Father’s Day is 4 Sept in Australia but 19 June in many other parts of the world. It is good for us having relatives celebrating on different dates to remember our fathers on two occasions. It is also helpful for fathers to be reminded of their importance in the tributes sent to them. In this issue Tek writes about “The father God wants me to be”. He hopes to continue improving with such encouragement from daughters writing “dear daddy, appreciate you and all that you have done to demonstrate God’s love to us. You are the peacemaker and fun in our family. Love you very dearly…..” Ai Hiong Sim also writes fondly of “My father, my hero”. For families celebrating the day, reading some of these excerpts “To Fathers, with love from all of us” may generate helpful discussion. (For more father articles see Issue June#15 2016)
Spiritual parents are also to be remembered with gratitude. We have featured several self-sacrificing individuals who left home, career and comfort to go halfway round the world and share Jesus’ love to some Chinese folks in Serdang Baru in Malaya. They are rewarded by seeing the fruit of their labour that it was all worthwhile. “Long live the missionaries” is our prayer for the past and present folks who continue to heed the call to go into all the world to preach the gospel.
Following our report on Perth Prayer, the founder David Sibley writes about the challenges he faced in his own life in “A Year of Blessings and Struggles”. The AVB is “A truly Malaysian Bible”, being received and read by thousands so much so the second printing is being done.
FATHER’S DAY! SPECIAL
If you would like to receive our Newsletter regularly please subscribe located on the bottom of the Homepage.