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A New Creation in Christ - Brother Snoop Singh
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Thursday, 22 October 2009 19:24

A  New  Creation  in  Christ

-  Brother  Snoop  Singh 

Paul  Wong 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17) 

This is the testimony of a remarkable conversion from another religion to Christianity. Brother Snoop Singh's family had belonged to the Sikh religion which opposes Christianity. He had strongly objected to his younger brothers and sisters becoming Christians. He and his family originally resided in Sungei Siput (18 miles from Ipoh), Malaysia and in 1995 they moved to Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

I first met Brother Snoop Singh in the I.C.U. of the Northeast Medical Center hospital in Humble, Texas in 1998 when he had a severe heart attack and by-pass surgery.  The medical doctors in the hospital had given him only a few more weeks to live.  His sister Amar, Sister Maud (both from Vancouver, B.C.) and I preached the Gospel of Salvation to him.  While in the hospital he repented of his sins and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.    

The Houston TJC members and Christians from all over the world (through the ARK Forum) prayed for him.  Praise and thank our Lord Jesus Christ Snoop Singh was miraculously healed and his life was extended another six more years.  In 2001 he had severe diabetes and both his legs were amputated in 2002.  On November 7, 2004 he was baptized into the Lord Jesus Christ in Galveston, Texas during the Spiritual Convocation of the True Jesus Church in Houston.

It is truly amazing how God had continually guided Brother Snoop Singh to become a “new creation in Christ” by his receiving the Baptism into the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Since both his legs were amputated four church brothers had to carry him to the baptismal water.  He was baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ with head bowed "in the likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ's death." (Jn. 19:30)

 
“Do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” (Rom. 6:3)“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Rom. 6:4)“For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.” (Rom.6:5)

Back at the TJC chapel in Houston, Texas Brother Snoop Singh was unable to receive the Sacrament of the Washing of Feet because he had no feet to be washed.  Under this very unusual circumstance the minister could only preach the Word of God on Footwashing. The Lord Jesus Christ sanctifies and cleanses the Church "with the washing of water by the word." (Eph. 5:25-26)  Snoop participated in the Holy Communion.

Brother Snoop Singh continued to worship with us at the TJC chapel  on Thomas Road, Houston and also family services at his home.  His wife Katar said although he had been suffering physically he had experienced the most joyful time of his life the last two months before his death on March 16, 2005.  His son Ronnie said his father died very peacefully.  His soul is now resting in peace in Paradise with the Lord Jesus Christ.

In  Loving  Memory  of  my  Father  Snoop  Singh 

Ronnie Singh 

My father Snoop Singh was born in Sungei Siput, Perak, Malaysia on March 14, 1939 to immigrant parents from Punjab, India.  He was the oldest of eleven brothers and sisters.  He finished his high school and had to start his career in plantation work.  Being the eldest son it was his obligation to take care of all his brothers and sisters. 

My father started his career as an office boy and through the rank and file he had worked his way up to the top.  Through hard work and dedication he had many achievements, promotions and awards.  By the time when he retired he had become a Senior Plantation Advisor. 

On August 25 1962 he married Katar Kaur, a young lady from Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. They were blessed with three children; two daughters and one son.  As his son I have seen my father go through lots of good as well as bad times, but he never gave up and always maintained his pride, honor and dignity.  He was blessed with lots of good friends from all walks of life, and he was well respected by those who knew him. 

As his children growing up we moved out of Malaysia.  I and my sister live in Houston, Texas and another sister lives in London, England. 

My father first arrived in Houston in 1995, then followed by my mother in 1996.  While in Houston he went to work with my brother-in-law at his General Nutrition Center (GNC).   

One day in 1998 he had a heart attack and went on to have a triple bypass surgery on his heart.  Although he had recovered from the surgery, but later he had diabetes.  He was in that diabetic condition for many years and had both his legs amputated.  My father had experienced much suffering from the complication of his illnesses, but he had always pulled through, until the one day that I shall never forget. 

On March 16, 2005 I was at my father’s bedside when at 7:24 p.m. he was finally set free from all the pain and sufferings.  He rested in peace. 

We shall miss him very much, but the memory of him will be with us for a very long, time.  I shall always remember what he wrote to me on my sixteenth birthday. 

“My dearest son, you are the light of this house.  Do uphold all your dad’s wishes to come true.” 

The above eulogy was given by Ronnie Singh at his father’s funeral

service at the Brookside Funeral Home, Houston on March 23, 2005 

 

This Web Site is a presentation of Paul Wong in loving memory of
Brother Snoop Singh.  It was published on April 4, 2005.
It was republished on this Website on October 22, 2009

Paul Wong is a Christian minister and the President of ARK International.
His ministry also serves as an architectural service company in Houston.
The ARK Forum on the Internet is international and non-denominational.

Write to:
ARK International
P.O. Box 19707, Houston,
Texas, 77224-9707, U.S.A.
Tel. No. (713) 467-1462

 

 

 

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