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Songs of IFES EARC 2014

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

Songs of IFES EARC 2014

The conference is over. But the Awesome God remains. Unchanging. The same songs we sung at EARC 2014 can still be sung to Him in the days to come. Some of you have requested for the lyrics to the songs at EARC 2014.     Here are the powerpoint slides used at the conference: Day 1 Worship (2.7) – Malaysia-Opening Day 2 AM Worship (3.7) – Indonesia Day 2 PM Worship (3.7) – Korea Day 3 AM Worship (4.7) – Singapore Day 3 PM Worship (4.7) – Macau Day 4 AM Worship (5.7) – Thailand Day 5 AM Worship (6.7) – Japan Day 5 PM Worship (6.7) – Hong Kong Day 6 AM Worship (7.7) – Philippines Closing...

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Arrival at KLIA and KLIA 2

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

Arrival at KLIA and KLIA 2

KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KLIA) ARRIVAL INFORMATION KLIA ARRIVALS   GATES  C  & D  (Satellite Terminal)  ↓ AEROTRAIN ↓ MAIN TERMINAL BUILDING (MTB) (GATES A & B) ↓ IMMIGRATIONS ↓ BAGGAGE CLAIM ↓ CUSTOMS ↓  ARRIVAL WAITING CONCOURSE FES Staff / Volunteers will wait here. LOOK OUT for “IFES EARC 2014” signboard! INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS MOST international flights will arrive at the SATELLITE BUILDING (Gates C & D). Passengers must board the AEROTRAIN to the Main Terminal Building (MTB). You will arrive at the mezzanine level of the contact pier and take the escalators down to the arrival level (level 3) Go through your immigration checks and collect your baggage at the international baggage claim. After clearing customs, passengers can make hotel reservations and rent cars or limousines at the arrival concourse area. Passengers can board buses and taxies at the curbside of the arrival area or be picked up at the same level or at the pick-up points at block B and block C car parks. Passengers who arrive at Gates A & B DO NOT NEED to board aerotrain, and may proceed to Arrival Level (Level 3).   Should you require any assistance, please contact the following personnel   Personnel at the airport Mark Ong – +6012 931 3191 Chong Sock Lee – +6012 299 3573   Or you can contact, David Ho – +6019 279 2497 (EARC Chairman) Loh Kim Cheng- +6012 2030497 (General Secretary, FES Malaysia)   KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 2 (KLIA 2) ARRIVAL INFORMATION KLIA 2 ARRIVALS   ARRIVAL GATES (Sector 5 {pier p} /6 {Satellite} /7 {Pier Q} )  ↓ SKYBRIDGE ↓ SECTOR 1 & SECTOR 3  (Pier J & Pier K,L) ↓ IMMIGRATIONS ↓ BAGGAGE CLAIM ↓ CUSTOMS ↓  ARRIVAL WAITING CONCOURSE FES Staff / Volunteers will wait here. LOOK OUT for “IFES EARC 2014” signboard! ARRIVALS Once disembarked from the aerobridge, passengers must proceed straight towards the Skybridge. Before entering the 300-metre Skybridge, passenger will pass a toilet on the right and a small lounge for passengers to rest on the left. After the Skybridge, proceed to take the stairs/escalators/lifts down to the baggage claim area. Go through the immigration check and collect your baggage at the baggage claim area. Proceed to the exit after claiming your baggage. There is a Tourism Malaysia Booth right before the exit.   Should you require any assistance, please contact the following personnel   Personnel at the airport Mark Ong – +6012 931 3191 Chong Sock Lee – +6012 299 3573   Or you can contact, David Ho – +6019 279 2497 (EARC Chairman) Loh Kim Cheng- +6012 2030497 (General Secretary, FES...

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Things To Bring

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

UPDATED – 16/6/2014 Besides the necessary things to bring (e.g. sufficient clothes, toiletries, Bible, stationery), here is a list of things that you should bring: 1. Enough money. Please exchange currency at the airport when you arrive. Expenditure may include: book and t-shirt purchase, food and souvenir purchase during outing) 2. An offering will be collected during the conference Closing. You should set aside money for this. 3. Souvenirs from your country (to be given to your small group members. There are about 10 people in a small group including yourself) 4. Your local country snacks (to be shared among your small group members) 5. Traditional Costume for Closing 6. T-Shirt from your national movement   OPTIONAL (or just-in-case) 7. A jacket if you are scared of the cold. The weather in Port Dickson, Malaysia is hot and humid with occasional rain. But it may be cold inside the rooms and halls due to air-conditioners. 8. Swimming Attire (if you want to swim) 9. Torch Light 10. Umbrella (in case it rains during the conference)   If you have any other questions, do post it on the IFES EARC 2014 Facebook Group and we will respond as soon as we...

