Sometime in the Year 1977 I was serving as a student Missioner in Bukit Ho Swee “Jesus Saves Mission”.
It was my 3rd year as a student in the School of Mission (SOM) in Singapore. Bukit Ho Swee in Jalan Membina Barat is located near the very Southern part of Singapore while the Bible College was located at Admiralty Road East right in the Northern most part of Singapore.
One Sunday as usual I had no money. No. Not even a single cent in my pocket. Not even money for breakfast or lunch. So I spent that memorial day in fasting and prayer as I walked up to Mt Faber. It was my usual dealing with God in affluent Singapore. I only looked to God, and God Himself alone to provide all my needs.
Here on the hill top of Mt. Faber in Singapore I prayed, “Dear LORD, Please provide me dinner & bus fare back to SOM in Admiralty Road East this evening”. The School of Mission (SOM) is located about more than 25 km away or about 1 hour bus ride.
At 4.00pm the Worship Service commenced in Bukit Ho Swee JSM. It was a wonderful time. After the Service was over near 6pm Pastor Peter Ng said, “Eng Yee, I want to invite you to our HDB Flat in Toa Payoh for dinner”. So I followed him home to Toa Payoh in his Old Volkswagen Beetle. It was a nice dinner of curry chicken rice with many side dishes prepared by Tow Siew Mui (Mrs. Ng).
Dinner over. Pastor Peter Ng then fetched me to the Bus Stand near MacRitchie Reservoir, just outside Toa Payoh. “Here, Eng Yee, wait for the SBS Bus to SOM in Admiralty Road East”. And he left me there that night in Singapore. Not knowing whether I had Bus fare or not. He assumed that I must have enough money to take Bus back.
Standing among the crowd in a dark night I pondered. “God, you have provided me a nice dinner. And you have also provided me half the journey from Jalan Membina Barat to Admiralty Road East – now I am stranded in the MacRitchie Roundabout Bus Stand”
In year 1997 MacRitchie was a Roundabout before they cut it up as a traffic light junction.
Does God work by half measure? Only answering half of my prayer? Must I now walk from MacRitchie to SOM in Admiralty Road East – a half hour or more walk back?
Lo! & behold! I suddenly heard the sound of a car horn. Hwee Hwa’s brother was fetching him (a fellow SOMer) to SOM that night! And to my amazement he could see and picked me out from the crowd of people at the Bus stand!!
In no time I am back in SOM. Ha! God answered the 2nd part of my prayer!
With a very grateful heart I went into the Lecture Hall. Shut the door & knelt before My Heavenly Father to give my heartfelt thanks.
At the same time I took out 4 envelopes which were given to me through the offering bag. In each white envelope is a ten dollar bill.
MY GOD IS SO GOOD!
I only ask for food and journey mercy back to Bible College. I didn’t ask for any money. And GOD did better than that. He gave me extra S$40 which I didn’t ask for.
GOD IS INDEED A GOD OF WONDER! AND WORTHY TO BE SERVED!
This special day is a RED LETTER DAY INDEED. WHICH I WILL REMEMBER THE REST OF MY LIFE HERE AND FOR ALL ETERNITY!!
AMEN! & AMEN!