This is the third year of serving in Singpetra Mission, I had never thought of serving God with my siblings together. In addition, having two full time co-workers giving support in our base (co-workers working hard for production and giving support when we are out to serve) is indeed our God’s grace and blessing! This route is never butterly smooth, sometimes dispute do happen. As Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”. Surely there will be conflicts among people, needless to say about own siblings! Thank God for His protection, He helps us to be more considerate (not calculative), guarding one another (watching over one another) and clap eyes on (look upon Jesus, Christ-centered) that we might be a strong and powerful team.
From siblings to working as co-workers is not a simple thing. After so many years living together as siblings, it is quite hard to let go of your perspective to your own brother and sister, sometimes you would want to just give up. Above me is my elder brother as the ministry’s head, below me is my sister as co-worker. Facing with a perfectionist leader (Brother Raymond), you cannot avoid pressure sometimes. There are times a bad thought will come across my mind, “You say it great, why not come and do it on your own!?”. He will always push your limit to the top for what God has given you in order to help you to achieve the best. Nevertheless, not everybody can take this “push”, haha! What I admire about him are his professionalism and determination. Professionalism in terms of giving the best no matter what circumstances he is in, even there were some arguments or something not matching his demands prior sharing on stage, he would let go all the bad emotions and array himself a new mode to testify the Lord’s goodness. Determination in terms of serving full-time for more than 10 years. Having a cleft baby a year ago did not stop him from serving or made him fall; instead he is running towards the goals before him. Many times was deeply affected by what he testified on stage and admired his courage.
Michelle, young sister that like to communicate with others, very detailed in explanation (sometimes will feel that she is long-winded! :p). Undoubtedly, pastors and co-workers are giving her thumbs up in communication and explanation! Sometimes as if back to the childhood-like argument when emotion is not under control. I wish that I could put off the fire on her head like a fireman! 😀 Somehow, I have learned from her how to love the family members and friends as well as a simple living.
Co-worker – sister Pei Ling. A small-sized being that can produced great works. From graphic design to video editing, she had been doing fantastic works, adding more colors to Singpetra’s products and live multimedia presentation! In general, we had not much in communication and now is the time to change. There will be much of misunderstanding when there is a lack of communication. So do the chances of making mistakes will be higher. All of us agreed in one voice that her major weakness would be her carelessness. 😀 If she can overcome this, it would save much of the time and more productive. Keep it up!
Co-worker – sister Joyce Kok. Happy-go-lucky, detailed, strong learning ability. The youngest co-worker and having the greatest potential of all. Sometimes will come out with unpredictable ideas, giving us new ideas from time to time! Writing, music and video editing are her strongholds. Besides, we can be without worry for things assigned to her. Of course, to err is human. For her, she will think too much sometimes and undecided. If she can be more decisive, it will help to quicken the production process achieving more things!
Last but not the least is my sister in law, Raymond’s wife cum consultant of Manger Production – Joyce Lim. She taught me to give, be generous and do not take everything into heart. It is really not easy to be a full-time mommy of two children, sometime her blood pressure will go high because of the two. haha! She gave us many practical opinion and suggestions so that we who are insiders may solve problems of the outside with ease. Personally, I think her description, expression and response are sometimes too “over”, and I have to discount her praises of me. In real fact, I’m not as good. Lol!
Thank God that we can move forward as a team and move towards the goal ahead of us! May the Lord protect our hearts, so that we may hold on to our position and fight for the Lord! Whatever it is in front of us, let us keep the fire for the Lord!