The Year Was 1976 to 1978. I was a student in the School of Mission (SOM) founded by the Jesus Saves Mission in Singapore.
SOM has about 30 students. 3 Times A Day We Prayed for 1 hour in the morning, 1 hour at noon time and 2 hours every evening from 8 pm to 10 pm every weekday night except friday where there is an overnight Prayer Meeting on Mt Faber from 10 pm friday night till 4 am saturday morning.
In the Bible College we had very blessed times of red hot prayer quite frequently. Prayer and praises were offered with fervency. It was red hot!
However, I noticed brother Tang Ah Chan, a first year student, praying very quietly all by himself. He has a blur, blur look. We exhorted him to pray aloud, but to no avail. He kept to himself most of the time. I wondered, “How come God enlisted him to full time service when he is not even praying together with us”. “Is he in the wrong place or what?”
After a very long time brother Tang Ah Chan suddenly burst out to the surprise of all, “GOD SPOKE TO MY HEART” and started praying fervently with much zeal & fire from then onward.
Ha! He was a totally changed man. From being as timid as a mouse he is now as bold as a lion in prayer!
All thanks & praise to Almighty God!
Fast forward almost 40 years later now.
Rev. Tang Ah Chan is the Principal of International School of Missions (ISOM) in Cebu, Philippines.
Wow! God has made the last to be first.
Truly, God works in mysterious ways – He chose the weak to confound the strong and the base to confound the mighty – that no flesh should rob His Glory! Amen & Amen!
See the picture of ISOM Below – sitting far left in front row is Rev. Tang Ah Chan