29th Commencement Magazine 2023

East Asia School of Theology celebrated the achievements of the latest cohort of graduates at the EAST 29th Commencement Service on 20 May 2023.

View the commencement magazine below as a flipbook and be blessed by the stories of the graduates. Use the full screen view for maximum viewing experience.

To download the original PDF (16 MB), click here. Or you can download the reduced-size PDF (2 MB) here. Enjoy!



You may also view the above on the flipbook creation website.

Writer/Editor: Lau Ying Kheng, Chan Chong Hiok. Designer: Josie Quak.


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From BOY to MAN

S. Zarni Pyoe Wai Saing (Myanmar) recently graduated with an MDiv in Christian Ministry at EAST 28th Commencement. He is now serving as a pastor in Little Myanmar Christian Fellowship under the All Saints Presbyterian Church.  

Back in Yangon, Zarni was ‘king’ at home, pampered by his homemaker mother. Dad was a trainer of NGO workers. “But I had three big bully brothers,” he adds, laughing.

So when time came for studies in 2015, he was “shy a lot.” Compared to older brother Htike, EAST alumnus and outspoken leader, he was a frightened little boy in the Lion City of Singapore. “My greatest fear was people would laugh at my weak English,” says Zarni. “That led to problems like procrastination, missing assignment deadlines, and getting into trouble with my professors.”

But God patiently worked in his life.

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