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SU 2021 in numbers
In 2 Corinthians 2:15, Apostle Paul reminds us “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing”. Now the Greek word for fragrance or sweet savour is ‘εὐωδία (euōdía) and comes from the Greek root word εὖ (eú) which indicates something done well or well done. What has SU done that we may be a fragrance of Christ? What have we done well? Our aim is to share the Gospel to impact the lives of youths and children. It’s not a chore, it’s a joy and a privilege that we have the commission to make a difference in the lives of children and youths amongst us. Even as we approach the new year 2022, we present some of the work done; in this time, work often assisted through the use of internet communication technology As you supported us in our ministry in 2021, we do hope you can continue to support Scripture Union Singapore in the upcoming year, both in prayer and in the provision of resources for the ministry. May the blessings and peace of God be with you in the coming new year. Shalom!
Bring A Gift of Hope to Children this Christmas
Good news for all those who have a passion for children! OneHope, a global Christian organisation whose vision is “God’s Word. Every Child.” through its OneHope Malaysia office, is making available to Singapore free copies of a children’s Christmas booklet - “The First Christmas” in English, Chinese and Tamil. Individuals, churches and organisations will now be able to do self-collection after making the necessary arrangement and confirmation with the contact person, as follows: Contact Person: Ms Kathy Yeo
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel No: 6337-1437 Collection Address: Scripture Union Singapore
7 Armenian Street, #03-07 Bible House, Singapore 179932 Collection Timing: Monday to Friday: 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm Important: Please request only what you need, or will be able to distribute (especially the Chinese and Tamil) ones as there are limited stocks. SU Singapore will not receive any returned stocks. Please also note that OneHope will require all to fill up a Google Form by scanning a QR Code which SU Singapore will make available during the time of collection. Thank you for your co-operation. God bless you all as you make use of this God-given Scripture resource to spread the Christmas message to our next generation in Singapore. Click for sample PDF:
Making Disciples of the Kingdom by Peter Tsukahira
Making Disciples of the Kingdom Conference 2021 Speaker: Peter Tsukahira Date: Tue, 16 Nov to Fri, 19 Nov 2021
Time: 7:30pm to 10pm (Singapore Time)
Venue: Online via Zoom
Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_awnIFTVosunlTPVZnJA4h4D_dXXY0BstDsbjwagZwhruGQ/viewform NEW BOOK! EQUIP Connects the restoration of Israel with becoming disciples of the Kingdom of God in all nations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdoEJxrFmYw "And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ." - Ephesians 4:11-12 Take up the challenge of discipleship! This book is a series of 52 short teachings meant to equip men and women as disciples of God's kingdom in our day. The teachings may be read one by one or as a series of weekly studies for a single year. Each teaching is accompanied by several questions for reflection or discussion and a point for prayer. May God use this book as a resource to "make ready a people prepared for the Lord" (Luke 1:17). Should you have any questions or need further information, kindly contact email@example.com Peter Tsukahira is a Bible teacher and visionary based on Mt. Carmel in the north of Israel. He is the Co-founding Pastor of the Carmel Congregation and Director of the Mount Carmel School of Ministry. He has lived in Israel for more than 30 years and ministers there and throughout the world by speaking, writing, and video recording. He is the author of God's Tsunami - Understanding Israel and End-time Prophecy and other books. Peter’s books have impacted many around the world with an understanding of God’s purposes for the Kingdom of God. Visit www.petertsukahira.com for more information.
