SIB Kinarut brings Christmas cheers to the interior
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.