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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Christmas With A Mission

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Christmas with a Mission is a music festival/concert by the Luther House Chapel‘s Youth.

Through this Christmas music festival/concert, they have a mission is to raise enough funds to buy 2 motorboats for the Pulau Banding Orang Asli community. Pulau Banding is in Temenggor Lake, Perak with an estimated community of 1,600 people.

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The Pulau Banding Orang Asli previously lived on dry land before the Temenggor Dam was built. Since then, they have had to adjust to a new life with different living skills to adapt. They live in shanty huts with leaky roofs and need to learn how to live off the water. Because of the remoteness of their location, there is no piped water supply; no food without fishing, hunting or gathering; or no sanitation services. Without a good boat, access to civilization is severely limited: it is difficult to send children to school; gain access to jobs as well as medical services and maternity care.

All this is why the Pulau Banding community needs the two motorboats.

Come for the music, stay for the good cause!

All you need to do is to come and enjoy yourself with fantastic music (Yes, you can even stomp and dance)!

The suggested love offering of RM35 per entry for the concert. Concert doors open at 6.30pm.

There will also be food sales before the concert starts at 2pm.

The music line up features:

How you can help:

  1. Come for the concert for just a minimum love offering of RM35!
  2. Help spread the word:

Batu 20 Orang Asli Visit

We definitely had a very eventful, but joyous Sunday today. Not only were we blessed with a visit by the LCM KL Dean Rev. Francis Ho, we were also graced with a visit from our Batu 20 Orang Asli sister congregation from Cameron Highlands.

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The group, led by Rev. Chu Fook On, was in KL for the “A New Dawn – A New Journey” LCM Orang Asli concert yesterday.

They presented a Bahasa Malaysia (Malay language) song, Dalam Yesus Kita Bersaudara (In Jesus, We Are One Family) – a wonderful celebration of the kinship we share in Christ.

Afterwards, we had a simple lunch fellowship before they began their journey back home.

20121028-144935.jpgWe thank God for the inseparable bond that we share as brothers and sisters because of what Christ has done for us!

“A New Dawn – A New Journey” LCM Orang Asli Ministry Concert was awesome!

For those of you who missed the awesome LCM Orang Asli Ministry Concert tonight, here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. All pictures were via LCM’s Facebook Group here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/lcmalaysia/


The concert begins…


Opening dance performance


Rev. Chu Fook On and Rev. Calvin as emcees


Part of the presentation’s story: The bomoh confronts the pastor


Orang Asli group from Cameron Highlands perform a dance


Grand finale

Good job everyone! A wonderful night was had by all!

Last Reminder: “A New Dawn – A New Journey” – LCM Orang Asli Ministry Concert

It’s finally here: the LCM Orang Asli Ministry concert happens tomorrow! This will be the first time in Lutheran Church of Malaysia history when Orang Asli from all our 9 congregations join hands together to share and present in this very special concert.

The concert is themed: A New Dawn – A New Journey (in English); which is translated as “Fajar di sebalik awan” in Malay and “新曙光。新里程” in Chinese. It is about the light of God shining through the tough and challenging times.

  • Date: 20 October 2012
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Luther Center, Petaling Jaya
  • Entry by donation (all proceeds to back to the Orang Asli ministry work)
  • Note: Tickets are still available by donation for walk-ins. Don’t worry if you haven’t got your ticket yet – just come and get one at the door!

To find out more about the concert, please click: https://www.facebook.com/events/330191310396650/

We strongly encourage everyone to attend this concert as a show of support for and fellowship with our Orang Asli brothers and sisters in Christ!

Parking For “A New Dawn – A New Journey” – LCM Orang Asli Ministry Concert

In view of the fact that we are expecting a very encouraging turnout, all guests who are coming for the Orang Asli Musical Concert on this Saturday may also choose to park your vehicle at the VSQ complex, which is just next to Luther Center.

Just bring your parking ticket over to the concert reception in the Main Hall of Luther Center and it will be validated for just RM2 per entry.

Here is a map to help you locate the VSQ complex: