Nursing Student Ministry


Singapore is short of nurses and a few hundred young people from neighbouring countries come here to study nursing at our local polytechnics. After their studies, they work in local hospitals for at least six years.

In 2023, God opened the door for ARPC to reach out to these nursing students. God also blessed the ministry with a wonderful team of befrienders from ARPC. We seek to befriend these students by being good hosts. We bring them around different parts of Singapore to explore, share about the Singaporean culture, offer lessons specific to their needs and interests (e.g. guitar lessons, financial planning), and, mostly, share meals with them. We also introduce ARPC families to these students so that they can experience family life in Singapore even though they are far from their families.

In summary, we engage these students through:

  • Monthly big group activities;
  • Small group hangouts and meals;
  • Interest groups; and
  • Host Family Program (to spend time with students several times in a year).

Because these students come from a different culture, it is crucial for us to understand their culture. Thus, we have monthly trainings. We recognise that this door might not always be open to us thus we desire to seize this opportunity while we can.

We had a great session today with good, witty sharing.  Thank God for Susan who held the session so well, and gearing us back to the study. We side tracked..and Susan pulled us back.

Dorcas PhuA