‘REGENERATION AND RENEWAL’ CENTRE
Offering Spiritual Help and Therapy
for those with Life-Controlling Problems
(Especially Drug Dependents / Abusers)
“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared, He Saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of His own mercy – by the washing of Regeneration and Renewal in the Holy Spirit, which He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour” (Titus 3:4-6).
GREEN PASTURES came into being in September 1991 with the help of St. Andrew’s International Church in Kuala Lumpur. The pioneer and leader for many years was Bro Geoff Matthews, who previously pioneered and led Rumah Cahaya under Malaysian C.A.R.E (1980 to 1985). Bro Geoff is the Exec’ Director of Green Pastures. The Centre Leader is Bro Cornelius Ng, with Bro Thomas Soong the Deputy Leader. Staff at present are Julian Aran & Ronny Chan.
GREEN PASTURES is a Christian Regeneration and Renewal Ministry for the Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts, Alcoholics, Drug Abusers – Those with Life-Controlling Problems – which takes place in a Residential Centre.
THE CENTRE PROGRAMME } The leadership believes that the problem of Chemical (Drug) buse is best seen as (ultimately) a ‘Spiritual problem with a Spiritual answer’. The evidence points to Christian Programmes having the most (and lasting) success, for they bring genuine character change in a sincere person – from within, not just ‘cosmetic’! The ‘leopard’ indeed can and does ‘change his spots’!
The Programme is basically based upon the ‘Teen Challenge model’, pioneered in the early sixties by Dave and Don Wilkerson – with Spiritual activities and impartation taking precedence. The drug addict/abuser – Centre student is first and foremost encouraged to believe in and receive Jesus into his life, and taught the ‘Way of Jesus’. As the ‘seeker’ responds through faith and repentance to the message and life of Jesus, he (you) will get a new start to life – a new life, and the ability and help to change his character for the better! Receive ‘hope and help’ for the future
The Programme is highly structured, with its Routines, Disciplines, Activities, Spiritual Therapy daily. It runs for approximately Eighteen Months (for Heroin Addicts / Alcoholics); or for Twelve Months (Drug Abusers – ‘Ice’, Ketamine, etc). The Centre can take a maximum of 11 students at one time.