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.

In his latest book, Encountering Covid, Embracing Covenant, Engaging Community, the well-known author, educator and medical doctor shares stories from his encounters with friends and strangers – such as a wheelchair delivery man, a teenager with cerebral palsy and a migrant worker poet – who have unexpected things to teach us about humanity during the time of Covid-19.

Encountering Covid, Embracing Covenant, Engaging Community is full of stories of Dr Tan’s everyday encounters with friends and strangers.

The wisdom Dr Tan reveals in simple things and every day encounters is a reminder to believers of God’s Covenant and an encouragement to us all to “hold fast to what is good” in a tumultuous time.

Salt&Light sat down with Dr Tan and senior counsel Lok Vi Ming, chairman of the Council of Elders at Bethesda Bedok-Tampines Church who wrote the foreword of the book, to find out more.

Read the story here.