Oct 30, 2010

Moulded through Trials

Imagine getting everything you ever wanted. Money, fame, looks etc. You aced every test without ever having to study. You were the cheer captain, the head prefect, the house captain, the basketball captain; you were everybody's dream. You got the job you wanted without trying, you got promoted for no reason, you got extra bonuses. You won lottery after lottery. You had a perfect life- perfect family, perfect children, perfect career. You had no problems and no worries.

But would you have needed God?
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1 : 2-4
People whine about how unfair life is all the time. Many people find themselves asking God "why me?". Every time I face a difficulty, I find myself complaining. There are many times I just sweep the problem under the carpet because I don't want to deal with it. However, I find that it is through my most difficult moments that God is the most real to me.

A friend asked me once if I had ever tried telling God to "Break me and mould me, Lord". I thought about it and decided one day to ask Him to really break and mould me. Suddenly, I had to face SO many problems. It was like everything was going wrong all at once and I had no choice but to trust that God knew what He was doing. And I realized that through all those trials, He was always there for me. It was through all those problems that I felt His presence the most and learned to trust in Him no matter what. It was through those difficulties that He broke and moulded me.

A song in the spectrum of praise goes:
Thank you Lord
For the trials that come my way
In that way I can grow each day
As I let You lead
Here's a story I found quite interesting:

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through the little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.

But it had a swollen body and small shrivelled wings.

The man expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened!

The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening was nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Many times, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we went through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

We would never fly.

Think about it. God bless.

- Phoebe Lim

Oct 28, 2010

Embarking on a Journey

“You think too much”

Raising my eyebrows and I thought to myself “Did I?”

It was just another one of those comments my friend made to me when I start talking about life philosophies by so called famous people and how I thought it didn’t make sense back in secondary school.

Here are a few :

“You reap what you sow.”

Do I? I found myself reaping nothing from what I sow. I wasn’t the brightest student back then and I studied really hard, I would even say harder than some of the top class students. What did I reap? A mere pass. What did they reap? Flying colours.

“The destiny of your life is in your hands”

Is it? Then why can’t I tell what’s going to happen tomorrow or the day after? If it’s in my hands, that means I’m in full control from the point of my birth to my death and that would mean I do know exactly what’s going to happen tomorrow, next month and even next year. Only then I can plan with full optimum capacity with all my capabilities and then executing them 100% perfection. That would be in my hands.

“Be positive in everything and anything”

If the person you love most dies, do you honestly think you can be positive about it? Or if you can only think of whether you will survive the next meal because the starvation is so bad in your home ground, can you be positive about it? Maybe you would say be thankful you’re alive still, I think for these people, they rather just die.

And the quotes and life “philosophies” go on but none of them answer life in totality. They only answer to certain individual’s life that matches their unique obstacles and goals in life. Some might ask, “What’s wrong with that?” Well, there’s nothing really “wrong” about it technically. But if you can settle with the fact that your conscience is horribly struck when you’re called selfish then I guess that’s your choice of your life with the principles and philosophies you want to live with.

Because all these philosophies only gives hope and motivation to unique circumstances or events but it ignore the real dire issues in life. And how these people answer to those issues and questions?

“It’s life, face it.”
“Their just unlucky.”
“Not my problem”!
“I never really gave a good thought about it”

What was I holding onto then? Nothing, just like most, I just chose to live life selfishly and my only goal is just to be with a girl I love most. In fact at that point of time, I was also challenging my friends who were Christians but none of them gave me answers that satisfy my curiosity. What was my curiosity that can never be quenched towards Christianity back then?
They mostly revolve around salvation, free will and soon after predestination.

But God so loving, despite of all the insulting, demanding and selfish remarks made towards Him helped me realize this that I only said and asked whatever I asked because I was too proud, selfish and unloved.

My journey embarked when He showed me love this year.

That the John 3:16 that I heard for a million times from so many Christians came to life, in my life.


That I’ve chose to disobey, spat on Him, trampled over the cross and told Him off that I know how to live my life better. I don’t need Him to be telling me what to do with my life and whoever this God is that I don’t feel related to at all no matter how much I “prayed”, read His word and asked.

But that led me to tripped so hard over a sharp rock, fell flat on my face to the solid ground and then I asked myself, did I really know how to live life? I became a burden to everyone, I hurt the person I loved most, I don’t even know where exactly I’m heading with whatever I’m doing. If I really knew how to live my life, then why do I feel this tremendous pain in this huge hole in my heart seeking so hard for redemption? That cries out for repentance so badly? But everytime I try, I just fell even harder?

Then sin made complete sense and so did redemption. That the ultimate manifestation of love which is grace, which is the cross , was made reality in my life. While I was so unworthy of His love, He died for all my sins and then ask me this :

“Would you now finally follow me? Take My hands and I’ll show you eternal life.”

I was so ashamed, so humbled and so loved.

Questions that were meant only for Him to be understood and to be done by His will just didn’t matter to me anymore.

Who am I to question the Almighty God that He doesn’t know what is He doing? If He choose to reveal His mysterious will, He will reveal in due time. If He doesn’t answer them, then so be it. Why should a Father bow down to His child’s demand just because the child demands to know? Even if He did explain, would a child understand?

Up till today, God has truly showed me what life is all about and where do I stand in it and still is showing me step by step each and every day.

(Back to the earlier quotes at the top) I do reap what I sow not necessarily with human expectation but definitely with spiritual nourishment.

The destiny of my life is definitely not in my hands but in an Almightly Loving Hands of God!

There is no positivity and negativity in life, it is what it is. The bigger question is, what are you going to do about it? Or are you going to continue “being” positive and realize you’re in deep denial?

To my friends then who told me back then that I think too much, well can I just say “I think you guys think too little”? ;P
Because life is all it’s worth to all the thinking needed, to figure out whom you are and where do you stand in it. Remember, life, not YOUR life. It makes a huge difference ;)

I wrote this because recently I “re-watched” one of the episodes of samurai-X where Kenshin (main character) vs Soujiro (the younger man). For those who already watched this show, you can ignore this paragraph. Samurai-X is basically based during the samurai era in Japan where killing is very normal. This young man “Soujiro” was taught with the philosophy of “the weak shall perish and the strong shall live” but his philosophy was proven wrong when his conscience struck him real deep inside as he meets Kenshin (because he has taken away a lot of lives himself in order to “survive”). Kenshin was formerly a cruel man slayer but has repented and ever since then, taking the sword to protect and no longer to kill. To Soujiro, that philosophy not only baffled him but helped him realize that there is more meaning to life than just surviving and killing others just to strive as the strongest.

At the end, Soujiro was defeated and as expected, Kenshin refuse to take his life away as how any samurai would have done. Soujiro wanted to follow Kenshin’s way of life but he refuted him that a person’s direction of life is not decided over a battle rather, it is a personal meaning that can only be found as one journeys throughout life.

I’ve already embarked my journey, have you? ;)

Proverbs 8:17
“I love those who love me,
and those who seek me find me.”

Take care and God bless!

- Gary Heng

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Oct 26, 2010


Climbing gunung angsi for the second time did not make it all that easy. We were more prepared this time, but nonetheless it was still tough. The steep stairs were the hardest part for me. Each stair was almost a foot high and the flight of stairs never ended. Every time we reached a bend, we were met with another flight of stairs and this continued a few times. It was not only physically challenging but mentally challenging as well as we did not know exactly when we would reach the top.

Well, I think our Christian lives are like climbing up a steep, windy hill. It is never easy, always an uphill battle, be it against the world or against your old nature. On top of that, it is a life of faith. Often times we do not see the end result of God's plan. We are just called to do it. This is just like that bend with the flight of stairs after it. God reveals His plans one step at a time. We have to continually seek Him out for guidance on this journey of life of ours.

Easier said than done right? Don't we find ourselves sometimes lost and distant from God?

Sometimes we do tend to get carried away with our busy lives and stop keeping up with Him until one day when we wake up and find ourselves Lost.

So I just want to encourage you guys to keep focused on the goal which you have been called to. Lets not get lost and also encourage others to stay on the track and finish the climb!

Philippians 3:12-14
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

- Alex 'c o p h y' Tan

Oct 20, 2010

The Angsi Experience - With God

As everyone knows, we attempted to climb up Gunung Angsi once again last Saturday. I was rather excited about this trip even though I knew climbing up the mountain would mean that my legs would be in great pain for the next week. After the last experience, I was more prepared than ever this time; come rain or shine I was ready to conquer that mountain. I also told myself that if it didn’t rain, I would like to come down that mountain in less than the eight hours it took us last time.

The big part of why I was excited to go to Gunung Angsi once again was because the last trip really helped all of us become closer and I felt that since then our fellowship with one another has really grown into something special. So as we climbed up the mountain I must say that I was doing pretty well since I knew what to expect. God blessed us with beautiful weather and we reached the peak without much difficulty at all.

For the benefit of all of you who didn’t join us that day, our hike up Gunung Angsi was delayed and we only started our hike at around 11am. So when the time came to start climbing down from the peak we were essentially racing against time, hoping that we would reach the bottom before the sun went down. As we were going down, some of us started to fall behind; I was walking together with a friend that had some difficulty. All was well as we went down until the sun started setting and I knew that we still had a long way to go.

The whole time we were coming down, I kept looking up in the sky and as it became darker, I found myself picking up pace and walking faster. During the last two hours of our hike that was when my fear started setting in, I was really afraid that we wouldn’t make it out in time. Hence, I started praying out loud that God will keep us safe and help us to get out before it became pitch black. It also didn’t help that my legs started to become really tired and my ankles started giving way.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
As we reached the bottom, we got lost and couldn’t find our way out. At that point, I was at the brink of a nervous breakdown but I continued praying to keep myself calm. Thank God there was reception and we were able to call Uncle Vincent to ask for directions and we got out! By the time we headed out to the car park, it was already 7.30pm and I could hardly see anything. I was really touched that everyone waited for us to come out even though they waited for us for almost an hour.

I really thank God for protecting all of us during our hike, so many things could have gone wrong but it didn’t. The two verses in Philippians are so true (above) and I hope that this can be an encouragement for us to pray and seek God more!

I must admit that I was so shaken about the experience that when we were on the way back home, Uncle Vincent asked if I would want to climb Gunung Angsi one more time and my immediate answer was NO! I don’t know why but right now, I actually don’t mind going again! :p So guys when’s our next hiking trip?

- Xin-Yi

Oct 19, 2010

Mount Angsi Hike Video!

It was a 6 hours plus hike for us and thankfully, it didn't rain! Also for those going for the 2nd time, we were mentally prepared and took up the hike knowing how tough it's going to be.

Thank God for His blessing of fellowship and protection over us during the hike!

P.S: Pardon me on the spelling error of "Conquered"! Didn't realize it until I played the video over at youtube after it's uploaded lol.

God bless,
daryl 's u n d a e' heng

Oct 14, 2010

The Reason I sing

I was shocked by the fact that we lost in IBA UNPLUGGED 2010. But though the fact we lost this time I didn’t know why but I reacted very well to this. In fact I felt we never lost because God was so good to us that He gave us a new song to sing.

A month back when I was in the church’s fasting and praying session, when we sang songs to worship God, one thought struck me the most - music in all its wonder and splendor, if it is not done for God, I began to realize there is no joy. There is no joy singing for ourselves because who are we actually? But when I sing to God, I began to realize that true LOVE CONQUERS ALL. Imagine how God came and redeemed us,and when we sing of how God's truly Good and how He is truly Holy, I realized too there is none who can fit the description but God alone. And every song we sing for God reminds us of how wonderful He is. All the LOVE songs we hear out there, fine, they are soothing to the ear but none of them can sound as triumphant and as wonderful as the message of the Gospel in the Hymn Fairest LORD Jesus, there is this phrase,
Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer
who makes the woeful heart to sing.
Everytime when I turn to this hymn, I am reminded the reason why I chose singing before I got caught up with the motions of competing was Jesus, because He gives me a tune to sing, because whenever I think about Jesus, this hymn comes to my mind - Fairest LORD Jesus.

