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Prisoners of war attending a church service in a small chapel in Changi Gaol. Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial (117658).

Light of the world, in the darkness of World War II

During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore from 1942 to 1945, over 90,000 people passed through Changi Prison, including the foreign church leaders of Singapore’s different denominations....

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What does it mean to be “the light of the world” in the workplace?

“We bring both the love of God, the truths of God and the power of God to transform lives in our workplace.”...

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Beacon of light: The unquenchable joy of Cheryl Kay

After an overwhelming cancer diagnosis, God gave Cheryl Kay a vision that helped her to stand strong amidst the challenges and to be a light in the midst of darkness....

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Felicia Chin 陈凤玲: “Joining 还好吗 hhm.sg feels like going back to school!”

“Sometimes I guess God might lead us to things that seem bigger than ourselves … Whatever we place in God’s hands, He knows that this is the best way for us,” says Felicia Chin, who le...

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A missionary shares stories of hope amidst the Ukraine-Russia war

A pair of twin children, healed from their individual cancers. A wheelchair-bound woman and a visually-impaired couple, meeting divinely and escaping their war-torn homes together. A gifted child conf...

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“When you focus on the child, you never lose”: Father of eight shares and receives the blessings of parenting

“You’ve really got to be right at the bottom of the pit to see God’s miracles happen,” said Michael See, a father of eight....

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Popular hymn writer Keith Getty on the impact of teaching hymns to children

Every night without fail, world-renowned hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty sing hymns to their four daughters before their bedtime....

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Keith and Kristyn Getty on performing in Singapore, the Church in Asia and local food

Popular modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, best known for their contemporary worship songs In Christ Alone and Power of the Cross, are in Singapore for the first time and will be taking the ...

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“I was a living zombie”

A month after her parents divorced, Jewel Chang broke out in chronic hives. No treatment worked. Only able to eat vegetables and rice, she was “a living zombie who couldn’t really function at ...

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“The love of Christ helped me fall in love with my husband again”

Warm, gentle and loving, Margaret Ong’s husband would tell her “I love you” at every opportunity....

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“Mummy’s Heart”: What Belinda Lee would say to her mother if she were still around today

“My family was not well to do and when I was born – the third child after an older sister and older brother – I was just another mouth to feed,” says popular TV host Belinda Lee. ̶...

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Sister Margaret Seaward on her baptism in the Holy Spirit

Margaret Seaward grew up as the child of American missionary parents in 1940s pre-war China, speaking only Mandarin until the age of five....

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“Canon James Wong, pioneer church planter and my beloved pastor”: Pastor Yang Tuck Yoong

Even if you do not know Canon James Wong, there’s a high chance your faith has been impacted by a church or a movement he started or mentored. From Tung Ling Bible School to Gatekeepers, the lat...

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Canon James Wong’s last recorded prayer: For youths to be empowered by the Holy Spirit

On March 23, 2022, Canon James Wong sat down with his wife, Esther, for what would be his last recorded interview, with a video team from Salt&Light and the Thirst Collective....

From addict to chef and ceramist

“Whatever nonsense things you can name, I’ve done,” said Heman Tan cryptically of his dark past....

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Beauty for ashes: She turned her grief into hope for others

When Yannie Yong lost her husband in a car accident on December 5, 2015, she wasn’t sure how she could carry on, especially taking care of their four young daughters on her own....

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Soul Food for the differently abled

When Gerald Png found out that his daughter, Cheryl, had learning disabilities, he decided to start an F&B business that she could work and grow in after graduating from school. ...

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Project Cookoh: Turning stay-home mums into entrepreneurs

When her husband was forced to quit his job early last year due to a nerve condition, mother-of-four Heni Sugiyarti, 30, was at a loss for how she would feed her young family....

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A breath of life amid the cries of Myanmar

When a church member’s mother died from Covid-19 back in Myanmar earlier this year, the New Life Christian Centre (NLCC) in Singapore rose up to send 420 oxygen concentrators to help not only th...

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Lost and found by The Helping Hand

“I think I spent in the prison more than 20 years. Eleven times in and out, in and out, until my family gave up,” says Kumarakuru s/o Arunasalam, or Kumar to his friends....

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Home away from home: Roslina Toh

Roslina Toh, 24, knows what it is like to be homeless....

Ps Sam has spent countless hours with migrant workers, whom he regards as brothers, striking up friendships and meeting their needs. Photo courtesy of AGWO.

“We all make up Singapore”: Pastor Sam Gift on making our land home for guest workers

He has been one of the frontliners leading the charge in caring for migrant workers during this pandemic....

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“We want to share the true Bread of Life”: Thrina Low of Bakery Brera

The Bakery Brera community is familiar with Low’s faith, and the positivity of the artisanal boutique bakery’s social media accounts, which reflect Low’s firm belief in “loving God and lov...

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Dr Tan Lai Yong: Where do we begin to help the hurting during Covid?

An offer of a glass of water, a listening ear, prayers – these are all ways that God can use us to care for the community, says Dr Tan Lai Yong....

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Dr Tan Lai Yong: Honey for the wound and the wounded

“I remember as a junior doctor, we had a patient with a very bad wound. He had an infected hip, he was a long stayer. If I recall correctly, he was a vagrant,” relates medical doctor, auth...

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Dr Tan Lai Yong: Keeping God’s Covenant in the Covid storm

What can we learn from a delivery man in a wheelchair, a teenager with cerebral palsy, a migrant worker poet, and an old man with a rickety shopping cart overflowing with hoarded junk? Plenty, says Dr...

Growing up with a fractured relationship with her mother, Felicia Chin found healing and restoration after accepting Jesus into her life.

“God told my pastor, ‘Tell Felicia that I am her Father'”: Mediacorp actress Felicia Chin

After she lost her dad to cancer when she was 17, Mediacorp actress Felicia Chin found herself desperately yearning for a father’s love....

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Face to Face with Pastor Wilson Teo: What should churches learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? (Part 2)

A year ago, in February 2020, Wilson Teo, Senior Pastor of Grace Assembly of God, had to lead his church through the pandemic even while he himself was isolated in the NCID with the virus....

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Face to Face with Pastor Wilson Teo: How did it feel to have Covid-19? (Part 1)

Exactly a year ago, on February 20, 2020, Wilson Teo, Senior Pastor of Grace Assembly of God, was discharged from hospital, finally declared free of Covid-19....

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It took heartbreak for him to escape 30-year bondage to drugs

As a lonely teen, Bruce Mathieu got into gangs and drugs....

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Cathy Livingston and her equine “co-therapist”

Cathy Livingston was 17 when her father was killed by a drunk driver. Her father, a triathlete, was on his bicycle training for the Ironman in Hawaii when he was killed. She found solace in her belove...

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“God showed me I wasn’t a mistake”

Shalom Lim, 24, was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a debilitating genetic illness....

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The miracle of Echo Resorts’ booking sheet

When you talk to the reservations team at Gayana Marine Resort in Sabah, everyone remembers the day they prayed over the booking sheet coming through the fax machine....

Michael Teoh was only 16 when he killed a man in a robbery gone wrong. All photos courtesy of Michael Teoh unless otherwise stated.

“I found my greatest treasure in an isolation cell”: Michael Teoh, who killed a man at 16

When he was just 16, Michael Teoh killed a man. Faced with the prospect of death at the gallows, he agonised over the unrelenting darkness that tormented his soul – until the Lord answered his cry....

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“Your family may not be here, but we are here”

As the nation enjoys more freedom in Phase 2, many of the healthy workers living on board the cruise ships – and thousands more in other facilities – are still not able to leave their accommodatio...

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“I was hungry, but now I am full”: How God is feeding thousands in Africa during COVID-19

When COVID-19 arrived in Africa and governments shut borders, the price of food skyrocketed in already starving communities of HIV-positive widows and war refugees....

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Gift of Peace: A song of hope and assurance for families

“I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27 NLT)...

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Worth the wait: Belinda Lee opens up about the man she waited 8 years for

Belinda Lee thought she was going to remain single for the rest of her life. But God had different plans....

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God of the Ages: How one church grew their Hokkien service

Why are scores of worshippers of all age groups streaming into the Hokkien service at Church of Singapore (Marine Parade)?...

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When God wants to use you, you can’t say “No!”

Moses Lim, local veteran comedian actor tells how he started his missionary journey to share in the local church....

