Goodbye Mosha: In Malaysia, church remembers dedicated ‘hero in the faith’
Even when cancer had weakened her body to the point that she could barely walk, Mosharakini Arulandu still attended services at the Seremban Church of Christ in Malaysia.
Arulandu, known to church members across Southeast Asia as Mosha, died March 30 after a three-year battle with peritoneal cancer. She was 49.
Baptized in 1976, she attended Four Seas College of Bible and Missions in Singapore. Her husband, Vikraman, converted from Hinduism to Christianity 19 years after they were married. He preached the Sunday morning sermon on Feb. 10, the last time she was able to attend worship. The couple has three sons.
She participated in two mission trips to Nias island in Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami devastated the island, said Ong Kok Bin, a member of the Seremban congregation. She was a modern-day Barnabas, an encourager of the church, he added.
Robert Reagan, a missionary in Thailand, called her “a hero in the faith for so many of us.”
Dennis Cady, a former missionary in Malaysia, called her “cousin.”
“In the history of Churches of Christ in Malaysia, there may not have been a lady who touched as many in such a positive way as did Mosha,” he said.