Ministering in our Second Home: Singapore

The Generations of Virtue team is currently “on the road” in the Eastern hemisphere, basing ourselves in Singapore as we travel around the region to minister. Countries checked off our list so far are: Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. We left the States toward the end of January and plan to stay another couple months on this side of the globe.

This is the 7th time Generations of Virtue has traveled to Singapore to minister (we started coming in 2007). This trip, we will be ministering at Covenant Evangelical Free Church, St. James St. Margaret’s Church, Hope Singapore, Paya Lebar Methodist Church, and various other home groups, schools, and gatherings. On the docket for events, we’ve got parenting seminars, youth sessions, and even a sprinkling of children’s sessions lined up. We’re glad to be able to base ourselves in such a strategic and hospitable culture.

Julie Hiramine, the founder of Generations of Virtue, first came to Singapore in 1990, and after visiting several times, God gave Singapore a special place in her heart. Singapore has become like a second home to our team (much to our surprise – it’s a far cry from our slower-paced, mountain-graced Colorado home). Not only do we have our favorite local food stalls (called “hawkers”) all mapped out, can navigate the city with ease via public transport, and have consumed more bubble tea than is likely healthy, we now have many Singaporean friends who have become kindred spirits. Some of our sweetest times of fellowship have take place here. The church is vibrant and active in this small nation, and much like our group, has a heart for evangelism and missions.

Not only has our team been welcomed with open arms, we also have a group of moms in Singapore who share our vision and heart for parents and who hold events during the months we are not in-country. We call this group GOV advocates, and they are a truly wonderful group of dedicated believers. Their heart is to help the parents of Singapore by providing resources and seminars and by facilitating Raising a Pure Generation small group studies. Our team is so thankful for the gift they are to our ministry!

Author: Courtney Alberson

Courtney is Generation of Virtue’s lead solutions specialist. Which is a fancy way of saying she handles the team’s many IT needs and spends a lot of time in Photoshop. When she’s not finding solutions to problems, Courtney enjoys communicating God’s truth about love and relationships to teenagers and…drinking coffee.


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