BY PR DR JEREMY CHEW

 

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

MATTHEW 6:26

KELLY NEW (PASTORAL INTERN)

 

I wish my parents knew…

“… that I am scared and I’m hurt.”

“… they could focus on me instead of my results.”

“… how much I love them and I hope they love me too.”

“… I hope they would stop working for a while just to talk to me.”

These are the words I have been reading and hearing lately, serving as a chaplain in school. For some, having a complete family feels like a dream that will never come true; and yet for others, their complete family is the nightmare they can never wake up from.

REV DR FOREST KOH

 

I went jogging. The decision to change direction from the same route gave me a new perspective. The view was different, the smell was different, the layout of the route looked different too! This is like now a road never before taken. The route felt longer because everything looked new. Same circuit, same distance, same starting point, but a fresh direction.

Everything was new in my first year at GPC. When I first started, I was full of passion. And after just one year, my heart is heavy, like it got stuck along the way. I need something more to push myself forward. But what is this “something more”?

REV DR FOREST KOH

 

Being a GPC connector is not about how good we are, but how willing we want to submit ourselves to God. Those who hesitate to sign up as connectors may think that they are not adequate. For example, some may think “I am a nobody. How can I reach out to those with much more established careers than me in GPC?”

ELDER LEONG KOK HO

 

I am now writing as a student of Singapore Bible College (SBC). I have just started my theological study (part-time) in July 2021, leading to a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies.  The course is expected to complete in 3 years. My desire to study theology began in 2006 and finally materialized after 17 years. This also coincides with the conclusion of my corporate life and the beginning of a new phase and chapter of my life at the age of 57!