Alumni Updates from Ukhrul, Manipur

 

EAST alumni Asung Pharung and Nim Muivah graduated in May 2019 with a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies and Partners in Ministry Certificate respectively. They have since returned to life in a small town, Ukhrul, Manipur, Northeast India with a population of 92,000 people. Just last Saturday, the Pharungs welcomed their third child, a newborn baby girl named Selah Pharung on 16 Jan 2021. Life has indeed been full and fruitful for them.

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Pray for EAST – 2021.01.21

Design: Koh Aitee

 

Pray for EAST Community (21 January 2021)

It is a big adjustment for all at EAST since the beginning of this pandemic. Yet, our classes are on-going in Singapore campus through onsite, online and hybrid means in this new semester. We are also thankful for the smooth settling down at 118 Joo Chiat Road, our new EAST Mission Hub.

Let us continue to uplift EAST and one another in prayer. Shalom.

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Love One Another

 

In this letter, Peter writes to 5 regions in the Roman empire, and he addresses his audience as exiles who have been dispersed. 1 Peter 1:1 “To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.”

 

It can be surmised that he is writing to groups of Christians facing persecution and or trials. Peter goes on to remind them of the truth of who they are: children of God who have been born again through Christ’s resurrection from the dead. As such they should rejoice, for whatever trials they are currently facing, God has kept an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, in heaven for them.

 

Therefore, his audience is also reminded of their call to be holy and leave their ignorant ways behind, 1 Peter 1:14-15 “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.”

 

Part of this call to obedience is to love wholeheartedly, sacrificially and selflessly.

Ready. Chapels, Start!

 

Chapel has started this semester at the EAST Mission Hub, and we started off with a reminder that the Lord is faithful and He keeps His promises.

Keeping to safe distancing measures of the season, we used e-platforms to connect the EAST community for a communal time of prayer and worship.

We give thanks for this unique way of gathering together, and continue to fix our eyes on God as a community.

 

Pray for the Church in Malaysia

Design: Wong Ee Yuing

Dr Alex Tang, a church elder and an EAST adjunct faculty, recently wrote of how the church in Malaysia has responded to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and made a call to prayer as Malaysia faces another wave of the pandemic.

In it, he noted how the past year has been “the great reset” for Malaysian Christians: churches going digital, a revitalised body life centred around small groups, Christians seeking to know the Scripture and Christian theology more, “flourishing partnerships” among churches, innovative ministries to the needy affected by the pandemic, and a deeper dependence on God. With that as a backdrop, Dr Alex urged continuing prayers for the Malaysian Church as they now face an unprecedented State of Emergency declared by the Malaysian government valid until August 2021 due to the renewed intensity of the pandemic.

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