Students from the five polytechnics come together for a time of spiritual empowerment for revival.
Contributed by Chua Xueli
The second session of Poly Unite, on the evening of Oct. 12 at City College, saw 125 students from Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic coming together to pray for revival in their schools.
The evening started with praise and worship led by Gerald Tan, a Year 2 student from SP, and John Tay, a graduate from NAP. Tan Yah Lan, an assistant pastor of City Harvest Church, then shared about the power of standing together in unity to bring revival in the five campuses.
She started by introducing the unique values that Generation Y people hold on to, including the need for relational connection, a bigger meaning in their lives, as well as trusted guidance from role models. She illustrated how to effectively communicate with this group by using four “R’s”—Real, Raw, Relevant and Relational.
Then, using 2 Chronicles 30:12 as the foundation of her message, Tan urged the students to have the “singleness of heart” and seek the “hand of God” upon their campus outreaches for revival to happen in their campuses. She encouraged them to take their polytechnic years as the training ground to launch into ministry and to serve God in whatever way they could.
The night ended with a time of fellowship for the students to mingle around and get to know their fellow school mates. Lim Shu Hui, 17, a first year New Media student in Republic Polytechnic, said, “I learned about the importance of unity and how to better communicate with our friends.”
“This is a good opportunity for the youths in our church to know fellow City Harvesters in our own schools. When you know one another, you won’t feel so alone,” commented Melvin Lim, 19, a Ngee Ann Polytechnic student pursuing a diploma in Mass Communication.
As for Tan, she hopes for the students to find support through fellow CHC members in their respective schools. She also prays that through such meetings, students will make soul-winning a part of their lives even while they are studying.
There is one more meeting for Poly Unite on Nov. 2, to be held at City College. You can visit Poly Unite Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/pages/POLY-UNITE/287516177944115 for more details.