Let There Be Light at Batu 20!

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Photo credit: Moh Foong

This past weekend, a group of adults and children from BLC went to help install solar-powered lights for our orang asli brothers and sisters at Cameron Highlands.

The project was mooted so that the children of Batu 20 could have a light source to read and study at night; without relying too much on a fuel-powered generator which cost more money than the community could afford for regular, consistent night-lighting.

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Photo credit: Moh Foong

While some of the team worked on installing the solar panel and lights, others conducted various activities including…

Playing games with the children:

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Photo credit: Moh Foong

Teaching the women of the community how to cook delicious Indian snacks (which is not something they’re used to making):

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Photo credit: Moh Foong

Refurbishing their blackboards (the kids were really helpful here):

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Photo credit: Moh Foong

A special thanks to Rubini, our Missions Catalyst, as well as the team working with her; for getting this project off the ground!

...and there was light! (Photo credit: Benson Ting)
…and there was light! (Photo credit: Benson Ting)

We also thank God for the generous person who donated the solar panel, the BLC Family who contributed funds towards the project, as well as the adult and children volunteers who made the trip up to Cameron Highlands!

More pics available here.

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This Sunday, 5 July 2015 – Guest: Bishop Aaron Yap

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This coming Sunday, 5 July 2015, BLC is honored to host Bishop Aaron Yap, of the Lutheran Church in Malaysia.

He will join us for our worship service at 10am, where he will preach the sermon. We will also have the pleasure of conducting our typical “chat-interview” with him during the service.

After service, BLC’s current Council will host him and the outgoing council for lunch.

We look forward to a time of blessing and fellowship with Bishop Aaron’s visit.

Reminder: KL & Selangor District combined Reformation Service – 26 October 2014

Reminder. There will be a combined Reformation Day Service of the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Districts of the Lutheran Church of Malaysia on Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 8:00pm in Luther Centre.

This service is in addition to the regular service at Bangsar Lutheran Church, which will continue as usual at 10am.

LCM Public Speaking Seminar – 8 & 22 Nov

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The Lutheran Church of Malaysia will be conducting a two-part Public Speaking Seminar, in English.

  • Dates: Nov 8; Nov 22
  • Registration: RM 25/= per session (Refreshments, Lunch, Materials, etc.)
  • Who is it for? Lay Leaders, Worship Leaders, Liturgists, Lay Preachers, Youth Leaders, and just about anyone who has had to speak in front of other people – make announcements, read the Bible, give a testimony, lead in prayer, etc.
  • This is an open event – all are invited.

This Seminar will cover:

  • Basic keys to speaking in front of an audience
  • Confidence and poise
  • Dynamic introductions
  • Smashing Conclusions
  • Organising Your Speech
  • Introducing Guest Speakers
  • Simple Sharing from Scripture
  • Effective Worship Leading
  • And lots more…!

The first session will be on 8 November 2014 (Saturday) from 9.30 am to 4 pm at The Father’s House, Bangsar Lutheran Church.

Please send an email to revaugustin[at]yahoo[dot]com to participate. Registration can also be done on a walk-in basis, but please let us know ahead of time so that we can arrange for lunch, materials, etc.

KL & Selangor District combined Reformation Service – 26 October 2014

There will be a combined Reformation Day Service of the Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Districts of the Lutheran Church of Malaysia on Sunday, 26 October 2014 at 8:00pm in Luther Centre.

This service is in addition to the regular service at Bangsar Lutheran Church, which will continue as usual at 10am.

Philippines Super Typhoon “Haiyan” Relief

We are well aware of the devastation left behind in the wake of super-typhoon “Haiyan” in the Philippines. The global community is responding to the various appeals for aid to the victims of this disaster.

This Sunday, we will also respond to the call for help and dedicate the whole of our Missions Offering to the victims of Haiyan.

Together with the Bishop’s Office and all Lutheran Church Malaysia (LCM) congregations, we will consolidate a relief fund and send it to the appropriate relief agencies.

If you are unable to come this Sunday to add to the relief funds through the Missions offering, here are other avenues to channel your support: 

Please continue to remember those who are suffering, especially those who lost their loved ones, in your prayers. There is a lot of devastation in the wake of Haiyan – many people, especially children and the elderly, have been left vulnerable to disease and sickness. There is also a great lack in terms of water and food – even as the world quickly rallies its response.

Lord have mercy on those who are suffering in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Bring relief and comfort swiftly – and help us be your hands and feet to do this. Amen.