EAST Thanksgiving & Envisioning Day 2021


On 5 June 2021, we held our inaugural EAST Mission Hub Thanksgiving and Envisioning Day (TED) online over two sessions at 10.00 am and 2.30 pm with over 100 participants joining us for each of the sessions. The program saw various alumni, students, faculty, and Christian leaders who testified of God’s work in their lives and ministry because of their journey through and with EAST.

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Passing of an Alumnus in India: Rev Themshang Sharik

(L-to-R) The late Rev Themshang Sharik, his wife Worthingla, and their children


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of an EAST alumnus, Rev Themshang Sharik, who has gone to be with the Lord on Sunday, 27 June 2021, at 4.25 am. He has been in ICU for almost 50 days due to post-Covid complications at a hospital in Guwahati, India. He is survived by his wife, Worthingla, and six young children. Let us uphold the bereaved family in our prayers.

Mr Themshang Sharik graduated in 2001 with a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counselling and since then has done church planting, training, and pastoral ministry back in North-East India. Until his passing, he was pastoring the City Fellowship Church in Guwahati. In late April 2021, his whole family came down with fever, headache, body ache, cough, etc. Thankfully all his children and wife’s conditions have improved since then. Themshang’s condition, however, took a turn for the worse, was tested positive for Covid-19, and he had to be hospitalised.

Please contact our EAST Alumni Coordinator if you have further queries on the above. Shalom.

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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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