The year has moved fast and we are almost halfway through! We are grateful to the Lord for overseeing the Kingdom work beyond the shores of Singapore. We have been blessed by some of these servants who returned to Singapore over the past few months.I was thrilled to converse with Seto Wing Luk, our former NavNews Editor in the ‘80s, at our Staff Family Retreat in March. Currently a pastor in Hong Kong, he has been establishing and equipping disciplemakers in his church for 20 years. He refreshed us with Romans 12:1,2, as he talked about “The Gospel for the Rest of Life”.
Jim Chew, Asia-Pacific Missions Mentor for The Navigators of New Zealand, also made a one-month trip back to Singapore from April to May. He was the first Asian Navigator in the ‘60s and then first local National Director from 1980-1990 who helped advance the Navigator work in Singapore. Jim started reaching out to a neighbouring country before settling in New Zealand. While here, he took time to give a biographical interview to US Navigator Senior Historian Susan Fletcher, who was visiting Singapore with her US team at the same time. We caught up with his recent exploits and listened again about his pioneering work to gain insight into furthering the current discipleship movement.
Associate Staff Tan Jee Long also returned to Singapore after serving 25 years in a bi-vocational capacity in East Asia. He is pictured here with his wife Lydia. We are excited to have him take the helm of our Missions Department. He succeeds veteran and seasoned missionary Robert Goh.
In April and May, we saw a myriad of outreach events happening across polytechnic campuses as the freshmen orientation season rolled around. The various ministries continued to hold their regular devotions in the mornings and weekly Bible Studies. They also upped their regular evangelistic efforts and began personal discipling and follow-ups. Head over to our June to Sept edition of E-NavNews magazine and read of the ongoing work of our field staff who pour themselves into the lives of youths and the people they serve. We hope you will be blessed as you read their stories.