My story starts at age 12 from the time my best friend came and share Jesus Christ. The years that follow are seeking years - seeking the Truth.
What happened is that I rebelled against the norms out of ignorance and unbelief in a true living God. Is life just getting good grades in school, then get a good job and be rich and successful?
Started into a sinful and wayward life by stealing a bicycle, learnt smoking and moving with bad company.
During all these years, I don't have peace and there is an inner voice telling me to turn back from going along this path of sinful living, where the end destination is eternal damnation in hell.
At a time when I was beset with many problems and emptiness, I was challenged by God to give Him a try. If He was a true and living God, He would be able to help me with all my problems. So then God sent one of my secondary school years best friend who has found new life in Jesus to talk to me and brought me to church.
I was just like the 100th sheep, where Jesus leaves the 99 sheep to find the one lost sheep that has wandered off.
Life after knowing, accepting Christ Jesus, I started to give my life to Jesus and let Him be my Shepherd. I read the bible fervently to study His teachings and do according to His teaching as much as I can. In short, Let Him take charge of my life.
It has been well over many years, through many storms of life, through many challenges, both in the physical realm as well as in the spiritual realm, I can always give thanks to God for all that He has done for me.
Today I knows truly that I have a purpose, a direction in life and knowing where I am walking to in my final destination, to a great hope and promise waiting for me.
Today I knows that in a loving God, I knows that He is with me no mattar what happens and He hears our every prayers. I also knows that He lives in the hearts of every believers.
Galatians 2:20-I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Ecclesiastes - 12:13-14 NIV
"Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.  For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil."
Revelation 20:12 NIV
"And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books."
God will always be my greatest hero.
My life will not have any meaning without Him. I am where I am today because of Him.
My life was really a mess. I was a really angry kid who had no patience for people, and who didn’t really want any friends.
Honestly, I just wanted to keep to myself. My parents were not there for me much, I lived with an aunt who I found very annoying and controlling.
I met really messed up people who tried to control my life but through it all, God was there for me from the very beginning even before I knew Him personally... even when I forgot Him....
And He has guided me every step of the way. Even coming to MOC is because of Him.
I have met many people in MOC whom God has used to guide me in living a Godly life, especially my mentor, Bro. Joshua Dulay, my youth leader, Bro. Joshua Goh, Sis Tinz and many more.
It is because of many of you here that I am able to put Jesus at the centre of my life and also nurture some of the talents He had given me.
I can safely say that God has healed me almost completely and is in the process of healing the broken relationships in my life.
I also know that He has placed a great calling in my life and I am glad that He can use me to be a blessing to others especially to those younger than me.
Just as an encouragement, I want to say that no matter what you are going through, no matter how difficult life seems at the moment, whether you are in a fight that is not physical(basically emotional) or a war where you feel like you are losing, trust God because He will see you through. After all, He is faithful and true and you can always count on Him!!!
I would like to share with you one of the unforgettable experience of God’s Grace in my life.
How I was able to see God’s answer to my prayer in just a split second.
One night, my mom and I are sending viber messages and we’re talking about her lump in the right side part of her nose.
She told me she went for consultation and doctor said she needs to undergo surgery to remove the lump because it’s getting bigger and bigger each day.
She mentioned that the surgery will cost 80,000 pesos that’s 2300+ SGD.
She told me she’s very scared, then suddenly she started getting pessimistic…very very negative.
She said she has no one… she’s alone… she’s very afraid… that she thinks she’s going to die already.
She even told me I don’t have to worry because she has insurance and that I can live without worrying about money,
Do you know that feeling when you’re loved ones is saying those kinds of “goodbye stuffs”?
I felt weak, I don’t know what to say, I don’t know how to comfort her.
If it happened before I got to know God, I would probably get angry with her and make her feel worst and I will surely say things I didn’t mean to.
At that very moment, while she sent me such messages, I pause… it is very painful and very scary thought… I only have my mom… I don’t have a father, I don’t know him… I only have a not so good step dad…. All this time I only have her… what am I going to do if she’s gone, that scares me so I prayed.
But that time my prayer is very silent, I didn’t hear any voices in my mind. it is so quiet and I felt like it is my soul that is praying that time.
I only remembered I said to God…” God, I don’t know what to do or what to pray… I just wanted to surrender this to you”
I stayed silent for a few minutes, calming my heart and staying in the presence of God.
Then I went to toilet and suddenly my phone ring.
I saw my mom calling, and when I answered she’s screaming! She said “anak!!! anak!!! There’s so many fluids flowing from my nose… it’s not stopping… my clothes is already wet!!! And my lump is gone!!! Thank you Lord!!! Thank you Lord!!!”
And I was really shocked. I just suddenly felt my tears flowing! God healed my mom!
I didn’t even say anything to HIM, I just told him I don’t know what to do… I don’t know what to pray… just take over! Then in a split second he answered my prayer! A lump that needs a surgery to be removed by a man can be removed in an instant by God! He is an amazing God.
Friends, sometimes even if you don’t tell God what you want him to do about your situation… He already knows what he will do for you… you just need to depend on him… to let him take over…allow him to do the work for you… trust him because God will never fail you!
May the Glory of God Bless you all! Thank you!