Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Request for Donation of Toys.

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ
The Archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry Counseling Centre would like to request for donation of toys that are still in working condition and clean for our counseling unit to use in the play therapy for children. The toys can be anything from soft toys, cars, cooking sets, dolls, music instrument sets, everything. We also welcome coloring books, story books, anything a child can possibly enjoy! 
The donated items can be dropped off at 5, Jln Bukit Nanas, 50250 KL. 

Thank you.
May God Bless each one of you! Amen!


Recommended Toy List
Create A Therapeutic Environment: A Well-Planned and Organized Space is Very Important Especially for Distressed and Traumatized Children
Orderly and Predictable
Allow for Messiness & Ease of Clean Up
Criteria for Selecting Toys and Materials

Toys should:
Allow for exploration of real life experiences including cultural values, traditions and roles.
Facilitate contact with the child by gaining the child's interest and attention
Permit reality testing/limit setting
Provide the opportunity for development of self-control
Facilitate exploration of the self and others
Allow children to express their needs symbolically (without any need for verbalization)
Provide for expression of a wide range of feelings
Provide opportunities for insight/self-understanding
Allow for creative expression
Toys should also be durable, simple, and easy to operate, allow for success & are fun
Reminder: Toys should be selected, not collected

Categories of Toys
Real-life and Nurturing
Doll family, doll house, baby bottle, variety of puppets, animal families, cars, money, cash, register, kitchen food, medical kit, phone, etc.

Acting-out, Aggressive, Scary Toys (or not?)
oBop bag, toy soldiers, guns (colored plastic-not real looking!), scary/aggressive puppets and animals (alligator, shark, etc), rubber knife, foam sword, handcuffs, etc.

Creative expression and emotional release:
Sand, water, paints, craft materials, clay, musical instruments, magic wand, dress-up clothes, etc.

Toys and Materials For Play Therapy
Fully Equipped Playroom
Doll furniture (sturdy wood)
Gumby (bendable nondescript figure)
Doll bed, clothes, etc.
*Bendable doll family
Nursing bottle (plastic)
Chalkboard, chalk
Refrigerator (wood)
Dishes (plastic or tin)
*Plastic food
Egg cartons
Broom, dustpan
*Crayons, pencils, paper
Toy watch
Paints, easel, newsprint, brushes
Lone Ranger type mask
Tongue depressors, popsicle sticks
*Truck, car, airplane, tractor, boat
Pounding bench and hammer
Toy soldiers and army equipment
Sandbox, large spoon, funnel, sieve, pail
Rubber snake, alligator
*Multicolored chalk, eraser
Stove (wood)
*Pans, silverware
*Empty fruit and vegetable cans, etc.

Thank You.


Ketulusan membuat orang lain merasa aman & di hargai, karena yakin tak akan di bodohi atau di bohongi.

Hanya orang yang kuat batinnya yang bisa bersikap rendah hati.
Orang yang rendah hati bisa Mengakui & Menghargai Keunggulan orang lain.

Orang yang setia adalah orang yang bisa di percaya & di andalkan,
Selalu menepati janji, Punya komitmen yang kuat, Rela berkorban & tidak berkhianat.

Orang Berpikiran Positif selalu berusaha melihat segala sesuatu dari Kacamata Positif, bahkan dalam situasi yang buruk sekalipun.

Artinya bisa Menikmati Hidup, Tidak Suka Mengeluh, & selalu Berusaha Meraih Kegembiraan.

Orang yang tanggung jawab akan melaksanakan kewajibannya dengan sungguh².
Kalo salah, berani mengakuinya & tidak mencari kesalahan orang lain.

Mampu menerima dirinya sebagaimana adanya, Menghargai dirinya & orang lain, Mudah menyesuaikan diri dengan lingkungannya.

Orang yang berjiwa besar tak akan membiarkan dirinya di kuasai oleh Rasa Benci & Permusuhan. Ketika menghadapi masa² sukar, dia tetap Tegar !!!

Maksudnya adalah tidak suka mem-besar²kan masalah kecil atau berusaha mengecilkan masalah besar & tak mau pusing dengan masalah yang berada di luar kontrolnya.

Orang yang berempati bukan saja Pendengar yang Baik, tapi juga selalu berusaha Memahami & Mengerti orang lain.

God Bless You.
- Dympna

Lent #6 - Lenten Fasting & Abstinence.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Lent #5 - Tips for an Amazing Lent

L-ove - through you & others. 
E-ducate - yourself & others--learn about His way--read a good book, read the Bible. 
N-ourish - yourself & others--physically & spiritually--volunteer at a soup kitchen, eat healthy. 
T-hanksgiving - count your blessings from God daily.

