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Friday, September 6, 2019


Reported by DaliusLL
Sandakan: What a blessing for the Basic Ecclesial Community (BEC) of Indah Jaya when they received provision of tools and equipment from the Batu Sapi Member of Parliament on 23rd August 2019. The simple handover ceremony was presented by Datuk Liew View Kiong, MP of Batu Sapi cum Malaysia Minister of Law to BEC Indah Jaya chairperson John Tan. The tools and equipment consists of grass cutters, a chainsaw, wheelbarrows, hoes, spades, ladders and pruning tools, worth about RM5,000.
For the past 10 years, members of the BEC Indah Jaya have been actively doing their monthly charity work by cleaning-up (gotong-royong) the Sibuga Catholic cemetery. Their community work and good track record in beautifying the cemetery has earned them to be recommended as a non-profit grass-cutting contractor to receive the grant. The BEC is also involved in regular cleaning up of another old Christian cemetery in Kam Jai Yen.
Around 30 active BEC members commit themselves in keeping the cemeteries clean and tidy which befits the holy ground of the church. Members collect rubbish left over by the visitors, grass cutting, pruning overgrown trees, maintaining landscape work and some repair work. Maintaining the two cemeteries had prompted them to seek funding from among their own members and those concerned Christians.  It is such a blessing that the Member of Parliament for Batu Sapi responded to the request of BEC Indah Jaya for a donation in kinds.
John Tan and his committee expressed their gratitude to Datuk VK Liew and his Parliamentary staff for their support towards this good cause. The committee believes that the provision of tools and equipment will motivate more members in offering their service to the church. In response, the law maker is happy to note that this assistance will not only help the BEC but also as a channel in reaching-out to others. Before he went for another appointment, Datuk VK Liew asked the committee to pray for him and in particular for the well-being of the country.   
BEC of Indah Jaya is also known as KKD St. Teresa of Calcutta was formed in 2010 in the neighbourhood of Taman Indah Jaya housing area under the parish of St. Mary Cathedral Sandakan with about 30 active families.

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