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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 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 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 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: 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:
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: 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
SU Vietnam (HCMC): WOMAN OF Peace
All ministries are looking for men and women of peace in different aspects, and it's biblical to expect so. Few years ago, Thanh's group came to our VBS training through Facebook posts. Our team was touched knowing that she and her younger brother, a start-up businessman, had been serving homeless illiterate kids. Over a dinner fellowship we initiated, we grew in loving these young folks, who dedicated their lives for next generation in their local church and denomination, Presbyterian. Oct partnership began. You may call that "God's ordained meetings" because we really feel that way. Thanh is our "woman of peace" - we thought. We did not know God has prepared another young lady under her care for a greater task as a woman of peace. Her name is Nhung. She is a H'mong, tribal girl, loving her people. H'mong has biggest number of populations of ethnic group, not only in Vietnam but also overseas. Through Nhung, our curriculums, were brought to her villages and all villages that their ministries are in. They trained hundreds of teachers every year. And what amazed as is that they translated our books and songs into H'mong and make all kinds of printings and music messages in H'mong! We can't be thankful enough. We can't go this far without this one girl, named Nhung. When she came to us, we did not know that she was the key to open those doors, to bless thousands of children in H'mong villages. Thank God for all of His ordained meetings for as to experience that He has His children everywhere for His purposes, just like He has you for us in these challenging but exciting years. We pray that these fruits would encourage all of us as we are participating in His works different ways with our gifts and opportunities. Glory to Him! Esther Phan & SU Team S.U.V.N
SU Vietnam (HCMC): A Pursuing Ministry
We pursue one life for God because we have a pursuing God. That's something always easy to say than to do. But when we purse one life, we would understand that it is Him, who is pursuing, not us. There had a boy name, Hung, in one of our Online classes. His father's side is a family with many ministers of the gospel, but something happened that made it hard for this 13-year-old boy was that he lost His dad when he was little. Growing up, Hung addicted to games and had a poor performance both in school and at home. His mom prayed and believed only God's Words could change him so when she knew our Online class, she signed up for him but since it was not his will, he reluctantly joined. As a result, his Bible coach and his class suffered. Hung did not do self-study before class, very uncooperative with his sleepy face and negative attitudes. His Bible coach was frustrated after weeks making efforts, almost gave up. After many messages back and forth, she called Hung's mom and encouraged her not to be sad if she could not do anything else. But listening to the mother's heart; she was touched and motived to try again but again nothing changed. Hung clearly showed his attitude against what the class were doing, and even he stopped joining the class. The Bible coach somehow had an impression that Hung was sent to this class for a purpose. So, with his mom's permission, she boldly shared with other parents in the class to pray specially for Hung. God started working in this young man's heart. No longer after that Hung himself told his mom he wanted to be back to the class. It was really a turning point! Growing in God's Word with friends and with the love and care of his mother, Hung now stopped playing game, his study was clearly improved. And we all can tell his improvements in his discoveries and desires for God's Word in the class. We pursue one life for God because we have a pursuing God. That's something hard to do but when we know it is Him who do the pursuit we know we should never lose hope or give up on one life that He is happy to give us.
