Personal guiding values
- Character : doing what's right
- Compassion : doing it for others
- Courage : doing it no matter the consequences
- Competence : doing it to the best of my abilities
Faith in my life
My Bible-based faith has been the driving force in my life. God has truly blessed me with incredible talents in entrepreneurship, public speaking, business and technology. He has blessed me with a loving wife, three beautiful boys, a wonderful family and caring friends. Perhaps most importantly, He has blessed me with the opportunity to do His will by working in the service of others.
But most of all, He has blessed me with grace.
At an early age, I learned that "to whom much is given, much is expected" (Luke 12:48). I therefore place great emphasis on using my God-given talents to give back to the community and the people around me. Throughout my professional career, there has always been a component of my activities focused on my values and helping others. Later on, I have learnt to rely on grace and made 1 Cor 15:10 my life verse 'But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.'
The Bible being the basis of my faith, I believe I am saved through Grace through faith in Christ. Why Grace ? It is the one thing that I have found that separates the Bible from everything else. It has nothing to do with anything I can do. In my life, it has been, and continues to be, the most irrational and powerful experience I have ever had.
My beliefs and spirituality permeate my values, my personal relationships, my business interactions, and my volunteer activities. I do not seek to impose any of my beliefs on anyone, but I do try to be an example of them. I thank the Lord every day for His grace, for allowing me to see another day, for the salvation and continuing sustenance of His grace, for the food before me when I eat, and for the people he has brought into my life. In reading Bible scripture on a daily basis, I strive to allow God's Word to be the compass that guides my life. And though there are still many things I do not understand, I am humbled and in awe of His presence, truth, grace and love.
Simply put: I (oh so imperfectly) follow Christ. He is my role-model, my life example, my mentor. Every day, I strive to deepen my relationship with Him. And I can only do that through grace.