Birthday Letters: A Heartfelt Musical Journey of Compassion and Reconciliation

In this review, Neltje Fu delves into a transformative musical production by Wesley Youth Ministry. Drawing inspiration from the biblical parable of the Prodigal Son, the musical breathes new life into the age-old tale, exploring it from various perspectives and emotional depths. Read on to discover how this musical reinterprets and extends the timeless parable.

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Birthday Letters: A Musical Production by Wesley Youth Ministry

In June 2024, Wesley Youth Ministry presented ‘Birthday Letters’, a musical inspired by The Parable of the Prodigal Son. The production involved 19 performers and 80 crew members, attracting over 700 attendees across two performances. Directors Natania Leow and Grace Leong shared insights about the successful event.

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Ukulele Harmony: Strumming Faith and Joy at the Wesley Glowing Years Ministry

Le L’Uke uses ukulele music to share the Gospel, offering love, joy, and the message of salvation. The group under Wesley Glowing Years Ministry (GYM), comprising seniors and the young-at-heart, finds comfort and cognitive stimulation in learning and playing songs, which helps combat dementia by challenging memory with chords, lyrics, and rhythms.

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Alpha Workplace

In the bustling 111 Somerset office, 11 participants, facilitators, and hosts overflowed into the corridor for weekly sessions. The group’s size and their hunger for truth signified a plentiful harvest field. Over 12 sessions, God’s work was evident, with a participant finding salvation early in the Alpha course.

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How to work wholeheartedly for the Lord (re-integrating faith with our work)

Kara Martin, author and lecturer, emphasises integrating faith and work. Her teachings affirm that work isn’t just for earning and self-actualisation, but also a means to serve God. She interprets Colossians 3:17 and Romans 12:1-2 as guiding principles for living a life of worship. She encourages viewing work from an eternal perspective, serving Jesus, and practising fairness.

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‘God is everywhere, including a commercial F&B business’: An Interview with Koh Choon Chye, a Café Entrepreneur 

Koh Choon Chye, a restaurateur and father, navigates life’s challenges, including the loss of a child, through his strong faith. His belief in God provides resilience and guides his leadership. Raised in a family that worshipped idols, he found Christianity as a boy and later comfort in Wesley Methodist Church during his challenging times.

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‘We Prayed for God to be in Control’: Newlywed Doctors Amos and Ade on the Fateful Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 that Experienced Severe Turbulence

Amos and Ade, who faced flight SQ321’s turbulence, share that enduring life’s upheavals requires faith in God’s plan. They felt God’s presence during the ordeal, affirming their belief in His sovereignty and the value of trusting Him through life’s turbulent moments, supported by the love of family and friends.

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Teaching Children Through Parables @ Wesley Youth Centre

The Wesley Youth Centre, supported by the Wesley Methodist Church, used storytelling to teach children aged 4-12 about God’s Word. In the first quarter of 2024, the OWL Reading volunteers developed a programme using five parables, making lessons engaging and relevant. The programme, running from March to May, sparked interest and encouraged positive thoughts and actions.

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‘I’ve spent my entire career helping the rich get richer. It is a nice change to be able to help the ones who have less get richer’: An Interview with Lam Poh Min, Former Hedge Fund Manager

In the latest part of our Everyday Christianity: Faith@Work series, Lam Poh Min shares about his successful career as a hedge fund manager, and how he is presently relishing retirement. Across different stages in life, His trust in God’s plans has kept him faithful and steadfast.
While pursuing his passions in sports and mountain climbing, Poh Min continues to utilise his investing skills and experience to volunteer and serve on the investment committees of Wesley Methodist Church and the Methodist School Foundation.

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Honouring All Mothers and Mother Figures in Our Lives:  Mother’s Day Service by Wesley Mandarin Ministry

Wesley Mandarin Ministry held a Mother’s Day service, honouring all mothers for their nurturing roles. The event, attended by worshippers, children, and newcomers, was filled with an atmosphere of warmth and love, reflecting high participation.

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‘I am a Gatekeeper for My CEO, but God is My Life Gatekeeper’: An Interview with Carol Ling, a Full Time Working Mother and Small Group Leader

In this series, ‘Everyday Christianity: Faith@Work’, Carol Ling shares how she manages to serve in two church ministries. This includes leading a Small Group for two decades, volunteering with BeTween and nurturing her young family, all while maintaining her full-time role as an Executive Assistant to the CEO of a national non-profit organisation.

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The Divine Love of God for Each Child: Launch of the Little Candles School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Little Candles School in Phrao, Thailand, celebrated its opening ceremony on 20 March 2024. Supported by Wesley Methodist Church, the school aims to impart godly values to children and foster community spirit. The school’s mission is to let the light of God’s love shine in each child.

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‘The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ are the Ultimate Lessons in Unconditional Love and Forgiveness of Sins’: An Interview with Cheryl Seow, Homemaker

Cheryl Seow, a seasoned legal professional with two decades of experience, paused her career to focus on raising her adolescent daughters. She shares her journey of faith and family in this season of her life.

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‘Serve Him While I Can’: A Testimony by William Choo, a Volunteer with Communications and Creative Expression Ministries

William Choo, inspired by his wife Siang Hoon, planned to dedicate his post-retirement life to serving God. However, a sudden cancer diagnosis interrupted these plans. Despite this setback, William’s resolve remains unshaken, and he continues to serve God through all life’s challenges.

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‘Our Faith Needs to Permeate All Aspects of Life and Work’: An Interview with Aw Choon Hui, Deputy CEO of a Financial Advisory Firm

How can we view wealth and possessions through the Christian lens? In this part of Everyday Christianity: Faith@Work, Aw Choon Hui, Deputy CEO of a financial advisory firm, shares why investing is beyond accumulating wealth for economic gain alone for ourselves and our families.

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‘Easter Tells of the Most Important Story in the World, the Redemption of Humankind’: Stations of the Cross at Wesley Children’s Ministry

Children from Wesley Children’s Ministry caught a glimpse of Jesus’ journey from entering Jerusalem to His crucifixion at the Stations of the Cross on Easter Sunday.

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‘The More I Know about the Complexities of the Human Body, the More I Appreciate the Intelligent Design and Mortality of Humankind’: An Interview with Dr Lennard Chan

In this issue of Everyday Christianity: Faith@Work, Dr Lennard Chan shares with us how his training, knowledge and experience as a doctor shapes his view of the gospel.

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