On November 10, the Alpha Malaysia Fundraising Dinner, REACH was held at JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. About 650 people from various churches and organisations came to attend that night.
The entire evening was hosted by Wini Heron and Abel Cheah, National Director and National Coordinator of Alpha Malaysia. We were extremely honoured to have His Excellency Joseph Salvador Marino, the Apostolic Nuncio to Malaysia do the opening which was followed by a powerful worship session led by Worship Central Malaysia. Datin Kathleen Chew, Chairperson of Alpha Malaysia, then shared on the vision of the organisation moving forward and launched the brand new Alpha Youth Series in Malaysia.
The evening continued leisurely with an entertaining "Pun-off" segment by the Youth and Campus team, Paul Kong and Aaron Anand, inducing fits of laughter amongst the guests around the room. The duo then shared an exclusive interaction with Ben and Jason, co-hosts of the Alpha Youth Series, all the way from Canada. Nicky Gumbel the pioneer of Alpha, along with his wife, Pippa Gumbel also gave their love and blessings from UK via video.
The night also featured three special guests testimonies who shared about their experience with Alpha in church, youth fellowship and the workplace respectively; describing how their lives were transformed after Alpha.
The night finally ended with an opportunity to sow into the work of Alpha when Miles Toulmin, Executive Director of Alpha Asia Pacific, shared with the guests how their giving would help reach more churches, train them to run Alpha so that more people could hear the gospel about Jesus.
We believe that the greatest adventure in life is a walk with Jesus. We hope that through events such as this, we will be able to serve more churches and enable more people to take that first step with Him.