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Read now - Peninsular Malaysia Mission of Seventh
Official Newsletter of Peninsular Malaysia Mission | Issue 31 | Dec 2011
In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:9, NIV.
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PENINSULAR MALAYSIA MISSION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS
ADD 22-1, Jalan 2/114, Kuchai Business Centre, Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
TEL (603) 7984 7795 | FAX (603) 7984 4600
EMAIL [email protected] | WEBSITE www.adventist.org.my
| Free Internal Circulation
~ Message ~
MISSION STATEMENT
We, the Seventh-day Adventist
Church exist to preach the gospel
to
prepare
the
people
in
Peninsular Malaysia for Jesus
Christ’s
second
coming,
by
ministering to their physical, mental,
social and spiritual needs through
in-reach
and
outreach
programmes of the Church.
VISION STATEMENT
To prepare our members for Jesus’
soon return and with united spirit
evangelize the whole of Peninsular
Malaysia.
PEM DIRECTORY
President
from the President of
Peninsular Malaysia Mission (PEM), Pr Leong Fai
Distributing the Great Hope with Biblical Principle
“About two years ago, three of my neighbours' houses were burned to ashes
in separate occasions, all within the span of 18 months. All three incidences
of fire started during midnight. Each time, those first awoke by the fire alerted
their neighbours by shouting, "Fire! Fire!"
Our world is in a dangerous situation. People need to be warned about the
final destruction. They have only one chance to be saved, and that is to
accept the free salvation from God through Jesus Christ. We have this great
hope, and we are indebted to those who have yet to know about it before
the world comes to an end.
Leong Fai
Executive Secretary
Terrance Sim
Treasurer
Adventist
Message
Jayce Gooi
Laymen
Industries
Chaplaincy
Services
&
Jayce Gooi
Francis Amer (HON)
Children
Ministry,
Community
Service, Women Ministry
Tam Man Lin
Communication, Public Affairs &
Religious Liberty
Terrance Sim
Education
Matthew Mambu
Family Ministry Petrik Andrews
In 2012 and 2013, the world church plans to deliver the Great Hope to every
family, and to tell them about the soon coming of our Lord Jesus. Our Mission
is excited about this distribution project. Most of our members have read this
book through the encouragement of our pastors in the last six months. We
are acquainted with the Great Hope personally and are ready to share our
hope with others.
Using the missiological principle found in the book of Acts chapter 1, I would
like to encourage every member to identify and list out at least 10 individuals
in different families who are closely related to us. Pray for them everyday until
you are moved by the Holy Spirit to deliver the Great Hope to them, and
continue to pray that God will help them to understand the book. This is the
1st phase of the mass distribution of the Great Hope.
While praying for the follow-up work for the 1st phase recipients, start
collecting names through our daily associations in business, work, studies or
any kind of activities. Follow the same procedure in phase 1 until the books
are delivered. This will be the 2nd phase of the distribution of the Great Hope.
Health Ministry Jane Yap
Leadership
Development
Mission
Ministerial
Education
And
(LEAD), Adventist
Leong Fai
Lawrence Randig
Personal Ministry, Sabbath School
Ministry, Voice of Prophecy
Tan Meng Cheng
Philanthropic
Goh Cheng Siew
Shepherdess International
Tam Man Lin
Spirit of Prophecy
Dennis Ng
Stewardship & Trust Services
Alex Rajakumar
Youth, Pathfinder, AMiCUS
James Edward A
Vision 2
By the middle of 2012, all church pastors in this Mission have planned to lead
the congregations to go out to the streets or villages to deliver the Great
Hope to every family that has the freedom to accept the gospel. Meanwhile,
the Mission will organize groups of young people to distribute the Great Hope
during the school holidays to the towns and villages where there are no
Adventist establishments yet. This will be the 3rd phase of the distribution
programme.
I would like to challenge our members to design a message using the mobile
phone or a computer to get the Great Hope out to the families that we
cannot reach via face-to-face contact. Some members may even send the
Great Hope through the postal service. We are using the strategy to reach
out to our close friends and associates, then to our friends in general, followed
by the people around us and finally to the people who are away from us. This
is the Biblical Principle of witnessing to the "Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in
Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth".
By the grace of God through the power of the Holy Spirit, we will be blessed
by participating in the distribution of the Great Hope to every family. Amen!>
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2, NIV.
