KUALA LUMPUR- Chinese Street Fellowship in downtown Kuala Lumpur was proven to be successful as a new church is planted and dedicated last Sunday.
The new church is located near the Klang Bus Station in downtown Kuala Lumpur, one of the busiest spots in the city. Over 200 congregations and neighborhoods attended the dedication service. Representatives from major denominational churches were also invited, including senior pastor of Damansara Utama Methodist Church Pastor Daniel Ho, Rev. Chew Weng Chee from Borneo Evangelical Church, Rev. Dannis Balan from Full Gospel Assembly, Rev. Andrew Tan from Kuala Lumpur Wesley Methodist Church and others.
It is a historical milestone for the Chinese Street Fellowship as it expands and plants a church to embrace the growing congregation.
"This ministry follows closely to the will of God, and it is serving Jesus," Pastor Daniel Ho encouraged the congregation of the Street Fellowship.
The Chinese Street Fellowship was spearheaded by the Hope In Vision Expression Street Ministry 9 years ago. Through various social outreach activities such as food distribution and free medical check-up, the ministry has been reaching out the homeless people and grassroots neighborhood extensively. In order to provide a space for these people to take rest, share meals and hold fellowships, the fellowship have been trying to look for gathering spaces. Now a church is formally planted in downtown Kuala Lumpur, opening from Tuesday to Saturday every week.
Responding to the first calling of the Lord for the Street Fellowship, it is going to continue to enter the community and bring renewal to people’s lives. Currently, they are serving around 150 homeless people, and offer free food to 170 people every Saturday. Everyday, around 60 people benefited from the church’s facilities and services. Now the number of members in the fellowship has grown to 80. In the late 2006, the fellowship first baptized 12 people.
[Editor’s note: Claudia Cheng from San Francisco translated the article.]