The first event organized by Teacher Moment empowers educators for the new year.
Contributed By Jeremy Chua
American academic Henry Brooks Adams once said, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” It is fitting, perhaps, that the Teacher Empowered event, organized by Teacher Moment, a network of like-minded educators, was dubbed as “a special gathering of educators to make a difference for eternity.” Ng Yeow Ling, principal of North View Primary School and chairman of eduNet, says of the event, “This is an opportunity for educators to come together to receive a word from God, and to pray for the new year.”
Kicking off bright and early with a networking breakfast at the St. Andrew’s Secondary School Auditorium on Feb. 19, 2011 at 8 a.m., the event saw around 50 educators, comprising teachers, vice-principals and principals from primary to tertiary levels.
Guna Raman, senior pastor of Agape Baptist Church, took to the stage and commended everyone present for their dedication, “I see commitment and sacrifice. It takes much to come for such a meeting so early in the morning.”
A former Biology teacher himself, Raman’s message was germane, thanks to his experience in education. Sharing about where Christian teachers should draw their strength from while being engaged in their draining work, Raman shared, “The source is God. The teacher must see from God’s perspective.”
The meeting ended on an edifying note with a powerful prayer session. Tan Kim Hock, academic dean of City Harvest Church’s School Of Theology then shared from the Book of Ephesians in the Bible, praying for wisdom in the educators. He then proceeded to bless and pray for the educators, preparing them for a new year of impacting the future generations.
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