A Gospel outreach ministry to students in tertiary education. Every soul won and nurtured for the Lord is a work well worthy.
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) – Bible Study @ 4.30pm every Friday [On Semestral Break]
“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens” (Psalm 8:1).
Thank God for every opportunity to speak forth His excellent name wherever He sends us. It pleases God to use even man to make His great name known. The psalmist said, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:4).
By God’s providence, the first Bible study was conducted at NAFA on 27th August (Wednesday) evening at 7.30pm, on Campus 1 Wing B. By word of mouth, 4 people attended this Bible study to learn from God’s Word. Currently, we endeavour to do a systematic book study of 1 Thessalonians. We also took time to pray for one another. Through the sharing of prayer items and fellowship, the participants were encouraged to remain steadfast in their Christian walk and be faithful to God even amidst an ungodly environment. It was a blessed time of fellowship.
We pray that the group will “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18), and that more will come to learn God’s Word weekly. We also hope to hold evangelistic meetings to reach out to non-Christian students with the Gospel. May God open more doors for us to speak forth His excellent name!
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) – 1pm every Friday
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof” (Matthew 13:31, 32).
Thank God for another campus outreach which started on the 26th of September at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Its purpose is twofold: to preach the Gospel to students studying at SUTD and to minister to the Christians there. Currently, there is a systematic study of the book of 1 Thessalonians every Wednesday afternoon starting at 3pm.
When this campus outreach began its first meeting, God brought 1 SUTD student, Bro Chris, to join the Bible study. We prayed for other SUTD students to join us so that more people can listen to God’s Word. During one Bible study session, we saw one of Chris’ friends, Yuliana Harijanto, sitting just outside the classroom where we were seated. She went there to find a quiet place to pray! It was indeed God’s providence at work. Seeing her outside the classroom, Chris invited her to join us and she agreed. Though we had just one more addition, thank God for a new participant!
There is another campus near SUTD where we hope to reach out to its students too. It is the campus of INSEAD, a business school. Both are within walking distance of each other. By God’s wonderful working, He has brought a Christian sister, Echo, who is currently studying at INSEAD to join our Bible study. In the days to come, may God be pleased to work through her to bring more students from INSEAD to join us.
The campus ministry at SUTD may have started small, like a mustard seed, but God can definitely give the increase. We just need to be faithful and recognize that this is the work of God. Do continue to pray for this ministry at SUTD. Thank God also for some of the youths from Gethsemane Youth Fellowship who came to encourage the Bible study on campuses of SUTD (Wednesdays @ 3pm) and NAFA (Fridays @ 4.30pm).
*Reports by Brother Andrew Koh.