WOMEN ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
My time at the Women’s Encounter Weekend was a learning and refreshing experience. During the weekend, I was reminded the importance of closeness of my relationship with God and with the people around me. While God’s commandment is to love Him with all our heart, all our mind, all our soul and all our strength, and to love our neighbours as ourselves, it is easy to lose sight of these and focus on our trials and tribulations that come our way. Being in the presence of God and with fellow sisters in Christ, God has reminded me the importance of resting and relying on Him during the days of troubles and days of joy.
Ong Kay Lyn
Theme : Live, Love & Worship
Date : 12-14 July 2019 (Fri-Sun)
Venue : Avenue Garden Hotel, Bangi
Registration Fees: RM220
Limited spaces available on a 1st come 1st served basis.
Please register at the i-counter by 16 June 2019.
Sharings Adopt a Family (Mission Initiative, 2018)
I am Udeni Tennakoon, originally from Sri Lanka, but now residing in Malaysia. My family consists of my wife Ganga, my eldest son Mark (13 y/o), and baby Micah (4 months old) and we are all under the UNHCR. We came to Malaysia in 2015 due to a very bad and dangerous political situation we faced in Sri Lanka. As all of you know, it is not so easy to stay as refugees in Malaysia. We face constant problems to do with safety, finance and the lack of community of our own people. But thanks to God that last year when we felt so helpless with no one to turn to, PJEFC came to our help with the ‘Adopt a Family’ program early 2018. It was through our good brother Joshua Simon (now interning in PJEFC office) that we got introduced to Gary and Ps Alexa’s family who then proceeded to help us with financial aid. Prior to that, Ganga was under a bad stress and in depression and I was losing hope but due the care shown by their family and the church (financial aid and the assistance in helping to secure job for me), we really felt God’s love and protection and it was a great turn for our lives. They will pray, visit and have meal fellowships with us and because of that, we at times forget we are refugees. Each time we encounter problems, with the recent one being Ganga had pregnancy complications, the family has helped us beyond measure. Mark also truly enjoyed time spent with their son, Micah. I thank God for this family and PJEFC for your love. We ask that the church continue to pray for us- for our UN card, resettlement, secure jobs, finance and the safety of our family. Thank you for giving to the refugee community in Malaysia.
God bless you all.
Udeni, Ganga, Mark and baby Micah Aaron