Living Hope Methodist Church
The Idea of Living Hope Methodist Church came largely from one man, the Rev. Dr. Jeyakumar, our TRAC President, we believe that it had been the Lord God who had been preparing and laying the foundations all along. Dr. Jeya had mooted the idea of setting up a church to touch lives and bring the Gospel to the communities in Kota Kemuning, Bukit Rimau, Kemuning Utama and neighbouring housing estates which had blossomed in the last few years.
He had prayed over this for about 6 years before he fast-track efforts to gather an initial team of about 14 believers, mainly Methodists, who had settled in the neighbourhoods mentioned, who are willing and dedicated to the task he had challenged them to do. These Christian brothers and sisters are members of different churches, coming from Wesley M.C. Klang, Trinity M.C. PJ, Wesley M.C. KL, EMC PJ, and later others from DUMC, P.J. And SSMC came to lend their support. These are people, some with a lot of church work experience and some with more willing heart than experience, who come united to serve. They have different gifting, from administration to music, from children and youth ministry to prayer, worship and small group leading, all in place for the smooth running of a small church.
It is remarkable that these persons from different backgrounds and churches can come together seamlessly and organize the smooth running of Living Hope, and have done this for one full year now. We see God answering prayers and His hand at work all this while, otherwise how else can we come to this stage of progress of Living Hope. I would want to believe that it was no coincidence that the year that God moved Rev. Jeya to be TRAC President was the year that he began planning work for Living Hope. And then there was, still is, the all important matter of having sufficient finance. Much funding and resources for the renovation of the church premises had come from anonymous donors largely through the tireless efforts of Ms. Jenny Qua, Rev. Jeyakumar and Bro. Alan Yong, who was our TRAC Selangor district Lay-leader.
We are thankful for everyone who have contributed to LHMC and ever so grateful to our Lord for Rev. Teoh Lee Yng who joined us since 1st Jan 2015, and have completed serving as Pastor for LHMC in December 2018. Rev. Teoh has now moved on to her posting in Melaka. We are now blessed to have Rev. Gaurri Maniam with us as the Pastor of Living Hope Methodist Church.
Back in LHMC History, here is the LCEC team in 2015.
We have Margaret Khoo working then and now as our tireless and very able church administrator.
Our honorary Treasurer: Peter Low Chin Siang
Prayer and CG: Archie and Dorita Sitther
Music and Worship: Dr. Lau Teck Chai
Church School Superintendent: Mary Chan
Youth fellowship: Ian and Janice Lau
Multimedia & AV: Cheah Lu Shun
Publication and Webmaster: Charles Sharma Naidu
Property and Maintenance: Dr. Chan Chee Yan (also the committee chairperson).
Christian Education: Dr. Chan Chee Yan
The LHMC team in 2015
Many others in the church had also served faithfully and they are drawn from the different families coming to Living Hope.
Roy lead the music team consisting of T.C. Lau, Joanne Chan, Dorita Sitthers, Jewel Naidu, and myself.
Our youthful scripture readers every Sunday come from Si Chai & Michael Bailey’s family, the Charles and Jocelyn’s family, and Sharon and Sharma’s family. Si Chai, Michael, Sharon Naidu, Charles, & Jocelyn also serve regularly as ushers, together with Desmond Nelson, Gilbert Hiew and Lai Ting, Hock Heng, Geok Bee and Helen.
We thank the Lord for each and every one of them, and each will have their own story to tell of how God brought them to serve. Now we have more members and visitors and the Church is making a significant impact within the Kota Kemuning and Bukit Rimau community. We pray that God will continue to bring in more people willing to serve and continue to make Living Hope a family-friendly church, which we pride ourselves to be even now.
All Praise and Glory to our Father in Heaven.