Missions

Make Disciples, Develop Leaders

PRAY

HEAR THE BEAT, FEEL THE PULSE
Many of our members are serving the nations in different ways. Some are living among them in the various countries while others are engaged in projects through their national partners. Using a monthly WhatsApp message, we hope to share with you the various works so that you too may rejoice at what God is doing in the nations. Below is an example of our mission outreach in Bobonaro, Timor-Leste:

Bobonaro, Timor-Leste
With the pandemic, the medical work and English camps are on hold. Pray with us for workers who will be willing to go to Bobonaro for 3 years. The main tasks will be to run English classes for children and youth, liaise with local organizations, run cell groups, coordinate mission teams, etc. Please talk to Missions Dept if you are keen to explore the opportunities.



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By subscribing to this WhatsApp Group, you will receive a short and succinct text on 3 projects a month from Missions Dept.

PRAY FOR THE NATIONS

"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer." - Samuel M. Zwemer
Let’s unite our hearts together and pray for the nations. We meet in small groups for 30 minutes over Zoom to pray for the needs of the world. You may sign up at: https://forms.gle/wNCD11fr2kiizxof6

For more info, please email: missions@coos.org.sg.

GO

Mission Trips 2020
In view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, all trips are suspended until further notice.

Overseas Missions Program
We facilitate members who sense God’s call to serve among a people group or nation within Asia.

Interested members are required to:

  • attend the Exploring Missions Workshop (4 sessions),
  • go through a pre-field preparation process over a span of 3 months.

Thereafter, you will be attached to a Missions Agency and will serve one year under our Short Missions Service (SMS). Upon completion of SMS, you may opt to serve under the Long Missions Service (LMS) for 4 years.

Talk to us and we will pray with you on your journey. Email us at: missions@coos.org.sg

LEARN

Exploring Missions Workshop

This workshop is for anyone who is interested to learn more about  serving  God in the nations.  It  will  help  you  to  look deeper into the ways God has been guiding you. You will also look at practical issues related to serving on the mission field.


Topics include:

- Understanding God’s will
- Personal timeline
- Personal vision
- The missionary task
- Readiness for missions


For more info, email us at: missions@coos.org.sg

JAPAN

COOS OSAKA
Osaka is located on the main island of Honshu, roughly in the center of Japan. In May 2015, our Osaka Church-Planting team left for the field. Within six months, the team set up the COOS Osaka Center whereby they ran various activities and programs for both adults and children. Through building friendships with the Japanese, the team had opportunities to share the Gospel with them.

                                      COOS Osaka Center


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our field worker is currently back in Singapore and is conducting various weekly Zoom sessions with the Japanese. These online meetings include English lessons and conversations, as well as, Bible lessons. Please pray that as the Japanese study the Bible stories, they will learn more about who Jesus is and that they will have a personal encounter with Him.

                                                English lessons with one of the groups


 

In August 2020, we also organized our first virtual trip to Osaka. Four COOS members from Arts Collectives conducted a painting workshop via Zoom with some Japanese children during the Summer School Holidays. The team will continue to run online monthly activities for the Japanese for three months.

                                      Painting workshop conducted by Arts Collectives


Our previous mission teams have also contributed much to the work in Osaka. Through running programs (such as cooking demonstrations) and parties for both children and adults and befriending the locals, many of them had the opportunity to share their testimonies with the Japanese.

                                                      Activities organized by mission teams


To visit our COOS Osaka website, click on this link: https://coosnihon.jp/

We need more workers for the field! The Love Singapore churches have initiated the Love Japan Project to mobilize and send more workers to Japan in the coming years. Under this project, COOS will be the coordinating church for the Kansai region. Let’s trust God to raise up the laborers!

Resources

A simple prayer of blessing in Japanese:

Dear Jesus,

 

Thank You that You have loved _____ with an everlasting love.

 

 


Because You are God, You are big enough to take care of all his/her problems.




I bless ______ that he/she will find peace in You.





