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8 Dec 2012 – WOW31 Women’s Meeting Singapore

  On a beautiful Saturday morning, 8 December 2012, 60 women gathered to fellowship with each other, worship the Lord, and hear the Word of God shared by Susan Dunn about True Freedom. This was followed by a time of prayer and ministry where Susan laid hands and prayed for the ladies.   A glorious atmosphere and presence of God filled the room as Anna Goh led the ladies in a vibrant praise session followed heartfelt worship onto God led by Joanne Chua with Li Meng Ru and Janelle Tan on the guitar and Jammie Wee and Lina Lim as the backup vocalists.   Susan also invited two WOW31 ladies up to share about the work they had started within their own social circles. One of them, Elisa Lo (left pic, lady on the right), was inspired by Susan’s teachings and encouragement, had started a prayer group for wives to come want to come together to pray and confess for the salvation and strengthening of their husbands. Elisa had also prepared her delicious handmade Indonesian …

Raising Children and Discipleship – Part 2

The latest series we have started is about Raising Children and Discipleship. And in the first part of this series, I shared that just because you have a child does not mean that you are qualified to be a nurturing parent. Likewise, having people under you that you are responsible for does not automatically qualify you to be their discipler.  Discipleship starts when we do the following: 1. Develop the DESIRE to become a spiritual parent 2. Seek out the people whose hearts God has opened to you 3. Get a burden for those you are called to I previously shared that making disciples is a universal calling for all Christians.  In fact, it is in the pouring out of one’s life for another – with the purpose to see him or her succeeding and be greater – that one finds the true significance of life. Significance is found in giving your life away, not in selfishly trying to find personal happiness. Hence, making discipleship is more than a responsibility; it is truly a channel through which …

WOW31 Summer Splash

On the 18th August 2012, about 100 Christian women came together for the inaugural WOW31 meeting. The event was named Summer Splash and all the women were encouraged to come in their brightest summer colors. And indeed it was a colorful event as the women came with excitement to worship God together and fellowship with other women of the same spirit.   The volunteer team comprising Joanne Chua, Amanda Lee, Joyce Chiam, Rosa Lee came early that morning to set up the place for the meeting. Joanne and Amanda looked after the registrations, food & beverage set-up and overall venue layout while Joyce worked hard at making sure the sound system was up and running. Rosa worked swiftly on the PowerPoint slides making sure every visual and slide was in order. As the women came, with bright smiles and excitement, they enjoyed the simple breakfast that was provided and mingled around, making friends. To open the meeting, Vivienne Leaw, a former flight attendant turned Financial Planner played two beautiful harp assemble. Vivienne came back to God …

21st Century Proverbs 31 woman – THE SISTERS’ KEEPERS

This message was shared by Susan Dunn at WOW31 Summer Splash on 18 August 2012. INTRODUCTION Proverbs 31:10-31 provided a long list of attributes about what this woman can do. It described her general character and her specific qualities. And what a long list it is!  To be a Proverbs 31 woman is truly no easy feat and what a tall order to fill! I have read this passage many times in my life as a Christian but it was only in 1999 when the Lord spoke to me through this passage that I really took a close look at it. To me the woman depicted in Proverbs 31 is too perfect and surely I thought no one would be able to achieve it. Well, at least not in this world! I often wonder what it means to be this woman. Does it mean that I can make a check on all the items on the list mentioned above? Some days I could put a check on some of the qualities but other days I …

Raising Children and Discipleship – Part 1

In these next few articles, I want to talk about something that is very close to my heart. I want to talk about raising children and link it to lessons on discipleship. Many have spoken on what it takes to be a disciple but in this series I wish to address what it takes to disciple others. In another words, what kind of discipler should one be. Now I am no expert in child psychology, however, my 15 years in ministry have taught me much about discipleship which provided me with understanding about raising children. Similarly, my 9 years as a parent have shed further insights on raising children and discipling them. My personal conviction: My Children Should Be My Best Disciples in Life. I believe that if I fail to teach and disciple them in the ways of God, I would have missed the mark in ministry somehow. The bible says in Psalms 127:3~5: Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand …