Pastoral Column

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.  (1 Tim 2:1-2). Most people make plans to celebrate their birthdays every year with … » Read the Rest…


“… holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God” (Col 2:19) There are many precious lessons we can take away from the Epistle to the Colossians. The most important of all is to give Christ the pre-eminence. … » Read the Rest…


Philip Yancey likes to call grace as the “last best word”, reminding us that good things do not come from our own efforts, rather by the grace of God. It contains the essence of the gospel as a drop of water can contain the image of the sun. In our own ways, we also use … » Read the Rest…


An air hostess wearing the cross pendent as an accessory while at work was summoned to court. The reason is that by wearing the cross, she violates the religious freedom of other groups. This was narrated to us by a pastor whose church we attended while we were holidaying in Wooler (a town between Edinburgh … » Read the Rest…


Last Koinonia Sunday, we were all challenged by our brother, Deacon Michael Teo, how we are to “stepupstepout”, and consider ourselves for the Lord’s service. On Thursday and Friday evenings, some of us who attended the annual RBC Bible conference, heard Bible teacher, Dr Bill Crowder expounded segments of 1 & 2 Kings, on the … » Read the Rest…


Not long ago I received an urgent prayer request from a friend who was serving in Afghanistan. Her co-worker and friend was killed and her Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul. Another friend was still missing and was suspected to be kidnapped. She has since been evacuated and is undergoing a time of healing and restoration. … » Read the Rest…


This would be my 5th mission trip to Myanmar. As with the previous mission trips, I met pastors engaged in missions & evangelism, drug rehabilitation, education of children, and pastoral care for the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in the Kachin State. The visit to two Drug Rehabilitation Centres (DRCs) struck a special cord in my … » Read the Rest…


“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:32 – ESV) For a long while, I have been much troubled with this verse as KJV, along with NASB, a highly literal translation of the Bible, and some other versions use ‘if’ instead of ‘when’ for the opening sentence. As I … » Read the Rest…


Reflections on visits to Drug Rehabilitation Centres  On 4 and 5 June 2017, brother Ethan and I visited two drug rehabilitation centres (DRCs) in Myitkinya, in the Kachin State of Myanmar. Most of the drug addicts are sent to the DRCs by their family members and parents. The inmates spend three months in the DRCs. … » Read the Rest…


These are the words of our Lord Jesus: “To love God with all your hearts, with all your understandings and with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Last Sunday, at our AGM, we thank God for His faithfulness in sustaining and keeping … » Read the Rest…