New Members’ Testimonies
by Christine Chen
LPPC is a family church that is centred around God. I have grown in my walk with God ever since I started attending this church.
Life before I became a Christian was more inward-focussed and it was always about personal satisfaction and fulfilment. My self-esteem was lower and I constantly looked to others to feel reassured. People’s judgement and criticism mattered to me very much. Others’ affirmation and acceptance mattered very much. I was afraid to be unpopular and was always looking to be part of other people’s fun. I wanted to please others, to the point that I sometimes felt less significant compared to others. I also believed in depending on myself and on my own strength to achieve things. I did not think to rely on God’s gift, love and strength.
Now that I am a Christian, I now have trust that Christ died for our sins and by this gospel we are saved as Christ has taken away all the sins that we have committed and as a result salvaged our relationship with God. Our sins have been forgiven and we have eternal life. I now understand that there is a larger purpose and meaning beyond myself and my own pleasure and desire. That the one I should really focus on and please is none other than Christ the Lord. That others’ judgement and acceptance do not matter because I am God’s child, and that in itself is enough. I am also more assured and confident, and I also now know that no matter how difficult the challenges and pressure, I can always rely on God for strength to overcome adversity. That His love and His power are all that I need, and I trust that I am stronger as a result of this.
I met my then-boyfriend, Jimmy, in 2013. He invited me to LPPC. We are going to be married in June 2015 and I want to be a part of the LPPC family and raise children in future to be part of this family. LPPC is a family church that is centred around God. I have grown in my walk with God ever since I started attending this church. People here are filled with love and warmth, they are welcoming, giving and inclusive. LPPC is blessed with people who are God-loving and God-fearing. LPPC members are also committed to growing this church and it is a privilege to be a part of this journey. I also love my cell group, which is made up of members who are mature, giving and loving.