Skeptical of the supernatural
I was born into a family of five. My father was born in China and in his teenage years, migrated to Singapore while my mother was born in Singapore. My parents were ancestor worshippers and can be classified as Taoists by belief. From young, I watched my parents prayed to the idols and the ancestral tablets placed on the altars. Sometimes I joined in the religious ceremonies at home and burnt joss sticks and paper incense. This was done out of obedience to my mother's instructions rather than out of belief in the gods that they worshipped. In fact, I was very skeptical of the supernatural and had always regarded their beliefs as superstitions.

I went through my early childhood without hearing about the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was only in secondary school that some of my friends have attempted to witness to me about the Lord Jesus dying on the cross for my sins. A couple of them were quite persistent in inviting me to the school's Christian fellowship, held in a nearby church. However, I have always rejected those invitations. My skepticism of the supernatural has blinded me to the understanding of the Love of God. But thanks be to God for His boundless mercy and grace, He did not give up on me but continued to open opportunities for me to come to Him.

The Lord Jesus Christ died for my sins
I was 18 when I finished the GCE 'A' Levels and while waiting for the examination results, I found a temporary job as a teacher in an primary school. There I met many female colleagues and started to befriend a few of them. One of the ladies started invited me to her church by the name of Pasir Panjang Christ Church. Out of obligation and also a desire to find more opportunities to know this girl better, I followed her to church. At first I only attended the youth fellowship. By the next few weeks I attended the Sunday School and Worship Services.

Through the many messages that I heard from the Sunday School teachers and the preachers, I came to understand that I am a sinner and that the Lord Jesus Christ died for my sins and shed His precious blood to redeem me. The Holy Spirit continued to work in my heart and slowly the resistance was gone. One evening in 1968, I knelt in my bedroom and confessed to the Lord Jesus that I am a sinner and accepted Him into my heart as Lord and Saviour. I am grateful that God worked in the hearts of my parents in that they did not object to my belief in Christ nor did they placed any obstacles in my Christian walk.

I have continued to worship God and served Him in Pasir Panjang Christ Church ever since. I married my wife, also a church member in 1977. We have four children and praise God that all of them have trusted in the Lord Jesus. I am also thankful to God for giving my parents the opportunity to hear the Gospel and believed in the Lord Jesus in their old age. Both of them have gone home to be with the Lord. All glory to God!


  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3: 5 & 6
  

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