~ PEM President’s Message & Good News from PEM Churches ~
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䌴ljӳ໻ⳐᳯNJⱘ䅵ߦDŽ
TROPICANA CITY MALL, HEALTH EXPO SHARED BY JANE
YAP: On Sep 11, a group of more than 25 church
volunteers devoted their Sunday to serving the
community in Damansara through health expo. The
event was officiated by YB Hee, City Councillor of South
Petaling Jaya.
“We want to increase our presence in this part of
Malaysia in preparation for the coming Damansara
Health Evangelism scheduled in 2013,” said Jane Yap,
PEM Health Director. A total of almost 40 people signed
up for Voice of Prophecy lesson on Health which will be
followed up by PEM.
“I thought I was already doing the right thing, until
today; thank you for giving me this very good
information,” said one participant who was in his 60’s.
Praise God for the success of this event and we thank
Him for the opportunity of service!>
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Ѣ ᑈЁˈᴀऎӮ᠔᳝ⱘӴ䘧ҎϢഄᮍᬭӮ乚㹪ㄪߦ
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ජ䬛੠еᴥߚ䌴ℸкDŽ䖭ᰃ㄀ϝᳳⱘߚ䌴䅵ߦDŽ
MUAR CHURCH HEALTH OUTREACH SHARED BY PR
DENNIS NG: On Sep 11 from 11am to 1pm, a health
screening session and a health lecture presented by Dr
Lee Yew Hoong on Diabetes were conducted for the
church members and the public.>
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䮼>
CHILDREN
DEDICATION
SHARED
BY
PR
SAM
GOVINDASAMY: God be praised! Mr and Mrs Sheela
Siva Rajan of Shah Alam Indian Church made history in
PEM on Apr 9 by giving birth to triplets (2 girls 1 boy)!>
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8, NIV.
Vision 3
~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
CHILD DEDICATION SERVICE SHARED BY RS PHILIP: Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! "TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE
SHOULD GO; AND WHEN HE IS OLD, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT." Proverbs 22:6.
It was a happy occasion for Mr & Mrs Michael Guna's family as the Lord blessed them with a baby boy. On Dec 3,
this baby boy was dedicated to the Lord at the Kulim Indian Church. We pray for the Lord’s blessings upon the
child and his parents.>
SHARED BY JASMINE JOHN: In the month of April, the Klebang Adventist Youth Department organized a meeting
with the theme ‘Jesus Seven Last Words from the Cross’. Thank God for the smooth running of the meeting as all
the people who attended were encouraged to grow in their spiritual life. Please continue to pray for the Youth
Department.>
Vision 4
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12, NIV.
~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
BM CAMP SHARED BY PR MINSUN PANG: Seremban Church was the host for 2011’s BM Camp held from Oct 2123 at the Ulu Bendul Recreation Park, Negeri Sembilan. The theme of the camp was WITNESS FOR JESUS. The
guest speaker was Pr Nofri Zairal Fatah from Bintulu, Sarawak, who came from Indonesia originally.>
STRESS MANAGEMENT IN KLUANG SHARED BY JANE YAP: On Nov 19, the team from the Adventist Community
Health Centre (ACC) travelled to Kluang, JB, as they were invited to conduct a health lecture on “Managing
Stress” and Anti-Stress Chair Massage demonstration. The programme started at around 8:00PM to a crowd of
about 40 – majority of whom were married adults. Jane Yap started with a talk about Stress. This was followed by
a demonstration done by Erwin Botabara, ACC Physiotherapist, on simple anti-stress neck and back massage.
“As you face stress, the muscles around your neck and back becomes stiff and you need to loosen these muscle
through massage,” said Erwin.
“This is an eye-opening for me” said one of the participants. “Now I know why and I am aware about the things
that make me stress and at least by being aware I can do something about it.” The programme was paving the
way for the community to get to know about the Adventists and their lifestyle. >
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation…1 Peter 2:9, NIV.
Vision 5
~ Good news from PEM Churches ~
Vision 6
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. Proverbs 24:26, NIV.
~Good News from PEM Churches ~
what? Yes, there was no rain, but shinny sunshine
smiling for those days and especially on the second
day.
God’s wonderful hands were upon this
practical episode known as, “IMPACT TAIPING.”