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“神从内而外改变了我”:俞宏荣如何找到心里的平安

俞宏荣现今因本地独立电影《幻土》戏里的男主角而闻名,这也是被选成为新加坡进军奥斯卡金像奖的一部电影。但是这前新传媒艺人曾经陷入了吸毒...

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How firm a foundation: 200 years of the Church in Singapore

A theological college birthed behind bars – this was how Singapore’s first seminary Trinity Theological College was started. Today, it celebrates its 71st anniversary. During the World War II...

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“I want to die while preaching the Gospel”: 81-year-old OUE chief and evangelist

81-year-old Thio Gim Hock is the CEO of mainboard-listed real estate developer OUE....

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“No matter what happens, we trust the Lord”: Deon Chew on husband Chew Chor Meng’s illness

Popular MediaCorp actor Chew Chor Meng 周初明 was given 18 months to live when he was first diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease. That was 11 years ago. His wife, Deon, reveals the highs and lows...

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In the business of Hope: Ministers in the marketplace

Many business owners look good on the outside – they make big bucks, eat at fancy restaurants and drive luxury cars­ – but many may have unseen struggles. Besides the stress of running a business...

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Tragic Tampines accident: “Nigel and Donavan, one day we’ll meet again,” say parents

January 28. Not a special date for most....

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Ministers in the marketplace: Tuesday lunch fellowship

Wondering how you can bring the Kingdom of God to the marketplace? So did Daniel Goh....

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Scarred by life, marked by hope

Rahman Mohammad Ataur was the victim of a workplace accident in June 2016 that left him severely burnt and unable to carry on working as a migrant worker in Singapore....

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Ministers in the marketplace: Law Christian Fellowship

Are you working in the legal sphere and struggling to integrate faith and work?...

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“Heaven is full of good food!”: ieatishootipost’s Dr Leslie Tay

His award-winning food blog began with the question: Where are the best places for hokkien mee in Singapore? The hokkien mee list became a char kway teow list which became a wanton mee list … an...

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Dr Leslie Tay: I eat. I shoot. I dad.

He’s a doctor, author and award-winning ieatishootipost blogger. But do you know what Dr Leslie Tay loves even more than food? The Tay children, James and Megan, dish out the truth behind their dad...

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Joined as man and wife … twice

Getting married is a big deal. But imagine getting married to the same person twice. This is an unusual story of marriage, divorce, then remarrying the other....

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Ministers in the marketplace: [email protected]

Church begins on Monday. So said Pastor Ed Silvoso....

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The best thing I’ve ever done: Corrinne May

She plays to sell-out concerts, wrote the 2010 National Day “Song for Singapore”, reached a high point (literally) when she performed at the momentous SG50 celebrations, inspired 10,000 Catholics ...

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Changemaker at 74: Elim Chew’s prayer warrior mother

At at age when others were retiring, Mdm Ooi Kooi Tin was planting churches in China and Indonesia, setting up a children’s shelter in Myanmar and an elder care facility in China....

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Amazing Grace: God in Adrian Anantawan’s music

He was born without a right hand, but that didn’t stop Adrian Anantawan from picking up the violin at age 9. Since then, the world renowned violinist has played for the likes of the Pope and the Dal...

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“I can lose everything but my salvation”: Datuk Edward Ong, founder of Sutera Harbour Resort

First he lost millions in business, and then he suffered an even greater loss to his family. Read the full story here on the incident in 1989 that changed his life and helped him emerge stronger than...

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“I was living a meaningless life”: Belinda Lee on her life before God

As Singapore’s first MTV VJ, Belinda Lee lived a glittering party life, interviewing celebrities like Ang Lee, Andy Lau and Lee Hom. But inside, she felt empty. ...

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“What if God were your next customer?”: Lucas Chow on excellence at work

How would we do our job differently if Jesus were our next client, customer or guest?...

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“I have nothing to be ashamed of”: The story of ex-convict Raymond Tan

Redemption for ex-convict Raymond Tan began over a bowl of wanton noodles. Crab wanton noodles, to be exact. But the road to redemption had been a long and difficult one....

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Businessmen who weep: Kim Tan and the Transformational Business Network

Human trafficking. Children living in slums. Communities destroyed by preventable disease. It has got to make God weep, says Dato Dr Kim Tan, who started Transformational Business Network to fight soc...

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