Alumnus Robin Png – Two-time Cancer Survivor

Alumnus Robin Png who graduated in 1996 with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counselling is married to Jennifer, his partner in ministry. He is also a two-time cancer survivor of stage 3 nose cancer in 2012 and leukemia in 2017. He is currently a Care Pastor for the Restorative Hearts ministry. He reaches out to cancer patients and persons with mental wellness concerns by giving restorative talks, conducting support group meetings, providing professional counseling and pastoral care, and doing hospital and home visits. He is presently overseeing ten restorative groups – four cancer wellness and six mental wellness groups.

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Alumna and Family as Missionaries in Ghana

Alumna Pauline Chiu-Settles and her husband Joshua Settles together with their three boys An An (9), Taylor (8) and Emmanuel (4) have lived and ministered in Accra, Ghana, for close to a decade. One of the most heartbreaking events that happened was the loss of their six-month old baby girl Reese in November 2014. But God has since blessed their family with various Ghanaian adopted sons and daughters, whom they have been able to nurture.

In the family picture above are their Ghanaian sons Gideon (left) and Gabrielle (extreme right), both young adults. Not in the picture are two Ghanaian daughters Jemima and Benedicta. Jemima did a pharmacist’s assistant course on her own after she has left them in 2014. Benedicta went on to do the same course after her senior high education and she is currently living with the Settles and working in a pharmacy nearby.

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Alumna marks 20 years of service with Cru

Alumna Winnie Yeo (left) and alumnus Daniel Yeo (right)

Alumna Winnie Yeo started her part-time studies at EAST officially in 2013, doing a Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry and graduated in May 2016. She is married to Daniel who is also an EAST alumnus.

This year, 2021, marks her 20 years of service with Cru Singapore. While she was pursuing her studies, she was both a Personal Assistant to the then National Director to Cru Singapore Mr Lam Kok Hiang, and National Prayer Champion. In her role as the National Prayer Champion, she organises the bi-annual Worldwide Day of Prayer, staff corporate retreats and monthly morning prayers.

Check out the video below produced by Winnie’s home church, Bartley Christian Church, that features all that Winnie has been involved in and more.

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Alumnus Ministers Among Migrant Workers

EAST alumna, Winnie (left), with husband and EAST alumnus, Daniel Yeo (right).

 

EAST alumnus Daniel Yeo graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry in 2016. When he was an EAST student, he was introduced to HealthServe for his practicum which he later joined as a staff. Recently, he was featured in The Straits Times for his good work among the migrant workers in Singapore through his ministry there. Here is an excerpt:

Mr Yeo, who has been a case worker with HealthServe for five years, said his most memorable case surfaced recently. It involved Mr Rahaman, 38, a Bangladeshi who suffered a stroke as he was battling Covid-19. He overcame the infection but was paralysed on the left side of his body and lost his speech ability because of the stroke. Mr Yeo wanted to do more to comfort the patient during his weekly visits, so he would pack Bangladeshi food for Mr Rahaman to have a taste of home. He also facilitates video calls between the Bangladeshi and his family. Mr Yeo said: “Even though he couldn’t speak, I could see that he was so happy to be able to hear the voices and see the faces of his wife and daughters.”

The Straits Times article in full can be read here (subscription required) and the video clip may be viewed below. Praise God for Daniel’s good work among the migrants!

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Give Back to EAST

Alumni Michael Tien (left) and Wong Soo Fong (right)

 

My wife, Soo and I are alumni of EAST, having spent 5 wonderful years at EAST as students.

During one of my first lessons the lecturer made this statement “If the student has not learnt, than I have not taught”. In my years of previous education, I have not heard such a statement and I knew that my time at EAST was going to be extraordinary.

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