You & Your Family

What type of listener are you?

What type of listener are you?

Apr 2017    

The irate husband looked in disbelief at his wife and said with a hint of frustration: “We had to come for counselling to say this?” He was responding to what he just heard from his wife, wondering why she could not have told it to him earlier in private. After…

Through grit, the way forward

Through grit, the way forward

Mar 2017    

An article in the papers caught my eye some weeks ago. It was interesting because it seemed to say something different about marriage – something that, intuitively, I agreed with. Much of what is written about marriage these days is geared towards helping readers improve it and make it “great”….

Small deeds with great love

Small deeds with great love

Feb 2017      As we were about to end our tea conversation, my friend made an unexpected proposal. She had clearly thought about it for some time and felt the need to broach it carefully. She paused, cleared her throat and asked me not to take what she was about to say in...
It’s all about our (self) image

It’s all about our (self) image

Jan 2017     A new neighbour moved into a unit a couple of doors from my office a few weeks ago, specialising in aesthetics. A team of clinical-looking staff dressed in white coats soon appeared, and so did a steady stream of clients. I suspect that behind its pristine doors, staff would be...
Turning regrets to plans

Turning regrets to plans

Dec 2016     By the time this article is read, the year 2016 would be nearing its end. What has this year been like for you? Was it much like previous years or did it hold some surprises? Is its passing felt with regrets, relief or a sense of quiet satisfaction? The passing...
Asking the right questions

Asking the right questions

Nov 2016     The enquirer stated in her email that she was looking for a counsellor who was experienced and competent, as her husband could be a “difficult man”. I guess she meant he was not convinced that he had problems or needed anyone’s help to change. I have had a number of...
A time to ‘Man Up!’

A time to ‘Man Up!’

Oct 2016     As a Family and Marital Therapist, I have learnt not to assume when couples come for marital counselling that they naturally want to save their marriage. Even so, when I posed to a husband the question of what he wanted from counselling, I found his answer somewhat confusing – he...
Pilgrims on a quest

Pilgrims on a quest

Sep 2016     A word we do not often use to describe ourselves is that of being a pilgrim. This may be because the notion of being a pilgrim is rather foreign to many of us. It describes a person on a quest, usually a spiritual one. Whilst on this quest or search,...
Lessons along The Way

Lessons along The Way

Aug 2016     My wife and I recently took a holiday unlike any other we ever had. For 10 days, we walked along an ancient pilgrimage route ending at Santiago, Spain, to a church where, as tradition has it, the bones of the Apostle James were laid to rest. Not being the outdoor...
Ignorance or arrogance?

Ignorance or arrogance?

Jul 2016     The field of counselling suffers from an acute lack of locally-written material, so when asked to review Kirby Chua’s book The Bible’s Secrets to Counselling, I jumped at the chance. Kirby’s book makes an interesting read. Well-informed in various counselling models and theories, he discusses the practice of counselling not...
Who do you go to bed with each night?

Who do you go to bed with each night?

Jun 2016     The late Anthony Yeo, often acknowledged as the Father of Counselling inSingapore, once gave this advice: the television (TV) should be banished from the bedroom. He felt its presence would put an end to conversations in the bedroom, not to mention other more intimate couple interactions. Instead of following his...
Driven by our desire

Driven by our desire

May 2016     YouTube was all abuzz when an American actor declared that he had a “dirty little secret”: for some time, he had battled with an addiction to pornography. This started a flurry of postings and debate online. There were those who praised him for “coming out”and, through his brave admission, showing...
Unequal wealth, unequal giving

Unequal wealth, unequal giving

Apr 2016     I have never been one for figures. In school, Mathematics was one subject I never could get my head around despite my best efforts. I put it down to being born without a “chip” found in most brains. However, I do not think that I am alone in having difficulty...
Focused attention

Focused attention

Mar 2016     These days, with so many things demanding our attention and energy, giving our focused attention to what we are doing is often a challenge. We seem to be torn in so many directions that being able to multi-task is one of the prerequisites for life today. Yet can we really...
Standing the test of time

Standing the test of time

Feb 2016     Two postings in the newspaper’s ‘Obituaries’ section caught my eye the other day. The first was for a woman in her 90s. It carried a list of her clan of 35 family members, nine of whom were great-grandchildren. Some may view this with a sense of satisfaction on her behalf...
Possessions and Obsessions

