9 May 2014 –
What do you get when a missionary, an artist and an MBA student met over a drink one evening?
Youth With A Mission Philippines in Collaboration with Thirty Fold Productions will be presenting a Fundraising theater production to raise funds for missions, relief efforts and to rebuild the livelihood of Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Tacloban, Philippines.
“Homecoming” tells a story of 3 chaotic sons, 2 caring parents and 1 loving family. Presented with a gist of humor and a pinch of heartbreak, the theater production is inspired by the parable of the prodigal son with characters built around parable of the sower. Set in a surreal dimension with hints of modern day Malaysia, the story deals with the ever-gripping human condition of hurt, bitterness, and anger and finding solace through love.
With guest appearances from Internationally-renowned magician, Zlwin Chew and Electric Violinist/ producer/ songwriter Dennis Lau, the show promises an enriching experience for the whole family.
Friday, 30 May @ 8PM.
Saturday, 31 May @ 3PM & 8PM.
Sunday, 1 June @ 8PM.
Venue: City Harvest Church, No. 3, Jalan SS 13/4, Subang Jaya, 47500 Selangor, Malaysia.
A minimum donation of RM30
A minimum donation of RM25 for students
Free entry for children 10 years and below.
The production was birthed when Missionary Chew Weng Ern returned to Malaysia after his second mission trip to Tacloban, Phillipines. Gathered over an intention of catching up with theater practitioner Andy Darrel Gomes and his sister Stephanie, the trio sensed a burden from The Lord to do something for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
“The only thing I know how to do is theater, so I initiated the project of raising funds through a theater production” said Andy who is the playwright and director of the production.
What started out as a small initiative grew larger than life when God intervened and gave them the EX8 hall at City Harvest Church that could fit a capacity of 1800 per show. Soon, they found favors with many others whom believed in the vision and stood up to lend a hand to their endeavor.
“What seemed impossible for us at first, considering that we are just a 3 person team, God made it possible” said Stephanie Gomes who helps in managing the project.
Chew Weng Ern, a Missionary under the covering of YWAM, Philippines said that the funds from the production will be channeled into efforts like:
1. Distribute hygiene kits, stationery sets, vitamin supplements and Bibles.
2. Set-up mobile medical clinic (by Gatsemene Medical International)
3. Purchase of boats for fisherman, reconstruction of houses.
4. Follow-up, disciple and encourage local believers.
5. Conduct children ministry, bible study groups and church service
6. Street evangelism/ door-to-door evangelism.
“Typhoon Haiyan is the worst typhoon ever to make landfall. 16 million lives affected and million displaced. They lost their loved ones, their home, their source of living, their identification cards, their belongings, their education certificates and now rely solely on the mercy of others to survive. It has been 6 months since the tragedy and there is still so much more to be done. We hope that the community would be of support to help this relief and mission efforts ”, he added.
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Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/homecomingtheaterproduction