Lives that Count for Eternity

The two men below gave their lives to serve the Lord. They have, as Paul says, “fought the good fight . . . Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness” (2 Tim 4:6-7). How do you intend to live your life: for the world or for eternity?

Dr Andrew Ng completed medical school at the University of Singapore in 1971. After military service, he taught in the Department of Surgery at the university. He and Belinda shared a growing interest in Africa, so in 1975 they applied to SIM Australia and were accepted as SIM’s first Asian candidates. They were appointed to Niger, West Africa, in 1977 with their one-year-old son Nathaniel. En route to Africa, the Ngs spent nine months in Albertville, France, learning French and studying Hausa, the language of the local people. Then they settled at Galmi Hospital. Dr. Ng did not waste any time getting to work. He performed his first surgical operation within hours after arriving, while Belinda served in the administration.

During their 11 years at Galmi they saw the beginning of home-style churches in villages. In the 1980s, they participated in a village health program that provided medical care and brought the story of Christ’s love to many in outlying villages. God also blessed them with a second son, Joel, born in Galmi Hospital.

The Ngs had served 12 years in the mission field. They returned to Singapore in 1990. Dr Ng then became the Director of SIM East Asia where the Ngs continued to motivate others to serve in missions. Andrew Ng was called home to the Lord on 7th January 2019.

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Born into an itinerant Methodist superintendent pastor’s family in Seremban, Malaya, Peter Ng Eng Hoe became one of Singapore’s pioneers in ministering among the slums and taking a firm stand for the gospel amid the rampant ecclesiastical apostasy of the Twentieth Century.

Growing up in Penang, Peter survived the WWII years and even thrived, becoming a champion debater and athlete in the sprints and jumps. He came close to losing his head once, literally, when a Japanese soldier pulled out his long sword and whetted it lightly on the Headboy’s bowed neck in the school quadrangle. But the coming of Chinese evangelist Dr John Sung to Singapore would leave the deepest impression on the life of young Peter, to serve the Lord boldly and wholeheartedly.

Witnessing the spiritual battles his father fought against theological compromise in the denomination and the price the family had to pay, Peter resolved to go into law to someday take revenge against those oppressors. But those plans were providentially reversed when he not only turned down a scholarship to Yale Divinity School but also wound up in Faith Theological Seminary (B.D.) and the International Council of Christian Churches with Dr. Carl McIntire and in Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) with a dissertation on biblical separation. Back in Singapore, Peter would become the first Associate Pastor of Life Bible-Presbyterian Church and lecturer in the Far Eastern Bible College, under their founder, Rev. Timothy Tow, whose youngest sister, Siew Mui, he would marry. He would later ally himself with other fundamentalist leaders like the Rev. Ian Paisley, Bob Jones Jr., and Bob Jones III. Recognized for his faithful ministry, he was conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Bob Jones University.

In 1964, Peter plunged himself into the slum ministry in Singapore’s Chinatown with the Jesus Saves Mission, which has reached out to the slums of every continent. To support the outreach and train ardent soldiers for Christ against Romanism, ecumenism, charismatism, neo evangelicalism, and other forms of compromise, he founded the International School of Missions, now continuing in the Philippines and India. The last decade of his life was a valiant struggle against the ravages of Parkinson’s, which cruelly took away his ability to speak and to swallow freely, which he graciously endured until the Lord took him to glory on the third morning of 2019.

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