Possessions and Obsessions

Jan 2016     Our devices now allow us to stay connected 24/7, so we take our work into our bedrooms and even on holidays, such that it affects our work-life balance. Yet, are our devices to blame? I am on my fifth day of being without a possession which has not left my...
Numbering our days

Numbering our days

Dec 2015     At our lives’ end, how will we account for the time given to us? The Psalmist reminds us to number our days, “that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”.   By the time you read this edition of Methodist Message, some of you would be winding down your work...
The curious connections of life

The curious connections of life

Nov 2015     Sometimes the most insightful discoveries come at the most unexpected times. Like what happened as I was doing my weekly ironing recently.   I had been puzzling over a counselling session the day before. The couple in their late thirties looked comfortable with each other. They exchanged warm smiles throughout...
To solve or resolve

To solve or resolve

Oct 2015     A renowned couple therapist once stated that most problems faced by couples are not resolvable. This was baffling, given that it was said by someone whose career was in helping couples with their problems. Was this a statement of resignation, which came after years of facing the stark reality of seeing...
Conflict and reconciliation

Conflict and reconciliation

Sep 2015     The week’s news is sadly all too familiar. Suicide bombings killing dozens, hate crimes targeting places of worship and an attack on a tourist site – mass murders, all in the name of ethnic or religious cleansing. By their frequency, these horrendous acts have reached a point of banality and...
Living in communities

Living in communities

Aug 2015     However, churches do not serve only as ‘petrol stations’ or entertainment hubs where we go to fill up or be uplifted. They are also places of mutual ministry. A recent conversation over lunch with a colleague led to the topic of which church we were attending. My colleague sheepishly confessed that she...
Growing older together in peace and harmony

Growing older together in peace and harmony

Nov 2014     The four members of the Tan* family sat there in grim tension. The air was thick with anger and sadness. Elder Mr Tan muttered about how shameful it was to be seeing a counsellor, much like ‘washing dirty linen in public’. Blaming their family problems on Mrs Tan’s constant nagging,...
What are your teenagers ‘catching’?

What are your teenagers ‘catching’?

Oct 2014     The family names are different but the situation sounds all too familiar. The adolescent first began to assert himself by pushing the boundaries of certain rules in the home, like how late he was allowed to ‘hang out’ with his friends. Then came an endless series of ‘why’ questions –...
Who is shaping your children’s minds?

Who is shaping your children’s minds?

Sep 2014     The harder reality is that we and our children are constantly bombarded by a slew of undesirable traits online, at the movies, on billboards, TV advertising posters and music videos. Recently, a seemingly uncontroversial institution, the National Library Board, found itself under the harsh glare of public discourse. It had removed...
Who’s the one  that’s really poor?

Who’s the one that’s really poor?

Aug 2014     Poor street kids in Delhi, India, receiving free food. Picture by paul prescott/Bigstock.com What does our pattern of giving say about us? How would our Lord view our relationship with those who are less privileged, as revealed through our giving? If our Lord’s grace was measured to us as ours...
Preparing for adulthood

Preparing for adulthood

Jul 2014     Whilst schools do a reasonably good job of preparing a person vocationally, the task of imparting life and social skills begins and continues at home even when one has left formal schooling. A few months ago, I accompanied my friend to witness his son enlisting into National Service: taking the...
Caring beyond words

Caring beyond words

Jun 2014     Our human instinct is to congregate around someone who is grieving, to show support and solidarity with their loss, and perhaps with time to get them back into the swing of things. An oft-asked question is: “What can I say or do to help someone who is going through a...
Truth and falsehood

Truth and falsehood

May 2014     Some years ago, when stickers, patches and buttons carrying various slogans were all the rage, there was one that gave a Christian take to an advertisement for a popular drink. It said “Jesus is the real thing”. It left readers to conclude for themselves what Jesus was to be compared...
Empowerment: A magic wand?

Empowerment: A magic wand?

Apr 2014     I am reminded of a short chorus that goes: “There’s a river of life flowing out from me; makes the lame to walk and the blind to see; opens prison doors and sets the captives free!” I cannot forget the scene. There we were, about a dozen social workers and...
Exercising choice: Boon or bane?

Exercising choice: Boon or bane?

