Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blessing of sunshine and rain

It was a gorgeous day -  sunshine and heavy rain.

This morning, my wife and I went to Putrajaya to submit travel documents for a group of  pilgrims to Jerusalem to the Home Ministry for approval.

Israel is the only country in the world does not have diplomatic ties with Malaysia. However, Christians and Muslims are allowed to visit the holy city of Jerusalem.

The policy concerning Christians visit to Jerusalem changes many times in the past decade.

At present, Christians are required to submit travel documentary proof such as air tickets and travel itinerary, plus baptism certificates and letter from the churches concerned to the Home Ministry for approval.

2 years ago, it was Immigration Department as the approving authority,

It was bright sunshine, blue sky in Putrajaya. No haze but plenty of fresh air.

In the evening, we welcomed heavy downpours .... refreshing rain brought down the temperature.

Today was also the opening of the 21st RCIA ( Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), a course for those who wish to know the Catholic faith and the community.

It is my 22nd year of involvement in RCIA. Hopefully, with many young faces emerging and taking more active roles, I can "retire" in the near future!

(See more pictures in Facebook) 

Fr. George lighted a candle declaring open of the 2013-2014 session  赫佐治神父点燃蜡烛,宣布慕道班开幕

今天是个美好的一天 - 阳光灿烂,也有大雨的到来。



政府对于基督教徒到耶路撒冷朝圣的政策, 过去十年来,曾作多次的更改。








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