ABC (Audio Bible Contest)
Click: ABC Promotional Video "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). This verse illuminates a truth about the majority of our world’s population today – the only way they will ever understand the truth and hope of the Gospel is by hearing God’s Word in their own heart language. ABC Gospel of John (The Seven Miracles) Audio Bible Contest (ABC) is a Bible contest to empower our young children and youths so they can exercise their Bible knowledge in an unusual but more fun way! ABC enables our young participants to be equipped and saturated in God’s Word through listening to the Gospel of John in their own heart language. They can easily listen to Gospel of John and watch the movie film of Gospel of John (word for word as in the bible) through our Bible.is mobile app. This greatly enables our young participants to appreciate and dive deeper in the Word of God regardless of their age and pace, which is urgently needed in a time such as this! ABC will bring and unite all the young individuals from different churches and denominations all over Singapore and Malaysia to come and celebrate the Word of God as one body of Christ together. Furthermore, ABC is strategically set up to cater to local churches and relevant organisations so they can adapt and localize it to their community needs. Therefore, they can continue to nurture their younger generation in the Word of God with a little fun twist!! Objectives The Covid-19 global pandemic has affected countries worldwide. The LIVING WORD OF GOD is a vital solution for this season, especially for the younger ones who may have been affected tremendously but are keeping silent during this unprecedented time. An easy approach for allowing parents/guardians to cultivate and instill the Word of God into their children. An ideal starting point to encourage our younger ones to build a firm foundation for spiritual growth, life transformation and awakening. LISTENING and watching the Bible in their heart languages is made much easier, especially for those who may find reading and understanding challenging due to their young age. Bible.is mobile app
Participants can listen/watch/read the Gospel of John on Bible.is in their heart languages, including English, Mandarin and Tamil. Contest Details Every contestant shall receive a FREE S$5 Bubble Tea VOUCHER and an E-certificate of completion. Top 3 winners will receive an Appreciation Prize! Top 5 winners will advance to the GRAND FINALE (25 Sep, Saturday) to compete for a GRAND PRIZE! Available in 3 Languages: English, Mandarin and Tamil Contest Dates and Time 28 August, Saturday, 4.00-5.30pm – English (Only for Singapore) 28 August, Saturday, 6.00-7.30pm – Tamil (Only for Singapore) 31 August, Tuesday, 1.30-3.00pm – English (Only for Malaysia) 31 August, Tuesday, 10.30am-12pm – Mandarin (Only for Malaysia) 31 August, Tue, 4.30-6pm - Tamil (Only for Malaysia) ABC will be held via Zoom with Quizizz Game Slot!! Participants Registration: 26 July – 14 August. Limited Seats! First come first serve basis. Open to all young participants from 6 – 16 years old (Singapore residents only). Category 1: 6-8 years old Category 2: 9-12 years old
Category 3: 13-16 years old Reward System An E-certificate of completion will be awarded to EVERY contestant for participating. How Can My Church Participate? Promote, share and invite all your young children and youths to join us in this ABC on QUIZIZZ! They shall grow in God’s Word and play online with children all over Singapore/Malaysia! Local churches and relevant organizations are encouraged to replicate/modify this Bible contest to meet their congregation needs. They may send their top 5 winners before 10 Sep to compete in the Grand Finale (25 Sep). Terms and conditions apply. Contact us for more information. Volunteer Leaders/Facilitators are welcome to come onboard and be part of the team. How Can I participate? Sign up right now! Share and invite all your young friends and relatives to join us in this ABC on QUIZIZZ! Click => Registration (26 July – 14 August) Registration QR CODE Inquiry:
(English/Mandarin) KeeYean Faith Leo // WhatsApp +65-91460073
(Tamil) Stanley Vijayan // WhatsApp + 65 9108 8647 Organizers: Faith Comes By Hearing Asia in collaboration with Scripture Union Singapore and Scripture Union Malaysia
Limited Time Offer - 30% off selected books + free local delivery