On the second day, wherein all the 115 participants
were out in the streets of Taiping, distributing about
12,000 Celebrations Health Tracts in all four
languages to the public and the communities of
that small town. Each of the participants had
pleasant and difficult memories in regards to the
tract distribution, but they really felt the inner peace
and happiness, that one would feel when serving
the Lord willingly, with all their heart, mind and soul.
Praise God!
SHARED BY RENITTA EDWARD: The 2011 Youth Congress
of Peninsular Malaysia Mission was held from Aug 29-31, during the Hari Raya (National Festival) Holidays.
115 participants from all over Malaysia gathered in
Hotel SSL Traders, Taiping, Perak, for this special
occasion. YOUTH EMPOWERED TO SERVE (YES) is the
theme for this grand event. Pr Jobbie Yabut, Youth
Director, SSD and Pr Gration Perera, Youth Director,
SAUM, were present to grace this event in Malaysia.
The opening ceremony of this congress started with a
cultural parade whereby representatives from different
states which created a harmonious unity among the
diverse cultures and customs within Malaysia.
Another special experience was to hear an inspirational
message from our GC President, Elder Ted C Wilson. He
spoke
to
the
participants
through Skype, which was one of
its kind in the entire Adventist
history. The youth in Malaysia
were blessed with the privilege
to hear and see him face to
face.
Pr James Edward, Youth Director,
PEM, Jane Yap, Health Director,
PEM and Pr Renie Ubara, District
Pastor for Johor, were the
seminar
speakers
who
conducted the YES seminars in English, Tamil and Malay
respectively. They inspired and empowered the youth
to serve the Lord in all circumstances.
The substantial Prayer sessions were at the beginning
and ending of each session, that was the most
meaningful and noteworthy force of this experience
and 777 Prayer Initiatives were also emphasized upon
them. The team-building activities were the string
which created a bond between the teams, knit them
closely together and that helped them to showcase
their inborn talents and creativity too.
Taiping town is blessed with rainfall all the days of the
year. To everyone’s surprise and astonishment, guess
Youth were challenged to be a part of Medical
Missionary Programme for next year. They were also
invited to be a part of the Youth Empowered to
Serve (YES) programme, a programme whereby
individuals volunteer to be of service to the
community, as and when the
need arises. Living in the last
days, it is our privilege to serve
humanity and let them know
about our Saviour and our
King! Amen!
The event was organized by Pr
James Edward, Director of
Youth
Department
of
Peninsular Malaysia Mission.
Quotes from the participants:-Jay Jay:
Pr James, “can you please organize
this youth congress every year?”
Art Chew: Thank you for organizing such a camp. It
is always great to meet up with old friends and
make new friends all over Malaysia. The number
was just perfect for that purpose.
May God
continue to bless your ministry.
Caleb Andrews: Youth Congress was the bomb!
Was able to meet up with old friends and make
new ones too. These kind of camps are always my
favourite!>
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens. Psalm 68:19, NIV.
Vision 7
~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
SHARED BY MILLER P JUMAN: Pada 25 September, 2011 bersamaan dengan hari Ahad, Gereja Adventist BM
Pandamaran dan Klang telah mengadakan acara ekspo kesihatan bertempat di pasar raya beli bela Giant,
Klang. Beberapa anggota belia dari Gereja Petaling Jaya dan Klang Indian juga turut datang membantu dan
menjayakan acara kesihatan ini.
Acara ini dimulakan seawal pukul 9 pagi dan mula dikunjungi orang ramai pada pukul 10 pagi. Kaunter-kaunter
ekspo kesihatan yang dibuka adalah seperti ujian glukosa dalam darah, ujian kecergasan, ujian tekanan darah,
kaedah mengurut, promosi pemakanan sihat dan sebagainya. Sekitar 100 orang telah berkunjung dan
menjalankan ujian-ujian tersebut. Turut serta dalam acara ini ialah pendeta Gereja BM Pandamaran dan Klang,
Pendeta Rubil Pamajah. Ceramah kesihatan telah diberikan oleh pendeta Sam dari Gereja Klang Indian di
penghujung acara. Sebelum berdoa untuk bersurai, acara ‘charobix’ yang dipimpin oleh anggota gereja Klang
Indian dijalankan dan mendapat tarikan serta sambutan yang amat baik. Ekspo kesihatan ini ditutup pada jam
3:30 petang.
