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‘Walk for Jesus’ brings Christians together to pray for the nation

The Walk for Jesus brings together Christians of all ages including a toddler in his baby carriage, 27 Aug 2017, KK.

KOTA KINABALU — The Walk for Jesus, a biannual event organised jointly by the Prison Fellowship Malaysia and the Sabah Council of Churches, has brought Christians from all backgrounds to walk in unity while praying for the nation.

The theme for this year’s walk is ‘The Way Forward,’ and took place simultaneously in 22 towns across Sabah on 27 August 2017 beginning at 4 pm with an estimated crowd of 25,400 participants.

After a short praise and worship session, Bishop Melter Tais of the Anglican Diocese of Sabah thanked and encouraged the crowd of approximately 3500-4000 participants to pray for the country.

Mayor Yeo Boon Hai of Kota Kinabalu (KK) thanked the organisers and gave some words of encouragement to the participants before flagging off the walk at the Padang Merdeka.

The 2.4 km route started from Padang Merdeka to KK City and back to Padang Merdeka while praying for the civil leaders, the law enforcement officers, the police, army, for fair and just ruling and administration, for conversion of hearts, for good education system, for racial and religious harmony as well as for the unity of the churches to be the salt and light of the world.

The participants – young and old – enjoyed the walk in spite of the inclement weather.

The event ended with another short praise and worship session before Father Thomas Yip said the closing prayer.

Funds raised during the walk would be channeled to support the ministerial work of the Sabah Council of Churches, the activities of the Interchurch statewide, Pastors Fellowship of Kota Kinabalu, Commission of Sabah Affairs and Prison Fellowship Malaysia (Sabah).

PFM calls on Sandakan prelate for Walk for Jesus 2017

Bishop Gitom (L) and the three PFM members pose for a shot, 25 May 2017, Sandakan.

SANDAKAN – Three members of Prison Fellowship Malaysia (PFM) Sandakan Chapter paid a courtesy call on Bishop Julius Dusin Gitom at his office here on 25 May 2017.

Rev Amos Eng, Cecilia Kimin and Joseph Lee dropped by St Mary’s Cathedral Sandakan to officially invite the prelate to be a guest of honour at PFM’s ‘Walk For Jesus (WFJ) 2017’ event on Aug 27.

Besides presenting the invitation letter and WFJ t-shirt, the trio also sat down to talk about ongoing issues related to the city, state and country that concerned the Christian community as a whole.

The bishop shared his thoughts concerning those issues and agreed that the Christian community should now, more than ever, come together to pray in unity.

Although the bishop is unable to attend the WFJ due to other prior commitments, he is fully supportive of the event and PFM’s fundraising efforts through the sale of WFJ t-shirts as well as the circulation of donation cards among the members of the Catholic Church. –newsupdatedospo.blogspot.com

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