My family and I came to Australia from Singapore when I was 3 years old. My parents were not Christian at that time but God in his graciousness has worked through various people and contexts to bring the gospel to bear fruit in my family’s life. Looking back I’m so thankful for generous friends and ministers who taught the Bible faithfully, modeled faith in action and cared for us.
Before I came to study at Moore College, I worked as an Occupational Therapist, then completed a two year Ministry Apprenticeship at Cumberland Campus (USYD). During that time, I was increasingly convicted of the reality of Jesus’ return as Lord and Judge, and so I was challenged to think about how I would use the opportunities and capacities God has given me for His kingdom. God provided wise, godly people who helped me to think through all of this and showed me the importance of having a solid Biblical foundation in order to articulate the gospel faithfully. Also, from my personal experience with Moore Graduates, I’ve been constantly struck by their deep conviction and love of God and his Word and the clarity with which they communicate and think about ministry. These were things that I wanted to be shaped in during my time at College—and so here I am at Moore!
It’s been a wonderful privilege to live and study in community. Being able to share the joys and challenges of each other’s lives and wrestle with how God’s word should shape our lives together has been a great joy. Many precious friendships have come about as I’ve lived at College that, God-willing, will endure for many years after our formal time of study ends. I’ve been so encouraged by our faculty—by their diligence, generosity and model of faithfulness and their personal conviction of the gospel of Jesus.
During the course of my study, I’ve come to appreciate that not only are we learning about God, but we’ve been encouraged to deepen our relationship with him. We’re being equipped with the tools to understand God’s perspective of this world so that we are able to live in a manner that brings Him honour and glory as we wait for Jesus’ return.
I’ve come to appreciate more and more how richly God has blessed Sydney, particularly in the access to evangelical churches and teaching. In contrast, so many other parts of Australia and the world just don’t have that. I hope that the ‘big vision’ of God’s kingdom will shape the decisions I make and that I’ll be able to serve Him on a university campus somewhere outside Sydney when I finish College. To begin with, that will probably be somewhere interstate, but with a view to going overseas at some point. Where and when exactly? I’m looking forward to seeing what God has in store!