EAST Mission Hub & Mentoring Group

Josephine Goh-Lew with her Mentoring Group

 

Intentional development of multicultural communities and ministries through Mentoring Groups in the EAST Mission Hub

East Asia School of Theology (EAST) exists for the God-given mission to raise Christlike leaders for the Great Commission. For the past decades, EAST has been blessed with faculty, ministry staff and students coming from many nations such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Taiwan, India, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, America, Africa and others. As such, EAST is uniquely poised as an international multicultural learning community. They bring to EAST community the beautiful gift of their culture, contribute formatively to the students’ preparation for future missions and enhance the learning experiences for all at EAST.

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Updates from an Alumnus who served in Central Asia

EAST News caught up with our alumnus Jonathan and his wife Michelle (not their real names) who have been serving in an adopted country within Central Asia for over 5 years. Jonathan had graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry. Last year, he and his wife returned to Singapore due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Below is an interview with them regards to how Covid-19 has changed their lives.

  1.  How has Covid affected your work in missions?

Our cell phones beeped!  A message from the Singapore Embassy came into our WhatsApp chat group for Singaporeans in the creative access country where we served.  What caught our eyes was this sentence, “I would strongly urge all Singapore Residents on non-essential business to seriously consider returning home expeditiously.”  Something does not feel right and our antennas went up!  That was back in March 2020.

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Prayer Pointers – 15 April 2021

 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6, ESV

We have a loving and all-knowing God, who hears our prayer and provide for all our needs. We are to abide in Him, share our needs, and trust in Him to provide for us. We are, therefore, grateful for His calling and raising various stakeholders to minister and serve with EAST.

Thank God for:

  • Calling and raising all our stakeholders in their ministry to EAST

Pray for:

  • God’s blessing and protection for EAST board members, ministry financial partners, and field education supervisors
  • Field education supervisors to effectively guide, mentor and minister to students under their charge

 

Pray for all

 

1 Timothy 2:1 ESV: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people.”

 

Paul’s instruction here is simple, pray for everyone, everywhere. Not forgetting about our neighbours as we draw close to God in our prayers.

 

The verse is followed soon after with 1 Timothy 2:3-4 which states “This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.“.

 

Do you have any blind spots in your prayers? It can be difficult to identify things we are missing when we pray alone, and finding a partner to pray with can be helpful in finding our blind spots.

 

Paul calls us to pray for all. Today can think of something or someone you haven’t prayed for in a while and bring it to God.

 

 

Partners-in-Ministry E-Open House

We welcome you to our EAST Partners-in-Ministry e-Open House on 10 May 2021, 1:30-3:00 pm (SGT). Please sign up here!

Partners-in-Ministry (PIM) is a two-year residential and online EAST Certificate Program. It is designed to provide a learning environment to develop wives of seminary students and wives of men in full-time vocational or bi-vocational ministry to grow in partnership with their husbands in the Lord’s work.

All PIM classes are conducted on Mondays for 2 – 3 hours, and classes are scheduled between 9.00 am – 3.00 pm (Singapore Time).

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