A few years back, when I started playing the guitar, all I ever thought of was to please and amaze people but over the years, yea fine, for a while it did worked but after a while it turned hollow, there was no joy in doing that, only temporary satisfaction because musicians will always have to work their heads all the time to keep up with the trends. As I begin to compose songs, I begin to realize as well I might write some nice tunes but there will always be someone better so musicians are so often caught in the rat race of coming out with better album, writing better songs, coming out with much more tricks and techniques in playing. Its all about being better and coming up with more catchier stuff but musicians nowadays, do they truly mean what they sing, do they make music because it comes from their heart or they make music just to impress the world? Sad as it seems, the latter applies. It is just sad to note that nowadays, everyone wants to hear something good, they do not seem to care what the song is singing about.

As a Christian Musician, I find it challenging not only to write songs about Love, Gospel and even about life but also the way we as Christians should conduct ourselves when we perform and to search deep within our souls the reasons and the motives of why are we performing. Sometimes I truly ask myself, when I claim to sing for God, am I really singing for God? Or am I just caught with the motions of trying to impress the crowd and allow such excuses to overtake me?

I would like to end by sharing 2 principles about being a musician,

1) When Jesus say in Matthew 6:19-21 (New International Version) about Treasures in Heaven, Jesus said,
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
It also struck me that in life, we should truly invest in the things that truly matters. When our primary focus in making music is for the Glory of God, because we want to worship Him, I realized, that is truly fulfilling because God in one way or another, will let us know, the joy of worshipping Him.

2) Music is a gift from God, but in all of this gift that God has given to us, we should remember to glorify Him and not ourselves, we should never forget, Colossians 3: 23 – 24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
In all of our musical life, we should sing for God and God should be why we are doing what we are doing. What we do might not have direct bearing on God but how and why we do it certainly has bearing to the reason why God has place us where we are or made us the person we are today. God delights that our lives be a living sacrifice and offering to Him.

One of the ways I have always found effective before performing or even playing, is to kneel down and pray, to thank God for everything He has given me, and to remind myself to use it for Him, only by praying, I understand the reality of singing can be temporary, but worshiping God is forever, and as I sing today, I am reminded, that God that has been very good to me, to us in fact, because singing and playing any musical instruments can be a form of joy and worship to Him.

- John Khor

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Oct 12, 2010

Low Self-Esteem / Confidence Leads to Insecurities?

Um…from where should I begin? Perhaps you could understand more if you were at the young adult retreat last month.

We were given the passage from James 1:2-8 to meditate. Throughout the 5 hours of fasting and meditation, I did not seem to hear from the Lord. Only after dinner, God showed me that I am as if the wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind (James 1:6b) and I have been finding a log or something in the deep ocean, hoping to find something that I could catch hold of (security) but I could not. The deep sense of insecurities was also due to my lacking of faith as what was mentioned in the meditation passage. This was shocking to me as I did not realize for so many years!

What I hear from the Lord has a lot to do with my insecurities issue that was posted up at the YTM blog on 14 September 2010. As I inquire my mentor and did some soul searching (besides praying), I remembered that on many incidents, I relied on various false sense of securities and become paranoid at times.

According to my mentor who has known me for about 10 years, he rightly pointed out that my insecurities were originated from my lack of confidence. Frankly speaking, from my childhood till now, my sister has been speaking in a destructive manner (e.g. saying that I’m silly or ugly looking). What she said has really brings a huge impact to my life as I indeed believe what she said!

One might ask what does low self-esteem has to do with insecurities? Trust me, due to my low self-esteem, I have all these questions (whether I will be safe? whether I will be loved? whether my dad will be healed? The list goes on and on) in the most secret place of my heart. Now, is the time for me to rebuild my confidence level.

There’s indeed lots of work got to be done in order to make right my perception on myself and searching for my identity.

