SCACMW Leadership Training in Miri
Malaysia Unit - EAA Seminar Report
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.
Journey to becoming a PEACEMAKER
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
"ONE CHURCH ONE SCHOOL" COMMUNITY PROGRAM ~ PRESENTATION OF MANDARIN ORANGES TO SK METHODIST PJ
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)
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Reflections on MW Convention 2017
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
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