Sunday, November 27, 2011
SEMOA stands for Strategic Education Methods & On going Advancement. This is a non governmental organization serving the less fortunate especially the Organg Asli (indigenous people) of Selangor, Pahang and Negro Sembilan in Peninsular Malaysia. It was founded by Cheh Kim Hock and Rajen Velu about 15 years ago.
This Sunday, Pastor Rajen, Pastor Timothy and their team of another three members were at our church to share with our congregation the work they have been doing with the Orang Asli since the founding of this organization. They were here also to raise funds for the operation of this NGO. Pastor Rajen said their expenses was around RM50,000 per month. The funds came from volunteer organizations and individuals still funds were inadequate.
Since their founding, they have reached out to the Orang Asli who are the natives in Peninsular Malaysia. They are poor and reside in the jungles where there were no schools. They help the children to go to schools. Since than some of these indigenous people have graduated from universities even. Praise the Lord for their good work!
In order to raise some funds, they have produced an album of gospel songs sung in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay language). Two of their singers were in our church to present two songs from this album. I personally do not understand all the lyrics but they were worshipful songs sung by two talented singers. Many of our members bought this album. Some bought more than one copies to give to our Bahasa Malaysia congregations as well as their friends.
This NGO is also working with Grace Community Services of K.L. Click the titel of this post to go to their website.
Hallelujah! Praise God for SEMOA's work with the indigenous people not only bringing them education but the Good News of the Gospel.