Visiting patients at the CMC Hospital in Vellore can be an enriching experience. In my chaplaincy ministry, I have been encouraged by patients who continue to trust in the Lord no matter what the circumstances faced.
Cancer patient Varan, 53, is one such blessing to care givers.
It was like a page out of John 3. But the scene was thousands of miles from where Nicodemus encountered Jesus. And it was an evangelist sharing the truth with a rural, teenage girl studying in the city of Yangon.
Grace Magar, born and raised in a Kachin village in northern Myanmar, had just enrolled in a university when she chanced upon a local missionary. Despite having attended the village church from her childhood, Grace was taken aback when the missionary asked, “Are you born again?”
Dr Abraham Saggu was born into a Hindu family in a remote village in south India. After his father passed away, his mother came to faith in Christ and eventually became a “bible woman.”
The only child in the family, Saggu was attending church for a year and thought he was living out life as a Christian until a divine appointment one night. He was at home when he overheard his mother sharing the gospel with an elderly lady. Among other things, his mother asked the neighbour, “Where will you spend your eternity if you die tonight?”
On 22 March 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, around seventy people from various churches and para-church organisations participated in a talk entitled “The Global Church Landscape: Trends in global Christianity, religion, & mission.”
Despite the usual congestion in traffic on a weekday evening, many turned up early and the programme commenced on time.
The talk was organised by AsiaCMS in collaboration with Asia Gateway, Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, and the Malaysian Center for Global Mission.
As we stay simple, humble and true to Scriptures, we could feel the faithful leading of God. In 2017, the Shalom School of Ministries started a training programme called “Building a Foundation for Faith”.
It is aimed at reaching out to local pastors and church leaders who lack opportunities to attend training in their local areas to equip themselves. Our facilitators humble themselves to stay where they stay, eat what they eat and fellowship with them in God’s love.
On 23 March 2017, the Board of AsiaCMS officially received the notices of resignation from Executive Director, Dr. Tan Kang San and Training Director, Lee Loun Ling. Their resignations were accepted as the Board acknowledged their service of five years in AsiaCMS, thereby providing leadership since the organisation’s inception.
On 11 March 2017, Asia Gateway and Wesley Methodist Church, KL jointly conducted a Weekend Seminar on “Engaging with People of Different Faiths” by Dr Tan Kang San & Ms Lee Loun Ling with special sharing by Chitra Jayakaran.
In November 2016, the National Mission Commission of Nepal launched a livelihood development programme for women living in the slums of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
The purpose of this programme was to equip women who lived in marginalised communities with skills that would enable them to eventually start a tailoring business for sustainable and dignified livelihood.
Rev. Jim Paul is a chaplain at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC) in Tamil Nadu, India.
His ministry of pastoral care to terminally ill patients also extends to that of their family members who suffer with them:
On 3-4 November 2016, Shalom School of Ministries organised an extension programme known as “Building a Foundation for Faith.”
The programme was conducted with the primary intention of equipping pastors and church leaders from rural and difficult to access areas in the subjects of “biblical vocation” and “bible overview.”