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Up Close with Mr. David Ho

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

Up Close with Mr. David Ho

The last of our interviews with key people is with Mr. David Ho. You’ve probably seen him on the IFES EARC 2014 facebook group responding to your questions. Besides being the Assistant General Secretary of FES Malaysia, he has been the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for IFES EARC 2014. Here, he shares briefly about his experience in working towards this conference for the last two years – his hopes, surprises and difficulties.     1. You are a key person in organizing IFES EARC 2014 so we might see you a lot during the conference. When you’re not busy organizing IFES EARC 2014, what are some of the things you do at FES Malaysia? I visit the Northern and Southern regions, coming alongside my colleagues in their ministry to the students in their regions. As a field staffworker, I visit 2 campuses in the Central Region regularly. I enjoy hanging out in these campuses and spending my time with the students.   2. You are the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for IFES EARC 2014. What is your experience organizing the conference? What’s the hardest thing? To be honest, when I first accepted my role, I feel a heavy responsibility over my shoulder and it’s going to be for 2 years! I thought to myself, my blood pressure will increase and I’ll pull out all my hair (my habit when I’m stress). As I look back, the journey has been unexpected. I have 2 spiritual overseers who guided me along the way, highly effective secretary, calm treasurer, never-give-up registrar, creative publicity and snapshots team, lively program team, resourceful food and housing team, cheerful hospitality team, ready-to-do logistics team and eager logistics at large team. The posture of the sacrificial EPIC crew team has made this journey an enjoyable and precious experience. In the cause of my communication, key person of each movement has become my friends and I treasured the encouragement given to us. The hardest thing is to receive news of our families’ member who is not well in the midst of preparing the conference.    3. What about the conference do you personally look forward to? I’m looking forward to meet people I have communicated over the last one year, sharing a meal with delegates from different movements & listening to God, what is He saying to us in East Asia amidst our brokenness.    4. What can we expect from IFES EARC 2014? You will get a glimpse of Malaysian Hospitality, getting to know East Asia and Malaysia a little bit more. You can expect “reunion” of old friends & building lasting friendship across East Asia. As we come together, may we find the treasure of rediscovering our AWESOME GOD in the midst of all the chaos in our homeland. Would you come and be attentive to...

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EARC 2014 Theme Song

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

Introducing the theme song for IFES EARC 2014! If it helps, you may learn the song before coming to the conference.  Hear it! Learn it! Sing it!     SONG FOR THE NATIONS Words and Music by Chris Christensen   May we be a shining light to the nations A shining light to the peoples of the earth Till the whole world sees the glory of Your name May Your pure light shine through us May we bring a word of hope to the nations A word of life to the peoples of the earth Till the whole world knows there’s salvation throughYour name May Your mercy flow through us May we be a healing balm to the nations A healing balm to the peoples of the earth Till the whole world knows the power of Your name May Your healing flow through us May we sing a song of joy to the nations A song of praise to the peoples of the earth Till the whole world rings with the praises of Your name May Your song be sung through us May Your kingdom come to the nations Your will be done in the peoples of the earth Till the whole world knows that Jesus Christ is Lord May Your kingdom come in us May Your kingdom come in us May Your kingdom come on...

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For Those Arriving at LCCT Airport

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

For Those Arriving at LCCT Airport

LCCT has ceased operation. All airlines listed below will be arriving at KLIA 2. – AirAsia (9 May 2014 onwards) – AirAsia Zest (9 May 2014 onwards) – AirAsia X (9 May 2014 onwards) – Thai AirAsia (9 May 2014 onwards) – Indonesia AirAsia (9 May 2014 onwards) – *Lion Air <http://www.klia2.info/airlines/lion-air>* – *Tiger Airways Singapore* – *Cebu Pacific Air* – *Malindo Air* – *Indonesia’s Mandala Airlines*   *We will pick you at KLIA2 if previously rescheduled to arrive at...

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Up Close with Ms. Annette Arulrajah

