ArchiveOctober 2011

Unexpected Surprises


I have nine more days before flying to Singapore. I intentionally set next week as ‘lock down’ which I don’t see anyone. Stay home.  Spend time with the family.  Take care of left over things. I am glad I done that.  As I was afraid there would be a few unexpected surprises along the way.  I like to give myself some buffer time for myself. I am glad. So a few...



Lady on the phone:  Can you tell me your phone number? Me: 4-1-6-5-6… … It is amazing how the ten digit of my phone number becomes who I am.  For the past few weeks as I am winding down to go to Singapore, I had to contact the National Student Loan to pay off my loan.  Every time I called them, they need my phone number to verify that I am Cliff Tam. The ten digits roll...

Into the Unknown


Received an encouragement from a friend a few days ago… And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”   Image Source: The poem is called The Gate of the Year by Minnie...

A Critical Spirit


During Sunday School, my pastor discussed about an article he read from a Christian magazine. The article was about a Christian sister who wrote that the church nowadays are worshipping in public places such as a gym or a community center.  She felt this lost the Holiness of the traditional church settings with the pews and sanctuary. The class was an open discussion in which I gave my...



Today I handed in my resignation letter.  My supervisor and I walked into my VP’s room to ‘talk’. My time in Mississauga is limited. Every time I see someone.  Every time I drive past my neighbourhood.  I slow down to absorb the moment.  I will be going soon. Overseas Missionary Fellowship will be sending me to Sinagpore in November 4th. It is coming and it...

Money, Mission and Ministry


Currently in the process of raising support to be part of the IT team in OMF Headquarters.  Jotting a few thoughts, reflections and emotions. I can still remember the shock and impossible feeling when the OMF missionary told me about this role and it was a non pay role.  Aka.  I have to raise my own support OR God has to open up the supplies for me to go.  That was in February...

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