Posts tagged with missions

Pua Mission Trip -- May 2018

Ten of us headed to Kathy's Home in Pua, Thailand to conduct the quarterly English camp from 18-21 May 2018. The Thai academic year was about to begin and the team was excited to meet ten new children at the home. Read the trip report to find out more.

Great Commission Month (May 2018)

This year, GBC has set aside May as our Great Commission Month. The sermons and EQUIP classes for this month will focus on the Great Commission – to bring our families, our neighbours, and our nation and beyond, to know the gospel and to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Vacation Bible School at Pua, Mar 2018

In March, a team of nine GBC members headed to Pua to conduct Vacation Bible School for the children at Kathy's Home. It was an experience that left the team feeling encouraged and blessed. We hope the team's reflection of the trip will encourage you to also take part in GBC's very own Vacation Bible School taking place over 31 May to 2 June 2018.

The Burden of University Ministry in a Post-Christian Society

Barnabas Lin has been ministering through IVCF in Chicago for the last eight years. During his academic sabbatical last year, he sought God’s guidance for his future steps in ministry, and here he shares with us the questions he wrestled with.

Greetings from Esther!

Esther Yap sent her greetings from the UK where she is studying for her Masters in Field Linguistics from Jan-June 2018.

Aunty Poh Kin's Visit to Beacon Hall

Aunty Poh Kin, who is 97 years old and a long-time member of GBC, made a trip to Beacon Hall in Chiang Mai in November this year. Susan Tan, her niece and a regular volunteer and supporter of the work at Kathy's Home in Pua, shared how God has so generously answered Aunty Poh Kin's prayer and enabled her to visit Beacon Hall to see the marvellous work He is doing there.

Pua Mission Trip -- Dec 2017

10 GBC members conducted the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home in Pua from 1-4 Dec 2017. They also visited the House of Hope – a dormitory for Hmong students under The Firm Foundation – which is about 20mins away at Thawangpha. Read the trip report to find out more.

A Note to My Church Family

Our dear sister, Lily Pang, who has retired as a missionary after faithfully serving 33 years in the field, updates us on the task that God has laid upon her heart to serve among the elderly in GBC and Singapore.

From Farm Boy to Global Ambassador

Tom Chandler, one of the missionaries whom GBC has the privilege to partner with, explains how God used his unique background to prepare him for his ministry in Asia.

Missionary Apprentice -- Fedora Teong

Now in her final semester at the Singapore Bible College, Fedora Teong updates us on her potential overseas mission plans in Thailand with OMF after graduation. We pray for her as she prepares to move out of her comfort zone, to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Pua Mission Trip -- Sept 2017

A team of nine headed to Kathy's Home in Pua, Thailand to conduct the quarterly English camp from 1-4 Sept 2017. For this camp, they also taught the children English memory verse songs from the Children Ministry's Singing God's Love in God's Word music album. The children (and teachers) had a great time learning the songs. Read the trip report to find out more.

An Update from Beacon Hall

Beacon Hall, a hostel for university students in Chiang Mai, started its first intake of students in April 2017. We thank God for the hard work of William and Karen Lenn in seeing through the building of the hostel and for their joy and commitment to want to serve Him among the Hmong and Thai communities. Karen Lenn shares with us more about the students they are ministering to.

Short-term mission trip to Cambodia 2017

Over 6 days a team from GBC demonstrated the love of Jesus to rural Cambodians through dental care, teaching, and sharing the word of God.

Pua Mission Trip -- May 2017

11 GBC members headed to Pua, Thailand, to conduct the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home from 26-29 May 2017. The Thai academic year has just begun and the team was excited to meet four new children at the home. Read the trip report to find out more.

Luwuk Mission Trip 2017

As part of the program for Great Commission Month, the iCare CG shared with us the recent trip some of them made to Luwuk to visit Tzi Ping and Heidi Leong, their CG members cum adopted missionaries. The trip has helped them better understand and appreciate Ping and Heidi's work among the Saluan people. If you have missed their presentation, here's a short recap of what they shared.

Building Bridges

Pastor Ian shares his hope for GBC to consider how God might use us to support ministries that intentionally serve as bridges to the hearts of our neighbours.

Kamus Saluan - Saluan Dictionary Project

Tzi Ping and Heidi, our missionaries in Luwuk, update us on the Saluan dictionary project. We are so encouraged by how God is opening doors for them to bless the Saluan community and we are very excited for the launch of the Saluan dictionary app – Kamus Saluan.

May the Peoples Praise You

This year’s theme song for Great Commission Month (GCM), 'May the Peoples Praise You', is a timely encouragement for Grace Baptist Church. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this song reminds us of the truth of God’s salvation plan.

Not Ashamed -- Esther Yap -- Crossing Cultures for Jesus

Esther Yap shares with Neo Yi Ling her struggles to be not ashamed of the gospel even as she serves in the mission field.

