Circuit Breaker Series
Stories of Families affected by COVID-19
In light of the global pandemic, COVID-19, many countries across the world have experienced , or are experiencing a time of lockdown (or Circuit Breaker, for Singaporeans). The Circuit Breaker Series is a compilation of conversations in the YWAMSG community sharing from the Word, their stories, experiences and a word of encouragement.
"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." (Heb 10:24-25)
CULTIVATING A HOME THAT LOOKS LIKE HIM
One morning, I woke up to a screaming child because her 2 year old brother hit her, another child yelling for me to wipe her on the potty, and the other spilling milk all over the table in an effort to make her own breakfast.
GOD TRUSTS US WITH OUR CHILDREN. WE WILL DO OUR BEST
We are grateful that our children are as mature as they are. So, we can trust them to think wisely for their well-being. They are people we would trust with their own safety.
GOD'S FINGERPRINTS ARE EVIDENT EVEN IN THE LITTLE DETAILS
My husband and I, together with our sons, have been planning to return to Singapore this year, after serving God in Thailand for the past 5 years. However we found out that our flights were suspended.
HOPE HAS CONQUERED ALL UNCERTAINTY
I have been trying to help my (almost) 80-year-old mom. She is stuck in the Philippines (PH). Her original return flight back to Canada was affected & subsequently cancelled.
TIME TO SEE OUR BELIEF IN A CARING GOD, TRANSLATED INTO REALITY
Our family got the news that Singapore’s borders were closing: no more flights in and out. We had been praying and waiting on God for His direction on whether to stay or go. Overnight, Hannah’s (our eldest daughter) examinations were cancelled, and Myanmar reported their first few cases.
Broken, but restored
True stories of people in our YWAM community
These are testimonies of people that God has walked alongside in a season of brokenness and brought restoration and wholeness to, through His abounding grace and love. Our prayer is that you will be encouraged as these testimonies reveal God’s presence in every circumstance.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-9, NIV)
I come from a dysfunctional family with an abusive father who often hit my mother and created much violence in our home. As a child, I would wake up to smashed furniture and broken glass strewn all over the living room...
I was born premature, with no connection between my brain, throat and the rest of my body. Technically, I should have died as a baby, since I couldn’t swallow. However in the first 3 months, my mother decided to bring me home despite knowing if I died...
I was raised in Papua New Guinea (PNG), where my dad was a high school headmaster and my mother was a housewife who looked after me and my two younger brothers. Growing up, I remember that my parents fought and argued a lot, and my coping mechanism was to retreat and hide away.
I was born into a missional family, as my grandparents and parents are missionaries. When I was 7, my parents committed to full-time missions in China. It was a big change for my family as we had to pack up and move.