Our 2009 Other Sheep Asia Trip
Index / Log
August 1-7; 9-13, 2009
Other Sheep in Singapore, August 1-7; 9-13, 2009.
Above photos, left to right:  Skyline of Singapore taken from the Cable Car to Sentosa Island;  Monorail express to Sentosa Island;  
Jose Ortiz and Steve Parelli, Sentosa Island; Waterworks at
Songs of the Sea attraction at the theme park on Sentosa Island,
Singapore.  Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11-12, 2009.
Photos by Steve Parelli.
Singapore Skyline
Songs of the Sea, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Jose Ortiz and Steve Parelli
Sentosa Island, Singapore

Steve and Jose minister at the Free Community Church, Singapore
Sunday, August 2; Tuesday & Wednesday, August 4 & 5, 2009

  • Steve preaches at the Sunday morning service, about 100 people present, Sunday,
    August 2, 2009

  • Jose and Steve listen in on / and participate in the Tuesday cell group discussion,
    Tuesday, August 2, 2009

  • On Wednesday evening, the Thursday cell group hosts an open "question and answer"
    time with Steve and Jose, Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

Steve and Jose minister to a closeted gay-Christian cell group which meets weekly in the
home of a closeted gay American evangelical,
Thursday, August 6, 2009.

  • Steve and Jose give a Powerpoint presentation on Other Sheep and a segment of The
    Bible and Homosexuality
  • The Children Are Free is distributed to five attendees and two absentees

Jose contacts 58 churches by phone (11Methodists, 17 Presbyterians, and a mixture of
independent Bible churches).

  • Three pastors ask to receive the book The Children Are Free by mail
  • One pastor accepts our invitation to meet with him in person

Steve and Jose meet with Carolyn Newall, a straight pro-LGBT ally who is an educator with
earned degrees in theology and Bible.  Carolyn has connections with Australian Bible churches.

  • Carolyn receives five books The Children Are Free for use in Australia

Steve and Jose do
two interviews with two different LGBT activist organizations:  Fridae
and Queercast,  Thursday, August 6, 2009; Wednesday, August 12, 2009

  • Reporter Sylvia Tan with www.Fridae.com, Thursday, August 6, 2009
    "Sexual orientation can't be changed through therapy: American Psychological
    Association" by Sylvia Tan, 7 Aug. 2009. Fridae, News & Features section

  • Reporters Nicolas Deroose and Ian Lee with Queercast, Wednesday, August 12, 2009
  • Ian Lee gives Steve and Jose a guided evening tour of parts of Singapore

Chance Meetings and Human Interest Stories

  • Steve and Jose meet and cultivate a friendship with a closeted Vietnamese gay male professional
    educator living in Singapore to further his education, studying here for one year (receives the book The
    Children Are Free).
This creation of this web page was begun in Southeast Asia
and completed, September 15, 2009, in the Bronx, NY.

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Susan Tang,
Chairperson of the Leadership
Council of the Free
Community Church
Photo at left:  
Sylvia Tan,
journalist with
Our 2009
Southeast Asia Trip
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Photo Album of Sites


Written Report

June 28 - July 10, 2009

Chiang Mai, Thailand
July 11 - 29, 2009

Bangkok & Mae Sot
August 23-30

August 1 - 7, 2009
August 9 - 13, 2009

August 7 - 9, 2009
August 13 - 23, 2009

August 30, 2009