Sundays : Service 10.00am-12.00pm
Venue: KAOG@Timur, Ropheka Hall.
In July 2002, members of the Sungai Chua cell group were in the depths of despair. Their efforts to distribute tracts in the area were not bearing fruit. People were not responding to them.
Then, on the night before the final day of the exercise, Pastor Bernard Ong cried out the the Lord, asking Him not to let their labour be in vain. And He answered. But not in a way anyone in KAOG could have anticipated.
On the last day, the team met with a Nepalese man. Expectations were not high. He was a foreign worker and could speak only a smattering of English. But he understood.
And so began KAOG’s “unplanned” Nepalese mission. Initially, two Nepalese men joined the English service and Sungai Chua cell. Bible study classes were also held for them.
Two major evangelistic meetings have been organised to reach out to the Nepalese immigrant workers. Both involved the screening of movies, games and fellowship. Each meeting drew more than 200 people.
At first, the Nepalese who came to KAOG attended the English Sunday service. Later, a separate service and Bible study class were held for them under Pastor Bernard and Brother Silas Siah.
In April 2004, Pastor Roshan Bada from Nepal joined KAOG to help in this ministry. He now conducts the Sunday service for Nepalese workers at the Ceria Language Centre in Sungai Chua. Every week, between 15 and 20 workers join the celebration at the language centre, which, incidentally, is a social project of KAOG.
Ceria Language Centre had since closed down, and now the Nepalese Service meets in KAOG church in the small room every Weekend. In 2005 Pastor Resham Kumar Sunuwar led the Nepalese Service for a time while studying in a bible school here. In 2006, Ps Anand took over as the pastor of the Nepali Service until 2008. He was then taken over by Ps Simon Bharat who has since seen the growth of the congregation to about 60 regulars.
Today, the church charters a bus to bring the Nepalese to church every Sunday for service and refreshment is served every week after service.