Archippian stories are short articles and accounts of normal Christians on kingdom assignment for Jesus. Like Archippus, these are largely unknown. From these, you will see that kingdom assignments are not confined to the walls or organised ministries of a local church. It is also not limited to a special group of believers who are spiritually superior or ‘called’ to a higher purpose.
Archippus Awakening wants to celebrate these Archippuses – successes as well as struggles – that these may be encouraged to keep keeping on for the Lord. At the same time, our prayer is that these stories will serve as practical examples of how alignment leads to assignments, what kingdom assignments may look like, and what being on assignment entails.
Amara David: In the year 2013, at 68 years of age, Sister Amara received her assignment to India. The Lord reminded her of a heartfelt desire she had expressed to Him in the year 1993. She had told the Lord she wanted to be a missionary. She marveled at God’s grace in giving her 20 years of preparation and prayers.
Angeline Lim: God nudged Angeline to start where she was. He said, “Just ask for help and resources, and I will bring them.” She began to share in her friends’ circle her burden to see kids from low-income families acquire literacy. She asked and she received.
Andrew Ong: So, how would a disciple of Jesus fulfil his or her kingdom assignment? With conviction, Andrew replied that discipleship is what keeps him going on his kingdom assignment in building a community of kingdom seekers or Christ followers.
Wee Zi Cong: As meaningful as my work is, I find that what makes me come most alive is the privilege of sowing into the lives of many beautiful people. I am thankful to God for His assignment that affords me the opportunity to learn from those that have gone before me, that I may better serve the youth of my generation.
Sue-Ann Tan: After being awakened, I had a few years of wrestling with God in the wilderness, receiving healing in many areas, and learning to adopt a heart of submission and obedience to Him. I was finally given greater clarity of my God-given assignment ... to bring kingdom influence to the social media and digital sphere.
Kailin Huang: Today, I am growing in this aspect of saying yes to kingdom assignments and no to Christian activities. I learn to say no when taking a hobby class distracts me from my business. I learn to say no to a community service project without feeling guilty. By saying yes to what God has called me to do, I am saying no to other things that may be good things.
TF Lim: As Brother TF sowed faithfully in his local church, the Lord led him step by step to where he is today. Brother TF used to facilitate discipleship, spiritual giftings and Alpha sessions at his local church. He was willing to serve in any capacity he could.
Serene Lim: It is only upon looking back that I realized that that was the start of my awakening journey to get aligned with God so that I could be prepared to receive my assignments from Him. However, at that time, I had no idea I was being awakened, aligned or assigned
Susheel John: It was the 90s and megachurches started gaining popularity in Singapore. In my heart, however, was a growing discontent. It was a discontent regarding how the church was – not just my church, but the church in general.
Zhiwen Ng: One can easily see Zhiwen’s heart for unity in diversity. He is one Archippus who exemplifies the trait of being aware but not apathetic. He is an example of someone who is aware of the importance of seeking to understand how things are perceived ...
Christina Wee: When God wants to get our attention, He knows exactly how. I vividly remember that day, on 2 June 2016, when I had read Isaiah chapters 26 to 28 as part of my daily Bible reading. The Holy Spirit then prompted me to read Isaiah 28 again.
David Ang: God draws me to what draws Him when my heart aligns with Him. He draws me to the children. I found myself awakened to His heart for the many children who do not have that critical family support in their lives.
Debbie Yow: Why am I on this kingdom assignment? He has called, and I have responded in obedience. And because every child, born and unborn, deserves a place in our Father’s house.
Daryl Chia: As I grow in understanding of the kingdom of God, I had a growing feeling of excitement in my heart that God was not just assuring me but calling me to pay very close attention to what was being proclaimed.
Debbie Zhang: That seed of compassion and burden God had planted in Debbie’s heart has taken root and Geylang Ministry has been birthed. What a journey it has been for Debbie, encompassing stories after stories of both her heartaching and heartwarming moments.
Cary Lim: From a nobody who only knew how to make many bad and wrong choices, God has shown His faithfulness in my life by using me in His ministry, doing things I would never have dreamed of doing.
Annie & Irene: Annie served as president of WSCS (Women’s Society of Christian Services) for four years at their local church, Bedok Methodist Church, before handing the baton to Irene, the current president.
Mathews M: Witnessing a people group from the most difficult religious background calling on the name of the Jesus Christ and holding on to that Name as their only hope ... gave me much joy.
