Rev Dr Niam Kai Huey


July 2014

From personal to communal; from individual interest to common good; from Christian to Church; from citizen to a people.

For the next half of the year, we will take a broad view of our collective strength. In the first half of the year we gave emphasis to our personal relationship with Jesus: we reaffirmed our identities of being called by God, extolled the virtues of caring and emphasized sacrificial living. From July onwards, we aspire to exhibit the power of unity: as God’s people, and in line with the mission of the whole church, we want to spread God’s love in Yishun, Singapore and the world.

It is neither one man’s job nor a small group’s work but it is the whole church working in unison. We will require individual effort and group coordination. This is because we are God’s people and Christ’s church. Only by holding on to this conviction, can we transform lives and impact Yishun through Christ.

The theme for our pulpit ministry in July is “Reaching Out To Others As A Church”. We obey Jesus‘ call to spread the gospel starting from Jerusalem - we must care for the young people around us so that they may come to know Christ (13th July is Youth Sunday); after which by the grace of God, we aspire to bring the gospel to the ends of the world (20th July is Missions and Evangelism Sunday). The theme for August is “To Proclaim God’s Truth To Those Outside The Church”. We will look into the heart of God through Jonah’s calling by God and his response to God. August is also the month that Singapore celebrates National Day. As part of Singapore (regardless of Singaporeans or permanent residents), as Christians, as its people, from 1st July, together with brothers and sisters of various churches, we will pray and intercede for our nation for 40 days. As Singapore steps into her 50th year of nation-building, we thank God and sincerely wish that Singapore can become the Antioch that God uses mightily, we pray that the churches in Singapore can be of one mind, witnessing and helping the gospel to flourish.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people; for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth”. (1 Timothy 2: 1-4, NIV)

Brothers and sisters in YMM, come join the ranks! May all of us persevere till the end.



Rev. Dr Niam Kai Huey

July 2014