Singapore: It is official! The Church of the Nazarene is registered in Singapore. This official government recognition opens the door for the continued development of the Church of the Nazarene in Singapore.
The announcement was made on February 7, 2016, during the “House of Bread” gathering, that the Registry of Societies had approved in principle the application for registration. The exciting news was received with great thanksgiving!
Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mark Louw was present during the announcement and had many encouraging and inspiring words to impart to those in attendance:
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Rev. Shireen Elliott has been tasked with taking the Church in Singapore to the next stage of development. Shireen and her husband, Collin, moved to Singapore from South Africa in 2015.
- That the Church might be effective in reflecting Christ and making Christlike disciples in this great city nation of 5.5 million people.
- That more small churches would be formed and that a vibrant worship service would be established and gain strength.
- That the church in Singapore will be a blessing to Singapore and to other nations in the region as Singapore is a melting pot of nationalities and tribes.
- That leadership will be developed and new leaders of church groups will emerge from the harvest.
The official launch of the Church of the Nazarene will take place at a date to be announced later.
-Submitted by: Shireen Elliott