I first felt the desire to serve God full time in 2014. That was about one year since I started attending FEBC night classes. I would always look forward to the classes and very much enjoyed the study of God’s Word. I wished I could be part of the FEBC family and keep studying God’s Word in FEBC as if it is like an extended church camp. Slowly, I also got to know some friends who are studying full time. Their friendliness toward me and the interactions also sparked in me the wonder of what life in FEBC would be like. However, all of this remained a dream. I was still a student at NTU then and had around three years of studies to go. I could not simply quit my studies as that would be a bad testimony to my friends whom I desire to reach out to. I also did not want to let my emotions guide my decision. Thus, I decided to carry on with life and wait on the Lord.

Dreams really do come true. Through many verses, circumstances and much prayer, God made known His will and found it pleasing to fulfil my dream. Thank God for supportive family members who questioned little and trusted my decision. In 2016, I felt God confirming His will for me to enter the full time ministry. My late teenage years was a time of exponential spiritual growth and a period where I felt God’s presence so near to me. I do not have one specific verse or one thunderous incident that pushed me to answer God’s call. A period of serving God in many different areas and experiential knowledge of God’s Word eventually showed me the will of God. I knew that I could do no other work other than the work of the Lord. I have received the most perfect gift from our heavenly Father and there is no other way I would want to use my life except to be fully dedicated unto Him. However, I did not want to go make rash decisions so I continued waiting and praying. During this period, I continued serving, attending as many FEBC classes as I could and interacting with others to test if my full time calling would still stand. By the mysterious working of God, He continued to direct my heart to serve full time. I truly understood what Job experienced in this two verses and how he could finally see God’s hand and will.

Job 34:32 “That which I see not teach thou me.”
Job 42:5 “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. “

The thought of entering FEBC was very scary and I had to overcome a lot of difficulties. Sometimes I would feel that I am still young and just a female and I do not know what or where I can serve in after graduation. It seemed like the opportunities for service for a female is limited. Many “what if” questions popped in my mind. But the call of Jeremiah proved to be a very dear text to me. It taught and reminded me time and time again that I simply have to go where God wants me to go and say what God wants me to say. Many things about the future remains uncertain but I leave it in the hands of my God who knows it all.

Jeremiah 1:6-7 “Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.”

My very last confirmation of God’s will came when I told my father that I would want to serve God full time and enter FEBC. He then told me that when I was still a baby in my mummy’s tummy, my parents prayed for me and dedicated me unto the Lord’s service. Thank God that 23 years later, this prayer is fulfilled. I covet your prayers for faithfulness, passion and endurance in the full time service of the Lord.

Sister Rachel Leong



CHILDREN’S BIBLE CAMP – 5 to 8 June 2017

Thank the Lord for His goodness and provision, especially in this year’s Children’s Bible Camp. The theme for the camp was on “The Armour of God”, which were taught by Dr Jose Lagapa, Sister Celeste and Sister Cong Hui.

Indeed, the Lord’s hand is never shortened and He will always give us what we even fail to expect. We were blessed with 32 children in the camp this year, out of which, 8 came from unbelieving homes. Thank God that through the messages, the children were able to have the opportunity to learn of who God is (of which some have never heard the Gospel), as well as through the message related-activities and games. Thank God for the testimonies of some of the children on the last night of the camp and do pray for the salvation of those who have not come to believe in the Lord, and for those who have trusted in Him, that their faith in Him will be strengthened.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Pray too that the Lord will continue to sustain the work of the Children’s Bible Camp. All glory and praise to God!

Sister Tammy Ho