June 2007 — Testimony shared by Cindy Ng in City Harvest Church
My husband, Bobby, and I met in church and have been serving God fulltime since we were in our early 20s. Our work in church all these year has been fulfilling and I have never envisioned myself doing anything else. Recently, however, God showed me that He has something more for my life.
In 2006, Kong Hee preached a message about “Fulfilling Dreams” and how we should use our talents to engage the marketplace. He encouraged us to start doing things we’ve dreamed of doing, but never dared to do. I recalled that ever since I was young, I have always been attracted to colors and fashion. I used to love flipping through fashion magazines and was always intrigued by the creative art of makeup.
Bobby and I discussed the idea of pursuing my interests in cosmetics and styling. But to do that, I needed formal training and that was a challenge for us in terms of time, energy and finances. I would have to juggle between my job, my cell group ministry and parenting. Inspired by the message and wanting to step out in faith, we decided to give it a shot.
In March 2006, I enrolled myself into a professional makeup course. After completing the training course, I became a certified makeup artist and started to venture into making money from this newfound trade. Through the grace of God, many doors opened for me. I was involved in various projects such as, the Miss Singapore World Charity Event, an Escada fashion show, Style Weddings magazine’s Bridal Bash event, Toni & Guy Academy’s Graduation, and other commercial shoots. The exposure was a great eye opener for me. I had a glimpse into the fashion industry, communicated with models from different nationalities and learned to perform under pressure. Instead of being intimidated, I became more and more confident as I worked with professionals.
In 2007 this year, Kong taught a new series about “Engaging Culture.” Once again, my faith was stirred to move up another level. Once again, Bobby and I discussed about it, and we decided that I should enroll myself for a professional course in Image Consultation.
I believe wholeheartedly in what Kong shared about how “we are saved to fulfill the Cultural Mandate and contribute to our society in a significant way as a believer.” I will continue to do my part in engaging culture and impacting the society positively in every way I can.