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Sunday, 07 October 2018 20:04

2018-09 Newsletter

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1 Thanksgiving...

Up to this September, CREST has conducted 17 trainings across 4 countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and China. Due to our limited capacity in human resource and time, we are not able to accept many more requests for training.

We thank our partners who had hosted and worked hand in hand with us in crisis relief mission. We also thank individuals, organizations and churches who have funded our office operations.

In the month of August, CREST deployed teams to Philippines for post Haiyan development project and Laos flood relief. In September, we deployed a team to Lombok for post earthquake recovery. And following in the month of October, teams will be deployed to Palu, (North Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami), Myanmar (post Cyclone Nargis) and Laos (post flood).

We give thanks to our Almighty God, and CREST continues to seek for your continuous prayer support in the coming months. We have a busy schedule and expect ‘unexpected events’ ahead of us.

Saturday, 15 September 2018 21:55

2018-08 Newsletter

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1. We are Moving...

Dear friends of CREST, we are moving our office from SS15 Subang Jaya to Bandar Botanic, Klang. Starting from 1 September, 2018 we will operate from our new office with address and contact as below:-

52, Jalan Bungor 3/KS 6, Bandar Botanic,
41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +6019-328-7299
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.crestmalaysia.org
Facebook: CREST Malaysia

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:36

2018-07 Newsletter

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1. Partnering in Disaster Relief.

1a. CREST thanks NECF and look forward to continual partnership in disaster relief. A 15-foot long fiberglass boat equipped with 15HP Suzuki Engine, 2 paddles, 6 life jackets was delivered to CREST’s new office in Klang. This boat will be used for training, water surface rescue, food delivery and emergency evacuation.

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Left: Rev. Andy Chi, Secretary-General NECF
Right: CK Cheong, Executive Director CREST

Boat Accessories

Friday, 06 July 2018 12:05

2018-06 Newsletter

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1. Post Haiyan, Livehood & CBDRRM Workshop @ Iloilo, Philippines

In February 2018, CREST signed an agreement with Asia Pacific Baptist Aid Philippines to provide capital assistance to existing livelihood and income-generating projects in 3 villages in Panay Island. On 10-19 June, CREST went to project sites for evaluation and to conduct a workshop on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Management for the community leaders.

Our hosts also invited the Department of the Interior and Local Government to share on the disaster management system in the Philippines and the Department of Social Welfare & Development to share on human trafficking in disasters.

Monday, 11 June 2018 11:12

2018-05 Newsletter

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1. Message from Executive Director.

May 2018, is a remarkable month for all Malaysians. After the 61 years ruling under the same government, Malaysia is starting a new chapter under the elected government. Personally, I have witnessed the power of one vote and the desire of Malaysian returned home to cast this vote.

2 days after the general election, I have travelled to Singapore to conduct a 1 day disaster preparedness training in partnership with Touch International. Alongside with my trip, many of our friends in Singapore asked me about the election result and they are really impressed with what the Malaysians have done. I give thanks to the Lord for He has granted peace to us despite of changing government and to all Malaysians, you have made this country proud again!

Sunday, 06 May 2018 14:57

2018-04 Newsletter

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1. Message from Executive Director.

We give thanks to God, our Provider. I recall the first time I brought my wife to CREST office and her first impression was it was like a disaster zone. A regular double story link house that serves as administration office, staff hostel and machine repair.

Our prayers for a new and affordable office have been answered. Soon we will move into a double story corner house in Bandar Botanic in Klang, offered by a generous volunteer.

We will send out our relocation notice soon. Continue to pray with us for God to provide volunteers, transportation and financial support to carry out this operation.

Monday, 09 April 2018 11:57

2018-03 Newsletter

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1. Consolidated Report for Penang Flood 2017.

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Saturday, 10 March 2018 10:30

2018-02 Newsletter

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1 Message from Executive Director

It has always been challenging to plan and execute activities for the shorter month of February. Adding to the challenge this year was the Chinese New Year holidays. The Wilderness Survival, Search & Rescue training scheduled for 3rd March to be called off because only 3 persons had signed up.

The pace picks up in March as various churches in Malaysia moves into disaster preparedness and response. We praise God for the churches and NGOs who have requested for training events in their region or state. I am praying for these trainings will not clash with the coming General Election. Please pray with CREST for God’s strength, wisdom and knowledge to be upon us as we continue to serve in His Kingdom.

Monday, 05 February 2018 12:12

2018-01 Newsletter

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1 Disaster Preparedness & Disaster Response Training @ Kunming, China

This was my 4th trip to Kunming after the 2014 Ludian Earthquake to conduct training with our local partners. It was a great joy to see the brothers and sisters in the province of Yunnan consistently sharing on disaster awareness with the locals. Yunnan is one of the provinces in China that has the highest risk in earthquake and poverty among the minority tribes.

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A group of 9 completed IDRN 1100 & 1300. May they bring what they have learned to their family, friends and community.

Sunday, 07 January 2018 11:30

2017-12 Newsletter

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1 Message from Executive Director.

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On behalf of CREST, I would like to wish everyone a blessed New Year. Isaiah 40:30-31, even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Let’s put our hope in the Lord in this beginning of year 2018.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 17:45

2017-11 Newsletter

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1 Penang Flood Response, Malaysia.

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On behalf of CREST, I would like to thank our partners (HISTeam, Methodist Crisis Relief & Development), donors and volunteers for your faithful support towards our response in Penang. Most importantly, CREST staff had worked long hours and overtime during the response.

Friday, 17 November 2017 10:38

2017-10 Newsletter

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1 Kelas Siaga Bencana, Bali, Indonesia

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CREST Malaysia, HAND Singapore, BPBD, Gesa Bentara Kalimantan, Bandung.

26 Participants from local churches and different NGOs attended the workshop.

21st Oct 2017, CREST was invited by our partner from Indonesia to jointly conduct a training for the local churches and NGOs in preparation for volcano eruption – Mount Agung in Bali Island, Indonesia.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 19:35

2017-09 Newsletter

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1 Self, Family, Community Preparedness, Kuala Lumpur & Kuala Terengganu.

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Malaysian Care – Kuala Lumpur
13th Sep 2017

Trinity Airport Covenant Fellowship
Kuala Terengganu 21st Sep 2017

Since years ago, CREST has dedicated the month of September for training events for a purpose. Firstly, we are trying to avoid Malaysia monsoon session from Oct-Dec, and we may equip our volunteers to response when disaster happen during the session of monsoon.

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