July 2018

The Nav ministry and administration teams interceding for workers of the harvest field during a work retreat.

Dear Navigator Friend,

Thank you for your faithful giving and prayers. As we enter into the second half of the year, we in The Navigators Singapore are thankful for the way in which the Lord has been working in our midst in answering our prayers.

Our combined leadership teams of ministry and administration/finance had a two-day overnight work retreat. One memorable highlight was the joy of praying for every Nav field staff by name. What was assumed to be a tedious task turned out to be a deeply joyful experience. We were glad we did it and were reminded that we need to do it more often.

Spending Extended Time With God (ETWG) has always been a part of our Nav DNA. After all, prayer is both a devotion and a ministry; and our lives and calling depend on it. After the session, I challenged our staff to have a personal ETWG session in the next six months.

We give thanks continually to God for peace in our country and across the causeway. It is a miracle that a change in government can happen after 61 years of a one-party rule. Let us continue praying for those in authority in both countries.

The whole island was abuzz too for the arrival of Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump for the Singapore Summit. Various local Christian circles were called to pray for this historic meeting between the two international leaders, interceding with the Lord to preside over this.

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV).

As we prayed for our neighbouring countries and the two nations that had come to us, we are reminded of our calling to still go into the nations. We are glad to see various young people take up the call for missions exposure. Our youth embarked on a month-long – and in a few cases, up to two months’ – sojourn in five different countries (Sierra Lorne, New Delhi, Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Lumpur and Myanmar). They were exposed to ministry and missions opportunities across cultures, beyond borders.

You may read more about the mission trip report to Myanmar.

Do continue to pray for the Lord to raise up labourers and leaders to advance the gospel of Jesus and His kingdom into the nations. Thank  you for partnering with us in the gospel through your giving and prayer support.

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