Moving? Need a Hand? Lend a Hand!

We had to go through the difficult process of moving house just last month.  There was a lot of packing to be done and before even that, there was a lot of things that we had to decide to get rid off or give away as we were moving into much smaller accommodation.

One of the problems we faced was getting a reasonably priced but reliable movers.  The first two movers we approached turned up to be most unreliable – either trying to introduce new charges above and beyond what was agreed to or not showing up at all.

Eventually, God led us to two Christian organisations which gave us a helping hand with our move and allowing us to give a helping hand to others at the same time.

First, there is “Shuang Fu” or “Double Blessing”.  This organisation was established in Malaysia in 2001 and aims to help disabled persons achieve independence through providing vocational training and helping them find employment.  One of their activities is recycling.  They are willing to come to your home and take away anything that you may want to throw away.  Useable items may be given to churches or other charitable organisations.  Other items may end up in their Second-hand Shop with the proceeds from their sale helping to fund the organisation activities.  Of what remains, paper, glass and plastics are recycled if possible.  They will also dispose of rubbish for you as part of the service.  Find out more on their Facebook or call at 603-79831842/43.

The second organisation is Kenosis.  Kenosis is not unknown to some of us as they are assisting our outreach work in Taman Desa by providing space at their premises.  Kenosis is a Christian Drug Rehabilitation Program with ex-addicts reaching out to current addicts.  Addicts are required to take part in a 4 stage process that may take at least 2 years and is aimed to lead them away from drug addiction towards being avble to live independent and productive lives.

As their website explains;

“The word “Kenosis” comes from the Greek term, “kenos” which means “empty”, or “kenoun”, which means “to empty”. Used by Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:7, the word refers to the ‘self-emptying’ of Christ in order to share human life and death.

‘ Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross.’

– Philippians 2:5-8 (GNB)-

Why this name? “Jesus gave up His all for us, are we willing to give our all for Him?” That was a question that lingered in the minds of three ex-drug addicts (Richard Lee, Bob Leong and Elvie Ho), who believed their rehabilitation could not be possible without the power, love and direction of God through the Holy Spirit. Jesus, the Son of God who is perfectly holy, just, merciful, righteous and loving has ’emptied’ and ‘humbled’ Himself, died upon the cross for to save mankind. He has ’emptied’ His life utterly to become the transparent medium in which God dwells and through which people or mankind can see God.Hence, this self-emptying Christ in Philippians 2:5-8, has become an attraction for Richard, Bob and Elvie which caused them to ask : “How much are we willing to “give up” or to “kenoun” for the Lord whose love and power have saved us from the bondage of drug abuse?” And the answer to that question had led them to establish Kenosis Home in 2001.The idea of setting a non-profit Christian drug rehabilitation center in Kuala Lumpur began to take shape when they felt the calling of the Lord to reach out to male addicts with a ministry specially “for drug-addicts from ex-addicts”. With assistance from the leaders in Gethsemane Centre, Kepong, a Christian drug rehab center, they founded Kenosis Home.”

As part of the process, advanced residents take part in Kenosis work programs which include the following services;

1.     Home or office moving
2.     Painting
3.     Renovation works/welding
4.     Lorry transport services
5.     Grass-cutting

We found their service really good, reliable and they were very careful in handling the furniture.  It was also good to get to know them better and to participate in their journey to recovery.  You can contact them at 603-7987 1820 or at kenosiscenter@gmail.com .

So, if any of you have use of these services, we fully recommend using these two organisations.  Need a hand? Lend a hand at the same time.

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