“It was scorching hot. The roads were very crowded. As I sat on the motorcycle, I kept wondering if somebody would knock into us!” shared Chloe Cai, a full-time staff with The NavTeens, during the “100-50-2” Missions Launch.
180 people attended this launch that was held on 28 January at St. John’s-St. Margaret’s Church. Through this launch, The Navigators Singapore hopes to send 50 labourers for mid-term exposure trips that will range between two weeks to two months in duration. This launch was held to motivate labourers to respond to God’s call of making Him known to all nations. The audience spent time worshipping, praying and hearing about God’s desire for us to “Go” (see Matthew 28:19-20). Chloe also shared memories from her recent two-week trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
“My teammate, Jolynn Ng, and I, made trips to the park, which was the location for an English-speaking club called Talking with the Tourists. There, university students get opportunities to practice speaking English as they introduce their country to tourists. Through it, we interacted with students and talked just about anything under the sun.” said Chloe. “I prayed for opportunities to connect further with some of these students so that they could get additional English practice. I also prayed that we could have meaningful conversations with them.”
Chloe’s prayers were answered. She made friends with some of the students who drove Jolynn and her on motorcycles to visit their campus. Over postcards from Singapore and Vietnamese Milo, these locals asked freely about Singapore. Chloe and these students chatted about Singapore’s streetscapes and Christmas lightings, which led to a discussion about the origin and meaning of Christmas. Conversations eventually got deeper, which Chloe and Jolynn are very thankful for. Their relationship with this group grew to the point that these students actually made time and took them out thrice.
Chloe (right) and Jolynn experiencing how the locals commute daily in Ho Chi Minh City.
Through this launch, we trust that our labourers will come to experience living in lands beyond Singapore and obey Christ’s command to make disciples of all nations. Pray with us that these labourers will bring God’s love to those they encounter, all over the world.
Our National Director encouraging everyone to respond to God’s call.