Saturday, 10 May 2014

R&R @ Fraser's Hill - 1-4 May 2014

We really looked forward to our R&R retreat with fellow brothers and sisters. Life is so fast-paced that we rarely have time to reflect and get perspective on our own life and circumstance. We always love Fraser's Hill cos it's so slow-moving as if time has stood still in the hill. No planned programme or activity. No theme park around. No malls. Just close to nature.

The cool mountain air, stroll along the lush greenery, taking in the beauty of nature and the old colonial charm and enjoying the fellowship of friends.

The old Methodist House nestled deep within the forest.

Mushroom and fungi grow almost everywhere. Nature teaches us that for everything there is a season and timing.

The colourful silver-eared Mesia

A cool yellow smiley-faced crab-spider!

A wild ginger flower growing on top of the ground in the undergrowth. At first, I thought it's a new specie of Rafflesia.

A special Talent Show from the children and teens. Jin played the classical guitar solo and also a duet with Wei. Wei showed his new talent playing with the Chinese yo-yo.

A very good attempt for Brandon's first time presentation about his pen pal in Uganda, and a song entitled, 'Meet African Animals' thus his costume with toy animals!

While the judges were busy with the scores, the kids entertained us with the Frozen song!

So much laughter and applause for the night. Kids were happy with their presents. Brandon beamed from ear to ear, after he got his 1st prize.  

Awesome variations and different phases of mushrooms and other fungi.

Some wildlife and insects.

Take individual time to enjoy simple things to renew & recharge (R&R) 

.... or even in a group for rest & recreation (R&R)

Feel blessed to have a community of people who share a love for Christ and His truth. It's more than catching up with one another's life, more than any programme or activity, more than eating or having coffee. It's a way of life to want to be with the body, to share things together and to help and support one another. It's not always pleasant. If one member of the body is hurt, we share that burden. That's what fellowship is all about - seeing the reality of who we really are and with the community encouraging us to get off our individualistic way of life.

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