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1 Welcome to Chapel Encounters



4 Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives

5 77th Street

6 Elim Chew

7 ‘‘I’m a rebel by nature... In my hey- day, I used to be a dropout punk!” Elim Chew

8 77th Street’s journey

9 If she can do it, so can you!

10 That’s not the main point of today’s Chapel lesson... :)

11 “The youth have so much energy but there’s nowhere for them to release this. So, we’re losing our youth. Losing them to bad company, drugs, delinquency.” Elim Chew

12 80% of her day is spent outside the office working on her various philanthropic and volunteering projects.

13 World vision


15 “When I make the money, I’m able to provide for the less fortunate. Everybody has a time and this is my time... I want to do the best I can.” Elim Chew

16 Michael Christian Another person who is just doing his part...

17 The Tsunami 2004 In 2004 devastating news swept across South East Asia The tsunami disaster reached across the southern hemisphere


19 But it brought some local heroes to the fore...

20 Nias, Indonesia Imagine if... you could not afford to go to school? you could only earn 50 cents a day? both your parents died and you were left with nothing? you are alone and you fall sick? you are hungry and have no money to buy food? What would you do? What would your future be?

21 Today’s Hopelessness Children and Youth in Nias have needs, not desires. Most of the basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and education are not always met.

22 Tomorrow’s Hope An Orphanage Housing about 140 orphans 6 Staff Run by Singaporean couple Michael and Sin Tha Christian

23 Michael Christian With the help of 6 local staff, he goes out to look for orphans and street kids and bring them to the home. He provides food, shelter, education and care for the children. Homes and villages were impacted because of his sacrifice.

24 Michael Christian 1. A former sailor 2. Heard the call of God 3. Became a Pastor of a church in Singapore 4. Received a letter in 1996 to start a children’s home in Nias 5. Raised $80,000 and started Tomorrow’s Hope orphanage 6. Construction completed 2003 7. Moved to Nias with wife and baby daughter 8. Served the poor since then

25 What happened during the Tsunami? This is what he said: “By finding them (the children), I found myself. They are part of my family. I do miss Singapore but my life is here” The earthquake has damaged one of its three buildings. None of the children were hurt as the orphanage was built on a hill.

26 God’s Point of View 1 John 3:16-18 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

27 Success in life goes beyond the material things. It touches things that are eternal. It touches lives of the people surrounding us each day. Be a blessing today!

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