In 1995, during the height of the Rwanda crisis, two American doctors, Drs. Mark & Betsy Neuenschwander of the International Health Services Foundation received a vision from God to raise up disaster relief teams across the world. They visited Malaysia and conducted 3 consecutive Disaster Relief Schools (DRS) in 1995, 1996 and 1997.
From these training schools, a group of graduates received God's call to establish a disaster relief organization in Asia. On 3rd December 1998, CREST was birthed. Now, CREST serves in countries across Asia and takes on the mantle to train more relief volunteers in our Disaster Relief Schools (DRS) in Malaysia.
Since 1998, we have deployed multiple teams of Christians from various churches throughout Malaysia and Singapore, networking with other international organizations to respond to various crises and disasters with medical, food, clothing, shelter and other forms of aid. CREST is a non-profit organization where funds for operations and projects come entirely from the contribution of individuals and organizations. Our funds are managed in the account of Crisis Relief Services& Training Berhad, a company limited by guarantee.