Archive for May, 2012

DTC 1 Camp 2012

May 24, 2012

   Drawing of Starfresh Agro Park by Andrew Chew

Just after the 19th Anniversary & Graduation, the DTC Group 1 Camp was held in Star Fresh AgroPark in Seremban.  22 intellectually challenged persons, 3 staff and 3 volunteers attended this camp held in a refreshingly different venue.  The Agro Park consists of 40 acres of orchard off the road to Kuala Pilah.  Altough the place is not very disabled-friendly, as it is meant more for active school children (domitory  accommodation -first floor – and common toilets on the ground floor), the management and staff are excellent – friendly and helpful.   The food is very good too.

Our young persons (present and ex-trainees) had a wonderful time playing games, putting up their own concert and visiting the farm.  There was also batik painting and paint ball target shooting.  In the nights, we used Mary Easaw Thomas’ book “Mr. Curryleaf Tree Discovers His Role” and talked about how each of us is special and loved by Jesus.  The campers loved reading the book and every spare moment, they were in the hall painting their own book.

We know that God was watching over us for there was no mishap (in spite of the uneven terrain) and when one young camper wandered away from the domitory at 2 am, he was brought back safely.

The camp came to an end with most of us buying fresh fruits from the park for our families at home.

Special thanks to Mr. Kenly and his parents Mr & Mrs Alex Chin who took pains to ensure that we were all well cared for.

DTC 19th Anniversary & Graduation 2012

May 24, 2012

The DTC celebrated its 19th Anniversary and Graduation on Sunday, 20 May, 2012.  Congratulations to Chin Keat Lai, Mala Suppiah and Wong Jenna who completed their 2 year programme in DTC Group 1.

Angus Koh (Graduate 1995) played Amazing Grace just before the semon, which was preached by Ms. A. Annamaney, the DTC Coordinator.

Bethel EIC Easter Celebration

May 5, 2012

On Sat. 21 May, 2012, Bethel EIC had a special Easter celebration.  The Easter story was explained and enacted by staff, volunteers, parents and children.  Later, the children played games and coloured  their own Easter egg.  Finally there was a time of singing.

Sadly, we also had to say “Farewell and Bon Voyage” to our faithful volunteer, Ann Pereira.  Ann has been a very committed volunteer for the last 7 years.  She leaves us to move on to  Australia.  Bethel EIC will miss her sorely.  God bless Ann Pereira and family.