Tan Puay Tiang, Kristy

Three years ago, after my mum’s passing, I was distraught. My tears did not stop flowing just thinking of her. I felt so lost, so empty and depressed.

Many times, my brother Sam had asked me to attend church and to seek God. But I didn’t because I felt that I am out of place in church and somehow I feared going. On occasion, I attended reluctantly at his invitation.

Two years back, I chanced upon a Bible app on my phone and I started to read the Bible and some other Bible Study apps out of curiosity. I was indeed greatly inspired by God’s Word and through this reading for more than a year, I accepted Christ as my Lord and my Saviour. Then, I thought to myself that in order to know more about God and have a deeper relationship with Him, I must attend a church.

In May this year, I plucked up the courage to attend church at YCKC. At the time I decided to attend church on a regular basis, crisis struck. I was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer. I was saddened and anxious for a moment. But this time, instead of feeling at a loss, I looked up to the Lord for help. I knew that He wanted to walk with me through this affliction and to glorify Him.

In June this year, I underwent an operation and also a session of treatments. Through it all, I experienced His grace for me. I am still in my recovering stage.

I thank God for everything He has done for me, everything He is doing and everything He is going to do for me. I believe that it is through God’s grace, His guidance, His love and His patience for me that I came to accept Christ and put my faith and trust in Him.

Each day I pray to God to help me, to strengthen me, to heal me and to uphold me with His righteous right hand. I am now at peace with my life because my soul has found rest in God and I am assured of a place in heaven.