My first mission trip (part 2)

The mission trip was an absolutely blessed time for me. It was a break from the mundane that truly gave me a realignment of my heart to His heart. Each day had many God moments and learning points, and there were unique challenges for each school we visited.

The first challenge on day one was: the miscommunication of the number of children there were. The numbers that were given to us were around 50 students, but it jumped to around 100 when we were there. Nevertheless, God was ahead of us, and all our teams prepared extra materials and enough goodie bags for every child. This was something to really praise God for – for the team work and for how everyone handled the situation peacefully. The most amazing experience for me was how the children there are so responsive, and just always looking forward to your every hi-five, hugs and kisses.

The second day was the first day that we experienced a group of 90 children. (The context of this is that the students are actually divided into 4 groups for 4 stations we prepared, and a manageable number for each group of children was 50 on the average). So basically 90 children in a group was like almost twice the size. But thank God, we managed to pull through, and even interacted with the teachers.
The third day was a day of faith. It was the day that my station was living the “five loaves and 2 fishes” that we were teaching the children about. Basically, we left some important logistics at the hotel. They were logistics that made me go “so how ah, we brought almost nothing”. But yet through working together with the other stations, sharing items, every child could experience what we had to teach them, and God truly multiplied our 5 loaves and 2 fishes of logistics.
The 4th day I believe was the most challenging day of all. The day where 18 people ( including translators) handled the almost 600 children and the resistance from the principal herself for us to carry out our program. I really thank God for our team that was so willing to reenact the final skit 3 times due to space constraint, and the love of God that changed the heart of the principal, who later requested us to return the following year despite her initial resistance.
The final day was a challenging one for me personally – because I had seen the first few days of the toothbrushing station, and I prayed hard asking God for a stomach of steel after realising that my station combined with the theirs, due to a drop in the number of children. I was wondering how I was gonna help them when, every time I walked past the ground of spit and blood, I could not help but feel my stomach churn. However, during the station, I grew to care very much for 2 or 3 children and in fact helped to brush their teeth without feeling grossed out. At that moment, God revealed to me a very important lesson: which is that when you LOVE the child, the drool or blood or spit no longer bothers you, you are just really all focused to help the child brush his/her teeth. It is indeed a insight to me about how God felt when He gave us his life to cleanse us and to be amongst us – and that nothing “dirty” made him want to love us or save us any lesser.

This mission trip was God’s tool to teach me so much about Him and how God loves every individual and is the only one who can move peoples hearts into repentance. Furthermore, it is a pleasure to witness how all our brothers and sisters in Christ from all age groups coming together for this trip and gearing up for the revival. I hope that this would encourage you to sign up for the mission trips organised by your churches this upcoming year. May you all be blessed and be a blessing. Thank you!

❤ Eunice


My first mission trip (part 1)

Hey everyone, it has been so long since I last posted something! Not because I neglected my blog or anything but because I have a long testimony to share the stretched the past few months and it all centres around my first mission trip to Myanmar last December.

 If there was one word to describe it, it would be “soul-searching”. This trip was a time for me to learn more about God’s heart and my own, and to understand more and more about what faith in God was, and how He worked. But before I share about how amazing God was during the trip, I would like to share with you all how I came about signing up for this.

I recalled it was one afternoon around March last year that I was just eating catered lunch at church when Pastor Thomas (one of my church pastors) came to me and ask: “Eunice, we have one mission trip to Myanmar in december, do you want to join us?”. The model response would be “Yes! Amen to missions, I’m going” – but not me at first. I was actually thinking “I’m not too sure, cuz I am concerned about my school results, worse come to worse, I may not graduate – Even if I did, job search was another concern, and there was no telling of whether I was going to be available in december”. However I realised when that TIME that is dedicated for God’s purpose, everything would somehow work out, and so I made up my mind to participate for this mission trip.

