The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Malaysia concluded its Hope for Malaysia Evangelism on a high note! 810 people were baptized nationwide on the Harvest Celebration Sabbath, with an encouraging number of baptismal candidates for a second wave of baptisms this November 25.
The week-long evangelistic effort started on August 18 in major cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, and Kota Kinabalu. The meetings took place at over 25 locations. Hope for Malaysia is intended to promote revival amongst workers and church members in united worship whilst revealing an impactful initiative on the urgency of urban missions. The “Revelation of Hope” served as a wake-up call to believers and non-believers.
In a culminating event, thousands gathered at designated locations for the Harvest Celebration Sabbath. Over 2,500 people attended the worship service at the Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre in Kuching, Sarawak. Peninsular Malaysia Mission and Sabah Mission reported attendance of roughly 1,500 people gathering respectively at Wisma MCA, Kuala Lumpur, and Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), Kota Kinabalu. Other churches also gathered at selected locations for regional united worship services, such as Johor Bahru for Southern region churches in the Peninsular Malaysia Mission.
According to Pr. Francis Amer, Malaysian Union Mission (MAUM), Field Secretary for NDR-IEL & Ministerial Association Secretary and Chaplaincy, the groundwork and preparation started with a 10-day prayer revival and prayer enrichment seminars in January. Soon after, training and seminars on Care group evangelism, Cell phone ministry, and Digital Missionary, to mention a few, were conducted all around the country. He said, “By the grace of God, I personally believe that the whole program is a success because, as I have observed from the leaders from the higher level of our church organization to church levels, everyone has worked unitedly and collaboratively. As a result, souls are won to Christ.”
Peninsular Malaysia Mission
Located in the city centre, the Hope for Kuala Lumpur Harvest Celebration Sabbath gathered congregations from 27 churches, approximately 1,500 church members, visitors, and friends, united in praise and worship. The morning service was filled with songs of praise and testimonies. The message shared by Pr. Kent Sharpe was impactful and needed. He said, “We love evangelistic meetings because it gives us an opportunity to share Jesus and at the same point in time it allows us as a church, as a body of believers to work toward a common goal where we can win souls for Christ.” 31 precious people accepted Christ, 18 from our Myanmar churches.
Over 2,500 people gathered at Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, for the culmination of Hope for Kuching. The hall was packed, and people were waiting outside, trying to get a seat inside. In an interview with Pr. Mike Lambert, the speaker at Kuching, calls us to “share everything you have learned to pass on the blessings that God has given you. But to do that, we must surrender to Jesus day by day. Pray for His Holy Spirit to lead and guide us.” Sarawak Mission offered three sites during the evangelistic series: Kuching City Evangelism, Tebedu Evangelism (south Kuching), and Simunjan Evangelism (north Kuching). A total of 370 precious people accepted Christ in Sarawak.
According to Pr. Neville Nevelling, Adventist World Radio, “Evangelistic meetings are important and necessary because it is a direct command from Jesus Christ. When we are busy with evangelism, we ourselves grow and, at the same time, make other people ready for heaven. We are in the process of helping others, but also helping ourselves.” Likas Church KK baptized 355 precious souls during the Harvest Celebration Sabbath. Hope for Sabah nightly meetings took place at 18 churches in Sabah Mission with 409 newly baptised members.
Continue to pray for our efforts in Malaysia. A second wave of baptism is scheduled for November 25.
01, September 2023, Friday.