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Living the Faith in Persecution
by Edmond Ng 
01/25/05
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I became a Christian when I was a student. As a librarian in a Catholic school, I had the opportunity to be sent to YMCA to learn some typing skills. While at YMCA, I picked up a brochure and found out about Christian correspondence courses that are available free, so I enrolled and got to know more about Christianity.

One day, while standing at the stairs of the National Library at Stamford Road Singapore, some students invited me to join them for their church's student ministry club meeting at the Bible House in Armenian Street, so I went with them. My first visit to the club was an evangelistic meeting and having known Christ through correspondence courses, I readily received Him there and then.

Becoming a Christian is not all smooth sailing. Coming from a 'buddhist' family, I was persecuted and considered an outcast of the family who does not know his roots. In school, I was ridiculed and branded a 'holy cow', and was segregated from a circle of friends. It was not until several years later that people began to accept me for what I am, and even till this day there are still occurences of rejection from my family and relatives in situations such as a non-Christian funeral. All these 'sufferings' however are insignificant in comparison to the joy I receive when I trust Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. Even when I stray away at times, God never for once stays away from me and when things seem humanly hopeless, He always puts in my heart a special calm that gives me confidence to go on.

Now after many years in the Christian faith, I have served the Lord in many areas, including church youth club and cell group leadership, worship leading, counseling at public Christian gospel events, ushering, and other areas. I have also studied at the Far Eastern Bible College and Singapore Bible College part-time, wrote several Christian articles in church newsletters, and a book on Church History as part of my research for Bible Study.

Today, I am just a simple and ordinary Christian attending church regularly whose heart is desiring to reach out to help others and to share with mankind the inner peace that I've experienced in Jesus Christ.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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