Thank You Note from SU Council
Dear Friends, Thank you for your support and for volunteering with SU. This attached video is a little thank you gift for your help which you can share with your friends, families and churches to make this CNY a little more meaningful and fun! Blessings, SU Council
CCDM Module 2 – Sowing the Seeds of Faith
After the success of the first Certificate of Christian Disability Ministry (CCDM) module in August, 31 October 2020 saw the start of the second module in the CCDM programme. This second module, entitled “Sowing the Seeds of Faith: Including People with Special Needs in Christian Education”, had 44 participants –even more than the first module! The module began with a session on a “Theology of Sunday School” led by Pastor Leow Wen Pin, the President of the Koinonia Inclusion Network (KIN). Pastor Wen Pin challenged the participants to think carefully about what Christian Education was about – was it simply about transferring “head knowledge” about God and the Bible to students? To answer this question, Pastor Wen Pin directed the class to Ephesians 4:1-6, and argued that Christian unity and inclusion were the core goals of Christian Education. As such, persons with special needs should not be regarded as “obstacles” or “problems” in the Sunday school classroom, but rather, their very presence provided an opportunity for everybody to practise Christian love. Following this, the next session was led by Ms Teo Sue-Lynn, a psychologist who helped the class understand how to identify children with special needs in their classroom. For example, she pointed out that teachers often misunderstood behaviours characteristic of autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder as being rude and lazy respectively. Instead, through a series of case studies, she helped the class recognise how to spot key signs and symptoms that were characteristic of more common disabilities. Thereafter, Ms Janice Ho, a paediatric occupational therapist and seminarian, helped the class to think about how to develop faith in people with special needs. She argued that there was a need to form a biblical culture of inclusion between parents, teachers, and children. She observed, “Faith practices at home must include allowing children a safe space to ask questions and time to process the information … We need to bring awareness of disability; [and] talk about inclusion and ways we can love children with special needs more.” Then, to round of the first day’s webinar, Mr Norman Kee, a lecturer at the National Institute of Education and an experienced trainer of special education teachers, took the class through a tour de force examination of how neuroscientific insights on disability could help Sunday school teachers better tailor their instruction for people with special needs. For example, he noted that persons on the autism spectrum were often “brainier” – that is, their brains were often enlarged in specific areas, which could lead to hyper sensory sensitivity or difficulties in managing their emotions. In this way, Norman provided much practical advice on how to teach children with special needs. The second day of the module (on 7 November 2020) began with a much-requested session on managing meltdowns by Dr Eunice Tan, the head of the special needs programme at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. She explained the differences between temper tantrums and meltdowns, and laid out a practical approach for how to prevent meltdowns as well as how to manage them when they occurred. Participants were given time to practise what they had learned through group discussion of case studies in Zoom breakout rooms. Following this was an important session about how Sunday school teachers could partner with other stakeholders to improve educational outcomes for people with special needs. The trainers, husband and wife pair Bernard Chew and Chin Hsiao Yun (both special educators), challenged the participants to embrace empathy for families with children with special needs rather than giving token sympathy. Moreover, they sought to go beyond mere lip-service to the idea of inclusion. They challenged the participants, saying, “We live in a society that values knowledge and capability. We need to revisit these values. Every child is created by God. A human’s worth and dignity is given by God … [Therefore, when we think about inclusion, the question we must ask] is not: What do we have to give up if we were to include them? But rather, what do we lose if we do not include them?” A special highlight of the module was a dialogue session with three special needs Sunday school superintendents. This dialogue session was characterised by many practical insights drawn from the panelists’ many years of experience teaching people with special needs. For example, Mr Peh Eng Kiat, who leads the Rainbow of Hope ministry (a Sunday school ministry for persons with autism at Chapel of Christ our Hope), noted that sometimes Christians are too fixated about whether persons with intellectual disabilities can come to faith. Rather, he argued that “our job is not to convict. That is the Holy Spirit’s job. Our job [as educators] is to make an environment where Christ is clear.” Dr Dominique Phang, the chairperson of Ohana Ministry at Seng Kang Methodist Church, argued that inclusion meant treating everyone as family (“Ohana” means “family” in Hawaiian), and that meant developing a caring and inclusive church where “no one gets left behind”. Ms Grace Lim, who leads Jesus Club Singapore, cautioned the participants not to obsess too much about syllabuses and programming. Ultimately, she said, “we don’t serve ministries. We serve people.” The concluding session saw two trainers (Mr Reynard Lye and Ms Betty Lee) from Wesley Methodist Church’s Praise Special Community (a special needs Sunday school ministry) unpack their process of syllabus planning. They shared about both their struggles and success stories, and provided many concrete examples of how they adapted various classroom activities for each child’s learning needs to tailor the classroom to each child who was unique and precious. This was a fitting end to a rigorous yet enjoyable module which constantly focused participants on the inherent value and dignity of every single one of God’s children. Indeed, as Psalm 139:13-14 says: “For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”