MMK 12th Anniversary Fund Raising Dinner, January 11th 2014
- Posted on 16th January 2014
- in El-Shaddai Ministries, Myanmarese Ministry, Nepali Ministry, News, Vietnamese Ministry, Volunteers
- by sankc1
An exciting evening of entertainment and delectable food was enjoyed by the large crowd that joined MMK’s 12th anniversary dinner held at Hai Thiam Lo restaurant in Klang on Saturday, January 11.
This annual event was also a fund-raising occasion for MMK, with tables being sold to its many supporters and members.
Over 65 tables, nearly 700 people came along to show their backing for MMK; and they were treated to a cornucopia of art, music and dance by an eclectic mix of entertainers as well as informative speeches on the plight of migrants in Malaysia.
MMK were extremely honoured to have, as special guest for the event, Selangor state assemblywoman for Damansara Utama Madam Yeo Bee Yin.
The evening commenced with a speech by Dr.Goon Swee Fok, Deputy Chairman of MMK, in which he provided real-life examples of some of the horrific lack of care incidents suffered by migrants that have come into his care.
A reflection perhaps on the state of affairs and official mindset in the country, but also highlighting specific areas in which NGO’s like MMK can specifically apply themselves to best effect.
The energy of the party then picked-up a pace.
Beginning with individual testimonies by migrants and children of Elshaddai Refugee Learning Centre (ERLC) on how their relationship with Christ has blossomed with the assistance of MMK.
A traditional Burmese dance followed, then music in the form of a performances by a local church group, a Nepali group, children from ERLC and a skit on the saving redemption of Christ, again by a talented group from ERLC.
A special addition to the gifts on display, the renowned artist Allen Tan put on a “live performance” of his skills by doing a painting on-stage.
The resultant painting was an ambigramic one of Chirst (or of an eagle in nest depending on your viewpoint); and Allen generously donated this to be sold by auction over dinner.
The painting eventually fetched a mind-blowing RM 3,000 with all proceeds going to MMK.
The evening concluded with a quick video of testimonies by MMK staff, volunteers and migrants of the circumstances pushing them to MMK, as well as the impact that MMK has had on their lives.
Brother Andrew Ng, Chairman of MMK, then wound-up the night with a speech in which he highlighted the obvious and tempting evangelising opportunities offered by having such a wide kaleidoscope of nationalities and cultures on MMK’s doorstep.
Interesting food for thought at the conclusion of a thoroughly entertaining and informative evening.