Bishop's Message

It takes a village to raise a child: Grandparents, we need you!

It takes a village to raise a child: Grandparents, we need you!

Aug 2019     An old African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The clear implication of this saying is that bringing up children well involves more than just the parents. From the moment we are born, we interact with those around us, which include our parents, siblings and other...

Happenings

Falling into grace

Falling into grace

Aug 2019     The Rev Timothy Khoo (in white) with children from a homestead in Swaziland connected with Desert Odyssey “Should we not indeed give thanks, too, for the reality of our human nature? For we have, inexplicably, fallen not from grace, but, undeservedly, into it!” —Friar John Wong, OFM It is axiomatic...

Think

It takes a Church

It takes a Church

Aug 2019     “It takes a village to raise a child.” This African proverb, the origin of which remains a mystery, has become widely known and loved. Its broad appeal is no doubt due to the fact that it rings true, that is, it conveys an earthy wisdom that contemporary society finds uncommonly...

REACH OUT

Bringing Joy to Others

Bringing Joy to Others

Aug 2019     Mr Soo and wife bring joy to a resident at a birthday celebration at MWS Nursing Home – Yew Tee Mr Harry Soo and Ms Lilian Chang were among the first volunteers for MWS Nursing Home – Yew Tee’s birthday celebrations. Each month, the husband–wife pair faithfully give their time...
Prayer in the Upside Down World

Prayer in the Upside Down World

Aug 2019     Daniel, Sharon and their four children My prayer life while in the mission field has been like a roller coaster ride. I call the mission field the “upside down world”, where things are done so differently from home, and our experiences are often extraordinary and rather scary. When I accepted...