For a long time, Madam Tan Soon Eng could walk only with the support of a crutch. Every step she took was painful. But on the first night of the Alpha Conference (28-29 May), organised by Hope Church Singapore, a miracle happened. Madam Tan was at the conference’s healing service conducted by guest speaker Evangelist Daniel Kolenda. Evangelist Kolenda is President and Chief Executive Officer of Christ for All Nations, which holds evangelistic campaigns around the world. After Evangelist Kolenda prayed for all who needed healing, Madam Tan was able to walk a few steps without her crutch!
The miracle took place on the Singapore Indoor Stadium stage. The 4000-strong audience, eyes glued to Madam Tan, erupted in thunderous applause. Madam Tan’s son had accompanied her onstage. Choking back his tears, he exclaimed, “An even greater miracle is that I’ve been praying for her salvation for years, and tonight…she has finally accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour! Praise God!”
Over at the Alpha Kids Conference, the children had a good time seeking God and having fun with one another. Australian ministers Brendon and Cathie Clancy engaged the children with dance, song and laughter. The Clancys are co-founders of Overflow Kids, a ministry that produces Christian media resources and programmes for children. The little ones also enjoyed wearing costumes made by a team of adults in the Filipino congregation. Some refused to to take the costumes off even after the conference had ended!
Alpha Conference closed with a moving celebration of Hope Church Singapore’s 25th anniversary. The church remembered God’s faithfulness all these years through testimonies, performances and a dazzling candlelight display. The best days have yet to come. Hope Church Singapore looks forward to greater things that God is going to do!
Written by Ming Xi