Monday, March 12, 2012

2nd Hand Laptops Needed

We received an email highlighting a great need in our very own country faced by the Pastors and Bible School Students in Sabah and possibly in Sarawak too.

They need LAPTOPS!

In today's age of technology, owning a laptop or a tablet is a common luxury that most of us enjoy having without fully appreciating the usefulness of these gadgets.

However, for the Pastors and Bible School Students serving God in the interiors of Sabah and Sarawak, these are luxuries that they can only hope for but cannot afford to have.

So let us be God's hand extended to provide these Pastors and Bible School Students in Sabah to own their own Laptops for ministry and for study and research purposes.

If you are thinking of upgrading your Laptops, please donate your used ones to the Pastors and Bible School Students in Sabah.

We understand that many of you may be enthusiated to donate your used computers to this cause but please do not donate unusable Laptops to them. Please read the flyer below for the specifications needed in order for it to be a truly blessed gift to them.

Let us be a blessing to these Pastors and Bible School Students with a Laptop that they can use for ministry in the rural interiors of Sabah.

Please respond directly to the address and the person in charge.

God Bless you all.



to: CalvaryToday Today
date: Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

subject: 2nd Hand Laptops Needed

Dear Administrator of Calvary Today,

I send you this appeal requesting for 2nd hand laptops to be given to Pastors and Bible School students in Sabah.

Can you please help to spread the word around.

I attach a copy of the flyer for your further understanding of their needs and request.

Click on the flyer to enlarge the image.

Additional Administrator's Note :

There are 2 postings in our Archives which highlights the 2 Revivals that God brought to the people of Sabah and Sarawak which we as Malaysian Christians, should know about and rejoice and be thankful to God for.

We believe that what God has done before, He can do again. We also believe that what He has started, He will continue to do in the land of Sabah and Sarawak.

Click on the links below to Revisit those 2 Revivals which happened in Sabah and Sarawak in the 1970s and 1980s. 


Latest addition on 24 March 2012.
We received this mail from the sender of this request which gives us an update.

to: CalvaryToday Today <>
date: Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 1:26 PM
subject: Laptops Needed

Dear Administrator of Calvary Today,

Firstly, let me thank you for highlighting the Laptops Needed for the Sabah Pastors and Bible School Students appeal in your Berita Calvary.

Here is a report I read in the Church Bulletin regarding this appeal. This is what the Church announced in their latest Bulletin.

Laptop Donations

Praise the Lord! We have received to-date 13 new ones and a secondhand laptop for the Pastors and Bible School Students in Sabah. Thank you so much for your generosity.

The collection centre for laptops donation is open every weekend at the Resource Room, Level 3.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Christians mark 400 years of Malay Bible

This is an article taken from The Malaysian Insider, shedding a little light to the "Allah" issue.

Christians mark 400 years of Malay Bible as ‘Allah’ case drags on
By Debra Chong
March 02, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The opportunity to use the word “Allah” in a non-Muslim context remains a struggle for Christian Malaysians as they mark 400 years since the Bible was first published in the Malay language.
Christian scholars are huddling at a seminary in Seremban today, on the 400th anniversary of the Alkitab, in a conference that could shore up the Catholic Church’s case after it won, in 2009, the right to use the Arabic word to refer to God in its newspaper, The Herald.

The Malay version of the Bible embossed with the words ‘Christian Publication’ and a cross appeared from 2005 following a Home Ministry agreement with local distributors. — Picture by Choo Choy May

While Putrajaya has allowed churches nationwide to import the Malay-language Bible — first translated in 1612 — government lawyers refuse to withdraw their appeal against the Catholic Church’s suit.
Organised by the Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (STM) and the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM), the two-day conference kicked off this morning at 10 with an examination of the historical and theological perspectives on the translation of the Alkitab as well as the legal aspects concerning its print and distribution here.

The day-long closed-door conference will see speakers representing, among others, the BSM, local Christian think-tank Kairos Research Centre and the United Bible Societies, the world’s biggest Bible translator, publisher and distributor organisation with 146 members across 200 countries and territories.
Among the highlights of the conference is an exhibition of the Alkitab, first published in 1612 with the Malay translation of the Gospel of Matthew.

A similar public discussion will take place at the Trinity Methodist Church in Petaling Jaya tomorrow, STM spokesman Reverend Lim Kar Yong told The Malaysian Insider when contacted.
However, he stressed that the event was strictly for Christians.

Despite the Catholic Church winning a High Court decision on December 31, 2009 to publish the word “Allah”, its weekly paper The Herald has been blocked from doing so the past three years pending the Home Ministry’s appeal.

The case has been languishing in the Court of Appeal since.

But the controversy spilled over into the rights of Malaysia’s Christian population at large as shipments of Malay-language bibles catering to the Bahasa Malaysia-speaking Bumiputera Christians were also blocked or confiscated last year.

It was turned into election fodder in the run-up to last year’s Sarawak polls as Christians there make up nearly half of the state’s total population.

And despite Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s historic meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in Rome last July to establish diplomatic relations between Muslim-majority Malaysia and the Vatican, there has been little progress in resolving the “Allah” dispute.

Christians form 9.2 per cent of Malaysia’s 28.3 million-strong population.

The Christian and Muslim religious communities have been engaged in a tug-of-war over the word “Allah”, with the latter group arguing that its use should be exclusive to them on the grounds that Islam is monotheistic and the word “Allah” denotes the Muslim God.

Christians, however, have argued that “Allah” is an Arabic word that has been used by those of other religious beliefs, including the Jews, in reference to God in many other parts of the world, notably in Arab nations and Indonesia.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 Year of Prayer For Malaysia - March

has been designated as a
24-7 Year of Prayer for Malaysia

We are now entering the first quater of the year. Let us continue on to march on strong to pray and bring our requests for our Nation, to our Heavenly Father. Here is the new Prayer Agenda for March.

Please click on the Titles below to read the previous posts related to this :




World Day of Prayer

"Let Justice Prevail"
World Day of Prayer
Friday, 2nd March 2012

Please contact your local Church office for more information and how you can get involved on the 2 March 2012 to pray for Malaysia.

World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. 
  • It is a movement initiated and carried out by women in more than 170 countries and regions.
  • It is a movement symbolized by an annual day of celebration – the first Friday of March – to which all people are welcome.
  • It is a movement which brings together women of various races, cultures, and traditions in closer fellowship, understanding, and action throughout the year.
The above description of the WDP is taken from their website : World Day of Prayer

Many churches in Malaysia has also set aside this day to join hands with about 3 million people from around the world to pray for our nation of Malaysia. Let us as Malaysian citizens rise up to the occasion and jump in the band to pray for “Justice To Prevail” for our beloved Nation.
Many Churches with have their Church doors opened for a 24 hour prayer time in the Church. On that day Christians will gather for a time to reflect on the challenge that we all have in our daily lives to stand up for justice within our community, our country and the world. 
Let us take heed to the prophet Micah words, 
“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).