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 THIS IS A PERSONAL INVITATION TO YOU 
TO BE THE HANDS AND FEET

OF JESUS ...

TO REACHOUT TO THE HURTING,

BROKEN, VOICELESS

AND  HOMELESS  IN OUR CITY !

Lorong Haji Taib,along the infamous Jalan Chow Kit
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the location of the Street walk and feeding programme in Kuala Lumpur

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A drug dependent in the back lanes of Chow Kit

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Kerygma Ministry invites you to join us in a monthly Street Walk and feeding programme in Kuala Lumpur.
 
   Purpose :

v     To give Malaysian Catholics an opportunity to experience an exposure to practical evangelisation  wherein, they would be given an opportunity to share their faith with drug addicts and prostitutes through their words and actions.

v     They achieve this goal by providing food and drink, in the form of nasi lemak packets and packed drinks to the drug addicts/prostitutes in the back lanes along Jalan Chow Kit.   

v     During the course of the outreach, they would also befriend and counsel the persons they encounter, with the knowledge that they are encountering Christ.

 

 Location : Jalan Chow Kit

Dates : once a month on a Saturday afternoon. 

v     21st September 2002

v     25th October 2003

v      November 2003

 Christmas Walk :

 December 2003

to participate in a street walk or

for more information about the

street walk, please call :-  

016 - 3477166 ( Jude )

016 - 6767064 ( Veron )

  or email:  antoines@tm.net.my

"  37Then the righteous will answer him, Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?

 40And the king will answer them,

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.

Matthew 25: 34 40  The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible

the wonderful city of Kuala Lumpur
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A TESTIMONY - " A CATHOLIC NUN WALKS THE STREET "
 
In mid-July lay missionary Jude Antoine called the FMM Community at Villa Hermine and asked if any of the Sisters would be interested in participating in a street walk in the location of Jalan Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur City.  As arranged, on the third Saturday of August, Sr. Lily and I joined a lively group of  working youth headed by Jude and his wife, Veronica.  We were at their house by 11.00 a.m. for a 45 minute praise and working session.  There were experienced participants like Jeremiah, an NGO worker, and Constance, just as there were a good number of us who were new to the ministry of street evangelisation.  Jude was frank about the exposure to the unknown and the latent dangers involved in such a ministry.  We would be meeting not only hardcore addicts, impervious to change and therefore rejected by hospitals, NGO organisations and prison welfare but also prostitutes totally enslaved by pimps, probably syndicates.
 
And so it was that, fortified with prayer, we took the food and drink donated by a benefactor and began the walk from Jalan Raja Laut to the hub of the city's drug and prostitution centre.  This we did with prudence, aware of the 'thousand hidden eyes' watching us.  We reached out in love, distributing the food and drink in as fraternal a manner as possible and wherever there was an opportunity we said something about the God Who transcends hopelessness and Whose choice of every person born will never be revoked. Some of us who had the easy facility of vernacular languages were even able to swop a request for panadol with a prayer for healing (panadol and coke is a substitute for drugs).  The addict who made this request accepted the prayer.
 
Along the side-lanes of one-time hawker stalls off Jalan Chow Kit, now heaped with decomposing rubbish, addicts were lying, heedless, some in the process of injecting themselves.  The prospect of food and drink packets attrracted them to us, some even conniving for more than their fair share.  Soon the food was exhausted and with it their initial delight .  As the bleakness of their despair and suffering descended again I wondered if the message of God's love was also extinguished.
 
At the end of the lane we found women, thin and listless, squatting beside street garbage bins in which they had foraged unsuccessfully.  And some of us said that the number of hardcore addicts had increased.  The foodwas not enough.
 
We were not surprised to see very young women soliciting and to find foreigners there like the 22-year old man fromthe Caribbean.  They were responsive to our smiles and loving enquiry but guarded in what they revealed and we did not press for details.  One woman, beginning to age, ran to us for a drink.  She couldn't even buy a drink for herself because her earnings were collected by a pimp and she was no better than a slave.
 
Walking back I realised that food is evangelisation.  When stomachs are hungry to talk of God's love is meaningless in such a context.  Our joy was to see the food and drink well appreciated.  And yet, when we retraced our steps later along the very lanes where we had distributed food, hardly anyone looked at or spoke to us.  Our presence and our messaged seemed so ephemeral and that was understandable -- but we remember Matt.25:14:  If you did it to the least of my brothers, you did it to me.  These little ones need our unconditional love and acceptance.  And this we must give without expectations.
 
Such was the street evangelisation experience I was very privileged to be part of.  More than that I want to express my appreciation for the companionship of the faith-filled brothers and sisters who took a risk to serve their needy brethren.
 
Sr. Enid, FMM
 
 
 

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...whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren.......

KERYGMA MINISTRY
20, JALAN KEDIDI, OFF 2.5 MILE, JALAN IPOH,
51100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Tel. No. 00-603-40433126