On 6th June 2015, we had our Family and Youth Workshop in our small town of Ipoh, Malaysia. The parents had a parenting talk that deals with “Building Character in Your Children,” while the Youth themselves had an activity based workshop on “Character Through Adversity.” The parents learned a lot and the youth had lots of fun and learning in their workshop.
Photo Album of the “Building Character Workshop.”
I first met Mr. Lau last year through a mutual friend. One of the things that struck me was his love for God and kindness toward the less fortunate.. He constantly shares his faith and talks about ways to help the needy around him. We visited a number of orphanages together and he has been very supportive of our community work.
In his humility, Mr. Lau decided to study the bible. After studying for about 8 months, he realised that he did not fully understand many things about Christ and the bible, including repentance of major sins in his life. Recognising this, he decided to repent fully of his sins and was baptised on June 7th with a full understanding of who Christ is and what it takes to follow Him..
To view photos, please click Photo Gallery of Mr Lau’s baptism
Chinese New Year is coming. So our church had a pre-chinese new year lunch following a chinese tradition of YuSheng or Lo Sang (meaning below). So we tossed to the healthy growth of the church and all the members in 2015.
Yusheng, yee sang or yuu sahng (Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: hî-seⁿ or hû-siⁿ), or Prosperity Toss, also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish (鱼)” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance (余)”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor. (from wikipedia)
14 February is Valentine’s Day. What better way to spend this day than to encourage the women of our congregation by celebrating Sisters Appreciation Day. The brothers handmade special cards, served tarts and cakes, played a funny singing game, and dedicated songs to the women. All the ladies had a fabulous time.
Click on the picture below to view the photos of the Sisters Appreciation Day.
We are really rejoicing in Ipoh to see these two women added to our church family. Belle and Sue Yi have deep convictions about following God. Both of them have put their hearts into studying God’s word over the past few months. It is such a joy to see them making their commitment to Christ in their baptism.
To view the photos, click on photo link: Belle and Sue Yi’s Baptisms Photo Album
More photos from the OKU and Hannah Home Christmas Cheers and Gifts Distribution. Click on photo link below to go to the photo album: