Reanimated for Spirit-Powered Witness

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were [...]

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The next step after my Australian scholarship

From January this year, the Lutheran Church in Singapore (LCS) assigned me to Trinity Theological College (TTC). It is a college governed by the Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches in Singapore. There are two language departments in the school, Chinese and English. I am teaching in the English department as well as offering pastoral […]

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Coconut Chicken Pho

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 chicken thighs 4 cups coconut water (or water) 5 cm piece of ginger peeled and thinly sliced (julienne strips) 1 shallot finely chopped 1/3 cup kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) 2 star anise 1 cinnamon quill 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped ½ tsp Chinese five spice powder 2 tbsp fish sauce […]

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Emily’s baby shower will save lives

My husband Anthony and I were so excited to find out we were expecting our first baby. We wanted to have an event to celebrate the baby’s arrival. However, I felt uncomfortable with the conventional baby shower concept. My baby did not need piles of gifts that he would only use occasionally. I knew that […]

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he who keeps you will not slumber

I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your [...]

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Let the children come…

As Sao Mandee (Director of Home of Praise) wraps her arms around the crying child, she is reminded of the words of Jesus, “let the children come to me”. That’s what happens every day during the week, as children from the poorest of the poor people living in the slums of Klong Toey in Bangkok, […]

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Fish cakes with lime sauce

Makes 18 Ingredients 750 g firm white fish fillets (such as snapper or ling), coarsely chopped 1 garlic clove quartered ½ cup fresh coriander leaves 3 kaffir lime leaves, centre veins removed and finely shredded 3 teaspoons red curry paste 2 tablespoons fish sauce 8 green beans, finely sliced Pinch salt Vegetable oil for shallow […]

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Connecting through learning

Through these visits our students gain a deeper understanding of the PNG culture and the value of being in partnership. Concordia College’s St John’s Campus at Highgate, South Australia, recently hosted two primary school teachers from Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Siassi Islands. The St John’s campus partnership with approximately 40 kindergartens, elementary and primary schools […]

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