Melaka Gateway Bahasa Church reaches out
providing wholistic care
By Goldie Chong
We were invited to speak in Gateway Bahasa Church in Melaka a mission -minded church led by three lady pastors. At dinner we met Lamtarida from Duri, Indonesia who was there for cancer treatment, her third visit to melaka. A catholic, she did not know much about the bible but during her several visits to Melaka she has been discipled by the church folks to become a witness and ambassador of the good news to her village.
It happened that Gateway church wanted to minister to the particular need of patients and their relatives coming to Melaka for treatment.
They rented an apartment next to the hospital for them to stay free while undergoing treatment.
The church members showed them hospitality, helped them settle in a foreign country and shared the good news about Jesus with them.
So Lamtarida has grown in her faith and is even able to teach others.
Video: Lamtarida singing “I want to love Jesus” with Ps Goh Lee Neo in the fully-furnished church mission 3-bedroom home next to the hospital.