The Last Kings of Judah — Vol 1 & 2 Price: $22.00/per book After Solomon, we fast forward to the last 8 kings of Judah - Hezekiah to Zedekiah. When Assyrian army besieged Jerusalem. King Hezekiah pleaded to God, who sent an angel to massacre 185,000 Assyrian men in one night. When Hezekiah was at his death bed. God extended his life by 15 years. Hezekiah's son Manasseh was wicked king for he rejected God for idols. He was captured by the Assyrian king and sent to Babylon. In his suffering he repented and returned to God. Manasseh's evil son Amon was assassinated after 2 years reign. God preserved David's lineage by having an 8 year old Josiah as king. The young king sought the Lord. When the Word of God was read to him, he wept and ordered all Judeans to repent and return to God. After Josiah's death, his 3 sons and 1 grandson succeeded in quick succession. Have you heard of the horrific Fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC? The lineage of David was threatened? God preserved Josiah's grandson. Jehoiachin in Babylonian prison for 37 years. Learn how God preserved Daniel and his 3 friends in t. Babylon from 6()5 BC? Learn how God used notorious King Nebuchadnezzar as His instrument and broke his pride to bow to the Sovereign God. Do you know that Daniel was the Permanent Secretary of King Nebuchadnezzar? The book ends with an encouraging note that Jehoiachin of Judea was given a seat in the Babylonian palace dining room. The First Three Kings of Israel Price: $39.00 God called young Samuel to serve under Priest Eli in a transitional period of Judges and Kings in Israel. The Israelites demanded for kings and not God to rule over them. Samuel anointed Saul as the 1st king of Israel. When Saul disobeyed God, Samuel chose David as a man after God's-heart. Was he perfect? Learn his failures. repentance. obedience to God through all his struggles. In order to understand the modern conflict, we need to learn that it was King David who conquered Jerusalem and declared it as the capital of Israel in 1000 BC. David's son Solomon succeeded as king and obeyed him to build the magnificent Temple. In this book you will learn the timeless principles of honouring God in our heart as His Palace and Throne. NOAH'S ARK THE RELEVANCE IN OUR TIME Price: $18.00 A detailed study of the story of Noah’s ark and its relevance to our times. "The real value of this book is the evangelistic message that it carries and its prophetic call to live faithfully for God in a world that is rapidly turning away from God." BISHOP DR ROBERT SOLOMON Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore (2000-2012) The Soy Sauce Towkay: the story of Yeo Thian In, founder of Yeo Hiap Seng sauce factory in Singapore Price: $18.00 This is the inspiring life story of Yeo Thian In, the founder of Yeo Hiap Seng sauce factory in Singapore, who is also the father of Rev Alfred Yeo Chee Heng. It records the transformation of a small sauce factory to a well-loved global food and beverage powerhouse. This book provides an in-depth account of Yeo Hiap Seng’s growth and business decisions such as becoming a public-listed company in1969. The ‘Yeo Hiap Seng’ name is rooted in the Christian faith. In Chinese characters, Hiap “協“consists of a cross of a “十”which stands for a cross and of three “力” (strength). This is to signify that a united family with blessing of Christ will achieve great success. For five decades, the family business lived up to its name as its members worked hard and united to grow the business from a small factory to a powerhouse in the food and beverage industry. When Thian In died in1985, YHS food products could be found in Chinatowns in major cities across the world such as Sydney, London, Paris and New York. Kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 63371437 (Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9am–5pm). About the author: Rev Dr Alfred Yeo Chee Heng was born in China and brought up in Singapore. He studied at the London Bible College (London School of Theology); pastored in the Methodist Church in Singapore for 22 years; served as Secretary of Singapore Keswick Convention; served as General Secretary of Singapore Billy Graham Crusade, Luis Palau Singapore Mission, Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore, Evangelical Fellowship of Asia, Scripture Union, Singapore, Global Day of Prayer (2006 & 2007); served on the boards of OMF, OM, Interserve, Pioneers in Asia, Trans World Reachout (Global Reachout) and the Chinese Church Union, Singapore. He is married to Rosie and is blessed with four children and seven grandchildren.
