National Service

National Service

How God opened doors for me in NS

My national service (NS) days were really memorable because it was a period where God’s favour filled my life. Unlike most Singaporean sons, I was PES C9L9 – a designation which meant I...

Studies & NS

My time in BMT revealed how proud and uncaring I was

I was recruited to the army in April. I’ve learnt so much during my Basic Military Training (BMT) that I’ve found His sustaining grace shines most clearly in times of trial. In the...

Studies & NS

Help! I keep compromising in National Service

I’m currently 6 months into my National Service (NS), and it definitely hasn’t been an easy one. Before enlisting, I had a lot of thoughts about how NS would be a toxic environment for me...

National Service

Why I serve

I’m currently in camp for military reservist training. It has been a rather eventful in-camp cycle so far, largely due to the unfortunate passing of Aloysius Pang. We have all been following the...

National Service

With my rifle and my buddy and my … NS ministry

6 July 2018 was the day of my enlistment. As a cell group leader prior to enlistment, I had made plans to stay back in the tertiary ministry: I wanted to disciple the younger guys there to be an...

Studies & NS

I struggled with feeling inadequate and worthless

My plan had always been to join the Navy as a full-time National Serviceman (NSF). And as things would have it, I was posted there after Basic Military Training (BMT). Only a small number of recruits...

Studies & NS

The gold of IPPT: What is it worth?

So here I am, in camp on my bed, wrestling going on in my heart. Worry fills my thoughts as I consider my Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT for short) tomorrow. Am I ready? Can I really get...

Studies & NS

When my Army dream fell apart

Becoming an officer in the Army was something I had always wanted. I spent a childhood loving all things military. In secondary school, I joined the National Cadet Corps and did well; the four years...

Studies & NS

When I was kicked out of OCS

I had the opposite experience to the writer of When I didn’t make it to OCS. I made it, to my surprise. But not for long. When I received my posting after completing Basic Military Training (BMT),...