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34th Annual Spiritual Retreat of Seventh-Day Adventist Indian Churches

May 30 @ 8:00 am June 2 @ 5:00 pm

34th Annual Spiritual Retreat of Seventh-Day Adventist Indian Churches was held at Cameron Highlands, hosted by Teluk Intan Indian Church and organized by Hope Mission Welfare Society, Teluk Intan, with the theme “Rise Up and Walk”, on May 30 to June 2. At about 500 members attended the camp meetings with Guest Speakers Pr. Dennis Davidson, Bangalore and Pr. John Wesley, Ministerial Secretary of North Tamil Conference, Trichy from India.
The four days Camp with different sessions and activities was great revival and blessing for all.

OPENING CEREMONY:

The 34th Indian Churches Annual Spiritual Retreat was launched by Pr. Tan Meng Cheng, President of Peninsular Malaysia Mission together with Camp Director, Pr. Joshua John and CEO of Hope Mission Welfare Society, Pr. Johnathan Muthal.

Pr. Joshua John (on left), Pr. Tan Meng Cheng, Pr. Johnathan Muthal (on right)

WORKSHOP SESSION:

The workshop session covered the thirst needs of children, early teens, youth, and adults. These session were conducted by all the pastors from SDA Indian Churches. The session was held in relax atmosphere with suitable approaches according to age range.

MISSION REPORT – I-CARE PRESENTATION:

SDA Indian Church, Teluk Intan work closely with Hope Mission Welfare Society in impacting underprivileged children lives through i-Care Plan. This plan lift up the underprivileged children by financing their education, health care, food, and shelter. Your RM 50 able to give big impact on these underprivileged children lives to change their future from negative to positive and change them to become a tomorrow’s leader.

Mr. Japheth (left), Ms. Puganeswary, Mr. Toney (right) presenting i-Care plan
Sharing session

SHARING SESSION:

The sharing session for 34th Indian Churches Annual Spiritual Retreat was enlighten the congregation with the significant topics that lead congregation to choose worship, our worry and the following topics are:
• Being Driven by Tradition
• Being Driven by Unbalanced Doctrines

• Lack of Quality Worship Service
• Conflicts and Disunity in Congregation
• Lack of Leadership Formation in the Next Generation
• Lack of Vision: Lack of Short & Long Term Plans/ No Growth Strategy

BAPTISMAL CEREMONY:

The 34th Indian Churches Annual Spiritual Retreat was blessed with the Baptismal Ceremony of seven (7) souls. They are re-new with the prayer by Pr. Dennis Muthu Sundaram throughout the ceremony. These pure souls came from Puchong Indian Church, Johor Bharu Indian Church, and Kuala Selangor Indian Church.

Pr. Dennis Muthu Sundaram baptizing
Baptized souls with Pr. Tan Meng Cheng & Pr. Dennis

CLOSING REMARKS:

The 34th Indian Churches Annual Spiritual Retreat was ran smoothly with Godly spirit for four (4) days and three (3) nights at Cameron Highlands. The blessing never like before with the participation of 450 Adventists congregations from Malaysia and abroad likewise India, Philippine, and Tanzania.

Hope Mission Welfare Society