Generosity from Africa Admin October 3, 2013 Grace Methodist Church The Nigerian expatriates taking a group photo with GMT members. by James TC Wong OCT 2, MIRI – In conjunction with their country’s independence day celebration, the Nigeria community in Miri yesterday presented food packs to Gereja Methodist Tudan (GMT) for onward distribution to the needy. Arranged by the Social Concerns Ministry of Grace Methodist Church (GMC), the group of Nigerian expatriates arrived at Tudan around 5.00 pm. Accompanying them were Rev. Lisa Ting, Chia Kah Pheng (Chairman, Social Concerns) and Richard Lin (Chairman, Membership and Evangelism) from GMC. The visitors were warmly welcomed by GMT pastor-in-charge Rev. Ling Biu and several church members. Upon arrival, Tosin Jaiyesimi took the opportunity to explain the purpose of their visit. “As our country celebrates its 53 years of independence today, we hope to share the spirit joy to the needy,” said the Nigerian professional who worships at GMC. Rev. Ling Biu thanked the donors for their love and care for the needy in Tudan. “Many families in this locality face daily challenges and struggles. Your generosity will be much appreciated by the recipients,” said the good shepherd. “Through this gesture we hope we are able to bless the needy in a small way,” added Nnene Nnene-Anochie, who also worships at GMC. The visitors were also given a tour around the church. Impressing them was the newly-established Dorcas Center that sells affordable, quality used clothes to the public. Proceeds from all sales are channeled back to the needy.