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Night of Hope: Embracing Diversity



As Christians, we are called to reach the ends of the earth and witness to diverse communities. Through integrated missions, World Vision’s work positions compassion, mercy and justice as common starting points through which to restore hope to despairing communities.

What are the challenges of sensitively igniting a seeker approach to our faith? How can development approaches bear powerful witness?

Through examples and stories from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kenya, Fred Witteeveen’s vast experiences of working on the boundaries and living out the faith will provide perspectives on how integrated missions can bear fruit in our encounter with the poor. Together with Pastor Malcolm Tan, the two pastors will breathe life and perspectives into the discussion of Christian witness.

Speakers Profile

NOH-March 2017-01

Fred Witteveen,
National Director,World Vision Bangladesh
Master of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary

Witteveen, former National Director of World Vision Pakistan, founded Friendship Community Church in one of the most diverse and conflict prone neighbourhoods in Canada.


Rev Malcolm T. H. Tan
Pastor-in-charge, Covenant Community Methodist Church
Graduate of Trinity Theological College (TTC) and the University of Leeds (Department of East Asian Studies)

Rev Tan, a Methodist Pastor since 1984, teaches ‘Asian Religions and Christian Faith’
at Trinity Theological College. He is also the Training Consultant with the Methodist Missions Society (MMS) S’pore.
A missions promoter, an Inter Faith activist committed to peace between peoples; he is at heart an Evangelist, passionately sharing Jesus Christ with whoever will listen.

Date: 24 March, Friday

Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
               Registration and light refreshments at 7:00 pm

Venue: World Vision Singapore
               10 Tannery Lane, #06-01, S347773

Contact Karunya at or 6922 0127 for enquiries.