President's Hinckley visit to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore
I first met Anthony Lim when I came back to Kuala Lumpur after I had completed my tertiary education in Australia. I came home 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 lady on my mother's left is Sis Cheah who was our first convert whom be baptized who was our landlady who rented a room to us in PJ as shared in this journal post. Anthony lived closed by and would often visit or give us rides when we didn't have a car yet. He was also showing himself to be a good missionary in fellowshipping with Sis Cheah and even my mother.
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 where over 24 members were baptized at one particular year(record), the 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. He was always active to make contacts and arrangements for events of our Church in the public.
Malathi Palanisamy Pillai
Chong Sun Fu
Chi Song Wong
Closing Hymn 82
Now here is something more interesting. Vivien said a Chinese relative said the number came up as the 1st prize the next day. At that time I didn't follow up to check but after the funeral when I was working to complete this blog post, I thought I'd check but I've never gambled before and didn't know how to check. So I thought I will search the Magnum site to check. It didn't have a draw the next day of Feb 14 which is the 15 but the next draw would be on Feb 17 which is a Saturday. So I chose that date and keyed in the number 1932 and look what result I got from the screenshot of my phone:
Let's Celebrate his Life!
Now even though the miracles of Anthony's life has nothing to do with the actual number of 7, which is what my Story of 7 was about when I first started it, I had later changed the criteria of what stories would qualify to be in that special blog post. I will now continue the celebration of his life in the Story of 7 post found here.