We are continuing to appeal to our readers and visitors to donate to our work of running two centres. The annual budget is RM120,000 (USD38,000) for 2014 and 2015 and will grow higher as we recruit more staff and take in additional trainees.

Please make payment to 'Persatuan Berdikari Seremban Negeri Sembilan' with your name and address on a cover slip so we can mail you our official receipt. All donations from April 1 2011 will be exempted from taxation by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. Please send the payment to:

The Treasurer, Persatuan Berdikari Seremban Negeri Sembilan, 381, Jalan Kenanga 1, Taman Bukit Chedang, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Thank you for your support.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Leadership Burden

Ephesians 4: 14 - 16 read:

"Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."

I felt the appropriateness of these verses as we approach the day of reckoning, the day when we elect the committee members to run the Persatuan. As the nominated chairman from the church, Wesley Methodist Church Seremban, I feel this burden of leadership. I look for near perfection in ideals but I am also practical to accept lesser performance because we are human. What is important for now is to have a good team, a caring and supportive team, with the right intentions and the team spirit to support and share the workload with the leader as they together go forward to put Persatuan on a high pedestal of doing good work for the learning disabled.

We are a body that needs to grow and be built up. For this my desire is that every part will do its work so that the body may be strong and healthy. I ask that members not fear working, only fear not being found to work when God calls.

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