MACC Coaching Camp 2014

Dan was able to participate as a coach in the Malaysian Association of Credentialed Coaches 2014 Coaching Camp in Port Dickson, Malaysia.  It was a great time to meet people from all sorts of backgrounds and build some deep relationships in a short period of time.  As you can see from the pictures, I became a “fool for Christ’s sake.”  I think they like to make the “matsalleh” (white guy, sort of like “gringo”) volunteer for things.  I played along even though I typically run from things like this!  By joining in, I think I was more approachable.  Great time of sharing.

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Indonesia Visa Run

We needed to renew our visas in October.  We took a quick trip to Bali, Indonesia. Just for a 2 night stay using some Marriott points.  Definitely a great place to visit.

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End of Year School Concert – Extravaganza

End of year school concerts in Malaysia are a BIG deal.  The students at Toby’s school have been practicing for weeks on this concert and every student has a role to play.  The few photos here are just the beginning, go to the Picture Gallery for more!

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Bombing in KL

There was a bombing outside a nightclub very early this morning (9 Oct).  One victim has died and various reports say that up to 12 others were injured.  It’s believed the bombing, which included 3 separate devices, was gang related.  KL, like most big cities around the world, has a lot of gang activity.  Please join us in praying for the victims and families of those affected by the bombing.

You can read more at

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2014/10/09/third-bomb-found-police-say-underworld-involved/

or

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/09/explosion-sun-complex-gangland-fighting-the-cause/

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Government Work is Good Work!

Dan was recently asked to facilitate a networking group on leadership development for a quasi-government agency called TalentCorp.  The primary mission of TalentCorp is to facilitate talent development in Malaysia so that the country can meet its economic plans.  Primarily, they work to repatriate Malaysian Citizens who have left the country to study abroad (but never returned); help expatriate talent to remain in Malaysia; and sponsor programs to accelerate talent development here at home.  The top two pictures are of Dan facilitating the group.  The bottom two are of the plenary sessions just prior to our breakout group.

Join with us in asking that Dan will be able to continue this work as it will facilitate many connections – as well as help us accelerate receiving an employment pass here.

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A Short Holiday

This week was Malaysia Day and a week-long school holiday for Toby.  We took a short drive to the Cameron Highlands.  While the temperature here is about 30C everyday, it’s only 20C there.  It was strange wearing jackets and sweaters here!  The Highlands were a retreat for the British from the heat of KL during colonial days – and the same for us!  We stayed at a guest house here that caters to workers like us.  We enjoyed a real British tea experience, played badminton, and visited a lavender and strawberry farm.  After just a couple of days, it was time to return to KL and back to our normal routine.

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Radio Interview!

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Dan was fortunate enough to be invited to be on a local radio program talking about leadership development.  Although he was a bit nervous about his first live broadcast interview, the host Freda was very friendly and helpful!  Click the BFM 89.9 logo below to access a recorded podcast of the interview.

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