By Father Leo Patalinghug - 
Redeemed Online

What does CHOICE mean to you? #8

Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends.

1. Issues in life u struggled with before choice 

  • Making choices
  • Self-doubt 
  • relationships among love ones and friends

2. What choice is to you? 
It is about making choices or decisions in life. CHOICE is another family I feel belonged to. 

3. How has choice change your life? 
It has change me in terms of perceptions and how decisions you choose will impact others. Building a strong relationship and keeping them close to you is important. 

4. What is life like after choice?
Life after choice is much more fun filled and full of laughter with bunch of great individuals working together, praying and going places as a family 😁

Anonymous 😬 CEKL98

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lent #4 - What are you giving up for Lent?

"What are you giving up for Lent?" It's a question a lot of people will get these next few days. If you want to change your body, perhaps alcohol and candy is the way to go. But if you want to change your heart, a harder fast is needed. This narrow road is gritty, but it isn't sterile. It will make room in ourselves to experience a love that can make us whole and set us free.

Pope Francis leads the Ash Wednesday mass , Feb.18, 2015 at Santa Sabina church in Rome.

CHOICE recruitment - Church of Visitation, Seremban

Thank you for having us.

We pray that through the Mercy of God the single adults of the Church of Visitation will answer HIS call and give their lives to HIM.

Church of Visitation, Seremban @ 25/2/2017

"Veni Vidi Vici"😝

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Lent #3 - Atonement & The Good News

Sacrifice and Atonement

The Gospel of the Kingdom

In Isaiah 52 a messenger comes to tell the good news that God still reigns and that he is coming to bring his reign to earth. This video explores how Jesus saw himself as that messenger and as the King.

Source: The bible project

Friday, February 24, 2017

What does CHOICE mean to you? #7

Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends.

1.Issues in life you struggled with before Choice.
I admit that before this, I have been off-track and away from God for a number of years for many reasons. At some point of life, I felt useless and worthless. Especially in terms of relationship.

2.What is Choice to you?
Choice to me means responsibility and commitment. Responsible to build healthy relationship with close ties especially with family members, other Catholics and God. Which means also to commit to it.

3.How has Choice change your life?
I learned to accept the past and embrace it as a lesson in life. Like what the priest said during the weekend, “once you step out from this room, everything outside would still be the same. Nothing has changed, except for your own self.”

4.What is life like after Choice?
I gained friendship with people of the same faith. Being able to make time for few church activities. And always remind myself to put God and family first.

Stephanie – CEKL97

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day of prayer for Malaysia

A moving excerpt from Archbishop Julian's Pastoral letter: 

"In order for us to be beacons of hope, we cannot remain passive or silent in the face of challenges. Let us begin by establishing a firm faith foundation within ourselves, our families, our BECs and our parishes. Let us give witness through our simple prayers and outward signs of our faith.

As Christians, let us be aware of what is happening in our surroundings and our country at large. Let us find justice for the persecuted..be a voice for the voiceless. In a special way, we want to pray for our lawmakers, as Parliament convenes on 6 March..

Let us also pray that we too, as Malaysians, stand in solidarity with one another, irrespective of creed and culture, strive to be beacons of hope and mercy for, in this way, we mirror the face of Jesus Christ, which is love. 

During this vigil, we will KNEEL in prayer. And then, we will STAND UP for our faith."

Come and pray for our country! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

Lent #2 - Be the Salt of the Earth

"Everyone will be salted with fire.
Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid,
with what will you restore its flavor?
Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another."
St. Mark (Mk. 9: 49 -50)

The word Insipid means lacking taste or savor(Tasteless) OR lacking in qualities that interest
_Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insipid_

I remember the sermon for this (not sure from which priest) 
A king had 3 daughters. He asked them, how much is their love for him.

The eldest said she loves him more than all the gold in the world. The second said she loves him more than all the silver in the world

The youngest daughter was quiet and later she said that she loves him more than salt. The king was not very happy with it. The cook overheard it and the next day when he prepared food, he didn't add salt.

When the king ate it, he felt the food was tasteless because there was no salt. He then realised what his youngest daughter meant.

How to relate to choice?
We are all like the salt. If the salt is missing then it will become tasteless. In other words, the weekend becomes tasteless if each one of us is not there. Each of us have our own role (like the salt) to play in order to make the weekend a successful one.