Jerusalem Under Other Kings Book Bundle Deal
Get your copy of the much-anticipated Jerusalem Under Other Kings Volume 2! Don’t miss this Book Bundle Deal “Volume 1 & 2” at just @$35.00 (U.P $48.00) includes free local delivery island-wide. What happened to Jerusalem and the Jewish people after the death of the infamous King Nebuchadnezzar II of the Babylonian Empire? Read the amazing story, in Volume 1, of how the Persian king, Cyrus the Great, having been influenced by Daniel, issued a decree for the Judeans to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple of the Lord. Zerubbabel, the governor and Jeshua the High Priest led the people in Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple despite strong opposition. 13 years later, in Volume 2, the same Persian king gave his blessing to Nehemiah to travel to Jerusalem and to be the governor of Judah Province and to repair the city walls. After Nehemiah and Malachi there was a period of “400 years of silence.” By then, the Greek Empire rose to power under King Alexander the Great. After his death, the Empire was divided into 4 kingdoms. The ambitious young Herod was appointed by Rome as “the King of the Jews” in 40 BC. Herod ruled with an iron hand, killing many people and even his own family. He built many structures, including the Temple in the time of Jesus. The long-awaited Jesus the Messiah was born in 5 BC. As a result, King Herod the Great must give way for Jesus Christ the GREATER One. Read the exciting stories of how God protected Jerusalem and the Jewish people over the 600 years covered Vol. 1 & 2 of Jerusalem Under Other Kings! Kindly contact email@example.com for more information or call 63371437 (Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9am–5pm). About the author: Rev Dr Alfred Yeo Chee Heng was born in China and brought up in Singapore. He studied at the London Bible College (London School of Theology); pastored in the Methodist Church in Singapore for 22 years; served as Secretary of Singapore Keswick Convention; served as General Secretary of Singapore Billy Graham Crusade, Luis Palau Singapore Mission, Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore, Evangelical Fellowship of Asia, Scripture Union, Singapore, Global Day of Prayer (2006 & 2007); served on the boards of OMF, OM, Interserve, Pioneers in Asia, Trans World Reachout (Global Reachout) and the Chinese Church Union, Singapore. He is married to Rosie and is blessed with four children and seven grandchildren.
SU SPOTLIGHT: Volunteer Stories
This is dedicated to friends who have been working (un-noticed) behind the scenes, faithfully serving at SU and in our community. We shine the spotlight on one of our long-serving volunteers, Alice Ong, who has been supporting the administrative work at SU Singapore for more than 10 years as well as Jemma Wong, one of our youngest volunteers. What keeps them motivated? Be inspired by their volunteering journeys. “Hi! I am Alice, married with 2 children and 4 grandchildren. My daughter is married with 3 boys living in the US. My son is married with a daughter and is currently back in Singapore. I have been a homemaker for the last 30 years. Prior to that, I was in the private sector involved in office administration, Accounting, IT and Consultancy. 10 years ago, I was approached by Mrs Valerie Ong (former SU Council Member) to help SU in clearing the long overdue administrative matters. At that point in time, my children had all completed their studies overseas where I spent most of my time taking care of their needs in Australia. When my season in Australia ended, I thanked God for giving me the opportunity to serve Him in SU Singapore. SU had been a part of my growing up years and I have seen the fruits of their work in young lives and have personally tasted His goodness through the Inter-School Christian Fellowship and SU camps. It is therefore my desire to see the continuity of the good work of SU in the young community, grooming them to be future leaders for God’s Kingdom. Volunteering brings back sweet memories, in particular, attending the SU camp at Pulau Tekong in 1969 as a teenager. Now I experience joy, being able to contribute to the organization being a good steward of time doing God’s work and fulfilling His call. Volunteering can be tiring. But seeing the children have a great time while sowing seeds to equip and empower them with God’s Word, is my greatest reward.” Hello! I am Jemma, the second eldest from a family of 6 children and am 18 years old this year. I enjoy sports, making short comedy films, film and music. 2011: I was first introduced to SU via the annual Scripture Union Primary Age (SUPA) camp, and was a camper at 8 years old. 2016: At 13 years old, I joined SUPA camp as a junior leader and later on became a group leader. 