全砂卫理公会第三届三天两夜的姐妹领袖训练会于2019年3月22日在美里皇宫酒店拉开序幕。有222位来自全砂各地十个教区的姐妹相聚受训只为要做基督精兵。年会会长池金代牧师提醒姐妹们记得在成为好领袖之前需要先学习做主门徒。
  美里教区陈祖义教区长在开幕时以耶稣为门徒洗脚为例。耶稣设立了一个仆人领袖的模式和榜样:
1.为门徒洗脚,大的服事小,展现属灵领袖的风范。
2.积极毫无埋怨 ,耶稣没埋怨且积极地谦卑服侍。
仆人属灵领袖是越高位越要谦卑,预备好承担更大的责任。
【太25:40】王回答他们说:‘我实在告诉你们,这些事你们做在我弟兄中一个最小的身上,就是做在我身上了。’不要小看任何的服事,撇弃功利主义,拾起谦卑事主之心。
        领袖不是沉浸在事工里,而是要更专注在属灵的质素里:有读经,祷告,禁食。常常以上帝的话反省更新。

East Asia Area Seminar was held from the 27-30 March 2019 in Hong Kong.  There were about 370 participants and Malaysia representatives were 44 persons with 2 spouses.  The seminar’s theme was ‘Here I am, Send Me’ from Isaiah 6:8.  It was another motivating, enriching, and empowering session with many great speakers, example Re Heasun Kim, Prof Mabel Wu, Matilda Johnson among others.   The EEA Officers for 2021-2025 were duly elected and we congratulate Sisters Mary Devadason & Margaret Chan for being elected as President and Secretary, respectively. The next major conference will be the World Assembly in August in Sweden and we pray that more women of EAA will come and join the session. 

The experience of a lifetime which should have lasted 6 days but unfortunately reduced to merely 3 days can only be summarized into one word. GRACE!

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

It was truly an exhilarating moment when I found out I was going to travel out of the country for the very first time. The feeling of having the Malaysian passport in hand and knowing it

On 31st January 2019, the Methodist Women of Trinity Petaling Jaya together with Rev Paul S Christie, Pastor Lewis Loke, Brother Tan Hock Wah (Chairman Board of Management SK Methodist PJ) and Brother Andrew Wong (Lay Leader) presented Mandarin oranges to the students and teachers of SK Methodist Petaling Jaya as part of its community program in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration.  We thank God for His grace to enable TMCPJ to fruitfully carry out this program since 2017.  The unity and community of the LCEC leaders made it possible through their personal donation. 

On the morning of 31st Jan, the MW ladies gathered in church at 9.00am to pack the goody bags which consists of mandarin oranges, biscuits and chocolates.  The goody bags were swiftly transferred to the school once the packing was completed and ready to be given out to the children at 11.30am.  

It was a delight to see the joy on the faces of the children upon receiving the goody bags!  Indeed it was noteworthy to hear Puan Rita, the Student Welfare Teacher reminding the children to participate in community and fellowship by choosing one of their favourite items in the good bag to eat together.  Many of the children presented a handwritten and hand drawn Chinese New Card to Rev Paul and Pastor Lewis to show their appreciation.  

What an excellent program to bridge the community and establish a relationship with the school seeking to represent and honour God in all we do as we respond to the TRAC mission of "One Church One School Community Program".  

May the favour of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us, yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17)

 

Humbly Submitted by:

Theresa Yip

The 42nd Session TRAC Methodist Women’s Convention was held in Acappella Suite Hotel, Shah Alam from 22nd-24th September 2017. The theme of the convention is ‘Women of Strength & Dignity’ taken from Proverbs 31:25. Twelve ladies from Trinity  Methodist Church, Petaling Jaya were blessed with a relaxing time, good accommodation and both physical and spiritual food. We had a time of fun, good fellowship and learning. Below are the reflections of some of the participants.

This was my first time attending the Women’s Convention. Being a working mother of four with kids from 4yr+ till 15yrs, I battled in my mind if I should sign up and go. I have my share of struggles such as no spare time, so many things to attend to and my son's PT3 exam is in 16 days' time. Yet I yearn to be strengthened and gained some insight from Rev Dr. Hea Sun Kim (Korean) and Rev Hikari Kokai-Chang (Japanese) from United Methodist Church, USA. The workshop "Women at Work" and "Cultivating Life-giving Disciplines" appealed to me. 

This convention has blessed me tremendously. My spirit was lifted up when Rev. Dr Hea Sun Kim affirmed that each of us are God's unique, special and POWERFUL SEEDS! In the past, there were times when I felt unworthy. My family and friends deserve someone better. But through sharing from fellow sisters-in-Christ, I am assured that God did not make any mistake. We are God's unique and powerful seeds. The two plenary session speakers were captivating and their messages spoke to our hearts.

I learnt that I must remain in God and dwell in Him; then my roots will be strong and healthy for me to stand firm and bear fruits. In order to know my God, I must spend time with Him. Just like when we spend time with our loved ones, we can gauge their needs. I need to be mentored by older women and subsequently I need to mentor younger women.

My fellow sisters, do sign up for the Methodist Women's Convention in future. You will be blessed. There will be one next year!

"The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing."(Psalm 145:13b-16)

 Dr. Loo Peh Ling