Old Jerusalem city had gate-keepers who kept watch. Now the world’s gate-keepers includes scientists who have raised an alarm. The speaker presents evidence of the climate crisis and reasons why we should all be concerned and become involved. 

6 March 2020 (Friday)
8:00am – 9:30am
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
(South Transept Hall)

David Court

David J Court was born in Australia and grew up with his family in New Zealand. He attended the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he graduated with a Master of Science (Hons.) degree, majoring in Botany. He then gained a Diploma of Teaching at the Auckland Teachers College and taught Science and Biology in New Zealand (8 years) and in Papua New Guinea (6 years). From 1991 to the end of 2006 he taught Science and Biology (Gifted Education Programme), at Raffles Institution, Singapore. He was a coordinator of the Science Mentorship Programme led by the Gifted Education Branch, Ministry of Education, which linked gifted pupils from Raffles Institution to a number of tertiary institutions. During this time, as an Adult Scout Leader, he led the 02 Raffles Scout Group. Since 2007, he has been working as an Honorary Research Affiliate with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum of the National University of Singapore; his research topics include the taxonomy and conservation of spiders. He contributed to “Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development” and co-authored “Spider Diversity in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore”, part of the recent Biodiversity Survey of Bukit Timah conducted by the National Parks Board. He is a Lay Leader at St James’ Church, Leedon Avenue, and is married to Annie, a Singaporean.


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1. Out of the 10 inspiring stories of missionaries sent from Singapore, which story do you like best? Why?
2. Do you agree that God has given children a sense of curiosity and a mind full of imagination? At play, they explore the world they live in. The school, the church and the home can provide wonderful opportunities for children to learn about different people and cultures in the wonderful world God has created.
3. How many types of occupations can you list from the 10 missionary stories? Have you started to think about what you would like to do when you grow up?
4. Can you match the missionaries with their occupations? Whether you are a medical doctor or a dental nurse, a pastor or a teacher, a business leader or a community worker, you can serve God in missions using your special interest, talent and training.
5. It is never too early to wonder about life. Many of the missionaries asked questions even when they were young. Some of them experienced bullying, disappointments, unhappiness and even family problems when they were young. They learnt about the purpose of their lives when they started talking to parents, pastors and teachers in church. Do you talk to your parents and teachers about your hopes and fears?
6. Do you realize that God can use your childhood interests, experiences and education to be a blessing to the people around you? Whether it is learning about science, geography, or enjoying the fishing at the beach or making music, it takes hard work to become good at what you like to do. So work hard, play hard and enjoy your childhood.
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