SIB Ki­narut brings Christ­mas cheers to the in­te­rior

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KOTA KINABALU: With 40 days more be­fore the Chris­tians world will again cel­e­brate Christ­mas which sym­bol­izes the birth of Je­sus Christ (Mes­siah), the Si­dang In­jil Bor­neo (SIB) charis­matic com­mu­nity in Sabah has lined up a se­ries of pro­grammes to bring the spirit of the cel­e­bra­tion to each and every­one mem­ber and the pub­lic in gen­eral.

SIB pas­tor James Mo­jikon said his Ki­narut move­ment which started this month and runs un­til Christ­mas Day, is fo­cus­ing on or­gan­is­ing prayer ses­sions, char­ity projects and other ac­tiv­i­ties meant to bring the spirit of Christ­mas to the peo­ple in ru­ral ar­eas.

"Since early this month, my group in co­or­di­na­tion with the re­spec­tive pas­toral lead­ers are vis­it­ing kam­pongs in the in­te­ri­ors for spir­i­tual pur­poses and ob­vi­ously bring­ing the Christ­mas spirit to the peo­ple. Dur­ing our vis­i­tats we also lis­ten and find so­lu­tions to their ur­gent ma­te­rial ne­ces­si­ties and other dif­fi­cul­ties," James said.

He said over­com­ing the predica­ments of the ru­ral folks, es­pe­cially its mem­bers nor­mally are ad­dressed via the gen­er­ous do­na­tions com­ing from other mem­bers, con­cerned in­di­vid­u­als and other groups from the busi­ness sec­tor.

Presently, James said there are some 370 SIB churches statewide which also in­clude reachout cen­tres.

He said the Ki­narut move­ment with the gen­eros­ity of busi­ness­man David Chan who also per­forms ac­tive prayers for the needy and Bi­ble preach­ing ev­ery Sun­day in var­i­ous kam­pungs here, man­aged to up­grade the fa­cil­i­ties of its wor­ship place in Ki­narut and other places.

"Brother David has also do­nated gen­er­ously for the ren­o­va­tion of one of the churches in Keningau which is sched­uled to be com­pleted soon," James said.

With help­ing hands com­ing from bene­fac­tors, he said SIB Sabah par­tic­u­larly its Ki­narut move­ment, is op­ti­mistic of achiev­ing its de­sired goals and ob­jec­tives to bring the spirit of Christ­mas to all its mem­bers, in­clud­ing the pub­lic come the birth of the Mes­siah on De­cem­ber 25.

"I am happy to an­nounce that some se­lected SIB places of wor­ship in the in­te­rior will re­ceive colour­ful Christ­mas lan­terns from the Philip­pines and other do­na­tions from Brother David soon," the re­li­gious pas­tor re­vealed.

Re­ply­ing to a ques­tion, James said SIB Sabah will con­tinue to open kinder­gatens in the state in its ef­forts to en­sure chil­dren will get qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion.

"This is part of our ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme to the com­mu­nity and so far SIB has suc­cess­fully es­tab­lished some 70 kinder­gartens in Sabah," he added.

David Chan with mem­bers dur­ing the prayer for the needy ses­sion.

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