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!

Missions

Loving Ukraine: Sometimes sharing the Good News is as simple as coffee and hot dogs

What is it that takes a 28-year-old Singaporean woman into Ukraine? In GERRY CHIA’s words, it’s a desire to serve God’s people and show His love to the hurting. Writer Nicolette Kum...

Finding Purpose

This 23-year-old enjoys her work in palliative care nursing. What keeps her going?

The dream of being a nurse started with Emily’s grandma, who was a nurse herself too. “Growing up, my grandma always looked after my brother and me. To me, she was the kindest and most loving...

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“Love not at arm’s length, but as close as He is to the broken-hearted”: Serving refugees at the Poland-Ukraine border

In the first week, I spent most of my time at a refugee camp in Przemyśl, a city next to the Ukrainian border in Poland. To get here, I had flown 16 hours from Singapore to Krakow (including a...

Life & Death

Collapsing in labour from an amniotic fluid embolism, God gave us a miracle

The journey of motherhood did not start with skin-to-skin or looking into my baby’s eyes with my husband by my side. I literally crawled into motherhood bruised and battered, overwhelmed with...

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was pregnant

Around the middle of 2021, I discovered that I was pregnant, so I arranged to see an obstetrician at the hospital.  During the check-up, I also decided to raise the issue of the two lumps on my...

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From rock star to PhD scholarship holder: A man’s search for the meaning of life

Trigger warning: This article contains mention of suicide. Growing up, I was sometimes bullied for being different. These experiences made me feel really small and very insecure about who I was. I...

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Answering the call to serve in Africa, she saw how her sacrifices were turned to gifts

Returning to Singapore in March after working in Eswatini as a Risk Communication and Community Engagement specialist, Dr Tam Wai Jia marvels at how, in the hands of God, what seemed like losses...

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Robbed and stranded overseas, the worst hours of my life led to a series of miracles

For most of my life, I wanted little to do with Christians, particularly because some were pushy and most I encountered couldn’t logically defend their faiths. I would have never thought I would...

Discipleship

Mentors: My life would have been so different without them

I started out in Primary School as a really good boy. After all, I was enculturated with polished manners because of my church and mission school upbringing. However, I was very restless on the...