The same goes to our service in CHOICE if you can relate to it, if you lose interest, you will find it challenging to do anything but IF you are interested you can accomplish anything that comes banging on your door (no I am not referring to Shaggys song "it wasn't me".

Judith & Alister
CHOICE core team

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lent #1 - How do we endure our crosses?

The Parable of the Weeds

Jesus told them another parable:
The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with themLet both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn."

Mathew 13: 24-29

What does the Gospel tells us?

Like the Jews, we want a redeemer who will destroy the slightest traces of sin and suffering in the world. However, in this gospel, God says He will let evil grow in maturity with the good. He intends us to live among sinners in this corrupted world. Sometimes we find that the more effort we put into showing God we love him by serving him, the more suffering we must endure.

Suffering for Christ

St Colette says, “If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.” It is a consolation that this is the most certain way to heaven.

St Thomas a Kempis says,” How can you be a friend of Christ if you are always looking for ways to avoid hardship?

Jesus was willing to suffer on the cross, despite being despised and hated by the world and abandoned by his friends. So why complain about our enemies to our Lord? So why should we expect all of our enemies to become our friends and suddenly come to ask us for our forgiveness?

How can a good God who loves us so much allow us to suffer?

  • Saint Therese of Lisieux says, “No, our suffering never makes Him happy, but this suffering is necessary for us. So, He allows it while turning away His head."  
  • Sin having made suffering necessary, God wills it, but out of love, since it is the means to bring man to love Him. Bitter remedy, but, given man's egoism, necessary remedy for the soul's health and happiness.
  • "It costs God to make us drink at the fountain of tears," wrote the saint; "but He knows that it is the only way to prepare us to know Him as He knows Himself and become gods ourselves!"

How do we endure our crosses or suffering?

  • St Paul tells us "let the peace of Christ rejoice in our hearts."
  • St Thomas a Kempis says, "we must turn our whole hearts to God. Place none of our affection to things of this world. Place no value on external things but pay attention to that which is inside of us. The kingdom of God is inside of us. This is a kingdom of peace and joy inside of us. We carry this in the state of grace. Do not let the inordinate things or distractions blind us from recognizing this."
  • Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity says, “it seems to me that I have found my heaven on Earth, since heaven is God and God is within my soul.
  • The more clearly I can see the kingdom of Heaven within me, the more easily I can say, "let the peace of Christ rejoice in my heart." 
This is the way to endure our daily crosses.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What does CHOICE mean to you? #6

Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends. 

 The CHOICE weekend experience, from what I have observed thus far, touches people in different ways and in many aspects of life. But for me, I feel that my experience comes after the weekend itself. 

 Before CHOICE I feel that I was a person that focuses too much on myself. My priorities were self-centered. I did not think with my working schedule I had the time to serve or to ‘layan’ others. I avoided engagements in Church, friends and family. Yes, I was initially every busy at the start of my career. However, even when it became more relaxed as I went up the ranks, the self-centered habits still stuck on. It was lonely, no doubt about it, and my friends were distant because I distanced them. I thought it was a necessary evil, but how long should I put my life on hold because of work?

After CHOICE, I had the opportunity to serve subsequent batches and experience for myself what it meant to be belonged to a community and making new friendships while also renewing my past relationships. I would like to bring to your attention that this community grows in numbers after every subsequent CHOICE weekends.  

The advantage of being with the CHOICE service team is, it is not just a one-man show as there are many different groups I can serve and be a part off. Each of these groups provide a different experience all together in terms of perspective and life. The best part is, even with my busy schedule, the support in this team is such that I am still able to serve. This is because the focus here is to serve our brethren selflessly following the footsteps of Christ.

The other day while I was selling flowers and promoting CHOICE after Mass, I was approached by several past CHOICE members who were so happy to identify themselves to us and their affiliation to CHOICE and how this weekend has touch their lives. One even mentioned that his wife whom he met in the CHOICE program was once a presenter many batches ago. 

 Only then I realized that this Archdiocesan single adult Program is even bigger than our current group of members. It had touched so many lives in the past. I can tell you It is not just another retreat camp and it is certainly not a matchmaking program. Many CHOICEes have been with us. Some only during the weekends while others had the opportunity to serve with us. Then they leave to fulfill other commitments, marriage or vocation vows and others take their places. The process of life continues but what remains is a family united in CHOICE, holding on to the sweet memories that comes with this wonderful experience.

John CEKL96

Monday, February 20, 2017

What does CHOICE mean to you? #5

Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends.

