I was 22 when I came to Singapore to work in the year 2012.  .  It was a fresh start from work and from relationship unhappiness back at my hometown.  This was a first turning point in my life.  I thought that my wings were full and I was ready to soar the new skies on my own.  I had been weathered down by the bitterness of my social circle, difficult and complicated relationships.. This undermined my initial confidence.  I was increasingly dismayed with human nature and reality of life. In these two years of struggle, I fell umpteen times and was more lost than ever.

In July 2012, I was diagnosed with tuberculosis.  As it was contagious in its early stages, I was quarantined and could not work for quite some time.  When the condition was brought under control and I returned to work, many colleagues sent me their regards.  I was most touched with an Indian lady’s show of concern after my discharge.  She asked me, “Miao Miao, how are you?  Are you feeling better?”  I replied, “I am still under treatment and need to take medication and injections daily.  It is quite tedious.”  She said, “Please take care of yourself and I wish you speedy recovery.  I will pray for you every day.”  Her words touched me deeply!!  She was just my colleague and was of a different nationality, lingua franca and education background.  Why was she so loving in heart?  Later, I found out that she is a Christian.  God had planted a seed in my heart.  God also arranged for me to meet and know another Christian, Sister Nuan Qing.  She brought me to God.  Thankfully, in the past year, Sister Nuan Qing was very persistent and did not give up on me.  She was always there for me when I was in doldrums.  I felt God’s love around me.  Thus, I decided to return to God and fellowship with my brothers and sisters in the Lord.

In trying to know God, I found that there were many things I had done in my life that displeased God.  I acknowledge that I am a sinner and am willing to accept the Lord Jesus as my Saviour.  I sincerely pray for my family and those in need daily.  Even when I am wearied with work, I will still attend Sunday Worship to learn and grow with my brothers and sisters so as to please God.  So I really pray every day for my family, for those people who need help.  I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20).