Robert and I just got back from an incredible trip to Malaysia and we wanted to
write out some of the many things that happened so that you can have a better
picture of what all went on while we were there. First off though, we want to thank
you sincerely for partnering with us and helping us make the trip possible! So
many blessed us financially and warred for us in the spirit realm through prayer.
We’re so grateful for your investment and have prayed for a hundred-fold return
for what each of you has given to us!
For anyone who is unfamiliar with Malaysia, it is a southeast Asian country located
just to the north of Indonesia and south of Thailand. It’s an extremely diverse
nation; in fact, Malaysia is not only home to native Malay, but also Indian, Chinese,
and many migrant workers from various countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, and
Indonesia. There are also many indigenous tribes as well. This makes Malaysia
one of the most unique Asian countries I (Mary) have been to, as there are several
widely spoken languages. Malay is the primary language, but many can also speak
Mandarin, Cantonese, English, or Tamil (and there are many other languages
spoken besides these). Therefore, most people are at least bilingual and many can
speak 3+ languages quite well. This diversity was so much fun to experience and
made conversing with people pretty easy as well.
Robert and I flew into Kuala Lumpur but spent the majority of our trip with a YWAM
base in Ipoh, the 3rd largest city in Malaysia (famous for its creation of white coffee).
Much of our ministry time was spent with either the YWAM staff or immigrants from
Vietnam and Indonesia. Native Malays are required to be Muslim and it is illegal to
try to convert a Malay to another religion. Because of this, we had to be a bit
cautious when ministering in public and didn’t spend much time with the native
Malay people. Robert and I also ministered together with Mei Powers, a friend of
mine who is a partner with Covenant Life Fellowship, the ministry Robert Lindsay
(my grandfather) started. Mei joined up with us at the Dallas airport and we all
stayed together at a house the YWAM staff had available for us in Ipoh.
We were busy almost the whole time we were there! Mei, Robert, and I all
participated in such a wide variety of different ministry opportunities that this letter
would be quite long if I wrote about all of them. But for the most part, we spent time
preaching/sharing in different churches or small groups, then ministering to people
through words of knowledge, prophecy, and prayer for healing and God’s touch.
I also did small prophetic paintings throughout the trip and gave them to people
I felt God highlighting and led a prophetic art workshop one day as well.