Dates: February 19th – March 18th (plus a few other days here and there from January – April)
Where to even start with Singapore? This nation is starting to feel like our team’s third home! The friends we have in Singapore have become some of our dearest and closest. And opportunities to minister in this nation are opening up for us like never before. We are very much looking forward to all the things God has planned here.
Rose: The International Baptist Church in Singapore generously donated the use of a guesthouse for a big chunk of our time there. Because of their generosity, we were able to save a huge amount in lodging expenses. It was an incredible answer to prayer – as it is quite difficult to find housing for a large group in Singapore. We also had more ministry opportunities in Singapore than we have had in previous years. There was even one weekend where we facilitated 5 different events in 2 days. When we weren’t ministering, we were meeting with pastors and other ministry leaders to organize events for the future. The best rose in Singapore is all our friends – new and old – who have supported Generations of Virtue either through hosting or feeding our team members, helping us organize events, and just generally being a help to the work God is doing there.
Thorn: The price of food in Singapore is relatively high – it’s especially hard to find affordable healthy food there!
Spaghetti: We had quite a few entertaining taxi drivers. Including one who explained that Americans have wide, fat lips, which makes it possible for them to eat more than other people!
Testimony: A lady we met at a small group meeting had a God-story to share with us. She had started to see the need of parents to train their children to guard against all the pitfalls of culture and felt overwhelmed at the thought of where to start with that. She began praying for a ministry or resource that could help parents do this. A couple weeks later, she met the Generations of Virtue team at a small group meeting a friend invited her to. Excited, she realized this was the answer God was giving to her request. We were able to meet with this lady to talk about ways we can partner with her church in the future. She is also going to start a Raising a Pure Generation group at her church, using our DVD curriculum for parents. This is just one example of people God is bringing our way who have a heart for purity and equipping parents.