Posts Tagged ‘Sibu Mayor Datuk Tiong Thai King’

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A humbling sight as Sibu Mayor Datuk Tiong Thai King (pic – in white shirt) was hands on with the final seating arrangement in Masland Methodist Church on the day before the 9th Methodist Convention commenced. Unknown to the Mayor, I photographed him from the mezzanine floor. 🙂


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Though my wife and I had to cut short our trip, we still managed to attend the opening session of SCAC Board of Laity – 9th Methodist Convention on June 3rd. Being first-time attendees to such a big Christian event, Roseline and I were naturally excited!

Here are some of my favourite images:

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We entered the Sanctuary early so we could reserve seats for our church members from Miri.

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Here is a snapshot of some the Grace Methodist Church members. All in all, there were 31 of us in attendance.

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The pianist was ready.

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The choir members were from the Youths’, Young Adults’, Ladies’ and Men’s Ministries. Roseline counted and noted that there were 67 wonderful singers!

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Here’s an angle from the back.

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From the balcony.

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View from the entrance.

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The giant screens showing the image of the Organizing Chairman Mr Hii Ching Chiong and his message. Mr Hii is also the current Lay Leader of SCAC.

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Bishop Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung delivering his opening speech.

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SCAC President Rev. