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.
For the past two years I have been studying at Singapore Bible College to be better equipped in missions. I am now in my final semester. Although I am excited to graduate later this year, I know that I will miss the learning opportunities and the close friendships I have developed with my schoolmates. Please pray that I will finish well, and continue to study God’s word and how to effectively bring the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ to others even after my formal studies.
In March 2018, I hope to head to Thailand with OMF. I currently have two more clearances to obtain (there are four in total for OMF): medical and financial. Please pray that I will continue to trust God in His provision. My three-year term with OMF will start in Lopburi (a few hours’ journey from Bangkok) where I will study Thai language and culture for a few months.
At the present moment, my exact ministry and location are up in the air. I will go on vision trips as I study in Lopburi. There are various ministries in Thailand: I may teach English, do campus ministry or engage in church planting. I may be in any part of Thailand. For those who know me, such uncertainty is unsettling for a planner like me. Please pray that I will trust in God’s guidance and not my own plans.
As the time to leave for an overseas mission field draws near, there is definitely a sense of anxiety. I know that I will miss my family and friends back in Singapore, as well as being in Singapore itself. Please pray that I will keep my eyes on Jesus and have the unshakeable faith that He will be with me every step of the way. I am also worried about a few non-Christian friends who have indicated interest to know more about God – please pray for other Christian brothers and sisters to come alongside and walk with them in their faith journey.