|On 8th December 2016, Wesley Methodist School Melaka (WMS Melaka) had its Jericho Walk at the school assembly hall. The purpose of the Jericho Walk was to emulate the prayer model after Joshua 6, in which God instructed the Israelites to circle the walls of Jericho seven times and promised to deliver the city into their hands. During the Jericho Walk, Christians walked in circles around a designated area, and prayed for spiritual breakthrough.
The guest of honour was Bishop Dr. Ong Hwai Teik. On 2nd December 2016, the seven-day prayer walk began at the school assembly hall, with one round of walk around the school compound for six days, culminating in seven rounds of walk. Bishop Dr. Ong Hwai Teik led on the last day on 8th December. At the end of the seventh round of walk, the entire team gave a glorious shout and there was a prayer of victory with the blowing of trumpets and tambourines, reclaiming God’s glory and honour for WMS Melaka by faith, assisted by the Boys’ Brigade. On the last day of the Jericho Walk, there was a turnout of 50 brothers and sisters-in-christ. Some of the guests were, Mr. Lim Boon Hock – Chairman of the School Christian Support Committee and his wife, Mdm. Koh Tuat Guek, Grace Soon of the WMS Board of Management, Mr. Yap Koon Roy, former member of WMS Board of Management, Rev. Mark Subramaniam from Tamil Methodist Church (Jasin), Rev. Danny Chew from Wesley Methodist Church (Tanquerah), Rev. Chin from Chinese Methodist Church (Kubu), Rev. Lee from Chinese Methodist Church (Bkt Beruang), Mr. Alex Lim, the former school Principal, Ms Tay Choon Neo and Mr Guoh Siang Lim who represented the Council of Education and not forgetting EFC Church members.
Bishop Dr. Ong then proceeded to conduct the Special Dedication and Blessing Service thereafter in the School Hall after the Jericho Walk ended. In his address, he gave a timely reminder to the educators, that WMS Melaka provides “Education with Mission, Excellence and Compassion”.
The organising committee, led by Mr. Edmund Tay the Principal, Mr. Wee, the school management and teachers are truly grateful to Bishop Dr. Ong Hwai Teik for participating in the Jericho Walk and conducting the Special Dedication and Blessing Service.
Mr. Edmund Tay
Principal WMS Melaka