Missions

Faith

I went from conference attendee to Africa missionary

Six years ago, I watched a video which changed my life. Attending the 2012 Kingdom Invasion Conference, the video I watched was about Heidi Baker’s IRIS ministry in Pemba, Mozambique. It...

Faith

Missions under 30: I’m a millennial and I’m not bored

I wonder how many people think that millennials are bored in church? Or unwilling to go on mission trips? Think of us as spoilt or fragile, but don’t write us off just yet. I’m a millennial and...

Faith

My struggle with becoming a full-time missionary

“Lord, please don’t ever call me to be a missionary!” This was my plea after my first mission trip as an 18-year-old onboard Operation Mobilisation’s (OM) ship Doulos. It had been an...

Faith

“You are not a humanitarian”: The heart and purpose of missions

“Therefore go …” These two words have been the bedrock (Matthew 28:19) of the missional church today. I have been affiliated with several mission organisations: Cru Singapore (CRU),...

Faith

Where in the world are our young missionaries?

It’s becoming somewhat of a perennial question: How can we engage and mobilise millennials for missions, both within the Church and across cultures? Here’s something my cell member said...

Faith

What perseverance looks like in the mission field

I’ve just returned from a week-long mission trip, where I saw the perseverance of 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 in the local church there. “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;...

Culture

The lies we believe about poverty

There was once I was catching up with a couple of friends in Jakarta when we ended up talking about the state of poverty in Southeast Asia and the possible issues we noticed. Impassioned by the...

Faith

I’m tired of missions, should I keep going back?

This December, I spent a week in a rural town on a mission trip. As I wasn’t able to make the trip last year, I made an intentional commitment to go this year. I was eager to catch up from...

Faith

It takes a miracle to feed a whole village – and we did

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of the story about how God multiplied five loaves and two fish to feed 5000 people (John 6:1-14). If you haven’t, it goes something like this:...