“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am HE, I am HE who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” (Is 46:4 NIV)
“They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.” (Ps 92:14 NIV)
BOSM chair Mrs Choo Lai Eng led the leaders in a team-bonding game using LEGO Serious Play. BOSM Director the Rev Irene Thung shared the vision of BOSM and deliberated on activities that are of relevance to seniors, encompassing the spiritual, physical, emotional and social aspects of life. The retreat ended off with a list of activities planned for the year.
The new quadrennium’s first worship service on 6 Jan 2021 over Zoom drew 108 participants. The Rev Irene Thung shared on the topic “When God Speaks”.
On 20 Jan, the first prayer service was held. Over Zoom, 104 seniors heard the message by the Rev Anthony Lee, who spoke on “The Prayer of Faith”.
Our first on-site worship service was held on 3 Feb 2021 at Faith Methodist Church with 100 worshippers. The BOSM members and GYM Coordinators were dedicated at the service by the TRAC President, the Rev Stanley Chua.
The appointed BOSM members are:
|Director||The Rev Irene Thung|
|Chairman||Mrs Choo Lai Eng|
|Secretary||Mr Patrick Teo|
|Treasurer||Ms Melissa Goh|
|Members||Mr Reginald Lim
Mr Peter Lim
Mr Cheok Cheng Leong
Ms Shirley Koo
Ms Mah Koon Sin
Ms Wong Kaeyan
Mr Teo Khoon Seng
The Rev David Ho
The Rev Chia Chin Nam
The Rev Joshua Loo
We thank God for 108 seniors who attended the Prayer Service over Zoom on 24 Feb. The Rev Irene Thung spoke on “Authority in the Name of Jesus”.
To address our seniors’ concerns on COVID-19 vaccinations, we hosted a talk by Prof Ooi Eng Eong on 31 Jan. Prof Ooi led the research team for Singapore’s COVID-19 vaccine development effort in partnership with San Diego-based Arcturus Therapeutics. He and his family worship at Wesley Methodist Church. We are thankful for an overwhelming 586 participants. The talk was facilitated by Dr Lenard Cheng, assisted by Dr Joy Teo. It was indeed a very interactive session, with many questions raised during the Q & A segment.
A TRAC Seniors Ministry Facebook account was initiated to reach out to seniors.
Moving forward, BOSM seeks to look to its vision and continue organising programs for our seniors to equip them spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially so that they can continue to serve God in their senior years. To God be the glory!
The Rev Irene Thung is the Director of the TRAC Board of Seniors Ministry. / Photos courtesy of TRAC BOSM