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

Up Close with Ms. Annette Arulrajah

Ms. Annette Arulrajah is the IFES East Asia Associate Regional Secretary. As one of the key persons for IFES EARC 2014, you will see her a lot too. Most of us immediately pick out the word E.P.I.C. as the focal point of this conference – with many students referring to EARC 2014 as E.P.I.C. Camp/Conference.  But according to Annette, there is one thing we are overlooking. We need to be LOOKING AGAIN. At what, you ask? Read on as Annette shares her heart for the region and EARC 2014.     1.    How long have you been the IFES East Asia Associate Regional Secretary? How many East Asia Regional Conferences have you been directly involved?   This is my fourth year as the IFES East Asia Associate Regional Secretary. It has been a real learning pleasure for me as I visit with movements in our region and learn from their situations and their wrestling with our Lord. The Lord has blessed our region with a rich diversity, and in each movement, I have savored different flavors of discipling, discipleship and stories of course.   And it has been a journey of being involved in shaping 5 EARCS for me – beginning with the EARC in 2003 onwards. As the General Secretary of Malaysia then, I was involved in shaping the program in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and now again in Malaysia. But this EARC 2014, I am privileged to not only shape the program, but oversee and work alongside the Host Committee in Malaysia.     2.    You were involved with shaping the direction of IFES EARC 2014 from the start. Can you tell us briefly why the theme ‘Awesome God, E.P.I.C. Generation’ is such an urgent message for Christian students today?   It has been heartbreaking to see many young people walk away from living meaningful lives and to dream of taking part in God’s massive renovation plan for people and the society He has placed us in. We are a bunch of broken people, with broken dreams, and in many places I see young people have stopped dreaming. But even more heartbreaking is the fact that many have stopped believing that we have a God who cares, and a God who CAN overcome the odds.   Our God has become too small in our eyes. Our hearts have been eaten away by too much sorrow, and a lack of knowing this AWESOME GOD the Bible unveils. And we have failed to see Him as The Lord who walks in our lives and our messes, and is ready to begin all over again with us.   So, I feel it is urgent for our student generation to LOOK AGAIN at WHO IS OUR GOD, and then like Isaiah know that He is on the throne, working to bring about His restoration to all the earth.   When we see God in this light, then we will begin to rise up to become the E.P.I.C. Generation – engaging in God’s world and in lives; passionate about the things He is passionate about; and incarnational in the way we live by walking in the shoes of the society God has placed us ushering in beauty for ashes; and Christlike in our living as He changes us day by day to...

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How To Read Isaiah

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

How To Read Isaiah

Is it hard to read the book of Isaiah? Here are some suggestions to help you!

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Up Close with Mr. Shin Ung-Seop

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

Up Close with Mr. Shin Ung-Seop

Mr. Shin Ung-Seop is the IFES East Asia Regional Secretary. His is a smiling face you will definitely see regularly at IFES EARC 2014. We had the privilege of sitting down with him to ask a few questions on video. This EARC is a special one for him. Watch and find out why!   1.    How long have you been the IFES East Asia Regional Secretary? How many East Asia Regional Conferences have you been directly involved? This is my seventh year as Regional Secretary. And I was involved directly in EARC 2008 in Japan, EARC 2011 in Singapore and now EARC 2014 in Malaysia.   2.    You were involved with shaping the direction of IFES EARC 2014 from the start. As the Regional Secretary of IFES East Asia, what is your dream for EARC 2014 and East Asia? When we planned EARC 2011 together with other General Secretaries, we felt the need that we come together to comfort and to face the challenges in our region as a whole, as different movements and different individuals were struggling in their national movements. How can we as people of God, come together, look upon God, and seek His guidance in these challenging situations so that we can really be solidified, and we can really be attentive towards God’s calling in this generation. Also His calling to be prophetic in our calling. Also to look at the mission field, not from our own perspective but from God’s perspective. Of course there are many challenges. Many problems.  Very challenging situations. But how God is looking on it and then how we depend on God, to move on. That is one thing we would like to see together. As East Asian region, as a regional event, not only as an individual event, but as a whole we would like to see that we come together to see, to enjoy, to celebrate God’s guidance and God’s power amongst us. Then once we come to each movement, each country, then we can carry on the message that God has provided through this conference. So it’s actually a good opportunity to come together to listen to God. Also reminded that we are His people, sent by God to this conference, to each context, so that we can be faithful in witnessing and in bearing His name in our daily life. Also in our own personal life. Also relationship with our friends and our family. And also in our society. That is my dream.   3.    What about the conference do you personally look forward to? This coming EARC is special for me because I used to live in Malaysia for three years when I was working here. And this time, even though I have left Malaysia and returned to Korea, still I feel that Malaysia is my home. So I really wanted to feel more at home, meeting friends as a host by inviting or welcoming other people from other (countries). So that I can share the Malaysian experience with all other graduates or students or staff from different movements.  So this is very special for me. Not only as a Regional Secretary. But also as an individual. How can it be done so that people from other movements can really feel at home, can learn...

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Arrival and Departure Advice

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Blog, Latest News | 0 comments

Dear EARC Participants, Some of us are already thinking about our travel plans to the EPIC event, IFES EARC 2014 in Malaysia. Arrival, 2 July 2014 If you are flying in, please reach KLIA/ KLIA 2/ LCCT by 12pm or earlier (if that is possible from your country). We will make arrangements to pick you at the airport to Port Dickson Methodist Centre (PDMC). The journey will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Registration will begin at 1:35pm and National Movement Meeting is scheduled at 4p.m. Departure, 8 July 2014 IFES EARC 2014 official program will end on 7 July, late night. 8 July is our traveling day back to our country. It would be advisable for you and your movement to get mid-morning or later timing flight home (if that is again possible for your country). I hope this information will help you in booking your air tickets. Most importantly, please do liaise with your movement’s EARC key person. They would have more information for you. for the AWESOME God, E.P.I.C. Generation, David Ho FES Malaysia Chairman of EARC...

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