Eitaro Ogawa: One night, God woke me up in the middle of the night and asked me to read Ezekiel 3. I could not wait to read the chapter and as I read it, I knew that God was sending us back to Japan.
David Leong: Looking back all these years, as I trusted and obeyed God and stepped out in faith into the unknown, God has been faithful to have led me one step at a time. My assignment in Him became clear.
Hugh Yii: “Until you have journeyed with Him, you don’t really know Him,” Hugh shared, “what you have is ‘textbook knowledge’. But when we learn to taste and see Him, His word comes alive.”
Pauline Phoon: In this marshland of gaming, Pauline clings onto and depends on God wholeheartedly. Instead of being anxious when there is sometimes no clarity in directions, Pauline always asks God to guide.
Daniel & Lynette Ong: Having recognised that it is not activity but assignment, Daniel and Lynette have become very intentional in saying yes to assignments that are from God.
Wendy Oh: All my valuable takeaways from MAP would not have been possible had I chosen to stop short at reading the book in the comfort of my own home. I am thankful for the like-minded kingdom connections made with MAPpers.
Gerald Har: Kingdom work is more than just involvement in church and my own personal devotions and prayer life. Recreation can be done for the glory of God too, and that’s where the Archippus Awakening message comes through for me.
Elaiyarani Subramaniam: My ears pricked. It was the year 2017 and Ps Henson, my lecturer at Tung Ling Bible School, was teaching us on “Knowing & Fulfilling Kingdom Assignments” and I had never heard of the term “kingdom assignments”.
Rina Mia Lim: While Rina was pursuing answers to the Christian faith, she found the Lord’s relentless love. Two years ago, she became a Christian and since then, she has brought her friends onto the same journey of faith.
Tan Lay Leng: When I play my part, together with other awakened ones in the body of Christ, we are aligned with God’s kingdom purposes and we then move on our God-given kingdom assignments.
Gary Lim: Since the 40 days of seeking things pertaining to the kingdom..., Gary has found his hunger for God’s Word increased. He reads Scriptures from kingdom perspectives and that has helped him to see things beyond the four walls of a church.
Lisa Leong: How critical it is to align to the heart of the King and to obey Him. I am still in the process of aligning and being refined, but I am convinced that in all I do, I want to point people to Jesus and not to a particular ministry.
Gideon Chong: With this awakening, I began to seek God in prayers. God guided me to identify clearly what I should say yes to in the area of serving Him in church and when to politely decline on roles that I know are not what God has assigned for me.
Cecilia Kong: In the many trials and challenges I had to overcome, I admit that the journey had not been easy. But I began to realize that the tests were for my refinement so that I can be shaped to the image of Christ.
Poh Soon Hin: It was so easy to rely on my own strength as I moved on an assignment. Unless the Lord empowers me by His Holy Spirit, I can achieve nothing of kingdom value. His empowerment comes from working from a posture of rest.
Gordon Goh: I learnt to obey the Spirit’s prompting and wait for His instructions and assignments. Kingdom assignments cannot be achieved through our own might or understanding, but by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
Imm Sim: It had seemed enough to Imm to obey God and serve Him through the endowed giftings. But something was nagging in her heart. When she took a step of obedience to God, Imm walked from holy discontent to heavenly discovery.
Bebie Lita: When the Lord asked Bebie Lita to build a dormitory for students, she knows that it is Him answering her heart’s desires to share with others how much Jesus loves her and has transformed her life.
Matthew Tan: I started to notice that when I prayed for the sick, people were getting healed. Miraculously, I realised that my stuttering was gone too. If you hear me preaching now, you would have never guessed that I struggled with stuttering in the past.
Anna D'Souza: Anna recounted how in His timing, God opened the doors to the nations for her. All she needed to do was posture her heart in obedience to Him. She went to the nations to give free hugs!
Jean shares that God cannot show us the next steps until we say ‘Yes’ first! In the middle of the year 2017, Jean left for the country and worked among refugees for one-and-a-half years and has not turned back since.
Annie Yeo: Annie paused and set aside time for a silent retreat. God spoke loudly to her and helped her make sense of what He is doing in her life. She was encouraged as she moves on her kingdom assignment.
Caleb Yam: A health crisis led Caleb to an encounter with God on the hospital bed. He repented of walking far away from God. As he began to walk closely with God, he receives God’s assignment for him.
Elaine Yam: When her husband was battling with a health crisis, Elaine wondered if they had been “eliminated” from serving God. God showed her that the race we are running is a non-elimination one,
Maria Zandra Jao Senar: The search for who Archippus is began with Maria reading Colossians 4:17, leading her to hear the Archippus Awakening message and an awakening journey towards alignment for kingdom assignments.
Daryl Tan: Daryl had been doing a lot of comparison with others. The Archippus Awakening message has helped him get refocused onto God. Instead of always looking at what others were doing, he learnt to rest in his identity in Christ.
Sally Cheong: Since being on the journey of Mentoring Aligning Process (MAP), Sally’s eyes were opened to see that Christian discipleship is more than a programme. We do not "do discipleship", we follow Jesus.
Doris Tan: In her parenting and fostering journeys, Doris has testified how challenging it can be. At the same time, she is grateful for how God has been teaching her to respond and not react as she keeps aligning to His ways.
Jeremy Chan and Janet Lee: Having recovered from depression, Jeremy has been using his painful experience to reach out to those suffering from mental health issues. His wife Janet has also received her assignment to lend a listening ear.
Elaine and Yeen Peng: Two ladies. One heart for God. As they submit their abilities to God to write summaries for Kingdom101 teachings, they witnessed God work wonders on their behalf, for His glory.
James Lee: God brings James on a journey from an understanding of the Awakening Context to an Alignment Check towards assignments. He now intentionally moves on his assignment empowered by the Holy Spirit and His Word.
Ruby Woo: A paradigm shift leading to Ruby seeing Christ as Her King has seen transformation in her walk with God. She now approaches her assignments thinking kingdom and with a heart of obedience to her King.
Louis Siow: Going through the Mentoring Aligning Process has helped Louis discover the importance of staying in a community of like-minded, kingdom people in his alignment check with God.
Cindy Koh: After hearing God’s voice on what she was going to do about Christ’s return, Cindy embarked on an awakening journey where she found her fellow MAPpers who are also on the same journey to align with God’s kingdom purposes.
Sandy Ng: While Sandy enjoyed meeting people and wanted so much to “awaken” Christians in the marketplace, God wanted her to focus on her home, where restorations and reconciliations of relationships matter to Him.
Katherine Lim: Recounting her journey at the Mentoring Aligning Process (MAP), Katherine shared how she tried to resolve issues in her life in her own strength. She quickly came to an end in herself and began to rely on God to enable her.
Gerald Har: Gerald shares openly his refinement process. He confesses that when God opened his eyes to see his misalignment, he started to participate more positively in the community rather than to react badly to things he does not like.
Juuko Dennis Kisaakye: Juuko recounts his kingdom awakening from receiving the teaching on “Knowing & Fulfilling Kingdom Assignments” to being equipped to see many in Uganda awakened, aligned and assigned for Jesus..
Andrew Ong: Andrew shares how God led him from one thing to another to his kingdom assignment. He sees a gap, asks God what his part is and steps up to fill it. As he stewards his walk with God, God reveals His assignment for him.
Susan Fong: God has put in Susan’s heart that no one should walk alone when she received the world 伴 (companion) in her dream. One thing leads to another and she has seen walked out her assignment to walk and talk as a spiritual companion.
Ronald Buule: Pastor Buule shares how God has used the Archippus Awakening message to change the way he lives for his King. He has personally identified with Archippus and seeks to live as someone awakened, aligned and assigned.
David Victor: The AA message came as a wake-up call to David, that there is work to be done. He testifies that it has helped him see that being saved into the kingdom of God is to partner with his King to see His purposes accomplished.
Kintu Samson: I give glory to God for the opportunity to receive the teaching from Say To Archippus. I have been getting opportunities to pray for the sick and most have been recovering. One of them had Covid19 and the Lord healed him.
Julius Regala: Julius testifies how the Lord uses the equipping of Walk-Through-Say-To-Archippus to awaken him to the awakening context and the misalignments that he has in his personal life as well as in the ministry that God has entrusted to him.
Gershon Lomugdang: Gershon shares how his paradigm has shifted after receiving the kingdom message of Archippus Awakening. He now sees that Jesus is both SAVIOUR AND KING and we are sons and soldiers of the Most High.
Rey Sanico: As I journeyed through Walk-Through-Say-To-Archippus, an equipping by Archippus Awakening to grasp the understanding of the awakening context, my desire to mobilize God’s people for the harvest was confirmed and affirmed.