Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In Memory of Anthony Lim Teong Keat

Born 9 Nov 1938 and passed away peacefully on 14 Feb 2018

From the Family.

We wish to invite you to celebrate the life  of Bro. Anthony Lim Teong Keat, a stalwart of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Malaysia, who passed away peacefully on 14 February 2018. We will be holding a viewing this Tuesday, 20 February 2018, from 8:00AM - 11:15AM at PJ chapel, 2 Jalan 52/4, PJ New Town, 46200 Petaling Jaya. Following the wake, we will be commemorating his life at the chapel from 11:30AM. We will then proceed to the burial grounds, where we will dedicate the grave at 2:30PM at Kwong Fook Cemetery Sungai Besi at Sungai Besi, 43200 Kuala Lumpur. We will conclude following the grave dedication & there will be no subsequent event thereafter.

Thank you and hope to see you on Tuesday.

Some photos from his life and information will follow:


In the month of November, Anthony Lim was one of the two non members who attended a first meeting of 8 persons carried out in a room at the Kuala Lumpur Merlin Hotel, presided by Jon Lim his cousin from Singapore. Jon Lim was to later serve as President of the Singapore District in Aug 1982 - Dec 1984


After a year of study and prayer, Anthony Lim was baptized at the Merlin Hotel pool, later known as the Concorde Hotel, in Kuala Lumpur on 3 December 1972 at 6.30am by his cousin Jon Lim. He is officially the first member in Kuala Lumpur to be baptized while a member up north named Thee See Bah was baptized the previous year in Penang on 26 July 1971 where there was a Church group made up of primarily Australian members from the Royal Australian Air Force. He is now living in Hawaii.


Anthony joined the Church group meetings that started at the YWCA in 1973 for the next 6 years in Kuala Lumpur, photo courtesy of Jackie Ho living today in the US.

 Anthony at the baptism of Bee Poh by Bruce Knudsen, photo courtesy of Jackie Ho.

Family Home Evenings were organized at his home that started on 29 July 1974 as per the historical record of the Church kept by Anthony. Photo courtesy of Jackie Ho.


I first met Anthony Lim when I first came back to Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Feb 1980 prior to receiving my call as a full time missionary to serve in the Singapore Mission, reporting to the MTC in New Zealand on 5 Aug 1980. The photo shows members in attendance at the KL branch in the Church owned meeting house who started meeting there in Jan 1979. The arrows point to Anthony on the right and my mother on the left who followed me to Church and was later baptized on 22 Mar 1980.

I got to meet with Anthony often besides Sunday meetings as my companion David Soon and I rented a room near the home his family in Petaling Jaya. This was when we experienced his kindness and graciousness to give us rides often and treat us for meals.


Anthony in this year was also called as the first Branch Mission leader in the KL and we worked even closer to him to help in the missionary work of the branch. He had served as the Branch Mission leader till 1990 for ten years with over 24 members being baptized at one particular year(record), average being 9-12 per year.


Pres. Carmack, the Asia Area President set Anthony Lim apart on 10 Jan. 1993 as the National Director of Public Affairs. Anthony Lim indeed was a polished writer and was a great contributor to maintain records of our Malaysian Church history that can be read in more details here.

To be continued until after his funeral service and burial....

Monday, January 01, 2018

1st Quarter 2018

1 Jan 2018

5 Jan 2018

11 Jan 2018

13 Jan 2018

18 Jan 2018

20 Jan 2018

21 Jan 2018
Hair cut, Baptism at Church, Bike riding, Social with Young Single Adults

24 Jan 2018

25 Jan 2018

28 Jan 2018

30 Jan 2018

31 Jan 2018

The above event came about because I was happy we finally have straightened out our little community problem in Kuala Lumpur using my social media skills explained with more details here.

3 Feb 2018
The Church continues to grow steadily in Malaysia.

4 Feb 2018
Chinese New Year rapidly approaches

5 Feb 2018
Han gets to share the restored Gospel at his college

6 Feb 2018
Starting to see doggie videos on Facebook

8 Feb 2018
Fei is getting Feimous!

10 Feb 2018
Big gathering of old boys of SJI St John's Institution

14 Feb 2018
A little encouragement to the Single Adults!

15 Feb 2018
Chinese New Year's Eve, Searching for doggie red packets or 'Ang Pows'!