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2017-04 Newsletter

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1 Networking, Partnering and Collaborating

On 16 April, The Pink Shoes (TPS) celebrated their 3rd year anniversary. CREST was invited to set up a booth and to introduce our ministry to TPS volunteers. We want to put on record our thanks to CREST staff and volunteers who had come to celebrate this remarkable event with TPS

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CREST booth at TPS event Sharing at TPS event Meeting with Malaysian CARE

CREST and Malaysian CARE have been meeting to share ideas, information and experiences in the area of disaster response. CREST looks forward to partnering with other agencies who share similar goals in serving the poor and needy in crisis.

Thank you, The Pink Shoes and Malaysian CARE for spending your precious time with CREST.

2 Mission Trip to Kampong Kuala Kelang, Pahang

21-23 April, CREST returned to Kuala Telang together with 8 volunteers with a singular goal: To build 11 rafts together with the community as part of disaster risk reduction for flood. We give thanks to God and to those who had been praying for us for being able to accomplish our goal in one day in good weather.

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Rafts completed by volunteers and local community Harvest from the chili farm

In March 2015, CREST had provided financial aid to local farmers amounting to RM 3,270 to restore their chili farm that was destroyed by flooding. The farmers informed that currently, they are able to harvest 900kg of chili every two days which is worth RM 5.50 per kilogram.

3 Up Coming Events & Prayer Requests

3.1 IDRN 1100 – Disaster Preparedness @ FGA KL (10 June 2017).

Kindly refer to upcoming event for further information. You may contact CREST for registration.

3.2 Basic Disaster Response Camp, MBS, Kundang (14-17 September 2017).

BDR 2017 is open for registration. This year, we aim for 20 participants for this intensive training. If you have attended IDRN 1100 and 1300 or CREST annual training camps before 2010, come and gain wider and broader knowledge in Disaster Management.

3.3 Fund Raising Event for CREST 2018.

We are looking for volunteers for our 20th Anniversary Fund Raising Event next year. Please pray together with us for the Lord’s direction. May He provide the wisdom, manpower and resources that is needed.

In Him We Serve,
CK Cheong
Executive Director

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