A church brother who wishes to remain anonymous decided to sponsor four youths to a gig photography workshop conducted by a renowned local photographer called Aloysius Lim. He approached Ps Cuixian and I to nominate four youths each from GI and GII for his selection. One of the pre-requisites for selection was that the four selected youths must serve the church as a photographer for one year. To cut the long story short, Evangeline Tan and Nicholas Wong were the representatives from R-AGE @ GII and they attended the workshop held at Esplanade this afternoon together with a few others.
I was delighted for them as it seemed that they had a splendid time learning and getting exposed (no pun intended!) to other masters of this fine and necessary skill. R-AGE and Grace AG have benefitted from outstanding photographers like Caleb Kay, Jonathan Wong and Gideon Lim (all products of R-AGE by the way…) over the years and in recent times, Aaron Quek. We really should credit these faithful behind-the-scenes folks-in-dark-clothes for contributing more than 50% of all official church photography.
But today, a new era may have just heralded – I rejoice at the thought of it! And I think the four blokes I’ve just mentioned would also rejoice with me in knowing that a new generation of younger photographers will raise their competence, commitment and concern in capturing memories for this wonderful place we call church. For me, succession never gets old. (:
So, I’m proud to share with you Nicholas‘ and Evangeline‘s new perspectives towards photography and I trust that they would be faithful in the small things as they start to pick up the bigger things. Click on the two links to find out what they took home today and rejoice with me knowing that we will be counting on these talented youths in the future for wonderful memories captured on digital film! (:
P/S: This reminds me that I should not give up on my Be a Barney project and quickly get the website sorted out because I have a ton of cards already printed and waiting to be sold! I should also add to my existing collection – be it shooting new photographs or editing existing ones. I must make use of the off-peak work period to get this fixed…!
May you enjoy these articles as much as I have.
- Amos Poh provides a glimpse into a teenager’s struggles and earnest desire to pray.
- Chua Yi Xian shares a psychologist-to-be’s tussle with relativism and Christianity.
- Evangeline Tan represent a daughter’s sincere cry for real communion with her father.
- Hilary Hoe walks us through the Book of Revelation as part of his Lenten journey.
- Lim Mei Yin talks us through her thoughts on God talking to us and how we hear Him.
- Matt Lawton interviews the entertaining Patrice Evra, whose honesty charms us all.
- Matthew Tan gives us a theological perspective of community and its importance.
- Michael Walker highlights unfulfilled potential by juxtaposing Rooney and Jeffers.
- Perry Noble diagnoses with alarming accuracy the signs of an unhealthy Christian.
- Serene Wee spells out the ten desired qualities of a godly man – her unattainable one.
I just got back from second last youth camp coordination meeting with the GII super Shepherds and boy I tell you, the countdown to 15 June is getting more and more exciting! PIERCE is going to be historic, without a shadow of a doubt. We’ll be doing many things for the first time and I shall keep all of that secret because I do not want to diminish your camp experience! The 11 of us simply cannot wait to execute all the programmes that we have painstakingly planned specially for you campers!
Tonight, together with ET, I’d also like to officially launch the youth camp t-shirt? Why with ET? Simple – this chilli-padi is the proud designer of the PIERCE logo, name tag and t-shirt and I’m super proud of her for accomplishing this task! Her (first published) work of art will now be proudly adorned by nearly a hundred people. Well done, ET! This is certainly a special achievement to rejoice over because this is the first ever R-AGE @ GII t-shirt of any kind! (On a personal note, I believe that ET will go on to become an excellent designer IF she puts in every effort into learning and mastering her craft!)
GOLD prints + blood RED tee = gorgeous.
We cannot wait to issue this memento to you – at the camp itself. Aren’t you glad you only paid $7 for this? For those who didn’t sign up for the camp – don’t worry; we will make it available to you immediately after the camp, on 19th June (Saturday), after R-AGE service. But there are only 20 extra pieces printed, so first come first served!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the countdown to PIERCE begins! Less than two weeks to go before we all go crazy at the best ever youth camp of R-AGE! Be excited!