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Diocesan Major Events (2020)
From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.(Jeremiah 30:19)

We just returned from the Diocesan Clergy and Pastors Retreat and Conference held in Kota Kinabalu from 14-17 January 2020. This 4-days gathering was a time of worship, evaluation, alignment and planning the Diocesan events for the year.

Among the highlights for all of us to take note in 2020 are:

1. Installation of the 6th Archbishop of the Province of the Anglican Church of South East Asia on 09 February 2020.
We have been earlier informed that this Installation will be held at All Saints’ Cathedral at 4pm, followed by a Thanksgiving Dinner at 8pm at Hakka Hall Kota Kinabalu. Let us pray for our Diocesan Bishop as he prepares himself for this great task in leading the Anglican Church in this region. Archbishop-elect Melter Jiki Tais is also the first Kadazan-Dusun Anglican Bishop to be made an Archbishop of the Province.

2. Harvest 2020 @ Telupid Sabah on 30-31 May, 2020.
Again this will be an historic milestone for the work of the Gospel in the heart of Sabah. We shall witness three events i.e. The Dedication of St David’s Church new church building, followed by an Ordination Service on Saturday (30 May). God-willing, we will have both our Deacons Rev Chung Thau Yong and Rev Martin Ataring to be ordained Priests that same day. This beautiful building will be able to sit 1500 worshippers. The following day (Sunday), we will witness one of the biggest Confirmation service in the history of Diocese of Sabah. We are expecting more than 1000 members to be confirmed.

3. Fire Conference @ Kota Kinabalu on 27-29 September 2020.
Our Diocese will be hosting this major conference in partnership with Hsin Tien Covenant Church, Taiwan. The theme is Prayer, Revival and the Holy Spirit. We are expecting 2000 participants throughout Sabah to congregate to pray for a mighty visitation of God and revival in Sabah. Early Bird Registration for this conference will be opened soon and we encourage our members not to miss this kairos (opportune) moment. All our Clergy and Pastors are trusting God for a greater move of God in Sabah. In one of our prayers, we claim the promise of God’s favor in Deuteronomy 11:12 - It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end. We are also believing in a mighty harvest of souls as promised in Jeremiah 30:19. Join us to pray, participate and expect great things from God as we attempt great things for God.

Bishop John Yeo