Chinese Malaysian youths will be envisioned to see the world’s harvest field through a major mission camp.
The Malaysia branch of the U.S.-based Gospel Operation International (GoInt’l) for Chinese Christians is set to organize a nationwide youth mission camp on May 8-11. With the theme "You Come and See," young Chinese Christians are encouraged to realize their commission to take part in world missions. The conference is to be conducted in Mandarin and targeted on young adults who are 18 years old and above.
Held at the Peace Heaven, the four-day camp includes keynote messages, group discussion and sharing from missionaries. Rev. Chan Fong, senior pastor of the Grace Singapore Chinese Christian Church (GSCCC), is invited as the keynote speaker. He is a graduate of the University of Singapore and the China Graduate School of Theology. He is very experienced in mobilizing missions since he has started it in his church 31 years ago. Now GSCCC has dispatched 62 missionaries to overseas.
Rev. Cyrus Lam, director of Gospel Operation International for Chinese Christians, will also travel from the U.S. to Malaysia to support the nationwide event. He will be the feature speaker. He has always been passionate in traveling around the world to strengthen Chinese believers to take up the burden of bringing the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Another 25 Asian missionaries will also be presented on the camp to share their experiences, so that young people can get a real touch of world missions through their stories.
23.7 percent of the 24 millions- strong population in Malaysia are Chinese. They have been trying their best to preserve the Chinese tradition in a Muslim nation. Since the bloody racial clashes between Malaysian Chinese and Malays in 1969, the Chinese actually fought to preserve their culture, heritage and education. The 1998 anti-Chinese riots in Indonesia reinforced the sense of insecurity.
Many Chinese Malaysians are able to master a number of spoken languages- Malay, Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin, English and so on, therefore they are often considered gifted people for reaching out to a wide range of people in mission fields.