Tan Jia Wei

I came to trust in Jesus Christ in 2010. However, I wasn’t really serious about my faith until I went to national service in 2015.It was then that I started to question the meaning of life. Back then, we had to wake up very early in the morning. We also had to spend quite a bit of time away from home. I think the physical and mental exhaustion, coupled with homesickness, caused me to start asking questions about the meaning of life, like “So what if I get through this? What’s next? Work, get married, have children…? Isn’t it meaningless?”

Thankfully, during that period, a brother in Christ shared with me that he used to have existential questions too and how he eventually found his answer. He found his answer in the Bible and he told me that the aim of his life is to love God, his neighbours and reach out to those who have yet to hear the gospel. 

That made sense to me. Indeed, living my life for, and also with God, is certainly more meaningful. I feel reassured when I know that there is an eternity with God to look forward to and that it will never fade away. Since then I have dedicated my life to God and I have been trying, with his help and grace, to put him as the focal point of my life.

I am thankful to YCK Chapel for offering so much assistance to me when a family member passed on, even though I wasn’t a member back then. I felt really touched and grateful because I was quite lost then, but they were there to guide and support me.

I enjoy the worship songs sung at YCK Chapel because I feel so at peace whenever I hear them. The Word of God preached also steers me back in the right direction and shifts my focus back on God.