COVID Home Recovery Guide for Families & Kids

 

“This book is written for young children to provide a reassuring peek into the journey of recovering from COVID at home. It is also meant as a handy guide for parents and caregivers with children going through Singapore’s Home Recovery Programme (HRP) for COVID,” according to the blurb on this ebook.

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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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Mongolian Alumni in Recovery from Covid-19

EAST News caught up with two more Alumni families from Mongolia in recent weeks. They have varying experiences of Covid-19 and the updates are as follow.

Left to Right: Uuganaa, Tengis (5), Ninjin (9), Una

Uuganbaatar Chuluunbaatar, or better known as Uuganna, who graduated in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies was recently affected by Covid-19 in April, together with his wife Una and two young children Ninjin, 9, and Tengis, 5. But thanks be to God, their entire family are fully recovered and the picture above was taken on 1 June which is Children’s Day in Mongolia when their family was healthy enough to go on a day hike. After graduating from EAST, Uuganaa was the Missions Department Leader in Mongolia CRU but he has received a new appointment in May to be a Youth Strategy Leader. Do uphold him in prayers as he adjust to his new role and thank God for preserving his health and his family’s health from the Covid-19 episode.

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Indonesian Alumni’s Recovery from Covid-19

Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world for over a year and EAST Alumni have been directly affected as well. EAST News caught up with two families from Indonesia, two families from Mongolia and one family from India who have suffered from Covid-19. Below are their brief updates from two families in Indonesia. More updates will follow next week.

Left to Right: Hendra Bagun, Eugenia (4), Lavisha (6), Hanna Sylvia Sitompul

Hendra Bagun, who graduated in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, is currently pursuing an EdD and is currently the President at Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Injili Bethsaida, a seminary in Medan, Indonesia. He suffered from Covid-19 from the first week of January this year, but thankfully his wife and children were spared. He experienced the loss of the sense of taste and smell for about two months. The senses were only fully recovered from March to April. The seminary currently runs all their classes online.

The situation in Medan is still quite serious, under red alert. Hendra shared about a Chinese student named Su Beity who also suffered from Covid-19 and is in a serious condition.. She is taking Master of Christian Education in his seminary and currently is also suffering from fibrosis on her lungs due to Covid-19. Please keep Su Beity in prayers for her recovery.

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Malaysian Alumni: Breakthroughs During Pandemic

(L-R) Dr Tan Sin Guan, Seraphines (18), Dr Voon Yee Bin, Zechariah (20), Matthias (23)

Recently, EAST News got in touch with Dr Tan Sin Guan and Dr Voon Yeen Bin who graduated from EAST in 1999 with an MDiv and an MA respectively. They have many sweet memories of EAST. Their eldest son Matthias was even born while they were both here. Matthias learned to walk in the school library at Dorset Road when he accompanied his young parents to EAST. Fast forward to today, Matthias has graduated from Messiah University in the USA and is preparing to enter the workforce. He has a younger brother Zechariah, 20, and sister Seraphines, 18.

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