Months passed, and I finally graduated and my results in mid August and they were better than expected. And somehow by God’s abundant grace, I landed in a 2 month contract job in September in the field that I graduated in, which was – thank God – just nice to fit till the trip, because it would end in November. However during the 2 months, I was concerned about not having a perm job when I returned, and I could not deny that I had to forgo many opportunities because not many companies would want to hire a fresh grad who would take leave within the first 3 months of working with them. However, God showed the expanse of his goodness to me, when my boss decided to convert me to a permanent role on the friday just before I left for the mission trip, and confirmed a start date the week I returned. Till today, I still discover more and more of his goodness and blessings at my workplace. I learnt that just by saying YES to God in obedience, despite how impossible any situation might seem, God surely honours it.

May you be blessed in all that you honour God in the coming week!

❤ Eunice

Simple answers: God knows all our desires and needs, so why pray?

I’ve contemplated about this question for the past few months, and finally I’ve managed to summarize a simple answer to address this common Christian query. There are 3 reasons to this:

1. To cultivate faith and gratitude 

When you put you requests to God through prayer, it shows faith by recognizing that God can do what You can’t do yourself. Our God is a good God. He wants to bless you and wants the best for you. But if the request was never spoken and yet it was fulfilled, how would you know and remember of his goodness? When you pray and God answers them, that heart of gratitude towards Him grows. When you recall his goodness, you will have the faith that he’ll surely bring you through the same situation as he had done previously.

2. Answers can come through prayers

When you verbalise and express your thoughts to God through prayers, you are able to listen to yourself as well. This may give you an insight into what is in your heart and brings to light what are your true motives. Sometimes, God also puts certain thoughts/wisdom into your mind that helps direct your steps. And by praying, your spirit is awaken and is able to discern even the mind of God.

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:9-11‬ ‭NIV

3. To have fellowship with us

Prayer is also talking to God, relating with God and spending time with him. God created man out of his Great Love to have a relationship with us. It’s is pretty amazing that even though he knows everything about us, he still longs to talk to us and hear our needs. He is not a God who doesn’t feel, he is a God who can be amazed, pleased, sad, etc. He reacts to our prayers! 

Earlier this week I was reading a passage in Luke, which left me just so in awe and intrigued of how God despite all knowing and seeing, he can still be amazed by his creation! 

“There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, “This man deserves to have you do this, because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.” So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭7:2-9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I hope you have been bless reading this, have a great week ahead! God bless!

❤ Eunice 

Simple answers: Explaining God the Trinity

I’ve often tried to fathom how is God God the Trinity. I tried to wrap my head around it many times but always imagine it to be like a 3 in one coffee mixture or something. 

Then one day my sister came home and asked my dad. “Daddy how do you explain to a non-believer about God the trinity?”

My Dad simply replied “It’s like ICE, WATER and STEAM. They are all H2O.”

It then dawned on me that the entire bible illustrates how God is our living WATER. All states of water are necessary for survival on earth and to support life too. 

After my best friend heard this she said, “yeah, we experience that water cycle everyday too!” And yes, indeed we need to experience our God everyday. It’s necessary for the survival of our spirit that has come alive when we believed in the gospel. So don’t let it run dry!

So next time someone asks you, how to explain God the Trinity, you won’t be taken aback and be lost for words 😊. God bless you all.

❤️ Eunice

God’s goodness endures

Today I just want to share a wonderful thanksgiving: I HAVE FINALLY GRADUATED!!!!

This past one year has been a life transforming journey, both spiritually and in character. I look back at my old blog posts and journals and I’m just in awe of how God has shaped me through this difficult year.

I remember how disappointed I was when I received my results last year, and how lost I was, not knowing if there was any meaning to press on for another year. Yet by some miracle, I managed to graduate with a second lower honours (Hooray!!), when I thought no matter how well I did I would still graduated with a third class honours (or may even not even graduate at all). On top of that, the subject that I thought I was going to fail, scored the highest. This was God trying to tell me: “Just try your best, and I WILL DO THE IMPOSSIBLE”. In fact, all that he has promised me a year ago (see The Joyful Struggle), had come to pass.

All in all I really thank God for being there for me and just remaining faithful even when I’m not.

He will not let our foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber.

Psalms 121:3

His goodness endures, even more so when I find myself saying “it is impossible” or “I’m not good enough”. Yet he tells me again:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

This testimony is really the reflection of the promise of His perfect strength. Indeed to all glory be to God who’s Love for each and everyone of us overflows.