Secara keseluruhannya ekspo ini telah berjaya menarik minat orang ramai dan Gereja BM Pandamaran
berhasrat untuk mengulangi acara ini sekerap mungkin pada masa-masa hadapan dalam skala yang lebih
besar dan mantap. Terima kasih kepada BM Klang selaku Pengelola bersama dan gereja Petaling Jaya dan
Klang Indian yang sudi bersama menjayakan ekspo kesihatan ini. Atas segalanya syukur kepada Tuhan atas
kurnia dan segala berkatnya.>
>
BAPTISMS SHARED BY PR SAM GOVINDASAMY: On Jul 23, almost the whole of Shah Alam Indian Church attended
the Port Dickson Family Camp and witnessed the baptisms of six people. Praise God for leading the Shah Alam
Indian Church.>
>
Vision 8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5, NIV.
~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
50 BANK EMPLOYEES ATTENDED STRESS MANAGEMENT
SHARED BY JANE YAP: On Sep 22, the staff of the
Adventist Community Health Centre conducted a
one-day course for Bank employees on Stress
Management in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The
programme was a holistic approach using Nutrition,
Exercise, Water Therapy, Personality tests, Stress test,
Importance of Sleep, etc, as tool in order to manage
stress properly.
One participant commented: “I did not know that
lack of sleep can affect my level of stress!” Aside
from lectures, the participants also enjoyed
interesting cooking demonstration on how to
prepare “stress-free food” as well as demonstration
on using water as treatment and exercise. It was
indeed a joy to see many happy faces during this
one day event!>
EVANGELISTIC MEETINGS SHARED BY MRS LEONG FAI:
The Women's Ministries Evangelistic meetings from Nov
11-19 in Klebang, Perak, were successfully held. Thank
God for His blessings, and 5 people were baptized on
Nov 19.
Jasmine John and Cynthia, a nurse and an
nurse respectively, gave talks on health
before the evangelistic meetings started.
gave talks on the Bible. The theme was
Sabbath and its blessings.>
assistant
subjects
8 ladies
Truth &
CHILDREN TRAINING IN TAMPIN NEW WORK SHARED BY
MRS LEONG FAI: On Nov 5, Mrs Leong Fai, PEM
Children Ministry Director, went with Pr Leong Fai to
conduct a Children Training programme in Tampin
New Work. The worship services that morning were
attended by 40 people including 5 children.
ORANG ASLI VISIT SHARED BY MRS LEONG FAI: From
Nov 1 to 3, Mrs Sim Sew Moi and Mrs Leong Fai visited
the Orang Asli (aborigines) in Kampung Soi, Kuantan,
and taught the children singing, puppet stories,
handiwork such as balloon sculpture, t-shirt printing,
and trained their mothers sewing. They also visited
another Orang Asli kampung (village) in Taman
Gabang Jaya, Labu, in which foods were distributed
to the community. Kampung Mahang was the last
stop before they headed back to Kuala Lumpur.
Praise the Lord for guiding and protection in our
community service and outreach to the Orang Asli!
Thank God for His protection throughout this
visitation.>
In the training programme, altogether 25 members
eagerly learned from Mrs Leong all about Vacation
Bible School (VBS) as they were planning to organize
one soon. They were taught how to use the KIDS in
the Kitchen materials which includes song books, CDs,
Bible Timelines and organizing a VBS. Other topics
such as recruitment of Children for VBS and Children
Safety were added to the training programme.
The members were inspired and confident to run a
VBS soon as they had also learned lots of handiwork
making such as paper owls, finger tips animals, fabric
printing (on bags and pencil cases), up and down
bears, multiphase Bible Stories, etc.
Thank God for blessing this new work and please pray
for its continuous growth.>
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8, NIV.
Vision 9
~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
IPOH CHINESE CHURCH REAPS “FIRST FRUIT” OF ITS HEALTH MINISTRY SHARED BY MRS LIEW CHONG KIM: In Jan
2010, Ipoh Chinese Church, through its Health Leader Mrs Liew Chong Kim, the Pastor and the church members,
opened its door to two Medical Missionaries, Tabitha Andrews and Catherine Khoo. Little did they know that the
impact of the health work done during that time would end up with the baptism of a soul!