Mar 2014     Some weeks ago, two stories that were unrelated news items caught my attention. The first was about a nine-year-old girl who was forced to wear a suicide vest in Afghanistan, and the second involved a British footballer who wore a fake suicide vest at a fancy dress party. In the...
When psychiatry and spirituality converge

When psychiatry and spirituality converge

Feb 2014     ... how the brain affects many aspects of human behaviour ranging from mental illness to how differently men and women fall in love. Last December, I attended a conference named “The Evolution of Psychotherapy”. Held every four years, it gathers leading researchers and clinicians in the fields of psychiatry, psychology...
Getting back on course

Getting back on course

Jan 2014     James*, a professional in his mid-thirties, came to me for counselling because he was experiencing crises at many levels. It all began when his lover confessed that whilst on holiday overseas, she had a “one-night stand”. He felt betrayed and was devastated. After all, they had been together for eight...
Breakthroughs

Breakthroughs

Dec 2013     Being in a job where people engage you to talk of their woes and despair does not aff0rd you the opportunity to see many clients smiling or talking of heir successes. But this particular week was different; I had positive messages from two separate clients. Both came from women whom...
Making tough decisions

Making tough decisions

Nov 2013     What if it is difficult to live together in harmony? Do we stick to it and remain frustrated and embittered? Or do we live apart and maintain connections that are manageable? Have you ever had to make a decision where there are no good choices? The choice is not between...
Pure nostalgia or  note-worthy?

Pure nostalgia or note-worthy?

Oct 2013     We need to strike a balance, as in so many things, between the past and the present. We need to have in our lives a place for things and practices from the past that are noteworthy, that are still of value. In the previous article, I talked about memory. Recently,...
A time to remember, forget?

A time to remember, forget?

Sep 2013     ...some people only remember the mistakes, setbacks and disappointments of life. They gloss over any upside that life has to offer and choose instead to focus on and remember the bad days. In her song “Big Yellow Taxi”, Joni Mitchell sings: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t...
The slippery slope of deception

The slippery slope of deception

Aug 2013     I was physically and emotionally spent one late evening after a long day that included two difficult counselling cases, both of which had much in common. Both involved women who had been unfaithful, and had been found out by their husbands. In both instances, neither had any intention to leave...
The confusing art of communication

The confusing art of communication

Jul 2013     THESE DAYS, it is becoming harder to know exactly what people mean when they communicate. An illustration of this was when a property agent proudly pointed out the special “pocket view” of the apartment we were viewing. It was one of the assets and selling points for that apartment. Try...
Failure in a world obsessed with success

Failure in a world obsessed with success

Jun 2013     WE LIVE IN A WORLD obsessed with success. We all want to know who is the richest person (because the accumulation of wealth is an indicator of success), the youngest person who attained a PhD, the winners of Wimbledon or the Golf Masters and the top schools in the country....
Citizens, Permanent Residents  and pilgrims

Citizens, Permanent Residents and pilgrims

May 2013     I HAVE A CONFESSION to make. Although I carry a pink Identity Card and have completed all my National Service liabilities, I am not a citizen by birth. I was born in the town of Kuching, in the state of Sarawak, in East Malaysia. This fact has not escaped the...
What should be your attitude towards work?

What should be your attitude towards work?

Apr 2013     SINGAPOREANS ARE GENERALLY a hardworking people. The 42-hour work week is often exceeded without much fanfare or protest. The phrase “24/7” is synonymous with the call for us to be ready to work 24 hours a day and seven days a week. On the flip side, there are more entertainment...
Another look at tests and appraisals

Another look at tests and appraisals

Dec 2012     THESE DAYS, it is as if Darwinism has returned with a vengeance – though it is no longer “survival of the fittest” but now “survival of the smartest”. is thought drove home to me when I wondered why the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) has become such a big national...
Be slow to judge others

Be slow to judge others

Nov 2012     THOMAS* HAD EXPRESSED REMORSE for his actions as sincerely as he could. He offered no excuse for his folly. His actions were a disappointment and a shock to his fiancée Amelia* and also to him. e two had been going steady for almost three years now and plans for a...
Too weary to go on

Too weary to go on

Oct 2012     THE TWO BOXERS SIT and exchange hateful stares with each other. They can hardly see each other clearly as their vision is blurred by sweat and fatigue. As the bell rings to signal the start of yet another round of combat, they stumble towards each other almost as if they...
Are you fighting your good fight?

Are you fighting your good fight?

Sep 2012     WE IN SINGAPORE live in a relatively peaceful corner of the world. We have been reasonably blessed with harmonious relationships in our interaction with the various segments of the community. Our last civil strife was in the 60s, beyond the living memory of most of us. The state of harmony,...
Revisiting the ‘old country’

Revisiting the ‘old country’

Aug 2012     I RECENTLY GAVE MYSELF a little treat and made a short trip back to the “old country”. Singaporeans may have several “old countries” or countries of their forefathers, depending on how far back they trace their ancestry. For me, on my mother’s side, it is Kuching, Sarawak. My visit coincided...
Differently and wonderfully made

Differently and wonderfully made

Jul 2012     “Sometimes, differences are experienced in an obviously pointed and painful manner. When this happens, I hope we will be prepared to allow God’s grace to work in and through us to make these relationships work better.” I OFTEN JOKE WITH MY WIFE that she is my cure for the disease...
The sound of silence, the blandness of salt

The sound of silence, the blandness of salt

Jun 2012     A MISSIONARY WHO HAD RETURNED from the mission field was sharing with me some of the things he had observed, having lived abroad for some time. One was how accustomed we urbanites have grown to the noise around us that we do not notice it at all. It was only...
Vital to nurture a loving relationship

Vital to nurture a loving relationship

May 2012     LET ME BEGIN WITH A BRIEF WORD about the choice of this topic. Some might think it rather inappropriate for a Christian magazine. Others might feel rather uncomfortable about reading it. Still others might wonder if the topic of having sex should even be accompanied by the word good. All...
Selfless and self-love

Selfless and self-love

Apr 2012     I HAVE JOURNEYED with this woman for almost 15 years now. I say “journeyed” as this is the word that can best describe my work with her over these years. It has a fuller meaning to it than the word “counsel”. How do you describe the process of walking with...
Forgiveness and healing

Forgiveness and healing

Mar 2012     RIGHT RELATIONSHIP “We begin this process of forgiveness not based on the merits of the individual to be forgiven or even our desire to want to rebuild our relationship. We begin with the sincere desire to be in a right relationship with God.” READERS OF MY PREVIOUS CONTRIBUTION to Methodist...
Go and sin no more

Go and sin no more

Feb 2012     WHEN A BAD AND UNEXPECTED THING happens to us, we often ask why. We want to know the reasons why it occurred. Nowhere is the search for rationale more pressing than when the distress is caused by someone we love and trust. I have often heard this question raised by...
What is happiness?

What is happiness?

Jan 2012     “WHAT IS HAPPY?” is is the question that I often pose to my wife in response to her query about whether I am happy. It is a reply that I sometimes use to deflect her probing, but it also stems from a genuine uncertainty about the meaning of happiness or...
A secret do-gooder

A secret do-gooder

Dec 2011     “We do not have to be enormously wealthy in order to help … You do not have to look too far for the needy. They are all around us, perhaps even sharing a pew with you.” I CONFESS THAT I SOMETIMES SHED TEARS watching these episodes. What I find moving...
Transitions can help us grow

Transitions can help us grow

Nov 2011     IN A FEW WEEKS’ TIME, members of some churches will be experiencing a change that is familiar to many, but not to all, church organisations; that is the rotation of its pastoral staff. This move happens in every church and is greeted with mixed responses by the congregation. For most,...
Training animals and humans

Training animals and humans

Oct 2011     “I REHABILITATE DOGS AND I TRAIN OWNERS.” Mr Cesar Milan, who appears on the popular TV series “The Dog Whisperer” on the National Geographic Channel, reminds viewers of this dictum throughout the programme. I must say that as a Marital and Family Therapist who has seen some families bringing in...
A gift of nature, a reminder of perspective

A gift of nature, a reminder of perspective

Sep 2011     A FEW WEEKS AGO, my wife and I were surprised when we noticed a bird’s nest being built on the palm plant in our tiny enclosed yard. This unusual siting of the nest meant that it is just three metres away and at eye-level. To people like us who admire...
Generativity versus self-absorption

Generativity versus self-absorption

Aug 2011     ERIC ERICKSON, A FAMOUS PSYCHOLOGIST, introduced the theory that everyone develops through eight phases. One of these is the stage of Generativity versus Self-absorption or at times described as Generativity versus Stagnation, which was the subject of recent discussion between my client and me. She is in her mid-50s and...
The best motivation comes from within ourselves

The best motivation comes from within ourselves

Jul 2011     IN A RECENT MESSAGE from my daughter she wrote, “Come Dad, motivate me!” is rather unusual appeal comes from a student preparing for her first-year university examinations. If one does not know my daughter, one would think that this is a rather desperate plea. I saw it as a rather...
A most unusual but worthy prayer request

A most unusual but worthy prayer request

Jun 2011     PRAY THAT I can pee. is must be one of the most unusual prayer requests I have ever been given. Yet it is probably one of the most needful, sincere and, may I add, worthy requests made. Being able to pee, for this patient, is what stands between her discharge...
Battle not lost till you throw in towel

Battle not lost till you throw in towel

May 2011     THE SON WAS ACCOMPANIED by his mother for their first counselling session. “He is defiant,” she complained “and he never listens to me. We cannot get him to stop playing with the computer all day.” The 13-year-old sat there avoiding any eye contact with either of us and would only...
We are family – united in our grief

We are family – united in our grief

Apr 2011     “BY THE WAY, WHO ARE YOU?” or “Are you a family member?” These two questions were often asked by well-wishers at the wake of a dear friend who passed away recently. The questions were directed at a small band of helpers as we busied ourselves distributing refreshments, ushering, collecting love...
‘I too am a stranger’

‘I too am a stranger’

Mar 2011     HE ENTHUSIASTICALLY EXTENDED HIS HAND and introduced himself. I am Isaac, he announced to my surprise as I had braced myself for a name that I assumed would be difficult to remember. When Isaac adopted this rather quaint English name is unknown to me. I wondered if it was chosen recently...
Sharing our ups and downs

Sharing our ups and downs

Feb 2011     MY DEFENCES ARE RAISED every time I am with a group of Christians and they begin to share. e word “share” has special meaning in Christian parlance. It denotes giving public testimony to the work of God in our lives. is is often understood as proclaiming victories over various difficulties...
The two faces of humanity

The two faces of humanity

Jan 2011     “HOW INHUMAN!” my friend remarked with a tone of disbelief and disgust. He had just been sharing with me on how Organg Utans were being mistreated in Thailand. It seems that some are used as forms of entertainment during some Thai boxing bouts and even featured in pornographic films. My...
Regrets and letting go

Regrets and letting go

Dec 2010     I HAVE ALWAYS tried to live my life without regrets: to not look back on decisions made earlier. I also try to avoid the disappointment of unmet expectations by moderating them and by focussing more on meeting the needs of loved ones and others around me. In this way, I...
On ministering to the youth

On ministering to the youth

Oct 2010     I LOVE TALKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE. By relating to them, I can understand why and how they cherish every moment of their life. I especially enjoy hearing them share their stories, life-experiences and “God moments”. I believe the youth whom we serve in the schools do not need great ideas...
The blessing of years

The blessing of years

Oct 2010     “I AM OLD and I accept the practicalities of what being old means.” This was the one and only statement that she made with reference to the problems of being an elderly person. The practicalities included deteriorating eyesight and giving up some of her previous work positions in a charity...
A mother’s love: Best gift for her kids

A mother’s love: Best gift for her kids

Sep 2010     HE PROUDLY ANNOUNCED that his mother had promised that if he did well for his examinations, he would get an I-Phone. The school counsellor and I exchanged looks and concluded that this reward would cost his mother a third of her monthly salary. Just as I was recovering from this...
‘Let no man put asunder’

‘Let no man put asunder’

Aug 2010     WITH THESE SOLEMN WORDS, we are reminded that no man should be allowed to come between a husband and wife. Whilst most couples do their utmost to guard against this, the invaders that ultimately undermine a marriage can take shapes and forms that we least expect. I want to focus...
A workshop or a driving school?

A workshop or a driving school?

Jul 2010     “DO YOU COUNSEL CHILDREN?” the anxious mother asked me, to know more about the counselling services I offer. “Yes”, I replied and added, “I would like you and your husband to come too.” The couple turned up with the child in tow. They were eager to tell me all the...
Mercy or judgement?

