Friday, 18 May

Hey everyone! Just a reminder that this Friday, Amy will be sharing about her mission experience in Thailand!

The EF will be joining us, and feel free to bring along friends and family to this awesome occasion.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday.H

ave a great rest of the week!

Nicole's Testimony

Pictured here with her little sister Joie (right), Nicole Lok is a lovely person and the treasurer of the current YF Committee. 

Pictured here with her little sister Joie (right), Nicole Lok is a lovely person and the treasurer of the current YF Committee. 

Depression and anxiety have been a part of my life and has affected me for as long as I can remember. From the earliest of times when other kids would be concerned over what flavor ice lolly they had, my mind would be consumed by the most trivial of things. And while they really did start off as trivial, like being washed away in a tsunami back in Year 1 even though we lived nowhere near a shore. Life slowly spiraled into a state of constant panic. Life became impossibly hard in high school, and at my lowest point, I attempted suicide multiple times.

Much to my frustration, nothing I tried worked or even remotely alleviated the pain, until the day I made the conscious decision to turn back to God. To be honest, I'm not sure why I didn't think about it sooner because I really should have- I grew up as a Christian with parents who told me to pray at every chance, and it also makes all the sense in the world. I am not the Almighty. I do not have power over anything, not even myself, so what made me think I could rely on myself to solve the long list of things that keeps me up at night longer than the queue at church when someone brings ice cream, I don't know. What I do know is that although life has been far from easy since I have learned to rejoice and see the hope in times of sorrow because suffering is only temporary and knowing that the Lord is in control has made all the difference. And so, even though this may be the hardest thing I will ever have to do, I will embrace my weaknesses because as the Lord's power is made perfect in weakness (2 Cor 12:9) and Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Matthew's Experience in the YF

Matthew is 20 years old and the secretary of the current YF Committee. 

I have learnt many things from youth group about what the Bible says, however, the one important thing I think is realizing that God is in it all. Here's one verse of God's promises which speaks to me: 
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matt 6:33 NIV) 
When you put God first in your life, you will see the blessings He gives you. 

Fellowship with other Christians is important in your walk with Christ and should be taken seriously. In the world today, it is very easy to lose sight of what is important and how you should be living your life.
“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to..." (Luke 13:24)  
In having fellowship with other Christians, we are able to help each other along the narrow path to the gate of life. 
From my experience, fellowship is encouraging and it helps strengthen my faith as a follower of Christ. 

At RCMC Youth fellowship you'll be able to grow in your faith with a welcoming bunch. We also have bible study, outings, activities, games and of course, food (almost every fellowship). 
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." (Rev 3:20)
What reason do you have not to open the door to Jesus today? Don't hesitate any longer and come join us in our walk with Jesus.