The health group initiated programmes like Health Expo, “Eight Weeks to Wellness Cooking Classes,” and “Four
Weeks to a Healthier Lifestyle.” While the Health Expo was held in a community area, the other programmes
were held at Living Spring Wellness Centre in Kampung Bercham, a centre managed by Mr & Mrs Liew which
they have dedicated to the church. Talks and demonstrations on (1) Hydrotherapy, (2) CHAROBIX &
Physiotherapy Exercise, (3) Natural Remedies, (4) Seated Back Massage & Facial Treatment was offered at the
event. The participants, ranging from 20-68 people came to each different programme.
By the beginning of the year 2011, five participants (from the Health programme) visited Ipoh Chinese Church.
Subsequently, Pr Andrew Hau conducted Bible Study with them which led to Mr & Mrs Chan Peng Yu’s decision
to remove all the statues which they worshipped at home.
On another note, an AOG Church Pastor in Kuala Lumpur suffered from severe eczema. He came to the centre
for treatment using the NEWSTART programme. Thank God that it greatly improved his health after three weeks
of intensive care; now he is convinced about NEWSTART and would like to introduce this to his church members.
There are many more outlined health programmes that our church is planning to do; but the best news is that on
Dec 10, 2011, Mrs Chan Peng Yu decided to be baptized! Together with her sister and Mr Tam Kok Weng they
are the first fruit of the health ministry work in Ipoh. Surely more fruits will be harvested in time to come! Praise
Jesus!>
BAPTISMS SHARED BY SHANTI JONATHAN: On Jul 30, two precious souls were baptized into Klang Indian Church.
The baptisms took place at Petaling Jaya English Church.>
Vision 10
Buy the truth and do not sell it; get wisdom, discipline and understanding. Proverbs 23:23, NIV.
~ Good News from PEM Churches & Variety ~
The Widow and Her Little Oil
~ by Maclan Jim Matthew ~
“Nothing there at all…except a little oil.” 2 Kings 4:2.
Her husband was a prophet who fear and love the Lord
with all his heart. But death knows no one and fears no
one. The prophet of God left a wife and two boys
behind. What a tragedy that strikes a family who had
feared the Lord. It seems unfair that her husband died
while serving the Lord. Not only she grieves for her loss of
her husband but was left behind to pay all the debts he
had.
The creditors’ came to claim his debts. She had to sell
everything in the house but yet it wasn’t enough. The
creditors then threaten to take her two boys as slaves.
The widow cant’ afford to lose her boys. There was no
way she would allow people to take her boys from her.
Suffering from lost, grief and fear, the widow went to seek
the help of Elisha. She knew who to seek and where to
find Elisha. Her faith had brought her to the prophet who
was famous with the inscription “the Man of God”. Elisha
asked her, “What do you have in your house?” the widow
gently replied, “Your servant has nothing there at all,
except a little oil.” (2 Kings 4:2).
The man of God then instructed, to go around and ask
the neighbours for empty jars, then filled those jars with
the little oil she had and when it is done, she was to sell all
those jars that was filled with oil. Then she could go and
pay all her debts and could live on what is left.
The widow left with no question of doubt. Her faith had
chosen to trust the words of the prophet. There was no
room for worry. No room for discouragement. All she had
to do is to believe the words of the prophet and obey.
She honestly had chosen to look beyond those limited
resources and work things out. She decided to put her
energy and trust in God that later produced incredible
result.
Today, we can choose to put our trust in God’s word. We
can choose to have no room for doubt, worries and
discouragement. We do not need to deploy on the
scantiness of our available resources. Our energy and
trust in God produces result. That little oil that she had
was more than enough to pay her debts and to feed her
family. Our little oil of faith too can reenergize us to work
for the Lord zealously and effectively.>
WHOLE NIGHT PRAYER SHARED BY PR EDWIN JOSEPH: On
Aug 27, a Whole Night Prayer Meeting was held in Teluk
Intan Church and we joined hand together in unison
prayer at the end of the Prayer session. We prayed for
each member’s spiritual growth, backsliding members,
and SPM, UPSR, and PMR student. Praise the Lord for the
His presence in our midst.>
The Importance of
FAMILY
~ contributed by Ms Maria Sangkong ~
I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
"Oh excuse me please" was my reply. He said,
"Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for
you." We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still. When I
turned, I nearly knocked him down.
