From Gangster to Pastor
At the age of 21, Veeran Singh was planning to murder someone for betraying his gang.
Just two days before he was to carry out his plan, however, he was arrested and thrown into prison under a tough colonial-era law that could have meant a long time behind bars. It was there that Veeran found comfort and redemption….and God who was willing to forgive him and give him a new start.
Streetfighter is the story of a youth who grew up in Sembawang in the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s in Singapore. Sucked into a Chinese secret society at a young age, Veeran rose to become a top fighter in his gang, always ready to solve problems with his fists and weapons. But while he was respected and feared for his boldness and loyalty, Veeran was in fact struggling inside. He looked to escape and more than anything, sought peace, quiet and freedom from violence.
That peace eluded him for many years, and attempts to find a way out failed, he plunged deeper and deeper into a life of crime and violence. It was only in prison that Veeran sound Someone who could help him find the peace he had always wanted – and more.