Friday 10 November 2017 marked a memorable day for Alpha Malaysia, as they officially launched “REACH” - Alpha Malaysia’s annual fundraising dinner with a mandate to serve and equip churches in Malaysia using Alpha resources and encourage more people to take that first step with God.
The dinner hosted at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur kicked off with a short prayer by His Excellency Joseph Salvador Marino, the Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia, followed by a powerful worship session led by the Worship Central Malaysia team.
The National Director of Alpha Malaysia, Wini Heron then proceed to deliver a powerful speech to welcome the guests. She also introduced an integral figure in Alpha, Datin Kathleen Chew who serves as the Chairman of Alpha Malaysia, up on stage to deliver a speech on the vision moving forward and subsequently launch the brand new Alpha Youth Series in Malaysia.
To add to the evening’s entertainment and levity, the Alpha Malaysia Youth & Campus team - Paul Kong and Aaron Anand came prepared with their arsenal of puns and jokes, bringing guests of all ages down on their knees in fits of laughter. After the pun off, they continued to share an exclusive interaction with Ben & Jason, co-hosts of the Alpha Youth Series, all the way from Canada. The pioneers of Alpha, Nicky and Pippa Gumbel also shared their love and blessings all the way from the UK through an exclusive video.
After the main course, three guests were invited up on stage to share their testimonies on how Alpha impacted their lives. Enson shared about his journey through faith and how Alpha brought God into his life while Rebecca spoke about the process where God had to break her in order to make her and how that strengthen her faith. Hagan shared about her journey through heartbreaks and challenges, and how God picked up the pieces and made her whole again.
As the evening come to a close, the Executive Director of Alpha Asia Pacific, Miles Toulmin shared with the guests, the importance of giving and further encouraged the guests to give generously and willingly to this worthy cause. After the giving session, the hosts for the night closed the curtain on this cheerful event with a simple word of prayer.
Alpha Malaysia firmly believes that the greatest adventure in life is a walk with Jesus and that belief fueled their aim to serve and equip more of the nation’s churches with more useful resources. Through these encouraging guests’ contribution, that was made possible.