"Move out of the way," I said with a frown. He
walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger,
common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little
eyes."
By this time, I felt very small,
and now my tears began to fall. I quietly went
and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said. "Are these
the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found them out by the tree. I
picked them because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like them, especially the blue." I
said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted
today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway." I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = Father And Mother
I Love You >
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness…Matthew 5:8, NIV.
Vision 11
~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
PJ MIRACLE CHOIR’S TRIP TO SINGAPORE FROM NOV 4-7 SHARED BY ROSE SOLANO: The Petaling Jaya English
Church choir, better known as PJ Miracle Choir, travelled to Singapore to share the wonderful message of Jesus
Christ in song. The trip started on Nov 4 with the convoy of 5 cars with the 25 members of the choir including their
director Ellen Andrews and advisors Allan and Jane Yap, heading their way to the “Fine City” of Singapore. On
Nov 5, the members rose up early to prepare for their musical presentation with morning devotion and voice warm
up. Soon after, the choir made their way to Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church, where, during Divine
Worship, the choir shared the message of hope, encouragement to serve and salvation with the cantata named
“Go to all the World”.
It was a phenomenal presentation that culminated with a sermonette by one of the choir advisors and member,
Jane Yap, that led the audience through the last moments of Jesus Christ before His death, engulfing them into
the story in order to encourage them to tell the world what Christ did for each one of us. After the presentation,
the Maranatha Church invited the choir members to their potluck, enjoying the fellowship with one another.
Later in the evening, the choir members prepared a social night with the Maranatha church members, the
gathering started with action songs, continued with games, skits and ended with a Malaysian folk dance that put
everyone on their feet, it was a night full of laughter and fellowship, a night that will be unforgettable. The trip
continued with free time to see some of the touristic attractions of Singapore bringing the group closer together as
they enjoyed the time together.
The trip was not without its challenges; however through the challenges faced is where the Hand of God was seen
reassuring that God still performs His miracles on our lives and reminding us why the Choir is named PJ Miracle
Choir. To God be the Glory always!>
ADVENTIST COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE (ACC) TEAM CONDUCTS MEDICAL AND DENTAL OUTREACH SHARED BY
JANE YAP: From Nov 10-13, a nine-member health volunteers arrived in Kuching, Sarawak, for a 3-day Medical
and Dental outreach among the Iban community in Kampung Rayu and Belian respectively. The team,
composed of a medical doctor, a dentist, nurses, dietician and two other volunteers, spent three days giving free
medical check-ups, free medication and free tooth extraction among the community folks. A health lecture on
proper teeth care, diabetes and healthy lifestyle were also conducted during the night in one of the long houses.
Altogether, 102 dental patients and 226 medical patients were seen.
The event was a preamble to a new church work which will be done in Kampung Rayu initiated by the Tan family
in collaboration with Sarawak Mission and ACC. On the last day of their visit, the group dedicated a piece of
land in the area where God willing, a church building will be erected in 2012; this will be the first Adventist church
in this area. The team would like to thank all the donors and volunteers for this good effort! Praise the Lord
indeed.>
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Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord. Psalm 134:2, NIV.
~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
NEWSTART CHARITY BAZAAR: On Oct 16, the Bazaar (organized by Yew Lip Sin and his team) held at SS2, Petaling
Jaya, kicked off at 9am with over 130 stalls selling international vegetarian food, baked goods, drinks, vegetables,
clothes, dried goods, household items, etc. Health and games stalls were also set up to meet the charitable
crowd of about 5,000 people. Through generous donations and sale of coupons, slightly more than RM700,000.00
was raised which were channeled to charitable organizations. Thank God for the great weather and all who
have supported this Bazaar.
TESTIMONY: I am Thilaga who was diagnosed with renal failure in 2009. I am a former Ipoh Adventist Church
member who had been back-sliding for many years. I have been suffering from both lower limbs being swollen
and they had turned black in colour. The doctor advised me to go for dialysis. I did not know what to do or
where to go. That was the time Pr and Mrs T John came to visit and prayed for me. From that moment onward, I
started going back to church. Every Saturday after the church service and potluck, the Women Ministry
Department would pray for me, and on every Monday, the Women Ministry Department would fast and pray for
me. A month later, when I went for check-up, the doctor said that I do not need dialysis! With God’s grace, till
now, I am an active Klebang Tamil Church member and active member of the Women Ministry Department.
