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Celebrating the Life of Dr. Bi Chin Uy: a Tribute

Death - One word that speaks a volume of emotions. Some are expressed others can't be. Because there are no words enough to describe the vacuum, the emptiness and the void that an individual feels when a very important person passes away.

Last January 23, 2016, Dr. Bi Chin Uy had gone to with the Lord. She was 86 years old. Though her death was already expected yet, the news was received with surprise and sadness.

Dr. Bi Chin Uy was one of the pioneers of the school. She was once the principal of Trinity Christian School. One of her major contributions was the strengthening of the program of the school that paved the way for the accreditation of the elementary department.

She was a woman of passion. When she put herself into something she put her heart and soul to it. She was a nurse, a teacher, a principal, a musician, a Bible study leader, an innovator. She was a woman of complete package. But on top of all her accomplishments, if ever there is one word that would aptly describe her it would be this: she was a true woman of God.

To think of Dr. Bi Chin Uy at home with the Lord makes the thought of heaven all richer and sweeter.

There is a great sense of joy that she has finished her race and is in the presence of the Lord whom she served for so many decades. The angels and all the saints of heaven are rejoicing as they warmly welcome her to her permanent dwelling place - a place full of joy, a place where there is no sickness and pain. And she is reunited with Sir Alexander Uy, her husband.

She always seemed to have a private line to God. She always stressed the importance of knowing God deeply and had steadfastly demonstrated what it meant to live a life focused on God.

She is so passionate in her devotion to God. She kept on pointing back to Scripture and to the love of God, which is enough to sustain us and carry us through every situation, every season and every circumstance of life.

She lived a long, fruitful, surrendered life. But the mark she has left on so many who have encountered her and who have worked with her and had been encouraged to emulate the example of her life over those years, is immeasurable.

We mourned her disappearance from the public ministry more than we mourned her death, simply because she is completely at home where she is today.

"There is a place of comfort sweet, near to the heart of God;
a place where we our Saviour meet, near to the heart of God.
There is a place of full release, near to the heart of God;
A place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God."