Six BB Primers receive President’s Award

SIX Primers received The President’s Award, the most prestigious award of The Boys’ Brigade (BB), from President S. R. Nathan at the Istana on July 10, 2007.

The President’s Award represents the epitome of the Primers’ training in The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore. The highest award of the BB, it is presented to the top percentile from the BB Primers Programme.

This is the third time that the President’s Award has been conferred on the Primers.

The award is only given to Primers who had completed the demanding requirements in leadership and service in the community, which would have spanned an average of at least six years.

One of the recipients, Ethan Koh Yi-Peng, had served in the BB as a coach for his juniors in the national Adventure Quest competition as well as in Barker Road Methodist Church as part of the missions team to India in 2004 and a coach for the soccer ministry in 2006.

Neo Hao Yi served in community service programmes such as the BB Sharity Gift Box and Pasir Ris Family Service Centre. In Pentecost Methodist Church, he served in outreach work and fund-raising events.

Timothy Cheng Tin Wai from Bedok Lutheran Church had assumed leadership positions in the BB since young. He was the Treasurer and Secretary in his church Youth Fellowship Committee in 2005 and 2006 and also served as Treasurer in the Chinese Youth Choir Committee in 2007.

Chue Zheng Yang was involved in numerous community service programmes, such as the BB Sharity Gift Box. He is also the group leader for the Youth Ministry at Faith Community Baptist Church.

Kwan Jian Ming served in the BB in badge work facilitation to his juniors and attends the Calvary Assembly of God Church.

Eric Sor served in the BB Youth Expedition Project to Cambodia, and was a team leader in Youth Camps at Woodlands Evangelical Free Church in 2005 and 2006.

Tye Yew Meng is the Brigade Secretary, The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore.


Seminar to help increase awareness of Aids

ASEMINAR to help increase awareness of HIV/Aids and to challenge Christians to respond appropriately to HIV/Aids will be held at Kampong Kapor Methodist Church on Sept 29 from 3 pm to 6 pm.

The speakers at the seminar, “Overlooking the overlooked: A call for Christian awareness to the HIV/Aids pandemic”, are Dr Donald E. Messer, a United Methodist theologian and author, and Ms Braema Mathi, a Nominated Member of Parliament and a former President of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE).

To register for the seminar, call 6293-7997 or email