Manna Communities Services
Do you have a
heart of compassion
towards the poor and needy?
Partner with us to reach out.
Contact Elijah (Tel: 03-6250 8188) or Clement (HP Tel: 016 879 2636) for further details.
Manna Communities Services Ministry is the social concern outreach ministry of RLS. Through practical assistance to those in need, MANNA aims to visibly demonstrate Christian love to the local community as well as to provide an opportunity for members of RLS to become involved in impacting society through Christian service.
To provide spiritual hope and practical assistance to those in need as a visible expression of the love and compassion of God in a fallen and broken world.
To impact the society around us through our Christian service and be a channel for God's transformation of our community.
To provide a means for RLS members to become involved in Christian social outreach and to grow in their Christian walk.
The focus of MANNA is on the local community close to RLS and in the Klang Valley generally, but also elsewhere in Malaysia as the needs arise.
The core focus is on specific projects that are selected with a view to longer term sustainability whereby impacted individuals are transformed into self-supporting and productive members of society. Core projects include financial assistance and personal follow-up support. Assistance is also provided for emergency requests.
Reaching the poor and needy is a direct command of God to Christians. Deut 15:11 says, " I command you to be open-handed toward the poor and needy." It is not an option for us.
For this purpose, the Manna Ministry is set up to provide physical assistance and spiritual hope to the poor and needy as a visible expression of God's love and compassion in a fallen and broken world.
Helping the poor and needy goes beyond dropping an occasional dollar for the street beggar to salve our conscience. Giving the poor a packet of rice will not go very far either.
What is required is a wholistic commitment not only to help them out of their current difficulty but also to be self-reliant in being "able to fish for themselves".
To do this, we need financial resources and volunteers.
Income for MANNA comes from individual sponsors, from the corporate sector, and a proportion of the RLS tithe. We also have fund raising events such as the Manna Charity Bazaar. This annual bazaar provides good quality second hand items donated by RLS members for sale at low prices to those less financially able, thereby helping the local community as well as generating income to support MANNA projects. Particular care is taken to ensure that the financial assistance provided through MANNA is accounted for and that aid-dependency on the part of the recipient is avoided. (Back to top)
How you can help/serve communities - in touching lives and changing nations. United together in serving
We welcome volunteers who are committed to partner with us in hands-on community services and also to donate through financial support or contributions-in-kind.
Manna emphasizes the importance of skill building amongst needy communities - educating individuals in a skill that will build confidence in themselves so that they are able to earn an income and fend for themselves.
Who are the volunteers?
A Community of dedicated persons desiring to serve needy Communities.
- Health Care Providers
e.g doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists.
- Suppliers of food or vitamins
e.g. rice, meat, beverages, sugar, cooking oil, multi-vitamins
- Small Business Skill Builders
e.g. people who can teach entrepreneur skills to develop small businesses like selling siew pow, hot steam boat stalls (luk-luk)
- Any one who has a heart to help
We are looking for... people or groups of people who have the compassion to help.
We encourage home groups who have the same vision to partner with us in our endeavour to build lives. (Back to top)
He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done. Proverbs 19:17
MANNA SPONSOR A CHILD PROGRAM
There are many needy children in this nation who suffer from lack of basic provisional care.
Who are these children?
They are from orphanages, broken families or even displaced children.
How can you help?
You can help to meet the child's needs by joining Manna Sponsor a Child Program. Through your financial support or contribution-in-kind, you can help to give the child a better future.
The child will be very blessed to know that someone cares for him/her.
- health care
- recreation activities
- feeding programs
- Others (Back to top)
MANNA sponsors 13 children in a Christian orphanage in Dengkil. They range from pre-school age to placement in vocational training colleges. On special occasions, the RLS youth organizes activities for the children and they also participate in the annual church camp.
SUNBEAMS OLD FOLKS' HOME, SG BULOH
RLS assists Sunbeam Old Folks' Home through monthly financial support. RLS Chinese Church and the RLS Stamped Youth Group are currently helping in the makeover of the Home. A Saturday Chinese service for the residents has been started in Sept 2009. (For more news)
STREET MINISTRY with OVERCOMERS' COMMUNITY
Street Ministry at Overcomers' Community on Thursday evenings 6pm
FEEDING PROGRAMS FOR MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES
Manna Ministry distributes food, rice and vitamins to the marginalized communities - Orang Asli, poor families.
We thank Yayasan Sunbeam for their generous contribution of rice provisions toward this project and also our RLS members for their generous contributions in money and in kind.
Global Family Community sponsors healthcare products and clothings that are brought in from Korea for distribution to these communities. We thank Pastor Joshua Eun and his organization for their generosity and efforts toward this project.
Children with vitamins sponsored by Global Family Community
Distributing Bags of Rice to Orang Asli families in Kampung Tuang
Other Projects and activities :
- Provide Food Provisions for needy churches
- Sponsor of needy individuals
- Impart handicraft skills and other know-how to Orang Asli (Manna + Missions)
- Hospital Visitation to comfort the sick and pray for them.
- Free tuition for children from low income families within the Segambut community. (Volunteers needed)
- Annual Charity Bazaar (Back to the top)