R2R Ministry (Grief Support)

“Praise be to the God
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble with
the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

1. What is R2R?

R2R is an acronym for “ROAD TO RESTORATION”.

2. What is the primary purpose of this group?

Everyone goes through the stages of grieving at a different pace and in a different way when their loved one passed away. Grieving the loss of a loved one is a very personal and highly individual experience. Many struggle with the death of a loved one – the more significant the loss, the more intense the grief. The grieving process takes time.

Are you overwhelmed by the loss of your loved one? Do you believe you are never going to make it? You are not alone in this – many have walked that journey. Sharing your loss with others greatly reduces the pain of your loss.

Our R2R ministry is there to offer information, to listen, to share feelings, and to support one another with the desire to walk with you through that road to restoration.

3. What is R2R trying to achieve?

The aim, which is also the mission statement, is to provide spiritual support in a safe and confidential environment, offering help and hope to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one by centering in on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

4. Who is the main person in charge of this ministry?

Praise the Lord that Peter Huang and his wife Wai Fong felt led by the Holy Spirit to take up this ministry.  Some years back, they personally have lost a child of their own and they understood the pain and loneliness during their grieving period. It is their hearts desire to strengthen others after they have been comforted.
Peter and Wai Fong are leading the Genesis Home Cell and attend FGAC Central. Peter is currently one of FGAC’s Mission Board members.  Both Peter and Wai Fong have a heart for missions and are involved in this area of ministry actively.  Both have served in the Children’s ministry too.  Peter has also served as an elder of a church previously. Peter was also a former Penang State Assemblyman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By profession Peter is a lawyer. Wai Fong who previously worked as a Secretary to a multi-national company resigned from her post to be a full-time mother and homemaker when their first child was born. They have two (2) children Sarah and Philip (who went with the Lord a few years ago).

5.  Are there any others supporting this ministry?

Presently, the following members of our church have signed up and going through some training:-

6. Where can I receive more information about this ministry?

Please contact any of the following:-

Peter Huang     :     012-4222909
Wai Fong     :     012-4222939
Koe Paik Lean     :     016-4181620
Pr. Joseph Sav.     :     012-4282107

7.    If I want to be part of this ministry,
how do I go about it?

If you feel that God might be calling you to this important and compassionate work of the Church, please contact Peter Huang or Wai Fong for more information. They will lead your from there.

To establish the necessary support system for those in grief, we seek those who meet the following criteria:-

a.     Have a caring and compassionate spirit.

b.    Able to give your time and energy to support those experiencing grief.

c.    Preferably, one who has personally suffered the loss of a loved one.

d.    Will have resolved his/her own grief issues to a place where the needs of the grieving person can be met.

e.    Will care for his/her spiritual, physical and emotional needs, to be well equipped to care for     grieving person.

f.    Observe strict confidentiality regarding anything heard or observed in a contact with the grieving person.

g.    To undergo continuing further education and training on grief support.

h.    To attend an interview before being selected.

8. If I know someone who might need this,
whom should I refer the person to?

Anyone named under Item No. 6 above.

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