1. Issues in life you struggled with before choice. - Relationship with God
2. What choice is to you? - A platform to meet new friends. We're all like a family now
3. How has choice change your life? - It has opened my eyes and changed my perspective towards life
4. What is life like after choice? - Now, I feel more happier being where I am after attending this program

fifie CEKL97

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By Eileen McCarthy: New London, CT

1. Slowly read scripture until something hits you. Then listen.
2. Say a rosary.
3. Let God look at you.
4. Tell Him something that made you happy. Then listen.
5. Tell Him what you are afraid of. Then listen.
6. Tell Him what angers you. Then listen.
7. Speak about your loved ones.
8. Pray for an enemy.
9. Talk with Him about work.
10. Sing a song for Him in your heart.
11. Promise to trust Him.
12. Imagine Mary sitting next to you and praying with you.
13. Renew your loyalty to His Church.
14. Lean on Him. Tell Him you love Him.
15. Thank Him for the Sacraments.
16. Tell Him your failures. Ask for help. Then listen.
17. Slowly recite the Beatitudes.
18. Say one Our Father slowly.
19. Say one Hail Mary slowly.
20. Say the Creed slowly.
21. Pray for vocations.
22. Ask him to show you the next step.
23. Look at yourself. Count your gifts. Then thank Him.
24. Pray for your family, friends and the world.
25. Enjoy just being in His presence.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Weekend Adventure Squad - Gasing Hike

The CHOICE-WAS Gasing Hike @ 19/2/2017

“A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.”
Proverbs 14:30 (NLT)

Join us next month, round 2 @ Puchong


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

What does CHOICE mean to you? #4

Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends.

1. Issues in life you struggled with before choice.
Forgiveness and acceptance. It was hard to forgive the people who have hurt me and most importantly, it was hard to forgive myself for some decisions that I've made in the past. I also found it a struggle to accept things the way they are...people in particular.

2. What choice is to you?
A time of surrender and affirmation of my faith to Christ. I learnt that above anyone and anything else...God has my back. That if He can forgive a sinner like me, then I am bound to forgive those who hurt me. It was also a reminder that no matter what always cling on to your Faith.

3. How has choice change your life?
It has allowed me to be more accepting of people n situations...to be less judgemental 

4. What is life like after choice?
Life is still the same...but I am a little different. Now arguments between loved ones don't last as long as they did and I know that right now where I am is where my creator wants me to be.😊

Ashley CEKL98

Obstacles to Hearing God's Voice

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Friday, February 17, 2017

What does CHOICE mean to you? #3

Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends.

Image result for communication and relationships bible verses1. Issues in life you struggled with before choice.
Before joining Choice, I struggled with relationships and communication with the people around me. The weight of the world seemed to be on my shoulder and there seemed to be no escape from it.

2. What choice is to you?
In a simple word - "family'. We meet lots of individuals who face similar struggles and as such it is easier to relate to one another and we tend to become close akin to a family.

3. How has choice change your life?
Choice has taught me to accept myself for who I am and given the confidence that I am not the only one who struggles. Choice has given me the chance to rekindle lost communications and also establish new relations in the process.

4. What is life like after choice?
As for me, life has improved fro the better after Choice. Although it was programmed for a weekend, the journey is far from over and I have continued the journey with the choice family so that I may have a chance to give back what I have received to another in need.

Kevin CEKL97

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Compassion Walk 2017

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Calling all young people of the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur!!
Do you know the difference between CHARITY and MISSION???
Do you know the difference between VOLUNTEERISM and SERVICE???
If you do, help us spread the GOOD NEWS to others.
If you don’t, come and join us in our various MISSION EXERCISES.

Register via email to -
(Registration has been extended until 1.3.2017)

#Compassionwalk #asayokl #beliakatolik#beliaarchkl #catholicyouth #lentencampaign

What does CHOICE mean to you? #2

Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends.

1. Issues in life you struggled with before choice.
I had issues with being very quiet and reserved. To put it in simple layman terms I was the invincible one. 😊

 2. What choice is to you?
CHOICE hmm to be honest at first, I was so scared of Choice because I was told it's a matchmaking program. It took me many years to decide to go for Choice but I was proven wrong. Choice totally exceeded my expectations and no, choice is not a matchmaking program - phew such a relief. 

3. How has choice change your life? 
Choice changed my life. I was lost and today I found myself. I will forever be grateful for the experience.

4. What is life after choice?
These 4 words sums up my life after Choice. God, Family, Fun and lots of Food because Choice gave me a big family where we all have fun, dining together, travelling together and praying together as a one big happy family.

Claudine CEKL98

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What does CHOICE mean to you? #1

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Preparing for the CHOICE weekends is truly an amazing experience. In these series of post, we interviewed some of the members to share their encounters with CHOICE that inspired them to return and to serve subsequent weekends.

1. Issues in life you struggled with before choice. 
I led a routine based life, had a difficult time balancing between career and personal relationship.

2. What choice is to you?
At first, it was merely for me to have a break from the hectic life I was leading.

3. How has choice change your life?
Choice has taught me that I am not in this world by myself, it has made me self reflect and also has made me make some amazing friends who has now become family.

4. What is life like after choice?
I am now more involved in church activities (in a way, giving back to society), break away from my routine based lifestyle, meeting new people and constantly growing spiritually and personally.

Anonymous CEKL98

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Breakfast Sale - Assumption Church

Choice KL,
Hi Everyone! We'll be having our breakfast sale to raise funds for the upcoming weekend: CEKL 99 and CBM 4

Details as below:

Date: 12th Feb (Sun)
Time: 7am onwards
Venue: Church of the Assumption, PJ
So pls come and join us! See you all then...God Bless

Cc: Choice ST Lead Heads

** update 12/2/2017 **

Dear All,
Thank you so much for all the sponsors, donations, time & effort that you guys have contributed.  πŸ˜
Great success and thanks to everyone for your awesome support! We made it guys. Yay! #CBM #cekl

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Choice C99 recruitment roadshows!

  • Church of Visitation Seremban
    25th February 2017
    6pm mass
  • Church of Out Lady of Lourdes, Klang,
    26th February 2017,
    6pm Mass

For more information kindly contact us at choiceklrecruitment@gmail.com

Friday, February 10, 2017


Event: Choice CNY Dinner
Day: Thursday
Date: 9/2/2017 (PH: Thaipusam)

For more information kindly contact us at choiceklrecruitment@gmail.com

***** update *******

And that's a wrap for our CNY 2017 Year of the Roaster!
Thank you all for taking your time to Lou Sang together... huhu


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Choice BM kali ke - 4

Sertai Hujung Minggu Choice BM kali ke - 4!
Tetapkan pilihan anda,
Lakukan pilihan anda.
Alami pilihan anda!

Panggilan kepada pemuda pemudi yang belum berkahwin, berumur sekitar 18 - 40 tahun.
Dengan kehidupan semakin sibuk, mengapa tidak rebut peluang emas ini untuk bersama-sama merasakan kedamaian Hujung Minggu Choice BM-4 pada 28hb-30hb April, 2017.

Klik pada laman sesawang berikut http://choicekl.org/form.registration.php dan daftarlah sekarang!
Sememangnya pengalaman luar biasa sepanjang Hujung Minggu Choice kali ini!
Penyertaan adalah terhad! Sertai sekarang! Hehe...

KENALI TUHAN bersama saudara seiman!
CINTA TUHAN bersama saudara seiman!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Safeguarding Conference

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Today, I ask you all to join me in preserving the innocence of our children from the corruption of sexual abuse & paedophilia. Safeguard our children, youth & young adults NOW!!
Safeguarding Conference at Church of Assumption, 70, Jalan Templer, PJ.
Sat, 18.02.2017, 8.00am - 4.30pm.
Min. donation: RM 10.00
Assumption Church in collaboration with Asayo Kuala Lumpur, Archdiocesan Mental Health Ministry and Good Shepherd Services are organizing this Safeguarding Conference to promote general awareness among the populace of sexual predators and paedophilia.
Increasingly, the Church's teaching on sexuality & the family is forgotten. Instead, we are faced with a distortion of these fundamentals. Facilitators of Choice Kuala Lumpur are most cordially invited as this pertains to the New Learning, to keep abreast with the latest developments. - with Gregory Chan II

CHOICE Video Recruitment discussion:

Date: 8th Feb, Wednesday

For more information kindly contact us at choiceklrecruitment@gmail.com


Calling out all Single and not married Adults, 23-40 years of age.
We all know how busy work life can be. Why not take this opportunity to get away from your hectic schedule this coming March 17th-19th, 2017 and spend some time to find out what's missing in your life.
Get on the following link http://choicekl.org/form.registration.php and register yourself TODAY. It would be the BEST weekend of your life! Places are limited so book your spot today. Be part of #CEKL99
Come experience the CHOICE Experience. To Know God, To Love God and To Serve God.