In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

 

イエス様(さま)

(Iesu-sama,)

永遠(えいえん)の愛(あい)_______さんを愛(あい)してくださっていることを感謝(かんしゃ)します。

(Eien no ai de _______san wo ai-shite kudasatte iru koto wo kansha-shimas’.)

あなたは神(かみ)ですから、彼(かれ)/彼女(かのじょ)のすべての問題(もんだい)を解決(かいけつ)できる 大(おお)いなる方(かた)です。

(Anata wa kami des’ kara, kare / kanojo no subete no mondai wo kaiketsu dekiru ooi naru kata des’.)

彼(かれ)/彼女(かのじょ)あなたにおいて平安を得ることが てきるようにお祈りいたします。

(Kare / kanojo ga anata ni oite heian wo eru koto ga dekiru-youni o-inori itashi-mas’.)

イエスの御名(みな)によってお祈(いの)りいたします。アーメン。

(Iesu no mina ni yotte o-inori itashi-mas’. A-men.)

 


Audio recording of prayer of blessing in Japanese:


Japan's college students' problem:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeTWGXhM1ac

 

EAST TIMOR

Under Love Singapore, Love Timor was birthed to bring holistic transformation to the young nation of Timor-Leste. COOS has been appointed to oversee the district of Bobonaro, which is located on the western part of the country, and borders Indonesia to the west.

Timor-Leste is divided into 13 administrative districts. Each administrative district is divided into sub-districts, with each sub-district divided into sucos (villages). There are a total of 65 sub-districts and 442 sucos in East Timor. Dili, which is the chief port and commercial center for East Timor, is the capital.


Map of Timor-Leste (13 administrative districts) (Image credits: Wikipedia)

Bobonaro has 6 sub-districts and 50 sucos. The capital of Bobonaro is Maliana.


Map of Bobonaro (6 sub-districts with a total of 50 sucos) (Image credits: Wikipedia)

There are many opportunities to reach out to the youth and children in the community through English language classes and other programs.

Make a Difference in Bobonaro
We are looking for people to serve in Bobonaro for 3 years. Email us at: missions@coos.org.sg to find out more.

Click the link below to learn more about the work we have done in Timor-Leste:
Our Projects in Bobonaro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIsCgDwa6ko

Medical Missions
This is a 3-year project, where we will focus on capacity building and sustainable medical development.

Emphasis on:
- Emergency medicine, basic life support/CPR, triage
- Obstetric care, obstetric ultrasound, midwifery
- Common medical problems (e.g. hypertension, diabetes)

Focusing on capacity building:                          Providing bursaries:
- Healthcare professionals                                  - Nursing and midwifery students
- Students of nursing and midwifery




We are looking for the following medical personnel to join us on our future mission trips to Maliana/Balibo:
- CPR/BLS Trainers
- Obstetricians
- ENT Surgeons
- Audiologists
- Dentists
Please email missions@coos.org.sg for more information.

Resources
The native language spoken in Timor-Leste is known as Tetum (or Tetun), but Bahasa Indonesian is also widely understood and used by the locals, especially the older generation. Online resources for learning the Tetum language are available in the link below:

http://www.tetundit.tl/Publications/PC%20Tetun%20-%20Ed%203.pdf

A simple prayer of blessing in Tetum:

Father in heaven,

You are strong, You are good.

Please give blessings to Your child, (John).

You already know what it is he/she lacks.

Give peace and joy to (John)’s family.

You love them.

We ask in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.

Aman iha lalehan,

O forti, O diak.

Favor fo’o bensa ba O nia oan, (John).

O hatene ona saida mak nia kuran.

Fo’o dame ho ksolok ba (John’s) nia familia.

O hadomi sira.

Ami husu iha Jesus Kristu nia naran. Amen.

Audio recording of prayer of blessing in Tetum:

 

 

 

 

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Sunday | 8.30am and 10.45am
YOUTH SERVICE (ENGLISH) *STILL SUSPENDED
Saturday | 4.30pm
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SERVICES & OFFICE LOCATION
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It is a 10-minute walk from the Queenstown MRT Station.The bus-stops nearest to the church are served by
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