Mercy or judgement?

Jun 2010     HELPING MY CLIENT consider what adjustment she would have to make when she divorces her husband, one consideration stands out clearly. “How will my church receive my decision?” she wondered aloud. She was long past deciding on whether to divorce or not. Now comes the equally difficult step of thinking...
Marriage and money

Marriage and money

May 2010     Maintaining marital harmony in a world of income disparity THE MODEL OF THE COUPLE where the husband is the sole breadwinner is fast becoming obsolete. For many households, wives would be working for much, if not for a significant, portion of their married life. With better education and improved employment...
What true confession means

What true confession means

Apr 2010     “I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU,” he said in a tone that sounded more like making a request as much as it was a statement of fact. I had been counselling this man and his wife for the last year. They had marital problems for some time and were first...
Forgive, yes. Forget …?

Forgive, yes. Forget …?

Mar 2010     I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. HOW OFTEN HAVE WE HEARD THE EXPRESSION, “I can forgive, but I cannot forget”? Perhaps we too have said this on...
Rest, rest, rest and rest

Rest, rest, rest and rest

Feb 2010     AFTER THREE ROAST TURKEYS and two major festivities to celebrate Christmas and New Year, I feel like one tired soul. This topic of tiredness was brought up to sharper focus when a client of mine recently shared his father’s observation of his colleagues after attending a Christian rally they organised....
Change and fresh beginnings

Change and fresh beginnings

Jan 2010     THE NEW YEAR provides some with the renewed desire to attempt some change in their lives. We may promise to look after ourselves better by losing weight and exercising more or achieve a better work-life balance. Others may work on improving their relationship with their spouses or with their teenage...
The wisdom of ‘Let it be’

The wisdom of ‘Let it be’

Dec 2009     IN CHURCHES THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD, the Christmas Story will be read and retold again. I wonder what part of the story catches your attention. What aspects are you more drawn to? Different scenes are especially poignant to us at the various stages in our lives. The part that has recently...
UNEQUALLY YOKED

UNEQUALLY YOKED

Nov 2009     THE VERSE “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers” (2 Cor: 6:14) may be familiar to some of us. The metaphor of the yoke, a farm tool linking two animals together, so that they may pull a plough or a cart, conveys the importance of finding synergy in a...
Living with the reality of death

Living with the reality of death

Oct 2009     INITIALLY, WE WOULD GATHER at weddings. Then it would be at our children’s birthday parties. Now, we bump into old friends when there is a death, sometimes of a parent and sometimes of a mutual friend. Such events invariably leave us feeling awkward, saddened with grief and even anxious for...
Disciplining the child is parents’ duty

Disciplining the child is parents’ duty

Sep 2009     “WAIT, UNCLE BENNY (WILL) GET ANGRY,” the father warned his son as he looked sheepishly in my direction. For the last 15 minutes, “Denis” was amusing himself with his toy cars and had used his seat as a race track. I tried my best to ignore him and focus on...
Profit and Loss

Profit and Loss

Aug 2009     “FOR WHAT DOES IT PROFIT a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life?” (Mark: 8. 36-37). The words from these verses came to me as I listened to a wife describe the changes she saw in...

Compassion as Christian duty

Jul 2009     SHE LOOKED straight at me in the eye and asked the question most marriage counsellors dread to hear, “So, do you think that there is any hope in saving this marriage?” There is one thing one needs to know about marriage counsellors and that is we never give a straight...
 
 

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Fuzzy therapy that works

Fuzzy therapy that works

Apr 2017    

Every second Saturday of the month, the residents of the Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) Bethany Methodist Nursing Home (BMNH) eagerly await the arrival of visitors of the furry kind. They are the friendly canines from Therapy Dogs Singapore (TDS), a non¬-profit voluntary welfare group which has been making monthly visits…

The rainbow connection – nurturing Laotian children

The rainbow connection – nurturing Laotian children

Apr 2017    

  Twelve years ago, it was a glorious rainbow that sealed God’s call to Lesley and Kok Liang Yeow to live and serve in Vientiane, Laos. In faith, they started a centre for teaching the English language to adults. Twelve years ago, it was a glorious rainbow that sealed God’s…