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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Uniting People Through Sports

Article by Jessielyn Monton 
and photos by John Wong
Tawau : The Inter-Church Committee of Tawau organized a basketball tournament among member churches from 28th October to 1st November 2015. The competition, held at the Methodist basketball court attracted five teams from the Basel, Anglican, Calvary, Methodist and the Catholic Church. 
The purpose of the event is to build unity among members of the Christian churches. It is a healthy event to build up the body of Christ, united in love and in prayers.
The 12 players  from the Holy Trinity Church.
The program began with the launching followed by praise and worship,  and a dance performance by the Holy Trinity Youth .
The inter-church basketball tournament is not a new event. It was ever held in the early 80’s.  Pastor Dylan Cham, from the Basel Church chaired the event, assisted by Pastor Chong Tan Wa also from the Basel Church while Danny Carreon and Joel Monasque represented the Holy Trinity Church as committee members.
Rev David Wong, the chairman of the Tawau Inter-Church Committee in his sharing to the participants said, "we need to be be physically and spiritually strong, for with a strong body and mind we can be a good host to the Holy Spirit that will drive us  to serve the Lord and one other with love and confidence."
The tournament ended on 1st November, with a  fellowship while the final game was held.  Basel Church emerged as the champion,  Holy Trinity Church, the 1st runner-up while St. Patrick's Church, the 2nd runner-up.

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