|Before Desmond Ng came to know Jesus personally, he had a hot temper and was easily provoked to anger. He would frequently throw tantrums at his family members, friends, colleagues and even his customers. To him, it was always the faults of others but never his.
Furthermore, he was oppressed by many worries in life and the fear of death. Together, his temper and oppressed mind affected his life adversely in many areas.
First of all, he had very few friends because he constantly quarreled with the people around him.
Secondly, his career advancement was inhibited. His boss shared with him that he missed out on a promotion opportunity as a result of his regular outbursts of anger.
Thirdly, not only was he underweight by more than 10 kg, he also had frequent migraines and gastric attacks.
One day in early 2004, Desmond received our Valentine Sunday flyer. Until then, he had never attended a single church service in his life and wanted to give it a try.
He came with his girlfriend on February 15, 2004. As soon as he stepped into the Sanctuary, he felt an indescribable peace and calm which he enjoyed so much that he just kept coming back.
Subsequently, Desmond decided to attend the Miracle Service because his sister was suffering from nose cancer. Through prayer and also treatment, his sister was completely delivered from cancer.
On November 6, 2004, he finally received Jesus as his Lord and Savior. From then on, things took a positive turn. Progressively, he was able to control his volcanic temper. When he found himself on the verge of getting angry, he would deliberately praise the Lord for the power over his outburst. If he was in the wrong, Desmond was able to apologize readily.
For 18 years, Desmond had been addicted to the tobacco habit and smoking about 20 sticks of cigarettes a day.
On May 7, 2005, which was the first week of our Lighthouse Challenge, he made up his mind to commit his addiction to the Lord on his way to the Miracle Service. After he was prayed over, a supernatural confidence came over him.
Miraculously, he experienced little withdrawal symptom and was not tempted to smoke even when he was standing next to his smoking colleagues. In fact, since that Miracle Service, he has not lit up another cigarette, thus improving his health and also saving a considerable sum of money every month.
Since Desmond received Christ into his life, all the people around him saw the positive and welcome change in him. He had learned to cast all the worries in his life on the Lord and overcome the fear of death with eternal perspective in mind.
His gastric condition had stopped completely and his migraines had also reduced significantly in frequency. Moreover, he had put on 12 kg and now has a healthy weight of 69 kg for his height. Praise the Lord!