January 2018 Newsletter

Health Christian Fellowship
Healthcare Christian Fellowship


Volume Three

 

This bulletin highlights our events in 2017. We
thank God for significant breakthroughs in
partnership with new healthcare groups;
formation of prayer cells; salvation of patients & colleagues; & growth in maturity of brethren in healthcare.


President’s Message

2017 has been eventful. Dark clouds hovered over global issues- social, political, economic, environmental, Joy and sorrow walk hand in hand in life. Uncertainty rules 2018 and beyond. Scripture warns of difficult and challenging times ahead ( Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 ). The world and that of healthcare isn’t heading for utopia.

Think of workplace and immediately, images of a battle-field appears. The heavyweight of rapid change crushes even the strong in spirit. Protocols, deadlines, key performance indices (KPIs), competition in research, relational conflicts, are but a few demands we face at work. What impact then do we have in healthcare? Jesus challenges us, the believers, to be salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”( Matt 5:13 )

Why saltless? An unbiblical worldview of ‘secular-spiritual divide’ and poverty in prayer weakens our vocation. Do we give prayer the leftover of our time or treat it as ‘last resort’ strategy, when there is no other way out? Are patients mere recipients of medical care, our research trophies or prized investment?

Aren’t they, like us, by nature, children of wrath ( Eph 2:8 ), and in dire need of God’s salvation? Do we weep over our patients? Yes, healthcare has many praying men, but few men of prayer.

A New Year often begins with reflections, renewed resolutions, and re-alignment of goals. Yet for some, the only change is the date on their desk-top calendar. Time moves on relentlessly. It is unstoppable and non-negotiable.

Let us enter year 2018, watchful, alert and prayerful, as our Lord Jesus instructed us ( Luke 21: 36 ). Pray that our sightless eyes be anointed by God, the Holy One, to see Him as He is, a God of love and the Righteous Judge over the world.

Make it your ambition to pursue a deepening knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and spiritual maturity, which will lead to stability and prevent one from being tossed about or led astray by fear or false beliefs.( 2 Peter3:18 ).

May His blessings be yours in abundance this New Year.

Dr Boey Mee Leng

Healthcare Christian Fellowship
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New Year Day of Prayer-7 January 2017

New Year Day of Prayer-7 January 2017

2017 began with a time of dedication and prayer to the Lord. The meeting was hosted by the HCF team in Kandang Kerbau Women and Children’s Hospital. Speaker Dr Ang Hui Kheng from Cru Singapore spoke on “ Spiritual Resilence & Fruitfulness”. She emphasized the need to be fruitful in ministry and to glow as a light for the Lord. Group prayers were led by various leaders representing Healthcare Authorities, Allied Healthcare, Polyclinics, Foreign Healthcare workers and the Singapore Nurses Christian Fellowship. It was a time of heartfelt petition to the Lord for healthcare in our nation.


Dental Fellowship Prayer Meeting
    26 Jan 2017 @ University of Singapore

Dr Boey was invited to address a group of 30 dental students and dentists from National Dental Centre (DNC), and National University Healthcare System (NUHS). The group meets weekly and is much involved in overseas missions. They have blessed many nations with tender loving dental care. The message was about the Kingdom of God and serving God in the market place. She encouraged them to extend their borders, and connect with the larger body of Christ within healthcare.


HCF Regional Meeting
    Penang, 9th – 12th March 2017

The HCF Regional meeting was held in Stella Maria Centre, Penang. 20 Delegates from Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand , Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore participated. Ms Brenda Bosch from South Africa taught on “Member Care for Self and Others”. It was a much needed teaching to help missionaries care for themselves & for their care providers, family & friends to identify the stressors & needs of missionaries, so that the latter can thrive on the field and at home.


HCF Malaysia-Singapore Conference
  Miri, East Malaysia; 21-23 April 2017

Theme: Redeeming the Time

Singapore Delegates

Singapore Delegates

Miri delegates

Miri Delegates

The venue of HCF Malaysia-Singapore Conference was at the Dynasty Hotel, Jalan Miri-Pujut. The keynote speaker was Prof Maniam, a retired psychiatrist. Others who shared were Dr Boey and Rev Elisha Chien. Morning devotions were led by Dr Stephen Chew and Dr Marilyn Bouniu. An estimated 100 delegates participated. They were mainly from Malaysia, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh. Singapore sent 11 representatives.

Dr Boey’s talk was entitled “Following Jesus in a culture of Mental Illness.” The messages shared were Bible-centred and Christ exalting. We were deeply encouraged by the presence, enthusiasm and input of many young healthcare workers.


Thanksgiving Dinner
  10 July 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner Photo 1
Thanksgiving Dinner Photo 2

 

A Thanksgiving Dinner honoring the works of our Pastors & Volunteers was held at Qian Xi (Farrer Park) Restaurant Pte Ltd.

100 volunteers of our hospital outreaches and guests were treated to a sumptuous, gourmet meal. Hospital staff, church cell group members, and pastors worshipped God and enjoyed fellowship with one another. A powerpoint presentation of the history of HCF outreaches from 1994 to 2017, revealed the powerful hand of God in the outreaches. Volunteers testified of salvation and joy in those they ministered to. All gave glory to God for His mighty work in the hospitals.

Thank you so much for inviting me. I was so privileged to attend this dinner. I felt the presence of God during the Praise & Worship.” Mages

Healthcare Christian Fellowship
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South Asia Conference
  Sri Lanka 4-8 October 2017@Club Palm Bay

Theme: Behold the Lamb

Beautiful river @ Resort

Beautiful river @ Resort

Standing in prayer

Standing in prayer

4 delegates from Singapore were among the 300 who attended this Conference. 40 medical students from the medical faculty in Sri Lanka also joined in. Brotherly bond between the nations were deeply felt as the they prayed for the suffering church in Syria & other persecuted countries. Messages from the Word pierced the hearts of all present. For many, this Conference was a life-changing one.


Global Prayer Summit @ Sri Lanka
  9-13 Oct 2017

Theme: The Cries of the Suffering Church

Praying in unison

Praying in unison

 Worship Team

Worship Team

Approximately 150 participants from 50 nations united in earnest intercession at the Summit. The persecuted in healthcare were lifted to the throne of God’s grace in earnest supplication

Dr Lloyd Rhinnon from the International School of Reconciliation took the morning devotions. She addressed the pertinent issues of forgiveness, the Cross and reconciliation. The 6 continents of the world were bathed in prayers, as well as the territories of 10-40 windows and 4-14 windows

The worship team from Wales were a delight to work with. Worship was Spirit-led and uplighting.

According to one veteran participant, this Prayer Summit was the “best so far.”


Global Leaders Summit
  14-18 October 2017

Theme: Fulfilling our Mandate – Equipping Leaders for action & working in teams

Disciple Making Tools

Disciple Making Tools

Praying for HCF HongKong

Praying for HCF HongKong

Representatives from different HCF Regions were present.They were later grouped into 4-5 Regions each. Robust discussions took place and action plans etched out. HCF Hongkong was inducted into HCFI at this meeting.

DNA of HCFI re-stated:
The Great Commission(Matt 28:19-20); the GreatCommandment ( John 15:12-13); the Great Beatitudes (Matt 5: 3-12); the Great Prayer (Luke 11:1); ultimate goal: the Great Kingdom (Ps 103:19)


Hospital Visitation Seminar
  2 December 2017

Hospital Visitation Seminar December 2017 Trainers

Trainers

Hospital Visitation Seminar December 2017 Participants

Participants

31 persons attended the seminar held in the National University Hospital. They included some members from a cancer support group. The participants were enthusiastic and keen to minister to patients.

The objective of the training was to equip church members to approach and effectively minister to patients in a Christ-like manner.It is applicable to the sick in hospitals or in communities.

Trainers were encouraged by the enthusiasm and motivation of the participants.

Healthcare Christian Fellowship
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Christmas Caroling 16 Dec 2017
  TTSH, Mount Elizabeth Hospital Orchard & Novena), National University Hospital (NUH)

Carolers in Tan Tock Seng Hosptial (TTSH)
Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Orchard Road

Top left: Carolers in Tan Tock Seng Hosptial (TTSH)
Top right : Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Orchard Road

The Christmas season saw carolers in 4 hospitals (2 private & 2 restructured). Volunteers from different churches partnered with healthcare workers to sing carols and bring gifts to cheer patients. Those who attended the recent Hospital Visitation Seminar were among the the new volunteers. An Indonesian church reached out to foreign patients from Bangladesh, Cambodia & Indonesia. Some of the ‘newbies’ were deeply touched by the warm response from healthcare staff and patients.


Announcements

New Year Day of Prayer & Dedication

Date : 6 January 2018
Theme : Discipleship
Venue :
   Tower Block, #08-04,
   National University Health Services (NUHS),
   Lower Kent Ridge Road.
Time : 2text-align: left;.00pm-5.00pm
Speaker ::
   Prof Hooi Shing Chuan
   NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Come join us & dedicate the New Year to the Lord and pray for heath care in Singapore

Chinese New Year Outreaches:

Saturday, 24th February 2018
   @ TTSH & NUH

Malaysia – Singapore HCF Conference

Date : 20-22 April 2018
Venue :
   Raibow Paradise Beach Hotel,
   527 Jalan Tanjung Bungah,
   112 Penang, Malaysia
Theme : Discipleship in the Health Field
Speaker : Prof Maniam Thambu
Contact :
   012 913 2861 or
   peacecatclc@gmail.com

Action Team 2016

Dr Boey Mee Leng
Dr Stephen Chew
Dr Santhos Lionel Thomas
Dr Karuna
Peter So
Tan Chiew Hwa
Admin assistant- Mary Rajasvery

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations….” Matt 28:19-20


Published on Monday, June 11th, 2018 under News & Updates


SALE

7th REGIONAL ASIA-PACIFIC HCF CONFERENCE CDs
SINGAPORE (SGD) $20 per CD (excluding postage charge)

The CD in MP3 format comes with 12 messages delivered by 4 servants of God during the Global Prayer Summit and Conference.

Pastor Peter Tsukahira

Thy Kingdom Come – the Transforming Kingdom of God
The Gospel of the Kingdom – Power of Transformation
End – Time Transformation
Return of the King

Dr Arul Anketell – The Cross – Heart of Transformation

Dr Chris Steyn – Biblical Worldview – The Foundation of Transformation

Pastor Lawrence Khong – Power of Prayer – Love Singapore Movement Experience

The CD is a copyright of HCF Singapore.
Burning of the CD for distribution is strongly discouraged.

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For Enquiries, email us @ hcfsing@gmail.com

