Alumnus Jacob An: Global Aid Network Korea Director

EAST Alumnus Jacob An JangRyoel, currently director of Global Aid Network (GAiN) Korea, graduated from EAST with a Master of Divinity in Teaching and Exposition in May 1998. He recently visited EAST Campus at 118 Joo Chiat Road and EAST News had an opportunity to catch up with him. He had many wonderful memories of the old campus at 1 Dorset Road and he shared a few anecdotes, “In those days, the library staff would assign the library key to a student to open and close up the library in the mornings and evenings. I became the key man. I used to be the first to arrive at the library to open the door, and the last to leave who shut it up. I learned and practiced about sincerity, hard work, and responsibility during that time.”

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Alumnus Daniel Yeo: Serving the Migrant Workers

Mr Muthupandi (seated) with HealthServe Senior Caseworker and EAST Alumnus Mr Daniel Yeo. Photo credit: Mark Cheong

 

Daniel Yeo graduated from EAST with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and started serving with HealthServe in 2016. It is “a volunteer run organisation that seeks to bring healing and hope to vulnerable low wage migrant workers in Singapore.” This was after his EAST internship with them as a student then. Recently, he has been featured in a Straits Times article where he rendered help to Mr Muthupandi who had undergone several major operations during workplace injuries. EAST took the opportunity to interview Daniel regarding his passion in serving the migrant workers.

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EAST Podcast: Creation Part 2 – Old Earth View

 

In Isaiah 40:25-26, we read:

“To whom then will you compare me,
That I should be like him?” Says the Holy One.
“Lift up your eyes on high and see:
Who created these?
He who brings out their host by number,
Calling them all by name;
By the greatness of his might,
And because he is strong in power,
Not one is missing.”

In this passage, God himself affirms that he created all things. Indeed, throughout Scripture we see that God’s creation testifies to his glory and might. The fact that he created the universe out of nothing is a core tenet of Christianity. And yet, different believers have conflicting views on exactly when and how God created the universe.

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Resurrection Sunday

 

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” John 11:25,26 (ESV)

We serve a risen Saviour! He’s in the world today! Praise God! He died for us, may we henceforth live for Him! Hallelujah!

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Holy Saturday

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 (ESV)

On this Holy Saturday, we wait in quiet anticipation, holding onto the hope of resurrection and return. Rev Christopher Chan, Acting Vicar of St Andrew’s Cathedral, has this to say:

On Holy Saturday, we find ourselves in a period of waiting: the darkness of Good Friday still surrounds us as we yearn for the joy of Easter Sunday. Perhaps this mirrors an ongoing painful experience from which we long to be delivered? May we wait patiently for redemption and vindication from God, holding fast to the hope of resurrection life in the new creation, where we shall see His face and rejoice in His presence forevermore. (From Ever Changing World, Never Changing Word: Daily Devotions for Lent 2024)

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