Now, we've been in Malaysia for about 2 weeks and we’ve had so much fun already. Our team has done a lot of different ministries such as sports with IpohBUG, services where we’ve given both sermons and testimonies as well as led worship. More opportunities we’ve had is painting for a school and also homeless ministries
Malaysia is a very culturally diverse country with Chinese, Indians and Malays, all with their different languages and cultures. Despite this, they all succeed to live together in harmony. So it actually feels like we’ve been to 3 countries this far instead of one. Malaysia, China and India.
IpohBUG is a sports organisation that not only motivates young people to enjoy sports, they also teach them unity and teamwork. It really is an awesome organisation and we are so happy to be able to partner with them!
We have been able to partner with a couple of different churches during our stay in Ipoh as well; Cunning garden Baptist church, Golden lamp stand and a Chinese church.
Painting is something we did too as I mentioned before. It’s a totally new YWAM base so it feels so fun to be able to help them with this huge project. We really enjoyed painting (and we promise that we did not only paint on each other, we got some of it on the walls as well).
We left Ipoh this friday and the day before yesterday was the last day of our two-day-stay in a village outside Taiping.
Even though we weren’t there for long, we’ve still done quite a bit. On saturday, we had children's ministry from 9am to 2 pm and in the evening, our hosts took us to discover the city. Some of us choose to hike a mountain while others rested at a swimming pool with cool water from the mountains.
This Sunday, we took care of our church’s sunday school and we had so much fun doing that!
In the evening, we took a bus to Penang and yesterday we had a day off for sightseeing. Today, we’re heading to Kuching, our next destination. We are so excited!
We would really appreciate prayer for you guys for our team! Some things you could pray for is safety during transportation, unity within our team, an ability to live by the Holy Spirit as well as joy and a increased love for the people here!
Thank you so much!
Our house in Ipoh.
We had December 25th free so in the evening we exchanged gifts.
Our desperate attempt at making a christmas tree. McKayla is happy with her gift.
It's SNOWING! (jk, it's soap bubbles)
The beautiful city of Ipoh.
We had the opportunity to try fresh coconut. YUM!
One day, our friends Jonathan and Stanley took us to a Chinese village.
Philippe go(a)t a new friend. Hahah that was a good one. *self high five*
Here we see Judy discovering the surroundings.
Jonathan, Judy and Philippe are enjoying the view.
We hiked up a mountain in flip flops. Fun but challenging.
Tchoukball ministry with IpohBUG.
New Years celebration with our friends at IpohBUG.
We got invited for dinner outside Taiping at our friend's house.
Children's ministry in Matang Lutheran Congregation Church.
Our friend Mr. James.
Philippe and Mr. James are enjoying the tea and Milo.
Some cool guys McKayla and Philippe met on a mountain.
A tired but very content Philippe.
Testimonies at our last day in the village.