By Sally Foo
Hi! My name is Sally Foo and I am a committee member of JOY Ministry (a ministry to seniors in PJEFC). Seniors may know me as one of the instructors for JOY Sit-Down Exercise (SDE).
During the past two years of the pandemic, I ventured into a new area of ministry that brought me great joy and satisfaction. I was all aboard with the committee’s proposal to organise Bible Reading Groups for JOY SDE seniors, using it as a discipleship and evangelistic platform for both believers and seekers among the participants.
Reading each book of the Bible from start to finish was how I was introduced to the Bible as a new believer. Reading and hearing directly from God through the Bible remained my favourite Bible study method.
Currently, I have the privilege of reading with four different groups, three of which are going through the book of Matthew! What a joy to read and discover new insights in the very first book of the New Testament three times every two weeks!
Like in the famous “blind men and elephant” fable, the different levels and journeys of faith of group members provided varied new insights and understanding to otherwise familiar verses! I look forward to our meetings and hearing anew from God so much that the breaks during the Christmas and CNY periods seemed so long!
Indeed, “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity. It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down upon the collar of his robes. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows His blessing even life forevermore.” (Psalm 133)
If you yearn to be close to God, I suggest you join or start a group and read the Bible together. You will find refreshment, community, as well as brothers- or sisters-in-Christ who will pray and worship together with you. Praise the Lord!
📨 Do you know seniors who have time to spare? Invite them to join the JOY Sit-Down Exercise community to flex those muscles.
🔊 Hungry for God’s Word? Listen to our sermons (and yes, you can play the audio over and over again or pause at sections to ponder).