Great Commission Month -- May 2017

The theme for this year's Great Commission Month is "Every Member Making Disciples in Obedience". The Missions Committee shares with us the programme for this year's Great Commission Month which will be held in May.

Letter from a Dear Missionary Couple

GBC receives a heart-warming letter from a dear missionary couple who has been away for many years. We give thanks for what God has been doing in and through them to minister to the Unreached People Groups, and we pray alongside them as they transit to a new assignment and city.

Pua Mission Trip -- Feb 2017

A group of six GBC members, comprising five regular members and newcomer Sherri Buntain, headed to Pua, Thailand, to conduct the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home from 24-27 Feb 2017. Read the trip report to find out more.

Christmas Love Box

Towards the end of every year you will have heard appeals from the Missions Committee (MC) for love offerings to be given to the Christmas Love Box (CLB). You may have wondered what exactly is this Christmas Love Box?

Trusting in the Lord -- Doug & Joyce Erdmann

Doug and Joyce Erdmann update us on their new ministry with The Navigators in Colorado, United States. We pray with them that they will continue to trust in the Lord as they transit to a new place with new roles.

Christmas Greetings from Ping and Heidi

Ping and Heidi, together with their boys, give thanks for the Holy Spirit that expresses His life and power through their daily lives.

Touching Lives in Our Own Backyard

Michael Chee reflects on lessons learned from GBC’s Great Commission Month, which took place in July.

A Beacon of Truth and Light

Karen Lenn updates us on the progress of Beacon Hall, a hostel in Chiang Mai. We pray that the hostel will serve the needs of the students there and bring glory to God.

Sharing by Our Dear Missionary : Lily Pang

In this post, Lily, our long-time, dedicated and committed missionary who has given many years of her life to world missions, gives glory to God who called her to service in the mission field.

Adopt-a-Missionary (AM) Programme

Have your care group adopted a missionary yet? Find out more about how we can support and care for our missionaries by adopting them.

Strengthened in Christ - the Word of God in our Own Language

Heidi Leong reminds us of the immense privilege we have of being able to read the Bible in our own language, and testifies that it is God’s word that strengthens and sustains her and her husband Tzi Ping as they serve as missionaries in Indonesia.

Rooted in Christ as a Missionary

David Chang reflects on sinking his spiritual roots in Christ, whilst serving in metropolitan Bangkok.

Cambodia Mission Trip (8-12 June 2015)

6 GBC members went on a dental mission trip to the Trang Province of Cambodia in June. Read about the trip here!

Sharing by Mak and Narola Sanglir

Our church's missionaries in Thailand, Mak and Narola Sanglir, gave an update on their ministry and challenged us to evangelise as part of discipleship.

Reaching out to the young ones in Kampuchea

Deborah Teo shares about her missionary journey to Cambodia and how she serves God there.

GBC's Visit to Roslin Orphanage - 16-20 Apr 15

In this blogpost, Captain Budi of Roslin Orphanage shared how the recent visit by GBC has blessed the children at Roslin Orphanage and Roslin School.

Interview with Esther Yap

Esther Yap, a GBC member, shares with us her journey in obeying Jesus, which involved her making a decision to quit her job and pursue Bible translation in missions.

GBC Mission Weekend - A Missional Lifestyle: Love Your Neigbour

GBC had its missions conference over 28-29 Mar. Speakers from different organisations were invited to share their work in worldwide missions.

Care Group outing with the Gracehaven kids to Changi Beach

Esther Yap shares about her care group's recent outing with the kids from Gracehaven.

Storm The Gates of Hell

In this sermon from Acts 4, we are reminded of the bold proclamation of the gospel undertaken by the apostles and early church. They stood firm on the gospel truths though it led them to much opposition. How can we learn from them?

Missions at GBC: The Kairos Course

In this blogpost, the Missions Committee shares the heart behind implementing the Kairos Course, what it's about and why GBC members are encouraged to participate.

Kairos: God, the Church, and the World

The recent Kairos course held at Calvary Baptist Church provided much insight into world missions for GBC members who participated. Read about it here and find out more details of upcoming courses!

Interview with David Chang

In the month of June, we heard from one of our missionaries, David Chang. We caught up with him after that, and asked him to share a bit more about his conversion, and his call to missions.

GBC Missions Emphasis Month: "How will they hear?" (July 2014)

So what does missions emphasis month entail in 2014?

Let Your Kingdom Come

In this post, we describe the missions month song for emphasis - Let Your Kingdom Come.

Missionary letter from Tzi Ping, Heidi, Benaja and Esra

One of our dear missionary families, the Leongs, have written to the church family to share their experiences and to encourage us. Let us remember them in prayer, interceding for their work and for their needs before our Heavenly Father.

Interview with missionaries Leong Tzi Ping and Heidi

In this interview, we speak to our dear missionaries Ping and Heidi about their upcoming overseas assignment. Have a read and pray for them!