For those of you who experience the similar situation as me, do not lose heart as you are precious in God’s eye too! For Psalm 139:8-18 says
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b] Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
p.s. All scriptures quote was from the New King James Version.

- Yit Mun

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Oct 10, 2010

Shelter - Baby Dumping

The Shelter handed us the official receipt of our donations to them through the Recyclables Community Effort as well as they shared with us on a concerning issue that plagued the society recently - Baby Dumping.
"Over the past month I have been interviewed over the issue of Baby Dumping. To date over 60 cases of baby dumping are reported each month. What is scarier is that the abortion rate in Malaysia can reach up to 300 cases a month.

There have been numerous proposals to counter this issue, including charging the mother for murder. There is a special school in Malacca to admit pregnant teenage girls so as to undergo rehabilitation for a period of six months.

Shelter is of the view that the unborn child has her rights as well. We have helped pregnant teenage girls to be accepted and protected and have assisted in the safe delivery of the baby. The baby in turn has been a blessing to a childless couple. The girl is then able to continue her studies and lives a normal life.

We are indeed grateful for your support and partnership. Together we are able to reach out to even an unborn child and the mother.

Thank you so much

Yours sincerely,

James Nayagam
Executive Director"
How is this related to us? As a matter of fact, it is very much related to us as youths! Frankly speaking, we certainly do not have the "ideal" sex education and after so many years of discussion, not much has been implemented in the schools.

But what about life's education? What does the Word of God tells us through all of this?

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
- Genesis 1:27
On so many levels, the guilt and shame brought upon your soul is indescribable in words. Taking a soul away, is seriously no joking business.

Make a firm stand among your friends. When we're called to be the salt & light of the world, let them know how God intended things to originally be - pure & good in His eyes. Be it relationships, sex or marriage.

Personally speaking, I have 3 friends in my year who's gotten married due to having "an accident". I'm glad they made the right move to keep the baby instead of aborting or dumping it away but at the same time, who's the real victim? None other than the child! What sort of future you're going to provide to the child at such an age? What sort of things will people say when they think about how this baby was brought into this world?

If you're unsure and have questions regarding this issue, by all means, let us know! We'll be more than glad to equip as well as to ponder upon different angles at this matter.

God bless,
daryl 's u n d a e' heng

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Oct 7, 2010

Who God is to you?

I checked my phone for the umpteenth time, awaiting a text message. Doesn’t she care for me?

Has she forgotten the times we shared, when I was there for her when she was feeling weary and down?

Am I not important to her? Why is she ignoring me?

This is a feeling I’m sure many of us can relate to- The feeling of being ignored. It is often said that the amount of time you spend on something is relative to its importance. In other words, if something is important to you, you would definitely devote a huge amount of time to it. On the contrary, things of little significance would take a much smaller role in our lives.

This thus leads us to the question of our priorities in life. As students, it is undeniable that the largest proportion of our time goes to our studies; be it tuition, homework, or revision. The little leftover we have is then divided into little pockets of time for sports, socialising, entertainment, and whatnot.

However, have we forgotten about God? Yes, God- the one whom we sing about every Sunday in church, He, who alone deserves all praise, the one who is more precious than gold, silver, or precious stones? Don’t these statements stress on the importance of God?

As a child, I used to imagine God sitting by a telephone, waiting for me to call. And yes, if that illustration is used today, I think that God would be like the person described in the opening paragraph.

As the Sunday School song goes,
Prayer is like a telephone
For us to talk to Jesus
Pick it up
And use it every day
Thing is, God has given us 24 hours in a day; would it be too much to ask for half an hour for prayer and quiet time? Think about it, guys.

- Jo-Yi

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Oct 4, 2010

May I have your attention please?

I'm sure we all agree that there are countless ways of grabbing people's attention but one of the most common way is through our words. The very things we say and convey to others!

After going through a phase of being a 'nobody' and having an awfully low self-esteem due to my outer appearance at the age of 15, I've decided to step up and tell myself "I'll be a new guy. New looks, new personality - a new hope and identity!" on the first day at school in the age of 16!

