KUCHING, Sept 12: About 2,000 church members from different denominations have offered to become volunteers for the Pentecostal Night on Sept 14-15, at the Jubilee Ground.
According to the Pentecostal Night 2019 organising chairman, Dato Janang Bungsu, the volunteers will be divided into groups and assigned different duties and responsibilities to ensure the smooth running of the two-night gathering.
“Some will be assigned to be ushers to welcome and greet the thousands of (Christian) faithful, including the sick and the physically weak, while some will oversee the security of the place.
“In addition, a group of 200 volunteers will be in charge of audio-visual and music production,” he said in a statement through the Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS).
He added that the volunteers were given a detailed briefing of the programme last Sunday, in which they were assigned to their respective groups and responsibilities.
Without exception, all of them described their voluntary service as an honour and a service to God, he continued.
A church Lay Leader Wilfred Tungku, who is a volunteer for the Pentecostal Night, described the gathering as an excellent avenue to bring together Christians from different denominations, background and ethnic groups in Sarawak.
He said: “I believe the Pentecostal Night would provide a great awakening for the Christians in Sarawak and one that would trigger a revival that would spread to the interior, especially the longhouses.”
Susy John, one of the female volunteers, said she could not hide her excitement to serve at the Pentecostal Night.
“I just want to be there and experience the outpouring of the Holy Spirit,” she added.
For Nonie Jilan, to serve as a volunteer was considered an honour. She said that she volunteered to become an usher as she wanted to become a channel of blessing.
Jacqueline Tunggi, who shared similar sentiment, said: “I contribute my part as an usher because the Bible has taught me to give whatever I can for the extension of His Kingdom.”
Matthew Ng and Prescar Anggat, who came from the same church, described the Pentecostal Night 2019 as a great revival that would ignite the fire of spiritual awakening that could spread to the longhouses and villages in the rural areas.
“I want to see souls coming back to the Lord as Jesus himself said in Matthew 6:3, that we are to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness,” said Matthew.
For Massan Kaya, serving as a volunteer and being at the Pentecostal Night is considered a blessing. He added: “It is more blessed to serve than to be served and I want to be part of the revival.”
Another volunteer, Doris Abot Linang, encouraged all Christians not to miss the event she described as a move of God among the people of different denominations and ethnic groups. — DayakDaily