God has performed a miracle in my life and I believe my testimony encourages many souls. Through this Women
Ministry Department, many have seen God’s miracles, and please continue to pray for our Women Ministry
Department.
MINI HEALTH EXPO SHARED BY JASMINE JOHN: In the month of May, Klebang Adventist Youth Department
organized a Mini Health Expo. Medical missionaries, Arvind Robert and Daisy Rani volunteered to help out with
this Mini Health Expo. Free medical check-up, cooking demonstrations and health talks were conducted by Jane
Yap and her team on that day. Please continue to pray for the Health & Youth Department of Klebang Church.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3, NIV.
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~ Good News from PEM Churches ~
MALAYSIA CONDUCTS ITS FIRST CHIP (CORONARY HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT) PROGRAMME SHARED BY ROSE
SOLANO (1ST ROW, LEFT): Oct 27, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – For four weeks, fifteen people experienced a journey
towards better health through Dr Hans Diehl’s CHIP programme. Held at the Adventist Community Health Centre
(also known as ACC) led by Jane Yap (1st row, 4th from left), Malaysia CHIP Director, the programme highlighted
positive lifestyle change through promoting CHIP diet, exercise, cooking demos, food exhibits, and video
presentations by Dr Hans Diehl, the CHIP founder.
“I thought as an Adventist I am already doing the right thing, health-wise, but attending CHIP made me realized
that I actually do not know much. This programme has given me a totally new insight about how to manage my
life and health better,” said Lim Hoong Fatt (2nd row, 5th from left, a CHIP “hall of famer” who experienced
dramatic change in his blood pressure, cholesterol level, blood sugar, among other things.
Alex Rajakumar (2nd row, 3rd from left), 61, was convinced that by following the CHIP lifestyle has given him a new
leash of life as he experienced positive changes in his blood sugar, reduced his blood pressure and his cholesterol
by not ingesting medications.
Bernard Goh (2nd row, 4th from left), a 52 year old father of 2, received an award for clocking in the most steps
throughout the programme. His exercise regime has allowed him to walk 643,195 equivalent to 89 hours and has
experienced tremendous drop in his body weight, blood pressure and cholesterol!
The atmosphere during the CHIP graduation was overwhelmingly positive. The CHIP graduates, also known as
“CHIPPERS,” together with their family members enjoyed a wholesome meal and fellowship together and were
committed to continue with the CHIP lifestyle. Currently they have just joined the 50,000+ CHIP family alumni all
throughout the world!
A big thank you to Peninsular Malaysia Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, ACC Staff and to all the
CHIPPERS’ family for the great support and encouragement!
To join our next CHIP Programme, call us at 03-92834414 or visit our website at www.8-treasures.com>
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Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. Proverbs 3:7, NIV.
~ Good News from PEM Churches & www.8-treasures.com ~
The Violin Strings (www.8-treasures.com): During these days of stress and strain, many succumb to high blood
pressure, strokes, or heart attacks. Why is this so? The meeting of deadlines, job dissatisfaction, interpersonal
conflicts, marital problems, the breakup of the home, business failures, economic insolvency – all these, and more
contribute to our stressful conditions. Add to these the corollary feelings of fear, jealousy, anger, frustration,
disappointment, anxiety, worry, depressing ï and you have all the necessary ingredients for perfectly stressful
condition.
Stress, however, is not all that bad, for there is also a good side of it. Actually stress is a neutral word that simply
means tension. Now, there are bad stresses and good stresses. If we are referring to the negative or debilitating
type, “distress” is the more accurate word to use. If we mean the positive kind, “eustress,” meaning good stress, is
the right way to use. Hans Selye, the Canadian physician and biologist, coined this word in his book Stress
Without Distress.
A violin with completely loosened and relaxed string cannot produce any music. But when a violinist tightens the
pegs so that the four strings are stretched with the right tensionïsol, re, la and mi are templadoïand the virtuoso
sweeps these properly harmonized strings with a bow, notes almost divine float out the evening air. The plaintive
sound of a violin serenades a kundiman in a moonlit night only when there is tension in the strings. Just so a little
amount of stress is necessary to make out life interesting.
