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Ex-CHC member claimed church refuses to help him pay medical bill of mother and asked for donations instead

Posted by temasektimes on July 3, 2012

A self-proclaimed former member of City Harvest Church accused the church of not doing enough to help him pay the medical bills of his mother on Hardwarezone forum today.

Using the moniker of ‘rash8silvers’, he started a thread in the forum to raise funds for his mother’s medical bills:

“i need to say that i need help for my family which is only me and my mother. i come from a single parent family. i need help to raise up a sum of money for my mother for her medication. i know to many people u guys may feel either i am a cheat or i am bull shyting.. truth is, i dun mind meeting people up and bringing u all to either hospital or my home to show u.”

When a fellow forummer advised him to seek assistance from City Harvest Church, he retorted:

“bro i am from chc.. i left there because even i told them i need to save the money for my mother’s medication, they force me to give offerring.. the next thing i did was i left cause all they say is they will pray for me.. no point at all..”

City Harvest Church was in public spotlight of late after its founder pastor Kong Hee was charged with four other members for misusing up to S$50 million dollars of the church funds to further the music career of his singer wife Ho Yeow Sun.

“rash8silvers”‘s claims could not be independently verified.

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29 Responses to “Ex-CHC member claimed church refuses to help him pay medical bill of mother and asked for donations instead”

  1. Ron said

    Unlike mainstream religions with hundreds of years of history and with large worldwide organizations, many small non-denominational churches exist as stand alone churches reporting only to themselves. The Charities Act is not set up to govern churches and hence there is no governing body to decide whether a church is deviating too far.

    Maybe because it involves religion, there is a big hesitation for the government to be involved. But how do we ensure that small churches do not become near cults or exploit religion to lead the congregation into certain actions?

    This comment is not aimed at CHC but rather opening up a discussion on how best to regulate the practice of religion in secular Singapore so as to avoid money and other scandals.

  2. papsmear said

    I think u never donate enough lah! Because ur pastor KH said that the more u donate, the more god will help u!! Is it because when they pass the coffee bag around that time, u didn’t put money inside? Instead u take money out???
    Convert to muslim lah! They will help u. Every friday illegal parking outside mosque sure won’t get summon one.

    • Kp said

      This response is racially insensitive and ahold not be allowed here. This is the kind of message that incite racial disharmony. ISD should be onto you pretty soon.

    • Mr Nuh said

      I hope admins will remove your comment because it’s negative towards Muslims.

      I’m a Muslim myself and live in a poor family. When I was jobless for just above 1 year between 2008 and 2009, not a single mainstream or Muslim group lend a helping hand to relieve our hardship.

      People who are very close to me are non-Muslims – including my long time love who is a Buddhist. Sad but true that money (greed) corrupts most people.

    • Khidir said

      That was an extremely shallow and unnecessary hurtful remark to both rash8silvers and Muslims. You have done nothing but shown yourself to be an ignorant bigot who wants to be heard by everyone by spouting whatever nonsense comes to your mind.

    • Ronald Mcdonald said

      “Convert to muslim lah! They will help u. Every friday illegal parking outside mosque sure won’t get summon one.” Do you think it’s funny making these sort of kopi-tiam-beng-level comments? People, please do no stoop to this ignorant wanker’s level of joke

  3. Vincent said

    since this cannot be verified, I wonder why Temasek Times publish it???

    I guess we all have the answer, right?

    • Thinker said

      I agree that they should not publish this if the source is not verified. This makes Temasek Times no different from other forums or blogs.

      • The Troll Times said

        Yeah, coz verified sources &reports make for better drama and troll-fests, yeah Temasek Times/Review/etc?

  4. Singapore Talent said

    Bcos your name is not Kong Hee

  5. J said

    My prev church din help me too when I was unemployed and seek help nothing was
    Done. End up I gave up Christianity too. I give a lot sometimes more than 10% and give to missions but church did not help at all. I gave up church and now I’m a happy Buddlist and got a gd job after I converted to Buddlism tat dun req me to give give give. This church is along odeon katong.

  6. kaypoh said

    Yeah they pray for u as they PREY on u….hell if he is so great he can lay hands on ur Mom & cure her, instead of laying hands on ur $$$.

    • Ron said

      The Buddhist Lodge off River Valley Road has my praise. They provide free food daily (breakfast, lunch, dinner) to anyone who wants to eat there. Taxi drivers, FT construction workers, believers, visitors go there. I have eaten there too. The temple said they spend millions each month on this charity service.

      This is an example of outreach one place of worship is doing. We need more of that.

  7. Hameed said

    Papsmear…wonderfully said, every FRIDAY illegal parking outside mosque sure wont get summon one…why not convert to the religion of this temple at punggol place….everyDAY illegal park and no muslims complain…sure muslims have more patience then you

  8. spotlessleopard said

    This is not the firt time suchstories have been told….I have heard such stories….before…the CHURCH IS VERY GENEROUS IN THEIR PRAYERS….but to get even one cent of help you can forget it…even though you paid your tithes before…..this is a good lesson for all SHEEPLE…..wake up before it is too late.

  9. Eugene said

    Watch this video
    Benny Hinn: A Massive Fraud & A Crook Pastor From US

    On November 6, 2007, United States Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced an investigation of Hinn’s ministry by the United States Senate Committee on Finance. In a letter to BHM,[28] Grassley asked for the ministry to divulge financial information[29] to the Senate Committee on Finance to determine if Hinn made any personal profit from financial donations, and requested that Hinn’s ministry make the information available by December 6, 2007. The investigation also scrutinized five other televangelists: Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Eddie L. Long, Joyce Meyer, and Creflo Dollar.[30][31] On December 6, 2007, Hinn told the Associated Press that he would not respond to the inquiry until 2008.[32] Hinn’s ministry has since responded to the inquiry, and Senator Grassley commented that, “… Benny Hinn [has] engaged in open and honest dialogue with committee staff. They have not only provided responses to every question but, in the spirit of true cooperation, also have provided information over and above what was requested

  10. Eugene said

    Watch this video
    Benny Hinn: A Massive Fraud & A Crook Pastor From US

    On November 6, 2007, United States Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa announced an investigation of Hinn’s ministry by the United States Senate Committee on Finance. In a letter to BHM,[28] Grassley asked for the ministry to divulge financial information[29] to the Senate Committee on Finance to determine if Hinn made any personal profit from financial donations, and requested that Hinn’s ministry make the information available by December 6, 2007. The investigation also scrutinized five other televangelists: Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Eddie L. Long, Joyce Meyer, and Creflo Dollar.[30][31] On December 6, 2007, Hinn told the Associated Press that he would not respond to the inquiry until 2008.[32] Hinn’s ministry has since responded to the inquiry, and Senator Grassley commented that, “… Benny Hinn [has] engaged in open and honest dialogue with committee staff. They have not only provided responses to every question but, in the spirit of true cooperation, also have provided information over and above what was requested

  11. Annoymous said

    Drink a cup of CHINA WINE and you mother will recover fully.

  12. Aly said

    Its just like seeing a person’s hair not cut and assume that barber does not exist. Sorry to hear that you were treated this way, but not all the people are like this, i am one of them that have people helping me, bad things do happen to good people. To that bro, hope you can forgive

  13. not chc said

    If you are from chc and reading this, please sell your homes and cars, empty your bank accounts, take up a loan, no take up as many loans as you can, borrow from your friends, relatives and colleagues and give them all to your church to help your pastor. You will be rewarded with 60 homes and cars and so much money that you won’t even know what to do with it (of course you can choose to give it back to your church). And send out a message to everyone in your phonebook and get them to buy your beloved Sun’s Ho (no typo here) music to help pay her rent for swanky Hollywood home. By the way if you and your friends find her sexy (which i don’t) you may watch her gyrate in her skimpy outfits on her China wine video and wank one over her Ho.

  14. people liberation army said

    After Sun Ho released that Geisha album, she was under pressure because of her pastor-singer image.

    I still remember, the media and public were quick to question her pastor-singer status. Sun Ho came out to clarify that she never claimed that she was a pastor-singer. It was the media who coined the term. Then, I condemned her rubbish !!! If she claimed what she believed in, she would straightaway state clearly that she is a Singer in the beginning. But, she did not, she went along with the Pastor-Singer image until things turned awry !! However, I could forgive her for her human greed as she needed the publicity to boost her album commercially. Pastors are after all, human, and not “GOD”. So, I accepted the fact that she is a Singer and not PASTOR-SINGER.

    Now that the CBT charge is brought before them, Kong Hee claimed that it was for a CROSSOVER Project !!! What fuck shit is he talking about ? It was misappropriate of Church funds to fund a SINGER, let alone a PASTOR !!! If Sun Ho claims that she is a Singer, why church fund was used to finance a personal gain ?? If this is not CBT, what is ??

    Yet, blind followers still supported them ? Was it a church or Satan’s temple ??

  15. 60+ said

    blind followers, wake up unless you carry a white cane, you are helping Con Hee to pay for his penthouses.

  16. Long Live Kong Hee said

    Silly Singaporeans. A church is not a charity. It doesn’t exist for the purpose of handing out money to losers.

    In fact, we take money from stupid people who believe that there’s an invisible man in the sky. We make up stories about how the invisible man in the sky will have them burnt eternally in fire and brimstone if they don’t give us money. We cook up tales about how the invisible man nonetheless love them and that they should give even more money to buy his love. People stupid enough to believe such shit deserve to be impoverished. We churches provide a much-needed service — to part the proverbial fool from his money.

  17. LkySi said

    Kong Hee to contest the next Presidential elections – He has promised to use all the nation’s reserves to boost his wife Sun Ho’s acting career in Hollywood and also to catapult him and Sun Ho as No 1 & 2 in Forbes list of billionaires. With Christians like them who needs Satan.

  18. Self control said

    This is so not true. I know of many who have been helped personally by the church and also by the church members. Theurch taught us to give and be generous to the people in need. I can testify that. This is one of the things that we do. We believe in helping and at times we even asked our members not give to church if they have financial problems and help them with their family financial situation.

    • laura said

      CHC is suppose to have the most number of followers and of course the richest in terms of money and assets. Kong Hee could have easily set up City Harvest Clinic to provide free or subsidised medical treatment for poor folks.

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