THE FIRST MONTH
Helping indigenous missionaries
A highlight from our first month in Singapore was travelling to a nearby country, as a family, to serve missionaries at a conference. It is unsafe for these missionaries to meet openly in their own country so we met them in a ‘safe’ third country. For many, it was a rare treat to safely sing songs out loud, gather as a large group and hear Bible teaching.
Despite a tightening government control of digital media, these missionaries are determined to make the love of Jesus known in digital spaces. It was an honor to meet these heroes of the faith, learn their stories and hear their dreams. We will focus a significant amount of time in the next season to come alongside these leaders. Above, Russ was able to give one team some basic tips on how to accelerate their strategy. A follow-up is planned soon.
How is the adjustment to Singapore?
Our first month in Singapore has been full of learning. Learning where to buy what we need, how to get around without a car and a manageable pace for our family in new surroundings and with warmer temperatures. We feel quite settled in our flat. A smaller space makes for more family time. We are beginning to make friends at the parks and churches and familiar with our neighbours. Gwenyth and Heath’s skin/allergy challenges continue to have ups and downs, so please pray for God’s guidance as we chart a daily protocol to maintain comfort and health.
If you want to see more of what our life is like, I try to document our family memories on my instagram: @meredithmart (feel free to request to follow along).
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Photos Below: Adjusting to life in Singapore
- Piling into a TukTuk (Rickshaw) at the missions conference
- Exploring Singapore's Chinatown to learn about Chinese New Year
- Brothers sharing