Friday, 13 November 2020 21:46

By His Grace, For His Grace

Written by  Rev. Kelly Tam
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My grandfather passed away when I was 15 years old and it was my start of journey of asking spiritual questions. I wanted to know what life was about, what happened after death and what the purpose of our time on earth was for.

About that time, a few friends brought me to RHCCC for an evangelistic event and it was there that I felt something stir in my heart. In hindsight, this was the Holy Spirit prodding and guiding me towards the Father. Shortly after, I started attending Agape Fellowship and was accepted to be part of the community. Through the testimony of brothers and sisters in Christ, I slowly began to let God work in my heart and transform me.

It was a slow and gradual process, but I accepted Christ in my last year of high school. The process of sanctification is ongoing. Daily, I choose to submit my life to Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to build me up to reflect Jesus.

I was baptized in October 2002.

As I grew in my faith during my Undergraduate years, God allowed me to take a leadership role in the Christian Fellowship at my University. My job was to write Bible Studies for Small Groups.

I grew so much in the area of studying Scripture and teaching. I am sure God allowed me to have this experience so that I may be prepared to go into full time ministry.

I felt God calling me into Youth Ministry as my life was changed in my formative years. In Psalms 17:81, it says “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come". God was asking me to do the same and disciple young people. In Seminary, I was part of the Leadership Team at RHCCC’s High School Fellowship. Later on, I served as the Youth Pastor from 2008 - 2018.

In July 2018, I transitioned as a Worship Pastor for the English Adult Service and have held this role since.

This ordination is not simply a recognition for my calling and contribution to the Church. It is a way for me to continue discipling those who come after me while learning from those who have gone before me. For me to pave the way for young women to pursue full time ministry and have equal partnership. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead where I am.

To my husband Vince, you are my co-lead to our family and I am thankful for how God has blessed and challenged our marriage. Thank you, Bradley and Theodore for your encouragement and love. To be your mother is one of the greatest joys of my life. To my family and friends who have made a deep impact on my life and ministry, I am grateful for the love and support. To my RHCCC co-workers, past and present, I am glad to be on this journey of ministry together.

To be ordained by ACEM is a great honour. One that I humbly accept knowing that it is by God’s grace and mercy that I am saved. It is a privilege to serve a God who pursued me relentlessly with His love. I will forever choose Him as He has died for me.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. -Proverbs 3:5-6

(The author is an English pastor of RHCCC. She is ordained on Nov 12.)

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