Seven people huddled in a small room, heads bowed in prayer, speaking a rhythmic tongue, they pray to God asking earnestly for missionaries to come to their home, a village nestled in the northern mountains of Thailand. This had been their practice month on month for years, earnestly seeking God and asking for the Gospel to come to the Lahu people.
In June, a group of international students attending the Asia Gateway residential training on inter-cultural mission participated in an exposure trip to Perak. Though short, the trip gave them invaluable insight into the lives of the Orang Asli community. More importantly, it helped the students to contextualize what they learned in class during their month-long training. The following is a report written by a student from Bhutan:
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.
We serve and share as the Lord leads. We thank the Lord for guiding Kumar in his preaching preparation and giving him the privilege of sharing the Christmas message entitled “Unwrap: The Gift of God” in our local church, Makati Gospel Church, on Dec 25.
The retelling of the Christmas story as told in the Gospels proves crucial at a time when festivities centre on Santa Claus, gift-giving and family gatherings. Praise God for how He reminds us through His Word of the real reason behind the season — the Saviour Christ born to take away our sins and grant us new and everlasting life! He is definitely the best gift any person can ever share and receive.