We are the TOA PAYOH Dgroup TOA PAYOH CASE FILES Each case represents a unique and irreplaceable member Each one with his own story Stories of triumph and disappointment Of yearning and defeat Of love lost and then found Of unforgettable journeys Some more exciting than others Yet we are all here now The emptiness filled Joyful, at peace, Journeying together from this point on. This much we know, our cases are closed… CASES CLOSED ON JESUS.
Plain, Relieved, Thankful When the group accepted me for who I am; not what I have … 32, Marine Engineer; 6 yrs in Singapore Favorite verse:James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. I was a lost sheep but now I’m found.
Cheerful, Passionate, Sociable Being with a group of believers that can help you grow spiritually… They’re my second family. 30, Analyst, 7 yrs. In SG Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Because Jesus is my strength, my provider, and my Savior
Joyful, Motivator, Life-long learner The people. It’s important to surround yourself with people that will help you grow. They’re more than friends, they’re like family. 31, Analyst, 3 yrs. in SG Favorite verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. I accepted Jesus, the Lamb of God, who sacrificed Himself so I can have LIFE.
Undeservedly blessed, Work-in-progress, Quirky Finding the Toa Payoh Dgroup was like finding a family in Singapore – A place where Christ is. A place where I’m loved and accepted for who I am, where I‘m encouraged and inspired to become who I was meant to be. 3o, Buyer, 2 yrs. in SG Favorite verse: Psalm 19:14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Jesus can’t love me any more or less than He already does because He already loves me completely. He took care of everything – He did all the work, endured all the hardship and paid the price in full.
Unique. Loved. Blessed! Learning from those who are wiser … 23, Marketing; 1 yr in Singapore Favorite verse: Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” Because he is more than enough <3
Privileged, Servant, Saint Being around CCF people who are beautiful inside out I’m in half-time! Praise the Lord!, Regulatory Compliance Consultant for Dell, a decade & a half in sg! Favorite verse: ACTS 20:24 I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. He loves me unconditionally & His grace abounds. Where else will I go to?
Petite, impassioned, easily laughs & cries (but not simultaneously!) … the sheer joy of discovering together w/ friends (who have become like family) how GOD is truly ALIVE both in Scripture & in each of our colorful lives! … being encouraged to press forward in our Christian walk (struggles & all). …meeting up is always something to look forward to! GLADLY 40, (super)Market Analyst cum Short-Order Cook cum Motivational Speaker, 18 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Rom 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Because JESUS LIVES and because the Bible is TRUE, and everything in the entire universe points to Him!
Fun-loving, Serious, Funny For us children, we get to play more. For adults, you get to share your struggles & you don’t have to learn by yourself. 10, a child of jesus; 10 yrs in Sg Favorite verse: John 3:16 & Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Because I know Jesus is greater than everything & everyone, as it says in Heb3:3-4. Here is the Bible, read it & say if you can get as many people as them who wrote the books & convince them to write it. CASE CLOSED ON JESUS
Funny, Speller, Creative I just have fun, also I can learn about God! And I get to have more adult friends. 9, child & student of jesus, 9 yrs in Sg Because God created everything! Why are you convinced that there is no God?! If you believe God is God, God will promise you will be saved from hell. Favorite verse: John 3:16 & Psalm 119:103 “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” CASE CLOSED ON JESUS
Student, Alien, Hoping to be a Chef Listening and learning about God Almost 6, student of my family; almost 6 Favorite verse: Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer & John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Because I believe in God, and He created me and my Lord is God.
Awe: Patient, Quiet, Serious Nette: Generous, Kindhearted, Funny In our wilderness walk with the Lord, He brought us to this new home, sweet home. AWE: 32, costing manager (Toshiba) , 6 yrs in sg Nette: 34, service associate, (Siemens), 6 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” and I said, “Here am I. Send me!” For “we” are confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in “us” will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. CASE CLOSED ON JESUS
Quiet, Obsessive, Foodie You are never made to feel like a beginner/ newcomer. You're part of the family (included in their prayers, plans, and activities) right from the start, no questions asked! 31, FUN-ance (no, not Finance), 2 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” He never tires, despite my stubbornness, of saving me and showing me that I always win when I’m with Team God.
Sports fan, Dreamer, Blessed Being with real people who have served as good Christian role models and who I have come to know as wonderful friends, with extraordinary life stories - there is no better way to spend a Friday… 31. Management consultant, 3 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Because Jesus loved me so much (beyond comprehension) that He came and died in my place at the cross so that I could have life and spend an eternity with Him
Perceptive, God-fearing, Easy to please It’s REAL – the energy, the love, & the relationships grounded in a common faith, that makes you want to be a better person –one who is more Christ-like. 29. Market analytics mgr, 5 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer & supplication, w/thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; &the peace of God, w/c surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts & minds through Christ Jesus. Because Jesus loved me first – without questions, without conditions – just like that, He died so I can be saved & be in His presence someday… FOREVER.
Artistic, Nature Lover, Encourager The group encourages me to be more serious with my spiritual life... 30, architect, 1 yr in sg Favorite verse: Psalm 1 :1-2 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. Jesus gave me a second chance, gave me a new life...
Friendly, Teachable, Encourager The group helps me draw closer to Jesus. Even though we come from very different backgrounds, we are like family already. 29. Special education teacher, 1 yr in sg Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jesus saved me when I was unworthy, opened my eyes to the truth and gave me new life.
Passionate, Energetic, Humorous The group continually helps me to grow in the faith. We support & encourage each other through God's love. It's a blessing to know that there are people who really cares & prays for you… 29, planner/engineer, 3 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Rom 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Jesus Christ alone can save me… I am cleansed by His blood, forgiven and loved unconditionally.. Because of Him I am a new creation.. All by His grace… :) CASE CLOSED ON JESUS
Understanding, Trustworthy, Friendly I feel very comfortable with the people in the Dgroup. 30, senior web developer, 3 yrs in sg Favorite verse: James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers & sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature & complete, not lacking anything. Because there is no one else like Jesus and nobody can comprehend His super great love for sinners like me
Dennis: Dynamic, Helpful, Faithful Kaye: Witty, Sincere, Loving Dennis: It’s an accommodating & friendly group where I can freely share my ideas and feelings about God. Kaye: Feels like home, the warmth & love of everyone Dennis: 29, software engineer, 5 yrs in sg Kaye: 30, senior web developer, 3 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 -13/ PROVERBS 3: 5-6 “ For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…” Dennis: Because I can truly feel His love & presence in me Kaye: Because of His ultimate love for me. He died so that I might live. Knowing how much Jesus loves me is the best thing. CASE CLOSED ON JESUS
Tough, Reserved, Polite I get to learn more about God from the discussions and experiences of one another. 34, student, 4 months in sg Favorite verse: John 3:16 For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one & only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Because of how HE works in my life
Sporty, Adventurous, Persistent A 2nd family to share the laughter, fun, struggles, and food! 30, it consultant, 5 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Psalm 46:10 He says, “Stop your striving & recognize that I am God! I will be exalted over nations! I will be exalted over the earth!” Jesus is the One and only way, the truth, and life.
Sinner, Redeemed, Forever grateful … the feeling of acceptance. it's like having a 2nd family. =) 26, network engineer, 3 yrs in sg Favorite verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jesus loves me.