Real Life, Real People

Be inspired by these ordinary people who have extraordinary stories. Wherever you are in life, every story in here is sure to give you hope!

Real Life, Real People

“No one likes to talk about failure”: Former Team Singapore archer on missing the mark and finding true victory

In archery, as in Christianity, we continuously strive for perfection while knowing we will never reach it. We all know the goal: to hit the bull’s eye every time. Yet, more often than not, we miss...

Disabilities

My sister’s life is not a mistake: How Singapore’s first INAD patient bravely fights to live on

Amelia was actually born healthy. She had the ability to babble, to sit up and stand. However, she was not an easy baby to take care of. She would always be crying constantly, and my parents...

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Struggling with body image? It took me years to see the truth

Trigger warning: This article contains mention of self-harm. It was in secondary school when I took notice of the K-pop scene. I enjoyed the music and dance, but more than that, I admired the...

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How a valedictorian became a missionary: Swopping a master’s for her Master’s will

Before I came into university, I was still a very young Christian. I accepted Christ when I was six or seven years old, but it was only when I was 17 that God started placing a desire within me to...

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“God can use you anywhere”: The third-culture kid with a heart for children of missionaries

Born in Japan, Josephine has the unique experience of growing up as the daughter of two missionaries. Only returning to Singapore for short trips, the 23-year-old spent most of her life in the East...

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Learning how to love my family: How God turned things around in my home

Growing up, I relished weekend outings with my family. We made trips to Malaysia and amusement parks. The most memorable was to a farm where I fed the goats and complained about the stench. But all...

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Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, she discovered the love of God through kindness and open doors

I was 14 when I was diagnosed with leukaemia.  My parents sold our flat in our home country to finance my treatment in Singapore.  A year later, after five cycles of chemotherapy, the cancer was in...

University

Divine exchange: How my semester overseas became my mission field

I went to Madrid for my exchange from December 2019 to March 2020. Initially, I applied for exchange with three friends, but everyone ended up going to different parts of Europe. I was so scared to...

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Being rescued from a life of emptiness gave this young doctor a new mission

Growing up, I struggled with anger and used to be a bully. When I was in primary school, I had even gone to the extent of setting up a club against someone I disliked, and got others to hate on her...