❤ Eunice

Rivers of Blessings

God’s blessings are like rivers flowing into our lives. As we journey, we discover that some streams are clogged along the way with sin, and are slowing down the flow of God’s goodness into our lives. By looking to Jesus and going to him in repentance, we are unclogging these rivers. As we walk in obedience, we are maintaining the condition of the river that flows of The Living Water.

As we receive more and more favour and blessings from God, the rivers of living water flowing into our lives increases. But what flows in must flow out. This is because a flowing river supports abundance of life in our spirit. If blessings that flow in don’t flow out, the well or lake in us will be dead and barren; incapable of supporting life in the spirit. Greater blessings received calls for greater overflow of it from our lives to others.

❤ Eunice

My journey through the desert

It has been a few months since I’ve last posted something due to busy exam preparations….and…. it’s finally over. I just want to thank God for how he has been so good to me in so many ways during those really difficult times of having to press on and providing all that I need for a breakthrough.

I’m a accounting and finance student, and sometimes I find it hard to believe it, and I’ve even thought of giving up studying this countless of times. My strengths lie more on creativity and hands on work, and yet I’ve chosen to embark on this 3 year programme that requires much independent study and discipline.

Some of my friends asked me “why put yourself through this torture?” and “why not choose to study something you love?”

Well, as an 18 year old who did not know what I wanted to specialise in, I just applied for what I thought was the “safest” choice. It was also a period where I was lost and confused, and in a transition stage where I was furthest away from God.

Despite many wrong decisions made, the Lord still blessed me and took all that was lost and made it right. He moulded and shaped me into a person with tenacity and resilience, and strengthen me where I was weak. I grew so much in character and wisdom over the years, and met so many wonderful people who taught me lessons that no school curriculum can ever cover.

In fact, I witnessed the milestones of my own spiritual growth through some old journals. Truly, there’s nothing you can do that can ever stop the Lord from blessing you. All you need to do is just to follow him. It’s alright to fall. Just get up and seek him again. God’s love and forgiveness is greater and deeper than anything that we can imagine, and it is a deception to think anyone has sinned too much to be forgiven. Because all the Lord wants, is to draw near to each an every precious child he formed with his hands.

I thank God everyday now for the little things: health, family, friends, safety…. And I have grown in gratitude and appreciation towards to Lord of my life. Through the desert I walked, he was there, building a foundation in me for greater things to come. For the things I once feared, He assured and comforted me with His divine peace and reminded me that he is the provider of my daily sufficient grace.

I’ve finally arrived at the end of an old chapter and about to begin a new one. Please keep me in prayers as I seek the Lord for a direction in career and calling.

May the Lord bless all you readers exceedingly and abundantly, especially my brothers and sisters in Christ, so that you may experience the expanse of the goodness of the Lord.

❤ Eunice

There is no mountain too great

““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Remember that there is no mountain too small or too great to be taken to God. He’s the one that will be at the frontline of our life’s battle fields slaying the giants. 

Trust in Him, and have faith in what the Lord has promised. Keep your eyes on the one that is Love.

❤️ Eunice

Remember you are loved

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” — John 3:16

At what cost did Jesus pay for our lives? He paid His own life. And the most amazing part about this price is that he says, “You are worth it”. How much more can love be expressed than for someone to lay his life down for another? We are worth His life brothers and sisters, always remember this. And every time you doubt anyone loves you, just look to the cross and know that you matter to the one true living God.

God bless! ❤ Eunice

Distinguishing Good from Evil

“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” — Hebrews 5:14

How do you think is a bank teller able to easily identify fake note? First, he must know how the real note looks and feels like, and be very familiar with its traits. Second, he must keep his eyes open and careful when handling every note he receives. Everything else that deviates from what the real note should be is fake.

Similarly, how can we differentiate good from evil? We need to first know what is good by its fruits, through familiarity of God’s nature and character. Secondly, we need to keep our eyes open and be ready to identify and reject anything that deviates from what God is -> Good.

Therefore, let us draw near to God and know him more and more each day so that we may be spiritually mature and wise, knowing what is good and evil. To God be the glory!

❤ Eunice