FACES - YWAM Singapore Issue.2017 - Page 31

From The Director

The stories you ’ ve read in this issue are up close and personal . The passage of missions is one of obedience – a journey that ’ s vulnerable to the pains and storms of life . Yet , every YWAM staff and ministry lean in to God , refuse to turn away , and walk into the storm , trusting that the anchors of faith will hold , and God will be glorified . In the breath of these pages , I trust that you ’ ve met God , as we have in our walk .
In the previous issue , we wrote about an open door that invited us to move to the Presbyterian Hub ( located in Lor J Telok Kurau ) in 2019 . This has been put on hold , until a main tenant is procured to anchor the Project .
Permission has been granted to the Hub to build up to 130,000sqft , and YWAM has committed to occupy 20,000sqft . This will allow us to accommodate a community of 150 individuals , with the capacity to run at least 5 missions schools simultaneously , and a space , big enough to unite our currently dispersed offices , community hall and housing enclosures . This compelling commitment includes a building cost and 30-year lease ( with the option to extend for another 30 years ).
Why would God give us such a large space ?
Back in 1973 , YWAM Singapore was originally registered as a Medical Ship and a Missions Training Institution , committed to spread the gospel and disciple communities in Asia . In concordance to the Memorandum and Articles of Association , education and instruction under our care was meant to extend its reaches to all corners of humanity . Diverse subjects like language , geography , history , ethics , medicine , and dentistry were intended to propel the pursuits , calling and effectiveness of young people . But beyond the facilities conducive for study and research , the establishment and ownership of resources ( proper lodging , hospitals , clinics , dispensaries , surgical attendance etc .) for the impoverished was ours to wield .
God has given us a glimpse into His immeasurable dream for Singapore and Asia , and His vision warrants the steadfast recapture of our belief . 43 years on , YWAM Singapore continues to walk and press into the fullness of this dream .
We are a vibrant , international , discipling community , committed to raise a harvest force of missionaries in Asia and beyond . Intentional partnerships with global and local churches , and other YWAM bases provide quality training through our schools , outreaches and community life ; all for the purpose of discipling , equipping and sending God ’ s workers into the regions of Asia ’ s unreached . All this , together with the Hub and our current medical ship in South East Asia , are platforms that merely hint of God ’ s full-fledged intentions . And our commitment to His purposes calls for an enduring faith that must surpass our weak convictions , and prevail through time .
We invite you , young and old to join us in fulfilling God ’ s desire to see the world filled with His glory . How ? Begin in a place of prayer and lean in to God for His direction . Missions is an outflow of our walk with God , so let Him lead you to His word and His presence . We welcome you to join us during our weekly community worship *. Let us commune , connect and converse together for His Kingdom . There is a place for everyone to explore missions if your inclination is , “ Yes , Lord !” This community we create and build , can conquer culture in the region and beyond . We were never meant to do it alone . But it was always God ’ s desire for us to rise together . So come .
* Our worship sessions are held every Monday from 8.30am to 9.30am in our Community Hall at KH Plaza , Level 5 .
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