- Latte to Lathi
A book about a Singaporean young adult's 1.5-year faith journey in Nepal.
Latte to Lathi - Finding an Unshakeable Faith
Published by Rafthause, 2017
SYNOPSIS // “Is God real? Why does He seem so distant? Have I believed in a lie all my life?” Such questions shake Jea’s faith, but lead her to do the very thing that needs faith: To spend a year in missions, just as she promised God.
Stepping out into the unknown, she leaves a comfortable life of sipping lattes in Singapore, picks up a lathi (wooden staff) in Nepal, and goes on an adventure that will teach her to depend fully on God. There, she will live through the country’s biggest earthquake in 80 years, survive arduous 48-hour bus rides, and discover what it’s like to trek to remote villages to share the Gospel.
Journey with Jea as she shares her joys and pains of her time in Nepal, her discovery of new perspectives and insights about life and faith, and the answers to her questions about God.
WORD FROM THE AUTHOR // We all have stories to tell. Stories about God's faithfulness in our lives. Stories about our journey of faith. Some stories disappear with us in our graves. Some stories remain. Through this book, my desire is to leave behind a story for the generations to come. A story to testify of an unshakeable God and what He can do with a life surrendered to Him. It is an offering to the One who gave it all to save one such as I. May you be blessed as you read the book.
You may purchase Latte to Lathi at our online store. For online orders made via our website, you could request the author to write a note and sign the book.
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While we hope you'd support us by purchasing a book, we have also donated 14 copies of Latte to Lathi to the National Libraries across Singapore to make it accessible for all. View availability here.
Articles related to Latte to Lathi
- Interview with Jea Ng | The Commandment Co
- Strength | The Messenger (Pages 7-15)
- The earthquake that shook a Singapore missionary's faith | Salt & Light
- Now is the time to arise | thir.st blog
- Reliving the horrific 2015 Nepal earthquake | YMI
- Love in arranged marriages | YMI
- Quitting my job for Nepal | YMI
Collaboration with J & Co Foundry
A rose gold necklace with the words "Love Unshakeable" and a postcard featuring the colourful land of Nepal. At the back of the postcard is a description of what Isaiah 54:10 meant to Jea, author of Latte to Lathi. Purchase this set at J & Co Foundry's online store.
Photo credit: J & Co Foundry
Pop-ups and speaking engagements.
Pop-up store at the Christmas Market @ The Cathay in December 2019, selling the book Latte to Lathi, handmade clay necklaces, postcards, paintings and jewelry from Nepal. Thank you to all who visited, and the readers who popped by to meet the author.
Past speaking engagements
By Jea Ng, author of Latte to Lathi
Singapore Youth for Christ tertiary students (2016), Bethany Trinity Presbyterian Church (2017), Living Praise Presbyterian Church youth missions workshop (2017), Emmanuel EFC children's missions month (2017), Kay Poh Road Baptist Church missions workshop (2017), Operation Mobilisation (2017), Yio Chu Kang Chapel's young adults (2018), Cherith Baptist Church workshop (2018), Kallos missions morning (2018), Woodlands EFC youth camp (2018), NUS Varsity Christian Fellowship Mambo Week (2020).
Jewellery from Langtang
All jewellery sold on the store are handmade by the Tibetan women of Langtang,
a village in Nepal that was completely destroyed by the 25 April 2015 earthquake.
The earthquake had caused glaciers from the nearby mountains to be dislodged,
creating an avalanche that buried more than 100 houses and killed over 300 people.
As part of their rebuilding efforts, the women are making and selling jewellery.
This initiative is in collaboration with "Langtang Designs".
70% of the selling price of the jewellery goes into helping the ladies rebuild their community.