Prayer Pointers 9 September 2021

 

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8, ESV

Saint Augustine wrote, “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Micah 6:8 is a timely reminder for us to restore relationships, to show lovingkindness, and to absolutely depend on God in such endemic times: to watch out for and help one another stay safe and healthy—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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8 Life Hacks on Online Education and Facilitation

 

EPISODE 1: HACK #1 – CHUNK CONTENT, is out today!

Learn about the “8 Life Hacks on Online Education and Facilitation” by EAST Resident Faculty, Mr Jacob Li with A sequenced release on EAST Instagram.

It is happening every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 5 weeks beginning 9/9/2021. Each video is only 4-8 mins. long but packed with great tips and treats.

All on Instagram TV (IGTV) – https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTmR1CZiKcN/

#GoEAST #eastlifestyle

Being Loving

As Christians, we are told to love and be loving towards those around us. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 details just what that love should entail. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

 

Patience, kindness, humility, honour, selflessness, forgiveness, honesty are some of the core values of Christian love. It is very possible to excel in one aspect but falter in others. Are you selfless, yet hold an old grudge? Or perhaps humble, but not always entirely honest with your loved ones.

 

Often, we are blinded to our own shortcomings or have justified them to ourselves. Seek the help of a member of your community, to find out what aspect of love you may be lacking, and work on improving it.

Mentoring Groups in Ministry Action

Each of our MGs(Mentoring Groups) at EAST has spent the recent weekend serving together in ministry over various platforms to bless communities in Singapore and abroad. The annual MG Ministry Weekend has traditionally been a time for the faculty, staff and students in each MG to spend a weekend together to serve at a ministry located either in Singapore or within the Southeast-Asia region.

Most of our MGs have faculty, staff and students from a range of different countries, so this an intentional season of cross-cultural ministry that starts from within each Mentoring Group to eventually reach out to communities either in Singapore or around the region.

The MG Ministry Weekend is a time where ministry skills are sharpened and leadership is developed in our students, as each one takes on responsibilities in various segments of ministry and team leadership. Team dynamics are also developed, as members within each MG communicate with each other and serve together with teamwork.

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Alumnus Matthew’s Calling to Mongolia

Alumnus Matthew Ong in Mongolian Countryside during winter.

EAST Alumnus Matthew Ong graduated from EAST with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry in 2018. He received God’s calling to Mongolia through a pastor’s light-hearted response to a baby’s cry in his congregation, “Is there a Mongolian baby crying in our midst?” 

That question was God’s prompt in his heart back in 2014, which led to a friendship with the first Mongolian family (Luya and Tuul) attending his home church, Glory Presbyterian Church. Between then and now, Matthew has made four to five trips to Mongolia itself, getting to know the country and the people better. 

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