to carry out the special mission that has been given to me. (Nathaniel Wong, Jacob’s Well)
I came into FOM not knowing what to expect, and I wasn’t sure why I was drawn to the theme. But as the sessions went on, it tugged my heart and the Lord revealed areas of my heart that needed to be healed and areas that i needed to release forgiveness. These revelations were painful and challenged me to be honest with myself and with God, but His invitation to me is to trust that He is a gentle God. I also realised that for the longest time, I haven’t dared to dream of anything – for my life, or for community. In fact, I feared to even think of dreaming of something, but this FOM stirred in me a desire to consider this “concept” of what it means to dream God’s dream. Although I am still processing all these revelations, I claim that God is always faithful and He will lead the way. (Germaine Lim, 7 Graces 1)
I came to FOM as part of my discernment on whether to step up as CGL and the Lord has given me a clearer indication, and more. One example where I encountered Jesus was at Mission Night where He gave me the courage to invite my friend for Mission Night and although I had expected her to reject me because I asked her at the very last minute, she actually said yes. She shared that this was a timely invitation for her as she had been struggling with the feeling of “death” in this season of life, but the worship and preaching at Mission Night allowed her to feel alive again. I am the hands and feet of God and so much can happen when I allow Him to use me. FOM has also reminded me that He is the good shepherd who cares for His flock and I can entrust all that I do in His hands. (Grace Tan, Living Rock)