Believe it or not, this was how I looked like then:

(DON'T LAUGH. And yes, that's what attention can drive you to do. Not easy to go to school with this sort of hair and not having the discipline teacher to demand to wash my hair, lol!)

True enough, it started to grab people's attention. People actually start to have a new perspective towards me and actually start to treat me differently all together. Getting all glad and happy that I'm now somebody, I constantly seek every opportunity I can to crack a joke and get my way up to be with the 'popular' group.

Yet, in that same year, I was finally convicted by God's Grace and Mercy (after countless evangelical meetings I've attended) in the youth camp at Tapah, I've committed my life to become a follower of Christ.

And indeed, I was firmly disciplined by God.
He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. - Proverbs 12:3

One morning, one of the clubs/uniform group (can't exactly remember)'s representative came in to make some announcements. Thinking I could crack a joke and tease the representative, I said something totally irrelevant and seeing the fact that it's a serious announcement, there's really nothing to laugh about it. Having the whole class, including the teacher staring at me with a look, I promised God and to myself to never ever, speak rashly again.

Through the years of nourishment and guidance of the Lord, it all came clear that indeed, if whatever words that comes out from my mouth is not for His Glory but for mine, I'm asking for trouble.
If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.. - 1 Peter 4:11

Don't worry, I'm not saying that it's an easy task! That's where all the self-denial comes into place and the very act of carrying the cross, following Him daily. We need to be convicted and be reminded constantly, "Why seek the attention of the world, when you have God's?"
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! - 1 John 3:1

It's actually very practical. I mean, to observe what we say to others and the message we're conveying. But the main basis behind it is of course, God driven. The very wall post we put up on facebook, the sms-es we send to one another, topics said over the table during yum-chas, the posts we have on our blogs and the long list goes on.

Would I rather keep quiet and gain no attention or discourage the topic when a gossip takes place?
Would I rather share a Godly perspective into someone's struggles than to impart my own?
Would I rather listen than to speak during a conversation?
Would I make a point to post up a message of God's love and grace than to announce to your contacts on every single location, activity and food you eat on facebook?

All for His Glory.

God bless,
daryl 's u n d a e' heng

Images used:

- http://g1wallz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/so-embarrassed.jpg
- http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=3622&Q=432386

Oct 3, 2010

Happy 24th Anniversary!

After 24 years of establishing TTDIGC, we would like to wish our church a happy 24th anniversary!

As we take this time to reflect through the 2 decades of how God commands His children to build His church, let us be reminded of our mission that God has placed through the leadership of TTDIGC:
- To be a glorifying church: The Worship
- To be a growing church: The Word
- To be a giving church: The Work
- To be a going church: The Witness

On a more "youth-ly" aspect, let us also not forget what God encouraged us through the letter of Timothy:
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. - 1 Timothy 4:12

And of course, the very verse pasted up on our youth board at church too!
Love one another for love comes from God - John 4:7

I believe, the youth has went through all sorts of phases and God has been truly graceful to the work at TTDIGC Youth. May we continue to strive in following His will, especially during this time of age where there are various trials and temptations - being the salt & light to all who meets our way!

A huge thank you from the committee for the prayers & support from the members as well as the encouragements given. See you guys soon!

God bless,
daryl 's u n d a e' heng

Oct 1, 2010


As some of us would know by now, indeed it was a sudden and shocking news to all. Ng Chin Xiong, our dear brother in Christ has made his way back to our Father in heaven in the evening of 29/09/10.

Departing from a world filled with pain, injustice and sin, may we reflect and cherish the times he was with us in TTDIGC. Truly I believe, in countless ways, he left an impact in our lives and how God used him to speak to us.

For some, we gave our best to serve and help and perhaps for some, we regretted that we didn't. Nonetheless, it's never too late to repent and turn our ways to the Lord!

May we also keep our prayers strongly for Aunty Mag and family, for the Lord to provide solace and strength as Jesus said,
Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
Last but not least, may this be a reminder to us to not take our days for granted as the Word of God says
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." - James 4:14-15

God bless,
daryl 's u n d a e' heng