We made it to Singapore around 1:00 pm on Sunday and Baruch taught the first evening’s class from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. This class is on the book of Joel. As you can see, there are quite a few students.
This morning, two friends (who are also wives of men affiliated with the Bible College), picked me up and took me on a little sightseeing tour and time of fellowship. I am so grateful for the lovely morning. It gave me the opportunity to get to know them better and see a little bit of beautiful Singapore.
Singapore is a city-state and it declared its independence in 1965. The growth and prosperity of the country is amazing. Singapore and Israel actually have a good relationship. Here is a paragraph from Wikipedia describing their early relationship:
“A great deal of initial support came from Israel, a country that is not recognised by the neighbouring Muslim-majority nations of Malaysia, Indonesia, or Brunei. The main fear after independence was an invasion by Malaysia. Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) commanders were tasked with creating the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from scratch, and Israeli instructors were brought in to train Singaporean soldiers. Military courses were conducted according to the IDF’s format, and Singapore adopted a system of conscription and reserve service based on the Israeli model. Singapore still maintains strong security ties with Israel and is one of the biggest buyers of Israeli arms and weapons systems. The MATADOR anti-tank weapon is one example of recent Singaporean–Israeli collaboration.”
Above are some pictures from this morning. In the afternoon, we had a meeting with the organisers for Baruch’s speaking in S. Korea. It was a great opportunity to discuss the details for our time there. We also discussed the situation of believers around the world and specifically in Asia.
This evening, Baruch is teaching and I am here at the hotel, working on my message for the ladies’ group tomorrow. The event will begin at 10:00 am.