What would you do after your ‘O’ Levels? Most of us would relax on a vacation or take up a job to earn some pocket money. But a group of youths from our church chose to spend their holidays on a mission trip. Together as a team, they helped build a church in Johor Bahru both literally and figuratively.

Our missions team: armed and ready
Our missions team: armed and ready
Before: Adding finishing touches to the church for their very first service
Before: Adding finishing touches to the church for their very first service
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After: Almost ready for the service!
After: Almost ready for the service!
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During the first service, Wei Ling preached about not just being friendly, but being a friend. Mind-sets were shifted as the people learnt that we have to be genuine in building relationships, and to love faithfully the people God has given us to love.

Our worship leader Clara (4th from right) led the team into the presence of God
Our worship leader Clara (4th from right) led the team into the presence of God

The next day, the missions team also held a connect group meeting complete with games, testimonies, praise and worship, and the preaching of the word – all in Chinese! After experiencing the strong presence of God, the people now have a greater hunger to encounter God in their lives.

Wei Ze (right), a bassist on our worship team, started out learning the drums in our School of Worship. Here, he is offering tips to the Malaysian drummer, Wei Jie, who is debuting on their worship team.
Wei Ze (right), a bassist on our worship team, started out learning the drums in our School of Worship. Here, he is offering tips to the Malaysian drummer, Wei Jie, who is debuting on their worship team.

The high point of the mission trip came on the last day when we helped to run an evangelistic service. One of our team members, Melvin, not only helped to operate with the sound system, but also shared a moving testimony about how God’s love found him.

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Of course, no mission trip is complete without having a little bit of fun! Here, our team savoured legendary wanton mee with the Malaysians.

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Going on a mission trip is an experience money cannot buy. What will you be doing the next holidays?

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