Last weekend, we spent some family time with our brothers and sisters in Christ at El Sanctuary, Alor Gajah, Malacca.
We did not have any particular plan like fixed itinerary, but overall has been great although I think the venue could have been better. First of all, the signage heading to the place is not so clear, maybe the home stay planning to be discrete as it is Christian-ran home stay. Followed by the food choices. I think besides tasting good, the food seems to be a bit on the salty side.
Last but not least, the most crucial part. The home stay concept promoted by El Sanctuary will make one disappointed if you are thinking of ‘home owner’ will sit and talk with you, chat etc. You can expect none or very little of that. It is a family ran home stay, sons are the chefs in the kitchen preparing all the meals. The first night dinner, chicken rice was salty, we had some Kajang’s Spicy late or rather early dinner before coming to Malacca. So, we were not that hungry.
The children did not talk to us, only the home owner occasionally told us about the guidelines and terms, conditions of the home. I also realised the home owner prefers to have foreign guests. Maybe he is partially white.
The chalets are half done, or rather I don’t think there is any intention to complete. So, can see construction equipments everywhere.
Through this outing, we got to learn about each other’s characters, behaviors or the so-called true colors of the home fellowship members that we meet every Friday. I take all these positively, anyway, that is how a family functions. No one is perfect, we have our short falls, at the same time, strengths that could compliment the home fellowship, in God’s kingdom.
Although some were still unclear about the home fellowship direction, but it was simply because one did not choose to be there when it was shared or selectively remembering what have been shared.
God willing, we should have this kind of session more often, so we could work things out better.
Praise the Lord!