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Becoming Disciples through Bible Study  

Past News that have become History. 

(This is based on whatever information available. Apologies to disciples from Penang, Taiping or elsewhere or Mandarin Sections if they are not reported in the news. The purpose of this section is to record down some of the activities that the writer is able to know during the course of the disciples journey)

The retreat for the participants of the year 2001 was held on 1st February to 3rd February 2002 at Stella Maris, Penang..

Disciple Facilitators Formation Retreat 2002 was held on 14th to 17th March 2002 in Port Dickson Golf & Country Club to prepare disciples for their role as Facilitators in 2002. 

Orientation for participants of Butterworth was held on 14th April 2002, and for Kulim on 15th April 2002. 

The first lesson for the participants was held on 30th April 2002 for the Butterworth participants. There were 2 groups in Butterworth,  facilitated by Winny, Savaridas, and Thomas. There is 1 group in Kulim,  facilitated by James and Stephen.

Taiping does not have any group, while Ipoh has started with 2 mandarin and 2 english groups. The english groups were facilitated by Hilary and Magdalene from Kuala Lumpur.

A combined Penang-Butterworth-Kulim-Sungai Petani Participant End Retreat was held at Tanjung Bungah Beach Hotel, Penang from 10th to 12th January 2003.

As of 13th June 2001, the Butterworth Church has 2 Disciple Groups, while the Kulim Church has 4 Groups.

As of 10th September 2001, all the disciple groups in Penang, Kulim, and Taiping have completed lesson 17, which means they have completed the whole of the Old Testament.

All the core team members organized a Passover Meal on the 15th September 2001 at Holy Spirit Church, Penang for the English speaking participants. The Mandarin speaking participants had a similar event organized on the 11th September 2001.

The Disciples program for year 2001 is expected to start in May 2001. The following are the planned activities:
(E = English, M = Mandarin)

23rd Mar,7pm - Briefing at Christ the King, Sungei Petani (E & M)
24th Mar,8pm - Briefing at Sacred Heart of Christ, Kulim (M)
25th Mar,11am - Briefing at Sacred Heart of Christ, Kulim (E)
25th Mar,5pm - Briefing at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, B'worth (M)
30th Mar,9pm - Briefing at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, B'worth (E)
21st Apr,7:15pm - Briefing at Holy Spirit Church, Penang (E)
21st Apr,7:15pm - Briefing at Risen Christ, Penang (E)
22nd Apr,11:15am - Briefing at Holy Spirit Church, Penang (E)
22nd Apr,9:30am - Briefing at Risen Christ, Penang (E)
5th May,7:30pm - Orientation for Holy Spirit, Risen Christ, Penang
6th May,10am - Orientation for NBVM, B'worth at SCIC
6th May,7pm - Orientation for Sacred Heart of Christ, Kulim
13th May - Disciple 1st Lesson begins

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