By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, Dec 2: Tasik Biru assemblyman Datuk Henry Harry Jinep is appealing to the Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) for RM150,000 to allow the new St Felicity’s Church to fully complete its facilities.
The church which is situated about 15 minutes away from Bau town, is the new house of worship for the residents of Kampung Plaman Bu’ow, Jagoi, Bau.
The church was officially opened yesterday by Harry who said more funds are needed to allow the church to have all its necessary components.
“The church’s main building costs about RM150,000 which I have used RM100,000 of my RTP (Rural Transformation Programme) fund and some of my MRP (Minor Rural Programme) fund to pay for it.
“However, the church still needs another RM150,000 for other components such as the furnishing of classrooms for Sunday School and so on. The church hopes Unifor would consider its application,” Harry told DayakDaily.
Harry said there are about 20 households in the village and they have been using the church building at Kampung Sebobok for their religious activities.
Following the completion of the new church in their own village, it will provide convenience for the residents, especially the elderly and children, in attending church services and other church activities such as prayer meetings.
“There is a need for the church to be built. So after I was elected two years ago, the residents and I, we started to plan to have the church built.
“The church will not only be used for Sunday Mass but it will be a place of gathering for the villagers. It can be used for other gatherings as there is no community hall within the village itself.
“So it is serving more purposes and not just as a place of worship,” said Harry. — DayakDaily