《南钟》20169-10月号<年会动态>

 

卫理妇女会第四十一届常年代表大会                                                                                         报道:詹国慧      摄影:戴秋月、凌向明教区长、詹国慧

 

卫理妇女会第四十一届常年代表大会暨四十周年纪念感恩庆典,于91012,假吉隆坡文雅酒店举行,有三百一十五人出席,包括缅甸曼德勒卫理公会姐妹会的十二人,以毛银传道为首。

 

华人年议会会长——莫泽川牧师在开幕典礼暨圣餐礼拜上证道,讲题是奉的代价(罗121-2;太266-13)。他说,卫理妇女会在本届进行四十周年纪念庆典,而摩西一生的侍奉,是以四十年为一个阶段,可见这是神的恩典:一、献上己身侍主,是恩典与机会;二、献上全人,包括恩赐;三、献上全人为“活祭”,才能听主声音。他奉劝姐妹们要以身相许,仰赖神的恩典。接着,莫会长主持圣餐礼,郭进吟教区长、凌向明教区长和何榕生牧师襄礼。

 

年会妇女会会长——张鸣凤,向会众介绍嘉宾,即加拿大的董雅茜姐妹(妇女会前会长)、历任会长与缅甸的姐妹。董姐妹把第一届至三十多届妇女会常年代表大会的三十五本手册送给妇女会。她笑称自己当初被迫加入妇女会,侍奉至七十岁,并以经文我靠着那加给我力量的,凡事都能做,与大家共勉。

The 11th general session of the Methodist Women of Malaysia was successfully held at Kingwood Hotel, Sibu from 12th August to 14th of August 2016.  The Quadrennial meeting was attended by the Bishop of Malaysia, Rev. Dr. Ong Hwai Teik, the President of Methodist Women, Malaysia, Dato Ir. Alice Jawan, 42 official delegates from 6 Annual Conferences (Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference, Sarawak Iban Annual Conference, Sabah Provisional Annual Conference, Tamil Annual Conference, Trinity Annual Conference, and Chinese Annual Conference, West Malaysia), 30 observers and many invited guests.  Various reports were received and numerous projects and activities were deliberated and prayers and special spiritual sessions were conducted.

A thanksgiving and welcoming dinner with entertainment programmes hosted by Mr. and Mrs Wong Shie Kee was well attended and the organizing Chairperson Sister Wong Hie Ching took the opportunity to thank all for making the entire proceeding a great success.

The followings were elected the office bearers for the 11th Session of GCMW, term 2016 – 2020:

 

 

President

:

Dato Alice Jawan Empaling

Vice President

:

Wong Hie Ching

Secretary

:

Evelyn Sim

Treasurer

:

Diong Siew Ling

Coordinators

:

 

Special Concern

:

Sakuntala David

Spiritual Life

:

Mary Devadason

Christian Education

:

Collin Utan

Nomination Chairperson

:

Ting Su Ging

Committee Members

 

 

SPAC MW

:

Too Miew Ting

SIAC MW

:

Angelyn Uchi Maseng

SCAC MW

:

Ting Mie Ching

CAC MW

:

Chong Meng Foong

TAC MW

:

Lila Chelliah

TRAC MW

:

Irene Khoo

Counsellors

:

Datin Judy Lau Kun Ee

 

 

Mrs. Irene Khoo

Bishop of Methodist Church Malaysia

王怀德:基督徒要改变世界

“基督徒当要为这个世界带来改变,因为这是上帝的呼召。”卫理公会大马总议会会督王怀德牧师语重心长地如此表示。

 

卫理公会大马妇女会总议会第11届代表大会在814日上午闭幕,王怀德会督以“在动荡的时代中追求上帝心意的上帝之女所流下的神圣泪水”(Godly Women After God’s Own Heart In Turbulent Times-Shed Sacred Tears)为题,提醒姐妹们不要妄自菲薄,她们是上帝最宝贵的女儿。

 

他说,动荡不安的时代是属于外在的,但我们的内心也有不安的时候,内心的不安才是最影响我们的。

 

“普遍上一位基督徒的人生都会经过6个阶段,第一阶段即是圣灵感动信主,然后就切渴慕义地想要更了解上帝,随后就进入了服事上帝的阶段,接着就需要跨过一面信仰之墙,再来就可以安息在主怀中,最后便成了圣,如德兰修女。”

 

然而,今天的基督徒总是在第三阶段就停止了,各种的事奉与事工塞满了所有的生命。

 

王会督引用了路加福音第736-47节中那位用眼泪湿了耶稣的脚,又用头发来擦的女人,告诉姐妹们耶稣是如何地看重姐妹的泪水,只要姐妹们是真心地为主付出。“那是悔改的泪水,也是爱的泪水,更是为主付出的泪水,”

 

他强调,身为基督徒的我们一定要谨记着,我们生命的焦点是耶稣,那位为我们而死的耶稣基督。

 

 

最后,他也提出了6大方向,以便姐妹们在设计工作方针时可以从中参考,该6大方向分别是为我国清廉政府来祷告、关注我国基督教会的成长,尤其是未听见福音的人群当中的成长、关注我国不稳定的体系,如司法、军事、国家银行与教育等、寻求两线制的政治格局、卫理公会成为符合上帝心意的教会,以及把信仰传承下去。