Presidents’ Greetings 2021

Rev Dr Gregory Goh Nai Lat
President of the Chinese Annual Conference

Rev Dr Gregory Goh Nai Lat

Fix our eyes on what is unseen.

In the past year, we have been fixing our eyes on the “unseen”—COVID-19. This coronavirus is highly contagious and very smart. However, it can still be seen through the microscope.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:18: “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

What is seen is temporary; the pandemic will be over in time to come. Let us continue to focus on what is unseen, and that which is eternal.

May God’s provision and strength be with us in the new year.

Rev Philip Abraham
President of Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Life is full of challenges. In all circumstances, Joshua 1:9 reminds us to conquer our hardships with faith and confidence. To be strong and courageous in our lives requires us to trust in the Lord relentlessly, as He is our source of strength.

As we enter 2021, may God’s promise, power and presence be with us in everything that we embark on.

Wishing all of you “a Christ-filled New Year”.

Rev Stanley Chua
President of Trinity Annual Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged our world for almost the entire of last year and we are still not out of the woods. As we enter the year 2021, amid this doom and gloom, how are we to respond?

As Charles Dickens wrote in his famous opening paragraph of his novel, A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity […].” As a people of God, we can either shrink in fear and complain about our present situation or we can rise above our present situation and make the best opportunity to exercise our faith in God.

As the Lord said to Joshua in Joshua 1:9b (NIV) “…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” So, let us arise in faith and go into the year 2021 knowing that our Lord is with us and we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.