2019: At 16 years old, I interned with SU Children's Ministry for half a year and witnessed the 'behind the scenes' and preparation before the camp. I shadowed Pastor Flora and was eventually given segments of the teaching session to facilitate. Q: What do you feel most passionate about when you volunteer? I am very passionate about helping children to understand who God is and to make teaching sessions as fun as possible; something I hope they will look forward to. I pray that they would get to know God and experience His love through us. Q: What is one thing that you feel you have contributed as a volunteer? Energy! Kids these days are so energetic and I think SU has benefited greatly from having volunteers to help out with the kids. Q: How has volunteering benefitted you? Volunteering with SU refreshes me. As I am always in the company of teenagers in school, it is such a nice change to interact with children. Volunteering can be tiring but God's strength refreshes me. By nature I am very independent, however when faced with difficulties in engaging children, I have learnt to rely on God for advice. Connecting with children has also helped me understand and be more loving towards my younger sisters. Q: Can you describe a memorable event while volunteering? During the 2018 SUPA camp, I volunteered as an assistant group leader and had developed a sore throat. One of the children laid hands and prayed for healing for my sore throat. Gradually, the sore throat went away and I could speak without pain! God must have seen the heart of the child who was praying for me – so filled with faith and conviction! This encounter really encourages me to call on the name of the Lord. Q: What would you say to someone who is thinking of volunteering with SU? Go for it! The harvest field is big and wide. If working with children doesn't suit you, you can still contribute as there are many volunteering scopes that require different skill sets. But most importantly, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." -Proverbs 3: 5-6 Always wanted to volunteer but not sure how to start? Do you know that with virtual events, you can now volunteer from the comfort of your homes? Simply email your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 63371437 to get an update on our latest volunteering opportunities!
Luke: Exploring the Life of Jesus
Explore the life of Jesus through this 10-day reading plan. Each day of the plan includes discussion questions which will help young people to grow as Christians while simultaneously learning about the life of Jesus. Start this Plan: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/25440-luke-exploring-the-life-of-jesus We would like to thank Scripture Union NSW for sharing this resource which consists of a 10-part video series that can be found on our Resource Page: https://www.su.org.sg/videos
Guardians of Ancora is a world-class digital game
An amazing virtual world that 8 to 11 year-olds can enter, and a place where the Bible stories come alive. Since 2015, over 61 million children worldwide have had the opportunity to discover Jesus and engage with the Bible through Guardians of Ancora. Our vision is for millions of children worldwide to have daily opportunities to discover Jesus and engage with the Bible through Guardians of Ancora. And it's completely free to download and play. There are no hidden charges or in-app purchases: 'free' means 'free'. PLAY NOW: https://guardiansofancora.com/ Guardians of Ancora is a project by Scripture Union England & Wales Ltd
Testimony by Elizabeth Le from SU Vietnam (HCMC)
There is a saying that: "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." That's true, especially for Christian teachers. Last Sunday, my niece - Giang Mi got her baptism at the age of 16. Although her parents are godly people, they always wish that some day Giang Mi will have her own relationship with God. It didn't happen in just one day, but with a process. In Mi's testimony video about when and how she committed her life to God, she said it happened in a SUPA camp in Singapore when a teacher asked if anyone wanted to dedicate life to God. At that moment, Mi raised her hand, responding to that invitation. I was crying when watching her testimony, and thank God for His work above my imagination. Besides, that was the only SUPA camp that she has joined, and that was the one God used to touch my niece's heart. And that moment lasts until today and to be continued as my niece has decided to confess her faith in Christ. I am grateful and joyful for her salvation in Christ, at the same time, so proud of your works in SU Singapore. My niece can not remember the teacher who invited her to come to God, but that teacher's word and work was so precious to her. Yes, we are doing anonymous but eternal work - teaching God's word to children and creating moments for them to meet God personally. What a great privilege! With gratefulness,
Elizabeth Le SU Vietnam (HCMC) Photo: Mi in black attire and Kairos is first from the right.
