City Harvest members pen their encouragements to its leaders in the days leading to the upcoming court trial.
“We love City Harvest. I have been in church for the last 14 years. We grew up here and are very blessed as a family. We support our leadership all the way,” writes Bryan Ng, 42, a member from cell group JM2 and a JAMs (Jesus For All Minds) volunteer from City Harvest Church.
Members who attended last weekend’s service may have noticed a big board filled with post-its of support and encouragement for the six church leaders who will go on trial next week.
The post-it board, initiated by the Emerge committee came out the project, is titled “Heart Of Our City”. It functions as a platform for members to express their support and prayers for the Church as it undergoes the biggest challenge of its history.
Young children and grandparents alike crowded around the board, taking turns to pen heartfelt thoughts on the post-its.
The board is displayed at the common area near the entrance/exit of Singapore Expo Hall 1, and members are encouraged to keep the encouragement pouring in this weekend as well.
The committee hopes that board will serve as a form of encouragement not just to the leadership but also the members whenever they see it.
Here are some of them:
“Unity is strength. We are one,” writes Rufina Fang, 49, from W149. “We can draw strength from one another when we are one. We want to let our leaders know that they are not going through this alone.”
“So glad to be part of CHC!” pens Christine Too, 36, from N308.
“Don’t give up and believe in yourself (Pastor Kong). With God all things are possible!” Angel Chong, 10, from the Children’s Church, writes. There with her parents and two siblings, she says, “We want to encourage them to believe in God.”
“CHC, stay united and faithful,” contributes Nancy Lim, 60, from E450. She shared her confidence that members will stay together as a church despite the trial proceedings. “We need to support our Pastors and the individuals even more during such moments.”
“Stay strong, CHC,” adds Keean Chuang, 14, from youth group E135. “We must stay strong and believe in God.”
“Greater things are yet to come,” writes Lim Yong Xiang, 20, from N129. He shared that he really believes that God will bring the Church to a new level after this season.