Published on Friday, December 13th, 2013 under News & Updates


TESTIMONIES OF THE CONFERENCE

Conference CD now available

Our Lord God greatly blessed me personally as He led me to hear the sermons, speeches and presentations of Ptr. Peter Tsukahira during the Global Prayer Summit and the HCF Conference. My eyes were opened to see my Hebrew heritage as a believer in Christ Jesus, the Jewish Messiah. I came to realize that to fully grasp the meaning, the mission and the destiny of my life as a Christian I have to trace my roots way back to the times of the original Jews when God established His Kingdom in all areas of the Jewish society. Not knowing or ignoring what God said and did and commanded during the times of Abraham and the other patriarchs is like watching a movie after the first half intermission. I may know how it would end but I will not benefit from knowing the what’s, the who’s, the why’s and the how’s that led to the film’s joyful and exciting ending. I was deeply impacted by the revelation that today as in the past God’s Kingdom must permeate and manifest in every area of society. His Kingdom should also reign in my life — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually — so I can play a significant role in these last days as biblical prophesies are being fulfilled. I am grateful to God and to the summit and conference speakers, staff and organizers, as well, for enabling me to take home the enlightenment that I can find and have a strong foundation for my beliefs and actions as a follower of Christ in my ancient Hebraic roots. EDUARDO P. TAN JR.
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I have gained a new lease on my self confidence, which took a serious blow some time ago. As I mentioned previously, I felt that I was tainted and not worthy of being a part of any Conference offered by HCF. The folk from Singapore through the grace of God have really lifted me up and given me the freedom to witness again, without feeling guilty. May the Lord richly bless you all. You are a wonderful people and I know that the Lord is blessing the work of HCF Singapore.
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The communion service was beautiful; very meaningful and special. It was anointed. When Dr Arul asked who was struggling with grief and asked people to stand up, I stood up and grief which had been bubbling beneath the surface came up and I could lay it at the cross.
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It was about 4 months back that I first heard about the Singapore conference from one of the HCF members in Tansen, Nepal. I had not applied for my passport then. I later applied and thanks be to God, all went well. Registration for GPS and HCFI conference had already been done. But still I was short of a lot of money; I needed money for tickets, accommodation etc. Still praying I was able to proceed. Every time I am in need, God provides!
Yes, it was my first ever international trip/flight. I was pretty excited to go and things began to happen well for me.
The Name tag of each nation (which included map of the country, population and religions) for prayer was the remarkable one for me.
Dr Arul is always inspiring and very good for me. His speech about community transformation was very moving for me. John 19:25-27 speaks of a new home, fellowship and he also mentioned the characteristics of the Bride; Precious loved Bride, a service, sacrificial saintly Bride, suffering-yet a joyful Bride, worshiping warrior Bride and waiting & watching Bride. What a splendid description!
Pastor Peter’s messages about God’s Tsunami-the gospel still moving to the west and personal transformation were moving. Gifts are not like those given by Santa claus. They are designed for us which is His calling – a process which comes with supernatural empowerment- an example being Jacob who got an inheritance from his father and later had his name changed to Israel. So God’s plan was different. Messages were most remarkable for me!
I am very happy with the management, hospitality, accommodation and food…GREAT…Praise the LORD!! Thank you for all your prayers, encouragement and support. Bless you!
Diwakar Awasthi, United Mission Hospital,Tansen,Nepal
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I applaud HCF for the effort to organize this conference and engaging outstanding teachers for each of the plenary sessions as well as for the workshops. I must not forget to mention the Partners Sharing as well. I am grateful for the teachers and partners’ willingness to share and I had truly benefited from this conference.

As the speakers mentioned, we are living in exciting and challenging times. May every delegate catch the wave of God’s purposes these opportunities bring about.

God Bless. Pastor Tan Lat Hoon Gilbert
Associate Chaplain, St. Andrew’s Community Chapel
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I have attended many Christian Medical and Healthcare conferences but this one was something very special. Rarely have I come away with my horizons so expanded. The two day prayer summit was a new experience for me and I found both the excellent Bible studies and the time around tables praying for so many aspects of the work God has called us to do exhilarating. The main conference was a somewhat hectic time as I was involved in running a seminar stream, but the wonderful mix of people from very diverse situations was perhaps a foretaste of God’s Kingdom. We were brilliantly looked after (thank you so much) and though I returned to UK tired HCFI Singapore was an experience I will never forget.

Thank you, John Greater, PRIME
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The unity in prayer and worship was remarkable. I arrived at the conference venue tired, but I was refreshed and strengthened day after day. Following the Word of God shared by the speakers I took a new commitment to serve the Lord even more.
Dr Anaclet Tshilumba
I take my hat off to my Singaporean sisters and brothers for their helpfulness, their Christian love, their efficiency and kindness, their working together like a little colony of co-operative ants – not showing off how well they do things, but they do! Well done!
Dr Helen Englert
Would rank as one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended, if not the best. Wasn’t overly keen on coming- required some coercion – but, wow, look forward to the next one!
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HCF Singapore will be blessed by the Lord for organising this conference in such a wonderful way. So I am convinced He will say ” Well done dear brothers and sisters!”

Published on Friday, September 27th, 2013 under News & Updates


Newsletter June 2013

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President's Message

  • President’s Message: 2017 has been eventful. Dark clouds hovered over global issues- social, political, economic, environmental, Joy and sorrow walk hand in hand in life. Uncertainty rules 2018 and beyond. Scripture warns Read More

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