Special Offering Collection for Malaysian Flood Victims – 28 Dec & 4 Jan

As many of you are aware, several states in Malaysia have been hit with some of the worst floods in recent history, affecting more than 160,000 victims from Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Johor, Perlis and Kedah.

(Photo credit: The Star)

Malaysians from all walks of life are rallying together to pray and to also contribute to rescue and relief efforts. The Lutheran Church in Malaysia will be donating RM30,000 for these efforts and, to support this, BLC will set aside our “Missions Offerings” (the baskets that go around) for the next two Sundays (28 December 2014 and 4 January 2015) as our contribution. Please come prepared to contribute to this urgent and dire need.

Apart from praying and contributing through our Missions Offerings, there are also other ways in which you can help. This article lists out 11 practical ways that you can channel your help through to those affected.

For more timely updates on the flood crisis, visit this website.

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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: