Monday, January 31, 2011

Inductive Bible Study #1

A fellow blogger, Kristen, has a blog strictly for Bible study and all things spiritual.  She gave all of her readers a challenge to be involved in this inductive Bible Studying.  The instructions are here and the more the merrier!!  This is the first one that I have ever done and I enjoyed it.  I am a little late on posting mine, but hopefully it will be ok.  Here is Kristen's and here are all of the other links she has.

So, without further ado...
This is the scripture this week:
"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.  For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.  As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing."

II Timothy 4:1-8

My Paraphrase:

I come to you on behalf of God
and Christ, who is the judge of all 
Through them preach the word; 
always be ready to confirm your  
faith, be harsh when needed, and 
lift up and praise others around 
you.  Remember to be patient with 
people because there will be a 
time when they will not listen. 
They will want to have "feel 
good" faith.  But you stay focused 
and keep your eye on the prize. 

I have offered my life to the Lord
and my time is almost over.  I
have suffered for the Lord, fought
for the Lord, and kept the faith
through it all.  That is why I have
a home with the Lord.  However,
there is enough room for more
and if you do all of these things
you too will be loved by Him.

My thoughts:
I love how Paul has such a strong introduction "I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:" and then simply says "preach the word."  It seems like such a simple thing to do, but then he goes on to say...Be ready in season and out of season.  That means so much more to me right now living in a Muslim country because we are NEVER allowed to approach them and talk to them (it's against the law), but if they ask questions then we are allowed to answer.  So, that's like almost having one shot.  If they ask you have to ready to answer and you never know when they will ask.

In verse 3 my bible relates the word "sound" to the word "healthy."  This makes me think of a diet.  These people have already heard the truth, but because they desire their own passions they are turning from the faith.  Just like a person knows that fries aren't good for them will still eat them because they taste good.

When you are reading these passages it seems so easy to preach the Word, but when you look back on Paul's life it was anything but easy.  To run a race you have to be in shape, have endurance, and follow the path.  Just like spiritually...we have to be in shape to answer questions at all times and have the endurance to continue on the right.

Paul is so confident and if we follow this message we can be just as confident!


I have enjoyed this so much and I'm looking forward to the next passage that Kristen picks out.  You are free to join at anytime, just write a message on Kristen's blog and she will link it to hers.

Happy studying,

Sunday, January 30, 2011

We're in Singapore

We arrived in Singapore yesterday just in time for evening worship.  We are going to be here all week so hopefully I will keep up with the blog along the way instead of doing it all when we get back to KL.  It's Chinese New Year week!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Looking back

When Gary and I were at PJ church we got a tour and found some old pictures of some familiar faces...

Look how cute Hua Feng is

Austin wasn't even around

The white guy is Ken Sinclair.  He and his wife have been missionaries here for years.  They work with the Seremban church.  Jun Joy is young and single.

The man at the end of the ramp

Last night, Gary and I went to Central Market to get some Christmas presents (this celebrating in February/March thing is quite nice) and as we got off of the LRT and went down the escalator, there was a man sitting on the ground with a plastic cup.  Before we reached him, another man stopped and dropped some change in the cup.  Gary had given him some money before when we have seen him there and he did the same this time.  However, this time we had a little something extra and that was some left over food from Hard Rock Cafe.  As we walked away I said, "You know we could just give him my left over food."  Gary said, "You know that's not a bad idea.  You wanna do that?"  I said, "Might as well."  So we went back and gave it to him.  You never know if the person is going to actually accept it, but he did gladly.  He probably had no idea what was inside because their take-away boxes are a little different than others, but when we were all done shopping (hmmm hmmm ran out of cash) we went back to the LRT and he was no longer there.  We like to think that he was able to stop begging for money because he already had food for the night.

How many times do we leave a restaurant and either:
1. Don't clear our plate and just allow the server to throw it away
2. Take home the left overs and they sit in our fridge until they are way too bad to eat and we trash them?

Why not box it up and give it to someone you might see on your way home.  Is there a place you drive by often that has a homeless person at the corner most of time?  I know there are plenty in Nashville.

There is a preacher in Nashville, Bill Watkins, that keeps non-parishable food items in his car at all times for when he sees someone on the side of the road.  Gary has said many times that he wants to start doing that, but just hasn't yet.  A simple task of buying a few extra cans everytime you head to the grocery store and keeping them in your car for such occasions seems like a great idea to me.  If we all did this how many less people would be hungry in our community?

Use your left overs (or canned goods) for something good,

Steamboat at the Lee's

Last Monday we enjoyed dinner at the Lee's house!  Sharon had told me when we were here for Gan's birthday that it didn't seem like true Korean because there was no kimchi (A Korean dish made of vegetables, such as cabbage or radishes, that are salted, seasoned, and stored in sealed containers to undergo lactic acid fermentation).  Alas, she hooked us up!!!

Just like Thanksgiving she outdid herself!!!  There was so much food that we barely touched half of it!  Man, was it delicious!!! 

We also celebrated Stephanie's birthday while we were there and had some oh so yummy blueberry cheesecake from Secret Recipe (my new favorite cake place).

Thursday, January 20, 2011


We have been to several movies since being in Malaysia because it is so cheap compared to America. You might remember we saw HP7 with the church group

and Tron on my birthday.

We also went to see Rapunzel (SOO CUTE)

Gulliver's Travels 

and Paranormal Activity 2 (creepy) 

We have to take it all in now because it will be bye-bye theater when we get home!  It seems like we have seen so many movies, but we have been here for 5 months already and we never see them at home, so we had to catch up on lost time.

I'm not very good at movie reviews so I'll just say that I liked them all, but don't think I would pay the USD to see them in the theater.  Maybe HP7 & Tron, but those are probably the only two.  I think the others you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, in your pjs, where it's warm (yes, Malaysian theaters are freezing too), and enjoy the 2D version because most of these are in 3D.

Gary also went to see Narnia without me and he said it was really good!

 Remember to enjoy yourself sometimes,

Maynglish - or something like that

I'm not gonna pretend like I can amount to what my friend, Juliane, can do with Chinglish, but I do have pictures of a few signs I have seen around Malaysia.


KL Central

self explanatory

This next one does have some explaining.  I was at the mall and went to the toilet and there was a little spout on the back of the toilet.  So, after I flushed I was wondering what it was.  Needless to say, it sprayed all over me and then I found this picture...DUH!!!  We rely on toilet paper to much I guess.

Ok sorry, another bathroom one.  You might remember that our bathrooms can get crowded at certain times of the day, so I have been going to the lower floor's bathrooms.  The first day I went down there I saw this sign on the back of the door.
This explains how you are supposed to use those squatty potties.

Gary had to buy new school supplies for his new semester that started in January, so we went to a bookstore and all we could find was 4-ring and 5-ring binders.  So, we asked someone if they had any 3-ring ones.  After a little hunting the girl was able to find one, but then there was no paper to go with the 3-ring.  So, we ended up having to get the 4-ring binder.  I wonder how Gary's going to get paper for this when we get back to the states?

Last but not least...this one is my favorite!!!  It took me a while to figure out what it was really supposed to say.
Did they mean "...awaits you?"

I'm completely obsessed!!!

I can't remember how I found this blog the other day, but ever since I have been completely obsessed with crafty blogs.  The cool thing about these blogs, that I have noticed, is that they try to save money while still making things cute around their house.  The Happy Scraps was my first one to find and from her site I have found ones like Oops! I Craft My Pants, I just LOVE that name by the way, and some others that have, I think, become a business like Thrifty Decor Chick.  I know it can be done, making this whole blogging thing into a business, but I haven't really 1. researched it enough and 2. I don't really have the time right now to make this my business.  I already have a full time job and business on the side (Kimberly Washer Videography) that I am trying to focus on, but I do love that I can benefit from other people's blogs...and the best part...IT'S FREE!!!  So, I know there are some of you out there...hmmm hmmm...Becky Welch...that will love these blogs and get some great ideas for your Etsy Shop (etsy shop - a place to buy homemade or vintage items...for those of you who might not know).

I'm excited to get home and start crafting!!

Make something for someone or yourself today,

P.S. On Facebook the other day...I know I know Natasha you don't do facebook and you are the reason I'm doing this :)...Becky (man you're getting a lot of shout out's on this post) posted this as her status
Pay it forward 2011! I promise to send (or deliver) something handmade to the first five people who leave a comment. YOU however must in turn post this and send something you made to the first five people who comment on your status. The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your five people some time in 2011---this will be interesting!
The five six people have spoken on facebook and as soon as I get home I'm crafted it up, but I also wanted to throw this out there to the blog world.  Now for those of you who read this and don't comment this will be the perfect time for you to show your face write a comment so you can get something super cool from me!  Remember I have been checking out these amazing crafty blogs lately so you never know what I'll come up with!!!  Join the fun!!

Did Red Skelton know?

You know when you receive those emails that ask you to do something at the bottom of them like...send this to 10 people and all your dreams will come true...or...send this to everyone in your email list and something wonderful will happen to you in 3 days.  Like me, I'm sure some of you have fallen for those gags and sent those forwarding messages to everyone you know and actually on day 3 or even 10 minutes later you forgot all about it and even if something grand or wonderful happened to you, you would never think about that email that you just sent or that it had anything to do with it.  Well, I received one today that simply said, "This is one that needs to be passed on to everyone."  There was no gag or promise made at the end, but just a video of Red Skelton back in 1969 that was aired on CBS.  You just have to watch the video for yourself.  It says it all!!!

Did Red Skelton know??

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eating off Banana Leafs

Gary LOVES Indian food and when I say LOVES I mean could eat it everyday for every meal, I'm pretty sure.  For weeks I would ask him what he wanted to eat and he would always say, "I could go for some Indian food."  Well, it's not that I don't like it, it's just I'm kind of scared of it sometimes because I have only been exposed to it a few times.  We did eat it the whole time we were in India the first time, but they knew what I liked and I think they kind of made it for more my taste (not spicy).  Gary likes it spicy so it makes me nervous to go somewhere that I can't read (or understand) the menu and order blindly, well at least that's what it feels like.  However, the other night I decided to give into his wishes and go eat Indian food.  We went to this place at the mall called Spice of India.  It was good and we really enjoyed it, but for some reason it still didn't quench his craving for Indian food.  He says it was because that food was more northern Indian and he likes southern Indian better...just between me and you I don't really know the difference.  So, on Saturday when Angela (from the PJ church) took us to lunch before Gary's workshop we had two options : Chinese or Indian.  Well, I said Chinese because we had just had Indian the night before, but Gary talked me into going Indian.  He just loves it!!  This quenched the craving, but also might have made it more intense because now that he has had it he wants more. 

Yes, we ate off banana leaves.
In India, people love to eat from banana leaves for a variety of reasons. First of all, the leaves are easily available and they can be used as disposable plates. These are often used at large functions such as weddings, birthdays and other celebrations. The used leaves are environmentally friendly, unlike plastic plates.

Secondly, the food tastes better on banana leaves as the leaves add more flavor to the food.

Thirdly, eating from a banana leaf is considered hygienic and healthy. It is customary to eat with one’s fingers, as knives and forks will damage the tender leaves. When placing the leaves on the table, the narrowest end faces the left and the widest end faces the right. Food is always placed on the widest part of the leaf. Rice is served in the middle and the vegetables are placed all around.  (This explanation was taken from this website).

Even though Indians would eat with their fingers, we haven't gotten that far and we still used silverware.  Although, there were people in the restaurant eating with their fingers.  I did do it a couple of times while in India, but my moto has been "while in India, do as the Indias."

Today, is Thaipusam (pronounced: Tie-poo-som).  It is a Hindu festival.  I'm not exactly sure what it represents and stands for, but hopefully, like I have said several times, Gary will be a guest on my blog and tell us all about it because he is seeing it all first hand, while I'm at work : ).  Most Hindu's are Indian so he has been talking about eating Indian food for a week-and-a-half, since he found out he was going.  I told the guy yesterday who is taking him how excited he is to eat Indian food and he replied, "Oh so you think I should take them to McDonalds tomorrow?"  HAHA!!! 

It has been really fun eating all of the different types of food!  That's what's great about having 3 different cultures that live in this country because we get to try so much food!

Eat something exotic today (McDonalds doesn't count),

Gary has been one busy man!

You might remember when Gary first got to Malaysia, but now he is in the groove of things here and has kept himself quite busy.  In 2010 he preached a couple of times at Wangsa Maju and the last 6 weeks of the year he taught Bible class at Wangsa Maju and also conducted the cell group on Thursdays at the end of year.  We went to India twice and both times he preached and taught Bible class several different places. This year started off with him preaching on the 9th at Wangsa Maju and then this past weekend he conducted a workshop on Saturday and Sunday at the PJ church.  I love listening to Gary speak!  Yes, I hear a lot of the same stories over and over, but lately he has been adding a lot of history to his lessons.  He has been learning a lot about the Hebrew culture and it has really shown him a completely different way to look at the stories and such in the Bible.  Now, when I listen to him I am just anxious to hear what new thing he has just learned and how he applies it to his lesson.  I have several things that I have written down that I am going to share later, but just get excited because they are quite amazing!!

Bible class at Wangsa Maju

Cell Group

Workshop at PJ

There were actually a lot more people that came in after I took this picture.  You can ask any Malaysian, they aren't really keen on time :).

Having this opportunity to live in another country was a great way end 2010 and start 2011.  We will be home in exactly a month from today.  It's extremely bittersweet!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Lady in The Flowerdy Shirt

I met her at the train station the Friday before my birthday when I was on my way to meet Gary.  She was headed in the same direction as me when I saw her.  It was quite crowded on the sidewalk that day, so many people were bumping into each other as they hurried along.  However, the lady in the flowerdy shirt was unable to move as quickly because she was blind.  There were 3 ladies standing towards the front of the sidewalk that she tapped with her walking stick as she tried to get back on track after dodging people rushing by.  One lady was kind enough to grab the back of her arm and guided her back to a straight path.  I was kind of in a hurry because Gary was waiting on me.  Several thoughts went through my head including this one, "I mean she will never know if I walk by her and don't help.  She can't even see me," but I just couldn't do it.  I walked up beside her and asked where she was headed.  She said, "I'm going to go up here to the "L" and turn and get on the elevator."  There was only one way to turn once you made it to the "L" so I knew we were going the same way.  I said, "Well, why don't I just lead you there."  She grabbed the back of my arm and thanked me.  We got to chit chat as we walked and she asked me where I was from and why I was in Malaysia.  As we neared the elevator I asked her where she was headed after she got off the elevator.  She said she was going to the bank.  I asked her if it was on the way to the Monorail station because that's where I was headed and I would be happy to drop her off if it was.  She said, "No, it's the other way.  Thank you for offering though." 

As I left her behind to wait on the elevator my mind immediatly started to race. 

Isn't our spiritual life kind of like this?  Just like the lady in the flowerdy shirt we have a destination.  We know where that destination is.  Sometimes we may even feel like we are blindly walking.  There are even sometimes when we might get off on the wrong path and people will have to guide us back to the right path.  But no matter what happens we have to keep our mind and focus on our ending destination, Heaven.

Thank you to the Lady in the flowerdy shirt!  You helped me more than you know!

Let someone be a lesson to you today,

Leaving Comments Anonymously

As you may remember I love followers and comments and I have been getting a lot of people tell me through other avenues that they enjoy reading my blog, but there is no trace of them on here (besides that stats section that we have, but I'm not 100% sure how all that works yet).  So, if you are one of those people who don't have a google account you can still leave comments if you are so inclined.  Just do it annonymously and then leave your name at the end of your comment.  I tried to do pictures on how to do it like I have done several times before, but today it wasn't working correctly so you will just have follow my written instructions.

Step 1 - Read the post and laugh out loud if it is funny and cry if it is sad.  You can have the other emotions in between if the post is neither funny nor sad ( I give you permission).

Step 2 - Come up with something clever, supportive, humorous, additional, or the first thing that comes to your mind to say about that post.

Step 3 - Scroll down to the bottom of that particular post and click where it says __ comments.  If you are the first one to comment the __ will have a 0 there ( I think you get the idea).

Step 4 - a little screen will pop up (because that's how I have mine set up) and you can type whatever you like

Step 5 - Make sure you put your name after your comment so I know who you are and then scroll down

Step 6 - Type the Word verification

Step 7 - Click on the little circle beside Anonymous.

Step 8 - Click Publish your comment

Step 9 - You will see that it will have to get approval before it is published by yours truly.  I set it up that way so I don't have to go back and check if I have comments on past posts I automatically get to see them when I log in.  It's quite nice!

Step 10 - Come back and visit to see what other people have posted after your comment and catch up with the new posts I have posted.

Step 11 - comment again on the new posts!!!! : )

Happy Commenting,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I would like to introduce you to...

I was talking my sister the other day about my blog and she said she feels like she knows everyone at our church, well for those of you don't feel that way let me introduce you to the Wangsa Maju church family...

The Gan Family
C.B. (we just call him Gan), Christie, and Hua Feng (pronounced: Wa-Fung).  This is an awesome family!!  They open their home every week to have care group.  Christie is a free lance advertiser.  She does great work and is always willing to put her abilities to use for the Lord.  I'm not exactly sure what Gan does for his earthly job, but his spiritual job is #1 in his life.  He loves young Christians and is so welcoming when new people come to visit.  Hua Fung (pronounced: Wa-fung) is so energetic and in the short time that we have been here we have seen him grow in so many ways.  He has a very deep mind that can point out things in the Bible that some of us have never thought of.  He serves the Lords table most Sundays and does such a good job!  He always gives us a good laugh too (not when serving)! 

Chee Hoe Foo 
Chee Hoe is in the process of becoming a pediatrician.  He loves young people and does a great job with the youth at our church.  He loves to laugh and have a good time!  He is one of the young leaders in the church, but don't underestimate his talents.  I get so excited when he is preaching because he does such a wonderful job.  Since this congregation is so small they have the priviledge of rotating preachers every week.  The men do a wonderful job stepping up when it's their turn.  Chee Hoe was also one of the leaders of the cell group.  Chee Hoe is Jun Ai's boyfriend, who you will meet when you read on.

The Chin Family
Chris, Lai Heng (pronounced: Lie-hing) Elizabeth, and Austin are such a great family!!  Chris helps so much with the anything that needs to be done around the church building on a daily basis.  He has such a servant heart.  Lai Heng is gorgeous (as you can tell) and is so sweet!  She is always one of the first people to say "good morning" when we walk in the church building.  Elizabeth is quiet, but so sweet!  She is always up for whatever the youth group is doing and always has a smile on her face.  Austin is also quiet.  He is such a good helper at church.  After worship is over he walks around picks up all the Bibles and song books to put back on the shelf. 

Doreen Low
Doreen is the church secretary and also known as the walking Old Testament.  This woman knows her Bible.  She is the one who put together the questions for the random quiz game we played on New Years Eve.  She did not hold back and even stumped us a couple of times.  She is a good role model and always is there to do whatever you need.

The Lee Family
You have heard about Douglas, Sharon, and Zachary Lee before.  With Sharon being an American that has lived in Malaysia for about 30 years, I tend to get a lot of cultural answers from her.  She is like an open book and so knowledgeable.  She teaches our ladies class once a month and is the facilitator for our new Sunday morning Bible class "Lord, Change My Attitude" (it's wonderful material).  She is a teacher, so you can imagine how expressive she is.  She does a great job and I learn so much!  Douglas is amazing and usually brings Gary and me home after cell group and other events that we might attend.  He is over the benevolence at the church and has great ideas to help people.  Pray that these ideas will be able to lead people to Christ.  I love when Douglas sings Michael Jackson in the car!!  Zachary is in college (as of today) and loves being around people.  I'm not sure if I have been to a youth event or known about a youth event that he hasn't been to.  He is so involved!  They also have a daughter Stephanie who has a son named Firdouz.

Gideon Yee
Gideon is such a good kid.  Neither one of his parents come, but he is a very regular member and very involved with the youth.  He is such a sweet kid!  He serves on the Lord's Table a lot as well.

The Cheang Family
KC has moved to KL from Singapore for business, however, his family was not able to move with him.  His wife, Irene, and daughter Melissa still live in Singapore and visit on a pretty regular basis.  KC was an elder at their church back in Singapore, so he has been a great asset to the Wangsa family.  Irene just jumps right in helping when she is here and Melissa joins right in with the youth as well.  There are several activities (like camp) that the PP (church in Singapore) youth does and KC and Irene are always willing to fetch the kids back and forth.  Gary and I are going to be able to spend a week in Singapore with this family next month.  We are sooo excited and are even going to be there for Chinese New Year!!

Kok Pern
Kok Pern is a product of the LST (Let's Start Talking) ministry that Wangsa is involved in.  All of the members at the Wangsa church used to attend the PJ church, however, they decided to start this church because this area is closer to the KTAR and UTAR students.  I'm not sure of Kok Pern's religious background, but since we have been here he has attended both care group and cell group.  He is such a good guy and we are blessed to know him and call him a friend.

Matthew Chin
Matthew is also a product of the LST program.  What Wangsa does is every June/July when the students are starting school or coming back to school they offer free English classes.  After the English classes are complete they take the students who are still serious and put them into the LST classes, which is more biblical based.  They then move to cell group and then care group once they have been baptized.  Matthew has come a long way and is the other leader of the cell group with Chee Hoe.  He has such a good heart and loves spreading God's Word.

Pamela and Brenda Lynn
Pamela and Brenda are both very quiet, but with servant hearts.  Pamela is always running around making sure that everyone is taken care of and doesn't need anything.  Brenda is so sweet and is very involved with the youth.

Samuel Lee
I just love Samuel!!  Samuel is one of our college students and he is wonderful!!  He has expressed that he wants to work with youth and I have encouraged him to come to the states and stay with us and maybe get an internship somewhere or something like that.  He has great ideas and loves to be a leader as well.  We got the privilege of meeting his parents when they were here visiting and I can see where he gets his wonderful personality from, they are incredible!!  We hope to be able to travel with him to his home town of Penang before we leave, but our time is running out too fast.  I guess we will have to make a special trip another time huh?

The Shee Family
Steven, Eileen, Dexter, and Isaac are such a great family!  Steven is known as the "food minister" because he always know where the best places to eat are.  I am here to tell you that it's true.  Steven and Eileen were the first couple I met at Wangsa when they came to pick me up for a wedding reception (whoops never blogged about that one) and Eileen was sooo awesome because that was like my 2nd week here.  She told me what everything dish was and how to use my chopsticks and so and so forth.  She was so helpful!!  Dexter is such a good kid and a great singer!!  I love when Dexter sits behind me at church so I can hear him sing.  One of the first Sunday's I was here he was asking all about churches in America and was so interested to hear that they are the same as here.  Isaac cracks me up!!  He may be quiet at times, but he is hilarious!!  He really surprised me when he did the "porridge scene" at the hospital for our Christmas outreach (whoops haven't blogged about that either).  He is very involved with the youth and worship by tending the Lord's Table on many Sundays.  There is also a daughter that is attending college in the states.  I haven't had the privilege of meeting her, but I hope to one day.

The Chong Family
This family is the main reason Gary and I never visited around on Sunday mornings.  They never really allowed us to :).  They were the first house visit I made when I was here all alone and they have been there for us whenever we have needed them.  Victor and Pearly own a computer store that keeps them extremely busy, but they do not let that get in the way of worshipping and serving God.  They were a big part of care group and are constantly having people over to their house or inviting people out to dinner.  Jun Ai is a dental student.  She finally got Gary to go to the dentist after several years and not listening to me (Thanks Jun Ai).  She is Chee Hoe's girlfriend and I hope they will let me know when the wedding is so I can do the videography (hint hint).  She is sooooo incredibly sweet.  Jun Ai loves working with the youth as well and helps Chee Hoe so much!!  She is a great Christian example and I can't wait to see what God has in store for the both of them together!  Jun Ai is very interested in SFT and wants to learn more and possibly become a trainer.  Jun Ning is a little bubble full of energy.  Just about every Sunday she runs up and gives me a big hug.  She asks how my week was and really cares about people.  She loves learning the Bible and is never afraid to ask questions or speak up in class (even when she is in the adult class).  They also have a daughter Jun Joy who is married to Patrick.  They live in Seremban and come and visit every once in a while. 

Esther (Yin Cheh)
When we first got here just about everyone called her Esther, but one night at care group she informed everyone that she likes to go by her Chinese name, Yin Cheh (pronounced: yin-cha).  So, I have really tried to call her that more, but sometimes Esther just comes out.  She is also a product of the LST ministry.  She is about to graduate from college and is planning on moving back home to Penang and do her master degree there.  We are all very sad that she will be gone in a couple of weeks, but so proud of her for accomplishing this.  Yin Cheh is such a good Bible student.  She was a very regular member of the care group and cell group and always has great input to add in both.  She would bring her friends and roommate as well.  We pray that Yin Cheh will keep this spiritual stride as she returns back to her hometown.

You know these two
We have learned so much from this small in number, but large in God's strength congregation.  They have a great mission and we wish that we could be here for the heart of it this summer.  We plan and pray to return one summer so we can see how this great ministry unfolds.  Thank you Wangsa family for welcoming us and treating us like your own for these few months we have been here.  You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and we will thank God for you everyday. 

Love somebody today,