Sunday, January 13, 2013

UOB Day January 2013...

UOB Day is now an important celebration for UOB staff. Twice a year, all UOB staff gathers together to celebrate Jesus for who He is and what He has done for us. Now it is the fourth year.

We gather together to worship, listen to God's Word, review how we performed and preview what we aim to achieve in 2013. In July we hold another UOB Day to check where we are. Our staff now loves this gathering because it is a great opportunity for everyone to get together and listen directly from the executive management and also to enjoy the fellowship with colleagues who are scattered all over the country.

The theme for 2013 is TRANSFORM. It is a spiritual theme for the year based on Romans 12:1,2. We ought to offer our whole life to Jesus as a living sacrifice because it is the spiritual genuine act of worship. To do that, we should be first transformed by the renewing of the mind. Then we should be able to test and approve what God's will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will. We would then be truly transformational in serving our clients. I intend to preach twelve times throughout the year centering around this theme.

UOB Gospel Singers
TRANSFORM is also UOB's management theme. As an acronym, TRANSFORM highlights the main programs and activities which UOB staff will focus on. They are:

Transformation first!
Return to basics!
Advance T24 to R10
Network CSPs for clients
Scale up key products
Finetune business processes
Outperform deposit goals
Retain clients
Conference Room
Mitigate all risks

In 2013, we intend to put much emphasis on our transformation, both corporate and client transformation. We have taken several initiatives towards this objective. May God walk with us, holding our hands in this journey.

Group Photo after UOB Day
Our staff appreciated the bonus, as depicted as "banana", that they received for 2012 performance. Obviously they all know that the "banana" is not coming without working hard together towards the goal.

The time to share a meal is also a time of great fellowship. We all wore UOB polo shirts and caps. We hoped to boost the unity among our selves with Jesus Christ as the CEO.

Praising together with HGU team
Handong Global University, a Christian school in S. Korea and one of UOB's partners, has a team in Rwanda, who is in the process of establishing a social enterprise eventually to help out the underprivileged people of Rwanda. This team, led by Dr. Myung-Sool Do, all participated in our event together. They even sang a Korean song to participate in our celebration.

May we seek God's favor and His face throughout the year! God, help us. - Jeffrey


Angie Hott said...

Hi Jeffrey and Kristin, Just wanted to say hello and say thank you for mission work. What a beautiful post, thank you both for sharing your experiences here and for spreading Jesus around the world!
love, a

jlee80111 said...

Hi Angie
Thank you for your kind remarks. It is always encouraging to hear from God's people. Blessings IN CHRIST.