Tan Bee Leng, Jeslyn
I was brought up in a Taoist family. Since young, I saw my parents praying to statues of deities in the house as well as in the temple. Although I prayed along with them, I never really understood who the statue of deities are and where they come from. Nevertheless, I was always surrounded by Christian friends and colleagues who would share the gospel with me. I started to go to church more often after giving birth as I wanted my son to grow up in a Christian way.
I came to YCKC when I was looking for a nursery school for him. I began to know some friends at church and to study the Bible with the help of my mentor. God blessed me all this while even though I did not acknowledge Him.
I longed for a God who can be trusted to guide my life. Seven years ago, in the church, I prayed to Jesus to be my Saviour and Lord. I found peace and solace in Him. My perspective towards life changed after I became a Christian. I find life more hopeful and fruitful with God in me.
In every season of my life, be it good times or bad times, I trust that He is in control and working out every situation for my good. Just like when I was diagnosed with cancer in my womb last year, God was with me throughout the treatment of my illness. I thank God for His steadfast love to me as I draw strength from Him. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself is my strength and my defense, he has become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)