Life in most parts of the world is not easy for many. But there are still strong people. With a support system that a
close-knit family provide, the inborn sense of humour, a strong religious faith, people are well able to take the little
stress that come their way. So, a little creative tension is sometimes needed so that the symphony of life may
sound sweeter like the violin strains which are wafted in the air during a moonlit night.>
TAKE CONTROL PROGRAMME SHARED BY ROSE SOLANO: From Jul 31 to Sep 5, a group of 14 participants set their
minds and were ready to become “the biggest losers” of Petaling Jaya, Selangor. The name of the programme
was Take Control as the programme’s objective was to educate the participants in order for them to take
control of their health and in particular, to lose weight, and to reduce or reverse their hypertension (for those
that had the hypertensive condition).
The programme started with a health screening for BMI, body fat and blood pressure, then the participants went
through a six-week, two-times-a-week session of educational lectures, cooking classes and exercises sessions
accompanied of group support which made the whole experience more fun and interesting.
After six weeks, it was time for the final weigh in. All the effort and dedication from the participants paid off, with
great joy, all 14 of them had lost weight. ‘The biggest loser’ lost a total of 10kg; thus, winning the grand prize of
the programme.
To God be the glory for the strength given to all the participants.>
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5, NIV.
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~ Vision ~
Choose life, not death
~ Devotion shared by Daniel Victor ~
I was reading the Bible and this verse caught my attention. God did not just give us the choice between life and
death, between blessings and curses, He tells us to choose life! He desires for us to choose life and live under His
blessings.
Proverbs 18:21 tells us that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”
In other words, what we speak has power to cause death or life. One of the ways that we choose life and not
death is by the words we choose to speak. Everything in the world operates by the words we speak. A person’s
feelings and emotions can dramatically change because of the words he or she hears. When we see this
happen, the right words can bring life, joy and happiness, whereas the wrong words can bring death and
sadness.
People get married because of the words they speak, and people fight
because of the words they speak. If we plan on living the life that God has
for us, we need to make sure that we have our tongues under control.
In John 12:49-50 we see that Jesus only spoke the things that He heard the
Father say. He only talked in agreement with the Father’s will. If Jesus is
our example, and He is, we need to do what He did. We need to speak
words that are in agreement with God’s will, which is His word. He needs us to say the things that God says about
us! You and I do not have any business speaking words that are contrary to the word of God! We need to speak
words that are in agreement with what God says in His Word.
The Bible is clear about who we are in Christ, where we are in Christ, what we have in Christ and what we can do
in Christ. When we face various situations in our lives, we need to speak words that are in agreement with who
we are in Christ, where we are in Christ, what we have in Christ and what we can do in Christ, because that is
what God says! Problems like low self-esteem, discouragement, negativity, condemnation, etc. will have no
place in our lives when we speak in agreement with God on a continual basis.
If you are reading this and think it is impossible to control your tongue, you are right! James 3:8 actually says that
no man can tame the tongue! But, do not be discouraged! You and I cannot tame the tongue in our own
strength but thank God for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is always present with us and willing to help us tame our
tongues.
Peter was a man with a wild tongue, but after the Pentecost we see him speaking with power and authority. You
and I have the same opportunity and ability because of the Holy Spirit living in us! So, ask the Holy Spirit for His
help and guidance so that you can speak words of life and not death in every situation of your life!
Scripture for thought: "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both
you and your descendants may live." - Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV).>
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Peninsular Malaysia Mission (PEM)
~ Many thanks to all who have contributed to Vision,
an official quarterly newsletter of PEM.
Vision
Issue 31:
In his heart a man plans
his course, but the Lord
determines his steps.
Proverbs 16:9, NIV.
~ Articles have been edited to suit the alignments.
~ You are invited to contribute towards Vision, kindly
email your announcements, testimonies, articles (with
pictures) to the editor at [email protected] or
post to 57, Jalan Medan Midah, Taman Midah,
Cheras, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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~ Picture on cover page: www.google.com
~ Suggested meaning of cover page:
allow the Lord to lead us.
May we always
Behold, I am coming soon! Revelation 22:12, NIV.

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