major disaster response
Set up disaster response mechanism, train volunteers to assist in major disaster, help disaster victims to regain normal daily routine within shortest possible period.
With the detrimental effects of global warming worsening, the weather becomes increasingly extreme and unpredictable, Malaysia is no longer a safe zone from natural disasters. Disasters all over the world happen more rampantly, and is already at our doorsteps. We must be alert and watchful, be prepared for any crisis or opportunity arising out of end-time disasters.
Penang Disaster Relief Operation
Reflection after ministering
During the operation, I have to respect the wishes of disaster victims, what to be thrown away or retain, all these are trials.
Word by Venes
Extract from 7979 magazine issue: Mac 2018
Thank God, I was able to join the 60-members disaster relief group, organised by Calvary City Church and Pusat Kebajikan Kalvari Johor, in respond to Penang Flood disaster.
I must say, the 3 days of operation really worn me out. After each busy day, we would just fall asleep the moment we dropped onto the floor or on a chair.
Nevertheless, through this involvement, I learnt something special, that is, when we give back to society by serving them, the most gratifying moment was to see the grateful expressions on the faces of aid recipients.
I’m not a very patient person, but in the process, what items to be thrown away or retain, I learned not to be rash but to respect the wishes of the disaster victim, these are trial to me.
7979 is a Christian group, therefore, before we start our day, we’ll always begin with communal prayer, it is so great to serve the Lord in unity. Our behaviour and demeanour also bear testimony of unity in Christ.
This flood also set me to ponder, not to be overly concern with the things in this world. A flood can destroy anything. Instead, I should focus on following our Lord, remain faithful to my circular work, do my part, build my relationship with the Lord, fix my eyes on eternal home in heaven. I wish that everyone can have close relationships with our Lord daily. Love others as we love ourselves, live out the fragrance of Christ.