Certificate of Christian Disability Ministry Module 3 - “GROWING AS ONE BODY”
SU Singapore partnered with KIN (Koinonia Inclusion Network) to equip a generation of leaders wanting to serve children with special needs for churches in Singapore and beyond borders. The program was divided into 3 modules. The concluding module, “Growing as One Body” was held on 6 and 13 March 2021 via Zoom. Participants learned how to manage and navigate through the following issues: "Dealing with Diagnosis” Oftentimes, families and caregivers of PWDs (Persons with Disabilities) suffer from financial stress, emotional fatigue, and spiritual disarray. They go through the Kubler-Ross Grief Cycle and will need to embrace the grief process as part of the “New Normal”. The church community (Pastors, Christian counselors, care groups, prayer groups) plays a critical role in this ecosystem in bolstering the families long-term. “Growing as One Body” means to be present and available to those who are grieving. “Sexuality & Disability” Sexual development begins as early as infancy. Children will be curious about the changes in their body parts. Depending on their cognitive ability, PWDs will experience sexual development and also desire for sexual relationships. As a royal priesthood, we can change the cultural narrative through sex education to ensure children grow up feeling safe and secure with their bodies. “Leaving a Legacy” PSNs (Persons with Special Needs) usually have pre-existing medical conditions coupled with financial strain. They are also more susceptible to experience loss of employment, financial abuse, and exploitation. What happens if the PSN’s primary caregiver passes on? How will their needs be managed? These were some of the questions addressed by a company, which provides affordable trust services for the benefit of persons with special needs. “Pastoral Dialogue” Panelists shared how they were led to various disability ministries and alluded that we, the church require a paradigm shift; doctrines that will shape (orthodoxy) right beliefs; (orthopraxis) right practices, and (orthopathy) right feelings, to be an inclusive community and Grow as One Body! Testimony by Yvonne Chan: “A BIG Thank You to all the trainers and the team for putting this together. I'm blessed and encouraged that I've got the opportunity to connect with like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ, to serve His people, and learn how we can be an inclusive church.” Photo: Warmest congratulations to our first batch of graduates from the Certificate of Christian Disability Ministry!
SU Vietnam (HCMC): Stories of God's Grace
Dear Partners & Friends, We have found this one person who dreams to preserve one child at a time. Have you found one for the children God has placed around you? Scripture Union had a volunteer, 10 years ago, by the name, Thu (Michelle). She started with cutting crafts, just as many of us did, at the beginning. But this girl, Michelle was cutting those for kids with passion to preserve Christian leaders for the future. She many times told us to affirm what we were doing and sharing her heart with us. Years passed, she had tuberculosis, too serious that she was concluded to die at the age of 21. God saved her and put us all into amazement. But after that, with the nature of her sickness, Michelle found so hard to come back to communities, how much more for ministries. Then Covid occurred, she found herself desiring for things that she has longed many years, it's preserving the next generation, so she started with her local church. They have invited her to lead the next generation ministry of their church. She immediately agreed and then shared 3 perspectives that she wanted to church leadership to embrace if they wanted her to be there: 1) "Discipleship starts from home, please teach your parenting members to do this." She said. 2) "These 40 children are 40 members, it's a small church. Children needs shepherds, not just someone who lecture them on Sunday and keep them quiet. Please send your best teachers to disciple these children." 3) "Teenagers are wild, and we are losing them soon if we keep this pace, please find them a mentor for each teen." As the leadership said yes to her wisdom, the ministry kicked off and flied high. And what put me to tears are pictures of the adults of her church walking along side with each teenager, sharing so much tears and joy of their teenage journey. Our generation needs those like Michelle, don't we? The one who is bringing dreams into reality, and really striving to preserve one child at a time. Thanks for supporting our staff (now) like Michelle to preserve the next godly Christian generation leaders in Vietnam. We are grateful for your partnership! Esther & SU Team. S.U.V. N