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Clockwise – From top right SCAC President Rev. Dato’ Dr. Su Chii Ann blessing the new parsonage, Group photo in front of the new parsonage, Ribbon-cutting of the new chapel and SMPC office, Group photo outside the SMPC building.

Story by Peter Laguna Wong, Photos – James TC Wong

MIRI – Jan 31 2015 marks another historical day in the annals of Senadin Methodist Campus Gospel Centre (SMCGC), now officially known as Senadin Methodist Preaching Centre (SMPC). This day marked the officiation and dedication of the parsonage and the chapel as well as the office of SMPC. The event was graced by our President of Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference (SCAC) – Rev. Dato’ Dr. Su Chi Ann, our Miri District Superintendent – Rev. Simon Ting, Methodist church members from all around Miri, members of SMPC, as well as the Boys from the 4th Miri Company. Amidst the jovial anticipation, the noon started with a simple dedication service for the parsonage before moving on to SMPC’s chapel and office. And what a blessed noon it was, with singings of hymns and prayers and rites in a meaningfully memorable Methodist fashion before ending with a high tea fellowship session.

During the service, Rev. Dr. Su Chi Ann firmly exhorted all those present of the vision and mission of SMPC, summed up nicely in the form of the five ‘looks’:
1. To ‘look around’ for various existing opportunities to evangelize in Senadin.
2. To ‘look out’ for lost souls and those thirsty for the word of the Lord.
3. To ‘look after’ the congregation of SMPC and guide them to spiritual maturity.
4. To ‘look up’ to our Abba Father above to for strength and providence to carry out His great commission and to remain focused onto Him.
5. To ‘look forward’ to the years ahead, full of blessings and challenges for SMPC at every turn.

Rev. Dr Su reminded all as well that everything in the past, present and future are 100% God’s work, and we all should be rest assured in continuing to serve Him. At the same time, the Great Commission is also 100% our work, and therefore we should shoulder it with great fervour and faith.

This simple dedication service has also showcased the unity of the Methodist members. From SMPC starting out 12 years ago as a humble 1st floor shop lot, to its interior renovation and upgrading, to its extension to the adjacent lot, and now to having a chapel and office on the ground floor as well as a parsonage we can truly call our own – all these will not be possible without the benevolent givers, the expert planners, the fervent doers, the passionate prayer-warriors, and the ardent supporters from all walks of life tirelessly contributing all they can. For these we truly thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. SMPC will surely continue to grow and steadfastly be the channel of blessings. To God be the glory.

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