Born to Bond: AIU Church Conducts a Webinar for Young People
Jun Amparo, (AY Adviser)
The International and Thai Adventist Youth (AY) conducted a webinar last November 6 and 13, 2021, for young people with the theme Born to Bond. Dr. Sally Lam Phoon served as the resource person to discuss guidelines for Christian dating during the two consecutive Sabbaths. This seminar was the first collaborative effort between the International and Thai AY, with about 80 students from Asia-Pacific International University.
In her presentation, Dr. Sally emphasized that God created human beings to bond, and choosing a life partner is one of the critical decisions anyone could make. However, young people today are driven by worldly values such as money, achievements, and physical appearance when finding a life partner. Therefore, Dr. Sally reminded our young people to set boundaries and uphold Christian standards in dating and marriage relationships. In addition, students were given the opportunity to ask questions during the question-and-answer session.
Dr. Sally Lam-Phoon is the mother of two married daughters and grandmother of four. Since retirement six years ago, she has been working full-time to nurture two of her grandchildren in Singapore. Before her retirement, she has worked for 28 years in teaching and administration at the secondary and university levels in Southeast Asia, the U.S.A., and Hong Kong. Her last appointment was in South Korea, where she traveled extensively for ten years in the Northern Asia Pacific region as the Children’s, Family & Women’s Ministries Director.