Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The first BOIC in year 2011

We had our recent BOIC at FRIM last 5-6th March. There were only 3 participants joining us this time as the other 3 that were supposed to join us had to pull out from BOIC due to some unforeseen circumstances.

Heng Kai conducted the first part of the BOIC with Introduction to Adventure Ministry with Adventure Games as demonstration. We had mixture of laughter with spur of knowledge of how to use the adventure games as a tool to build team dynamics and to evangelise. It's so much fun to see all of us running around like kids when we played "Have you ever" and the "Knight and Bandit". We continued to play the games up to lunch time.

After lunch, Justin and Tamie took Jackson, Pui Fun and Connie (the participants) for mountain biking course around FRIM. They stopped by the waterfall before coming back to Kem Perah. During the debrief session, one of them mentioned that the mountain biking course reminded her that it's like life routes. There will be a smooth route that easy for you to travel by and there will route that tougher to travel. If you're not careful, you're probably trip and fall. If you did not hold on, you probably won’t get to see the end of the route. I couldn’t really recall the whole of detail of her words; it's more of my paraphrase. 

Then, done with the mountain biking, Alice and Ding conducted the Rope Course session. The rope course session required them to climb the tree using the arborist rope up to the branch the rope is looped on. All three participants did the challenge gracefully. Though Connie did not it to the high point, but her determination made her to climb more than half of the way to the highest point! A small step that you can not underestimate!

At night, we took each one of them for a nigh walk and solo hour. Alice asked them to contemplate on Luke 7:36-50. She asked us to ponder upon a few questions during our solo hour: our life before and after receiving Christ and how we have loved God (more because we realised of our sins or less?). Each one of us, including the instructors has an encounter with God in our own personal way. Some hear that God have convicted and confirmed their calling in the ministry they served in, some have experience God' faithfulness and protection, some whereby God spoken of His goodness and opened their eyes. Regardless of the fear they faced (to be in the dark alone for an hour) and none of the participants wanted to go thru solo hour again, we thank God for His protection and His faithfulness during that precious hour.

They went off to go for orienteering on the next day after breakfast. Though they took quite some time to find the entire marker but in the end they did completed the task. Kudos to all! 

As for the instructors, we felt that we bonded more during the BOIC. In fact Alice mentioned that this BOIC is the most relax program that she done (despite the fact that she hasn't been to one). We may not have a big number of participants but seeing how things unfolded, we believe it is just right as how God wanted it to be. We had fun together, we learn together and most of all we grow together. 

Shared by Ding.

Participant's feedback:
The impression that given by MAPs is like “challenges me so that I can go beyond myself; to know my life as well as to love my life”. MAPs help me to reflect on my past life through the contact with nature during the activities. We as human, we need to embrace the challenge and reflect on ourselves constantly so that we able to learn to have a more meaningful and exciting life. (Pui Fun)

Adventure Game
Adventure Game

Put up safety equipment before tree climbing
Briefing before tree climbing
Clip and lock before climb
Instructor demonstrates how to climb the tree
Mountain biking - uphill (:

To all that have attended, instructors and participants alike, THANK GOD FOR EACH OF YOU!! YOU HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE!

To all that have not attended, you have missed it BIG TIME :D so don missed out next time :P

The upcoming BOIC will be on:
June 18-19, 2011 (Click here for registration)
July 23-24, 2011 (Click here for registration)

Don't forget to bring along your Christian friends! God bless! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Basic Outdoor Instructor Course (BOIC) 2011

MAPs has been serving the youths of Malaysia through adventure ministry for the past 6 years and we invite you to be part it. Through our yearly organised BOIC (Basic Outdoor Instructor Course), MAPs has trained over hundreds of leaders in adventure ministry skill.

We welcome you to join us for this exciting 2 days training held over four dates in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The link for registration as per following:

March 5-6, 2011 (Click here)
April 23-24, 2011 (Click here)
June 18-19, 2011 (Click here)
July 23-24, 2011 (Click here)

Feel free to contact us if you have any inquiry, and I hope to see you soon there!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blessed Chinese New Year

Hi Friends of MAPs,

MAPs would like to take this great opportunity to wish you and your family have a great year ahead with God's blessing abundantly! Have a blessed Chinese New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ipoh BB Programme

Setting up archery course
Instructors were preparing the archery session
Adventure Game
Adventure Game
Archery is ready!
Instructor was instructing the way to hold archery

The Ipoh Boys’ Brigade programme at Harvest Haven on 31 July was a success. Many thanks to all instructors from KL and Penang and never forget to give thanks to our God as he has answered to our prayer for good weather (cloudy till lunch time and heavy rain before dinner time).  

Due to the earlier rainfall, the night orienteering activity was more pleasant.  Some of the markers were quite difficult to find but overall everyone had fun. Most importantly, the programme ended with 1 youth accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord & Saviour.

Overall, the instructors were encouraged to continue to serve the Lord in MAPs ministry as we see the Lord touched the hearts of the participants. There was good team work among Penang & KL Mappers. Bravo, guys!

1 Peter 4:10
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.  

Lovely KL and Penang Mappers!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

1st BMJ Penang Boys' Brigade Junior Program

Briefing for the adventure games
Adventure Game
Adventure Game

Adventure Game
Adventure Game

Briefing for Rope Course

Rope Course
Rope Course

Rope Course
Rope Course

That was a wonderful Saturday to serve in MAPs again. The activities that we conducted are adventure games and rope course. This time was a challenged task for each of us as all participants group age is just within 9 to 13 years old children which came from First BMJ Penang Boys’ Brigade Junior. 

On the early morning, we started few adventure games activities like Name Game (Throw Ball Around), High Five Low Five, Asteroid, Finger Fight, People-2-People, Human Auction, Circle-In, Circle-Out, Zip-Zap + Viking + Jell-O, 3-to-3 Tag, Trolley and Tank. From the programs, children not only learned to have fun but they bonding with each other’s and they had been build up the group dynamic.

After lunch, we started conducted the Rope Course. All children’s had did their best in this program, their performance really out from our expectations. That’s 1 of the youngest girl in team shown us many profound spiritual lessons. She’s the most youngest and small size in the group, even she do not have enough physical strength to achieve the highest point of the tree but she shown us the spirit of never give up and keep trying on.

Of course, we also had a great time of debriefing and the participants came back with many profound spiritual lessons from the program.

1.     Lord is creation God, he created the natural and so we could enjoyed the adventure activities in this natural places.
2.     Lord is mighty, he gave power to each of us so that we could having the physical strength and confidence to complete the program.
3.     Encourage is important to each others. In life may having a lots of obstacle but supporting from parents and friends are helpful for us to overcome it.
4.     Pray when u need HIM; pray when u worship HIM.
5.     Always give thanks to God!

At the end, we were closing the program by singing BB vesper together.

Through above program, it not only impact to children’s but also let us learned that even they are young, but they are strong. In this program we could see that all of them were encourage each others, all of them having the spirit of never give up which remind us that we shall keep it in mind in the journey of serving.

Shared by,
Pauline Ong

Thursday, July 22, 2010

MAPs National Training

MAPs National Training (May 2010)
Thank God for His grace and mercy that guided us throughout the whole National Training in Langkawi Island end of May, 2010. We thank God that putting Dr David Parks also who specially make it for the trip to be our speaker and his sharing really inspiring us. 

Stay on this channel for our update! More to come!