God is amazing. It is interesting how God rarely gives us the full picture of our lives right away. When it comes to His will, God is usually giving us little pieces at a time. It is like a jigsaw puzzle (without the luxury of having the final picture on the box to see what it is supposed to look like). Usually, just having a couple of pieces is not very helpful in seeing the final picture.
I am learning that God gives a piece of the puzzle one at a time to see if we will be faithful with what we have, and also if we can trust Him for the other pieces. It has been a phenomenal journey for us at HMCC. For the last 13 years, God has been giving us pieces of the puzzle year after year. As we have tried to stay faithful to His vision and mission, God is now calling us to trust in Him for the next phase.
We will be venturing out to start up another church in Singapore. God has been working through some of our alumni there. In the last year and a half, they have been meeting together and now we sense that God wants to launch HMCC of Singapore. By all human logical and calculations, this might not make sense in light of everything that is going on; but we want to walk by faith and not by sight. We believe in a great God who will do great things through people who put their trust and faith in Him.
Please keep us in your prayers as we do our best to follow God’s lead.
Here is the introduction letter on our HMCC of Singapore website.
We are glad that you came to visit our website. At HMCC, it has been an incredible 13+ years of seeing lives being transformed with the Gospel. Many people have been trained and equipped to go into their spheres of influence and make a difference for Jesus Christ. It has been an incredible journey thus far. We are humbled and amazed that God has given us the privilege of participating with Him in fulfilling the Great Commission.
In September 2009, we launched our first international church in Jakarta, Indonesia, but little did we know that God had bigger plans for us. Over the years, we have seen many international students attend HMCC. Through our ministry, we have seen some of the students become Christ-followers for the first time, while others were challenged to grow in their relationship with Christ.
As many of the students returned to their home countries, we have encouraged them to carry the DNA and the vision of HMCC back with them and make an impact for Christ. One particular place where some of our alumni have been trying to bring the vision of transformation to is in Singapore.
Within the last year and a half, a handful of HMCC alumni have been gathering together to worship, study the Bible, and pray. They have also been reaching out to various people – college students and young working professionals – and experiencing biblical community similarly to what they first encountered in HMCC back in the States.
As we started to see what God was already doing in Singapore, we began to pray about the possibility of starting a church in Singapore. With some of our alumni committed to seeing an HMCC church planted in Singapore, we decided to take a step of faith and follow God’s lead. In the months to come, we will continue to pray, prepare and plan for the official launch.
We want to invite you to join us in this adventure. Please continue to pray with us, as well as spread the word about this church plant. We know that there are probably a lot of questions you have regarding this new church; therefore, we have made a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. If you have more questions, please talk to one of the pastors directly. Also, we will have more updates on this website in the near future with specific information regarding the place and times of our gatherings.
Once again, we are reminded that it is all about Him and His glory. As this church gets planted in Singapore, we are waiting in anticipation for more lives to be transformed with the Gospel. Then through transformed lives, we will ripple out and transform Singapore, S.E. Asia and beyond.