Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Directions to STM

Dear drivers, as you drive along the North-South Expressway (PLUS) to get to STM, you are advised to take the exit at Senawang, Exit 220. 
Click the links below for more info:

The map to STM: 

We will see you very soon! :)


Monday, 12 September 2011

Uncertain Times, Unchanging Passion, Unwavering Conviction

In a few days time,

You know which day, 

We will be going to somewhere pretty faraway:


Whether you are drop dead tired,

Life is far from what you wanted,

The famous four walls, you are there but so what?

Your world has gone through a few rounds of "tsunami",

The beds of roses are not as rosy,

The reality becomes very much like dramatic movies,

You asked, 

And ask again, 

There seems more questions than answers,

You smile each day just like everyone else,

Where the skeletons in the closets are;

Is where everyone hide them so well,

We are imperfect human, born in a sinful world,

How funny, majority expects perfection,

Oh, how are we going to be God's children and truly human?

iBridge Camp, there's where you wanna be,

Having retreat in God's sanctuary,

Captain's ball, the iBridge way,

Forget about iBride, it's a real company in Canada anyway,

Fellowship, "Fei-lo"ship, We remind you not to abandon God's "ship",

Peace, He gives us, 

Special messages, He imparts to us,

Blessings await us,

Uncertain times, as if it's a curse, 

Fear not,

Unchanging Passion, Unwavering Conviction,

This long weekend, 

His Promises Revive in Your Heart Again!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Tips for Camp

*Prepare your heart before you come*

1. For your own heart. 
    That God would prepare it for what He has for you to receive.
    (Proverbs 4:23, Mark 4, especially vs. 8 and 20, Matthew 5:8)
2. Journey mercies
3. God's protection throughout camp
4. Good weather
5. For every detail that God desires at iBridge Camp 2011

* Some suggestions of things to bring:

1. Bible
2. Stationeries eg pen, notebook etc
3. Clothes (enough for 4 days. Bring extra, just in case you need them)
4. Toiletries
5. Medicines (for personal consumption)
6. Towel
7. Camera
8. Comfortable shoes eg sneakers, sandals etc 
9. Mosquito repellent
10. Money
11. Mobile phone charger 
12. Snacks 
13. Your little assignment (the BGR questions) 
14. Anything you deem necessary 

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Camp registration extended!

We receive feedback recently from some of you who have been facing difficulties in making the final decision on attending the camp due to numerous reasons. No worries, we have good news for you! The camp committee has agreed to extend the registration to 12th September 2011. 
This means you have about a week's time to decide and sign up for camp!!

To register, click here:

To those who have signed up, we would like to say a big thank you to you!
Apart from that, pardon us for being so excited, we really have a little assignment for you! :)
As you may aware that we will have a session on a hot topic that is "Relationships", we encourage you to jot down any relationship questions that you would like to ask our speakers during the session.
For example:
1. How do I know whether it is God's will for me and my girlfriend/boyfriend to 
    get married?
2. Should I pray for a life partner?
3. Is it wrong to date a non-Christian? 
4. How do you let a guy know that you like him? 
5. How to reject a guy/girl?

Trust us, no BGR questions are deemed as silly questions. So just feel free to write down any questions that pop up in your mind on a piece of paper now. 

Thursday, 1 September 2011

2 Weeks!

Wow, time flies! It's September now. Can you believe it? 
We are so excited! We will be seeing you in 2 weeks time!! 
Are YOU excited too? 

We can't wait to post up more updates on transport arrangements and other stuffs as we countdown together to the actual day!
Till then, here's an article to keep you occupied. :)

Perspective viewed from my own backyard 
by Lee Thean Seng

6 years ago…….

Most people think that all UPM grads are professional farmers as they associate this institution with PERTANIAN (agriculture). I was lamenting on why most of my friends obtained scholarship (FMS inclusive) or study loans to study abroad and I’m stuck here to study something which I have not much interest in it. Furthermore, to be a Chinese who doesn’t speak Mandarin, I got a total culture shock after being labeled as a “banana”.

2 years ago….

I was stepping out of Universiti Putra Malaysia to enter a different phase in life. I started my first job in my own hometown, Ipoh as an Executive in a food factory. Many of my friends were shocked how I could survive in such a place whereby the salary is low and job opportunity for career advancement seems so scarce. Again I lamented, why I am stuck here again whereby all my friends are living a happening life in the cities.

Not too long ago….

Fast forward to the present situation, I realized that I would’ve missed out so much if I went on a different education path. In fact, I thank God for placing me in UPM where I met so many great Christian friends which have made me a more mature Christian. My involvement in the varsity Christian Fellowship has opened my eyes that so much need to be done to reach out to many out there who have yet to know Christ. Besides that, a public university is like an appetizer of Malaysia society in reality, allowing me to meet people from all walks of lives from different religious and cultural background
The same can be said with my job now. Although the salary range in Ipoh is relatively lower than big cities, I am thankful that I have more time for God, family and friends. Furthermore, I felt that God has intentions for me to settle down in Ipoh. God opened my eyes to see there is a big missing generation aging from 25-35 year old in churches in Ipoh. In other words, there are fewer and fewer young Christian working adults to make an impact in their small hometown. Well, I might miss out the chance to live a happening city life or broadening my horizons abroad in a 4 season country but I’m glad I discovered the purpose that God has for my life. Gain some, lose some. After all, as the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."

Now and not too long later…

With the recent uproar in the political arena in our country, many of us are aiming to try for greener pastures in other countries. Many are left discouraged with where our nation is heading to. I have discovered my calling, that is to stay in my country, my own city particularly, to stand in the gap in prayer and being a responsible citizen. Needless to elaborate, it’s the sick that needs the doctor, not the healthy. I hope my sharing have inspired you to know your calling in life and live your life for His glory.

Thean Seng is currently contributing to the statistics by lowering the average age for the community in Ipoh. Despite many of his friends being caught up in the rat race, he is working in the food industry and enjoying his semi retiree life back here. Currently attending FGA Ipoh, he finds fulfilment helping in the worship ministry and the youth events.