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How I got involved in Penan pre-schools
November 2015
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How I got involved in Penan pre-schools

‘What do you want me to do, Lord?’ I wept, as I knelt before the Lord. I had just read the front page report, for 11 September 2009, in The Star, a Malaysian newspaper. It was about the rape of Penan schoolgirls and women by timber company workers in the Baram District of Sarawak. Seeking the Lord, the overwhelming impression upon my heart was that I had to do something. I had to go to interior Sarawak and do whatever I could to help the Penan. Hearing that the Sarawak Women for Women Society was organising a team to go and teach the Penan women...

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World Mission – The plight of Chin and Karen refugees
August 2010
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World Mission – The plight of Chin and Karen refugees

The plight of Chin and Karen refugees   In December 2008, I received a request to help a Christian held in prison in Malaysia. Since I am Malaysian, it would be easier for me to communicate with the authorities there. The Christian was a Chin refugee from Burma.      In January 2009, my friend and I visited her Chin friend in Kluang jail, Johor (my home state). Thankfully, he had been in Malaysia for a year and had picked up the Malay language, so I was able to speak to him via a telephone, through a glass barrier.      Prison life was tough. There was...

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – MALAYSIA
March 1999
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – MALAYSIA

We worshipped idols I left Malaysia to come to the UK some twenty-five years ago. It was on the picturesque, multicultural island of Penang that I was born. We were a hard-working family, never too well off, but generally happy and content. My father, who was a teacher, would offer tuition classes to his pupils to make ends meet. My mother was always about the house, making sure we were properly fed and clothed. We were a close-knit family; the extended family then was held in high regard. I have lost count of the number of uncles, aunts and cousins that I had.   Whilst...

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – MALAYSIA
March 1999
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – MALAYSIA

Testimony of a Malaysian pastor The best thing to have happened to Christianity in Malaysia in recent years is the emergence of Reformed churches and, in particular, the emergence of the Reformed Baptist movement. This began in about 1983. I speak as one who did not come from a ‘Reformed tradition’. I was converted in 1972 through a church started by the Navigators, and I trained for the ministry in a general evangelical seminary in 1982. After graduating there, I went back to serve in my home church, but left after two years to join another church.   From that new fellowship I was given...

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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Malaysia
March 1999
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – Malaysia

Christianity in Malaysia Malaysia is a young nation, still struggling to establish itself politically, economically and socially. Over half its population is Malay, while Chinese account for a quarter. Religion is divided along ethnic lines: Malays are Muslims; Chinese are followers of an amalgam of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, and Indians are Hindu. The indigenous communities in Sarawak and Sabah are nominally Christian, while those in Peninsular Malaysia are animist.   Church history Islam was brought to South East Asia, at the end of the thirteenth century A. D. by Arab and Indian traders. It replaced the Hinduism of earlier centuries. Roman Catholicism was introduced...

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March 1999
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MISSIONARY SPOTLIGHT – MALAYSIA

Malaysia Facts Area:127,300 miles   Territories: Malaysia consists of eleven states and Kuala Lumpur, on the Malay Peninsula; and Sabah and Sarawak, in northern Borneo. It is governed by a constitutional monarchy. Environment: Four hundred miles of sea separate Malaysia into roughly two halves; its peninsula and the larger islands. With a hot, humid climate, much is covered with rain forest. Population: 22 million — Malay 54% and increasing; Chinese 26% and decreasing; Indian 10%; tribal peoples 9%; others 1%. More than three-quarters live in Peninsular Malaysia, and 1.5 million near Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Other centres are Johor Bahru and Penang. Most Chinese and...

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