“The people in church have become family. I’ll never leave them for just cause of a fuck up.” 

Amanda Jayne of City Harvest Church Singapore saying it as she sees it on her Facebook page

 
 
 
 
 
“Should I leave my community because of the leader’s fuck up? (Yes, no matter the good intentions, it has to be said: he fucked up.) If one of your relatives does a great wrong do you leave them behind? No what. We all support each other. The people in church have become family. I’ll never leave them for just cause of a fuck up.”
 
Amanda Jayne- City Harvest Church Singapore member says it how she sees it on Facebook
 
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“Ah ya seriously. All this shade is getting out of hand.

Y’all forgetting that CHC is made up of A LOT of people and not just a buncha leaders.

Look, I’m a CHC member and I’m hoping to shed a bit of light on this thought that a lot of members of the public have: “CHC MEMBERS ARE IDIOTS FOR FOLLOWING KONG AND HIS BAND OF CROOKS.”

I don’t speak for the whole congregation (and certainly not the leaders), but I believe my thoughts reflect the reasons behind staying with the church for a good number of members.

Firstly, and most importantly, we’re not followers of Kong. We’re followers of Christ. We just so happen to be in a church that Kong founded.

Secondly, a lot of the people who stay behind in the church grew up there, our friends, our family are all there. Heck, I met my husband there. And it’s more of a community than anything. Should I leave my community because of the leader’s fuck up? (Yes, no matter the good intentions, it has to be said: he fucked up.) If one of your relatives does a great wrong do you leave them behind? No what. We all support each other. The people in church have become family. I’ll never leave them for just cause of a fuck up.

It’s a tough time now for all of church members because people judge us. We’re “brainwashed”, “idiots”, “non-functioning members of the public”, blah blah blah. But these are people who have families and friends who aren’t even from church lei. Why throw so much shade? Christians from other churches also label us as giving Christianity bad name. Come on guys, why?! Christianity is about love and forgiveness right? Anyway, I’m not sure if you know a CHC member personally. But maybe if you do, and that person can speak coherently, talk to him/her before assuming that we all are blind sheep.

I’d be more than happy to answer questions like why give money blindly, why support Sun Ho, why still stay etc etc, as long as the person asking isn’t looking for a punching bag to throw cruel jabs at.

P.s. I’m not looking to start a debate, I’m just trying to share that there’s always two sides to a coin.”

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Alan Raj
Alan RajFinally someone said it. Cheers
Amanda Jayne
Amanda JayneYou also say lah.
Donald Elley
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Jasper Yu
Jasper YuI’m curious if kong has access to the donated pool by you guys?
Amanda Jayne
Amanda JayneHey! Thanks for the question 🙂 Nope! He doesn’t get any money from the church at all. His money comes from the sale of CD sermons and speaking engagements he’s invited to from overseas. That’s also why it seems he’s flying all the time, they pay him to go over to Japan and speak.
Donald Elley
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Benny Chang

Benny ChangAmanda, you summed many of my thoughts in this!

Personally, I traveled quite a bit, and I realized many churches around the world are actually keeping CHC in prayers. Even churches in the remote mountains, deep in the valleys of Nepal are keeping us See More

Amanda Jayne
Amanda JayneIt’s great to know that people are praying for us. Very encouraging. But don’t be judgmental. Maybe the reason why they want to speak up is cause they feel it undermines the value of contributing to society? People all have their reasons. It’s not our place to judge.
Benny Chang
Benny ChangTruly, you have a point here!
Donald Elley
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Calista Soh
Calista SohYou just have the gift to put our thoughts into words! 👍🏼 Thanks for sharing!
Gabriel Sim

Gabriel SimDear,

One question: Why don’t CHC apologize to whistle-blower Roland Poon Roland Poon publicly and refund $33k compensation to him ?See More

Aaron Jiang
Aaron Jiangbecause to say sorry is cheaper
Donald Elley
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Lmaod Wong
Lmaod WongWhy Kong is afraid of accepting what GOD has planned for him. Whatever has happen is part of GOD plan. Why chose to waste millions dollars on lawyer when it can use to spread GOD word. Fear and guilt is in him. Or rather Kong has been blinded by the devil with all the luxuries and fame.
Remember, Jesus accepted everything that was planned for him.
Kelvin Tan

Kelvin TanFinally I find a CHC member willing to do a semi “Ask me Anything” thread. =) Just 2 questions Amanda. I am curious to hear from a CHC member their views on these 2.

1) What are your views about the Multi Purpose Account, when Kong Hee said under oaSee More

Chris Cheong
Chris CheongI am also a follower of Christ, you said you don’t follow Kong, you follow Christ, there are still many other places to follow Christ (but not FCBC as this place promotes hatred speech) you have every right to stay but just saying by staying you are inSee More
Paul Stephens
Paul StephensAmanda I think your justification to stay put at CHC is commendable to certain degree but I still believe that you should leave because it’s not just Kong Hee but this whole misconstrued teachings of his that you have to be aware of. It’s not going to See More