Growing up, we often didn’t have enough money to buy food for the week...
This year, I had the chance to go on a mission trip to Strong Church Conference Hong Kong! I was already saving up for it but my leaders told me that church wanted to bless me and subsidise part of the cost. I couldn't believe it!
In university, church awarded me a scholarship. This allowed me to use my time to volunteer in the community. I even won the NextGen Young Community Leader Award presented by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.
“It was very urgent. If we did not do something, they would have no other alternative than to be placed in the Children’s Home…”
At 17, I was placed on our church's fund that provides financial support for youths with less well-to-do backgrounds. Because of God, I have faith and hope for my life. Because of church, I am believed in, encouraged and built.
To have a youth playing the drums and ushering in the Presence of God for thousands of people doesn't happen overnight! So, to find out more about Javier’s journey, we caught up with one of his trainers.