- By Pritam Singh Sandhu
- Published 11/9/2005
Pritam Singh SandhuPastor Pritam Singh Sandhu is a Punjabi Christian and live in Singapore. He is the founder of South Asian Connection http://www.southasianconnection.com and lead Pastor of South Asian International Fellowship http://www.saifchurch.com - a multicultural church reaching out to the South Asian community in Singapore and beyond.
South Asian International Fellowship also has a SAIF-Telugu and SAIF Tamil congregation - a focused targeted weekly evangelistic ministry to the migrant workers of Telugu and Tamil origin in Singapore mainly of blue collar shipyard and construction workers and some mission focussed Indian Singaporean PR families.
SOUTH ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
SAIF English Service 5.00 – 6.30pm
SAIF Telugu Service 8.00 – 9.00pm
SAIF Tamil Service 8.00 – 9.00pm
Location - COVENANT HOUSE 110, Race Course Road, Singapore (218578) - 5 Minutes Walk from Little India MRT Station EXIT E
The Vision Of South Asian International Fellowship Is To Establish An International New Testament Type Ministry Through Which South Asians Will Be Empowered To Reach And Disciple The Nations For Christ.
Pastor Pritam Singh Sandhu is also the International Coordinator for the South Asian Global Convention http://www.SAGC2009.com - an International Gathering for South Asian Christian Youth and Young Adults for Mission Mobilization. He has served as the Youth Pastor/ Leader of Khush Khabri Fellowship in Singapore [1996-2000, 2005-2007] and Youth Pastor at the International Punjabi Masihi Church in Vancouver, Canada [2000-2005].
He was a former Sikh-Christian now, a dreamer, a visionary leader and a risk-taker in God's Kingdom. He is passionate about young people and mentoring the Next Generation of South Asian leaders. He is also interested in networking among churches and engaging the cultures.
Pastor Pritam Singh Sandhu was a Biology and Chemistry teacher at Bukit View Secondary School and Vice-Principal at BMC Training Institute, a private education school in Singapore. He holds a Bachelor of Science [Biology] degree from the National University of Singapore, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education [Distinctions] from Nanyang Technological University, a Certificate in Christian Ministry from the Asian Christian Training School in Malaysia and a Masters of Christian Studies in Applied Theology from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.
Pastor Pritam Singh Sandhu is also a Singapore registered licensed marriage solemnizer and conducts both civil and ceremonial marriages.
Pastor Pritam Singh Sandhu has two children - Sujaan Kaur Sandhu [born 21/06/04] and Saajan Singh Sandhu [born 04/01/09], and is married to Dr. Balbir Kaur Chaal, a UK-born Punjabi Christian and Cambridge University educated molecular biologist.
My friend I stand in Judgment now
And feel that you've to blame somehow
On earth I walked with you day by day
And never did you point the Way
You knew the LORD in Truth and glory
But never did you tell me the Story
My knowledge then was very dim
You could have led me safe to Him
Though we lived together on the earth
You never told me of the second birth
And now, I stand this day condemned
Because you failed to mentioned him
You taught me many things, that's true
I called you friend and trusted you
But I learn now it's too late
You could have kept me from this fate
We walked by day and talked by night
And yet you showed me not the light
You let me live and love and die
You know I never lived on high
Yes, I called you friend in life
And trusted you through joy and strife
And yet on coming to this end
I cannot now call you my friend.
- Author unknown
I do not know who wrote this poem but it rings so true in my heart. The urgency, the passion and call to proclaim the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ to our friends has never been more real.
This poem was given to me in 1993 by a Chinese student of mine while I was a teacher at a local Secondary School. I have kept this precious poem till this day. May the LORD bless the author of this poem who in deep humility must have given all credits of inspiration to the LORD.
As is unsual everyday, I was meditating and praying and today the Lord led me to read Matthew 9:35-38. May we take this invitation of God seriously everyday whereever we are and to whom ever we meet.
"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field."