Updates from a Myanmar Alumnus

Alumnus Tuja, with wife and three daughters.

EAST News caught up with an alumnus from Myanmar who graduated in 2005 with a Master of Arts in Mission and Evangelism. He is Tu Ja and he sent his greetings and updates below.

Dear EAST Family,

I am Tu Ja from Myanmar. I graduated from EAST in 2005. Thank you for letting me to share with you about my family and my country, Myanmar.

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Prayer Pointers – 29 July 2021

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27, ESV

We rejoice for the new students’ safe arrival in Singapore with their families, even amidst the spike in Covid-19 cases locally and globally. We received sad news from our alumni on the passing of their loved ones due to the pandemic. God, you are our refuge and strength, we need Your grace and mercy. In You, O Lord, we have lasting peace, unwavering hearts, and a blessed hope. Shalom.

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Peace and security in the Lord

John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”


Spoken during the Last Supper, this verse is Jesus comforting his disciples after telling them he will be betrayed and die. His disciples, understandably distraught, are asking him many questions about what to do after he leaves and what guidance they will have. Jesus assures them that he will not be leaving them unprepared, stating also in verse John 14:26 that the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

Obedience in God in Christ by the Holy Spirit, can bring us some control over our feelings. Humans are often shackled to their emotions but Jesus tells us that through the Holy Spirit, we can bring peace to ourselves, even in difficult times.

Sacred Rest Workshop for Sisters (Evening)


“Rest is the greatest investment in your overall enjoyment of life and productivity of work!” – Dr Dalton Smith

Are you feeling burnout or lack of energy all the time?

Discover seven ways to rest. A rest test will be conducted to find out your areas of needed rest! Those who have taken past Sacred Rest workshop shared that it has helped them to

– identify signs of rest deficit and its solutions
– learn what is needed to find Sacred Rest
– prioritise rest in life for that is how God has created us
– follow a God-given model to rest on the 7th day

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Introducing EAST Student Council 2021/2022

(Clockwise from top left) Brandon, Dr Casey Lok (Dean of Students), Ta Eh, Angela, Sonali and Enkh.


EAST would like to introduce the current elected Student Council for the academic year 2021/2022. We are grateful for their willingness to serve the EAST student community as Christ’s servant leaders. Please do uphold them in your prayers and encourage them as the Lord provides the opportunities. Shalom.

President: Brandon Chan
Brandon is from Singapore and is currently undergoing MDiv in Intercultural Studies. Serving as a youth worker in his home church, his interests include playing sports and eat chocolate.

Vice-President: Sarah Angela Pantaleon 
Anj is from the Philippines, and she is passionate about arts, creativity, and diversity. She is a volunteer leader in her home church back in the Philipines and is studying MDiv CM at EAST. Food is her love language.

Treasurer: Enkhmunkh Purevdavaa (Enkh) 
Enkh is from Mongolia, and he likes to walk in nature in his free time. He is taking Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies at EAST.

Prayer Coordinator: Sonali Moses Sonali’s ideal chill day would be to read a book while sipping coffee. She also loves to spend her time hanging out with close friends. She serves as a Sunday School teacher in her home church and takes the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry course at EAST.

Fellowship/Special Events: Ta Eh 
Ta Eh is from Myanmar. His hobbies include listening to music, watching movies and playing football. He is a big supporter Liverpool FC. He is currently in MDiv CM at EAST and serves as a Sunday school teacher at his church, Judson Baptist Church Singapore.

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