[caption id="attachment_1838" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Manoj and Anjila conducting a training session Manoj and Anjila conducting a training session [/caption] From Nepal’s deadliest earthquake in history, Manoj Pradhananga and Anjila Shrestha have found the empowerment and joy of walking in obedience to God. Despite their lack of experience in disaster relief work, the couple have successfully coordinated the relief and rehabilitation work in three districts between May and August.

Isha Limbu-Web Feeling inadequate to be a useful servant of God? Take heart from the inspiring story of Isha Limbu, a housewife in a Nepali village who used to have difficulty speaking confidently with people. In fact, she had even thought that as a housewife she could not do anything significant outside her home.

[caption id="attachment_1805" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Amanda (L), Kong (R) and his wife Serena enjoying their time at the Shalom International School in Phnom Penh Amanda (L), Kong (R) and his wife Serena enjoying their time at the Shalom International School in Phnom Penh[/caption] They all came from the four cardinal directions with a single-minded focus – to equip themselves to be better trainers. And the 18 participants of the Asia Gateway Training (AGT) programme went home enriched, and hopeful that they would be able to put into practice what they learnt. The seven-week AGT, held at Seminari Theologi Malaysia in Seremban from June 21 to Aug 8, was a unique a cross-cultural training programme designed to give participants the best of both worlds -- solid academic training and practical field lessons.

[caption id="attachment_1787" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Vijaya (left) briefing the AGT delegation Vijaya (left) briefing the AGT delegation[/caption] By Lilian Charles Being born and raised in Pakistan, I have had plenty of opportunities to hear and learn about Islam and Hinduism. I’ve always treasured those occasions of interfaith sharing and learning. 

Kenosis_Home_ACMS By Amanda Mason The skinhead smiled at me with a gappy smile of recognition. “I see you at the seminary. I go there to work,” he said. We had just arrived at the Kenosis Home, a drug rehabilitation centre in Mantin, run by Christians on Buddhist land for the benefit of any.