The recent Stewardship Spiritual Caravan Journey collected RM 300,000. The money received will go to the Adventist schools, and the Deaf, Blind, and Mute Association in Sabah.
The amount raised is a collective effort of church members and leaders in the local mission, union, and division. The mission challenged ten thousand members to donate only RM50, and the response was overwhelming. Sabah Mission and the Malaysia Union each contributed RM 50,000. The rest of the amount was from offerings collected at each designated location.
From the 11th to the 18th of June, Sabah Stewardship and NDR-IEL Departments collaborated with Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD) and Malaysia Adventist Union Mission (MAUM) to organize a unique method of ministry. The Caravan Ministry, the first of its kind, came to fruition by leaders in the church after being inspired by the World Stewardship Advisory by the GC in 2020 via Zoom. Pr. Kozel Malim, Stewardship Department Director at MAUM said, “I learned about the 8Ts of Stewardship. I thought that it would be exciting to learn about the 8Ts at eight sites during, what I called, a Stewardship Expedition.” He shared how believers coming together, traveling together, and worshipping together could be a powerful testimony.
Present were leaders from SSD, the Union Mission and even a delegation from Sarawak Mission. The 8-day journey around Sabah, identified eight locations which focused on one of the 8Ts of Stewardship, from the mission headquarters in Tampuruli, to Kudat, Kota Marudu, Wonod Telupid, Sandakan, Tawau, Keningau, and finally, Likas Kota Kinabalu. The caravan traveled around the state sharing and learning the 8Ts: Talent, Time, Temple, Treasure, Terrain, Truth, Tribe, and Testimony.
Giving is a blessing. The Bible says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35.
For more details, testimonies, and stories, visit Sabah Mission Facebook https://www.facebook.com/adventistsabah
Reported by Pr. Kozel Malim, MAUM Stewardship Director
02, August 2023, Wednesday.