Partner: Asian Youth Ambassador
Asian Youth Ambassadors (AYA) is a non-profit youth and community development organisation founded in Malaysia for the primary purpose of “inviting, inspiring, instructing and involving young people to dare to dream and be responsible in fulfilling those dreams for the good of all”.
AYA’s main priority is a commitment to raising leaders of admirable standards and excellence, believing that sound and solid leaders determine the overall health (spirit, mind and body) of a whole generation as it does a whole nation.
Started since year 1995 by Kenneth and Sandra Chin, AYA has been touching over 6,000 youths each year through concerts, conferences, community service initiatives and mass media.
In August 1999, Pr. Kenneth received a clear call from God to plant a church. It was a big step of faith, which led him to take leave from his beloved church to devote himself to pray and seek God’s direction with two other faithful friends. On 27th February 2000, Acts Church was officially birthed. His wife, Pr. Sandra, would join him 6 months later. She would prove herself to be an indispensable partner, support and resource to him and to the church.
God’s call to the couple was clear, and they were to raise up a generation whose first priority and purpose was to please God and do His will. God promised Pr. Kenneth that if he would obey Him to plant and shepherd a local church that reaches out to the X generation, He would bless the work and transform the ‘X’ to become the ‘Acts’ generation. He promised that this local church would be an international movement and a model to many and that if we will remain faithful to build according to His pattern, we will see “one generation praise His name to another”.
Today, Acts has grown from a congregation of 3 to nearly 3,000 – across 26 churches in 8 nations – with local service plants in Cyberjaya, Nilai, Ampang, Petaling Jaya, Klang, Semenyih, Cheras and Iskandar (Johor), as well as international expansions to Singapore, Indonesia (Bekasi and Karawaci), Botswana, UK (London, Bristol and Edinburgh), Australia (Melbourne), Thailand (Chiang Mai) and Myanmar (Yangon).
The journey is ongoing, and there is more for us to do, learn and grow. By the grace of God, we believe that He will bring greater days and greater works to us and through us for this generation and the generations to come.
Speaker: Shirley Wong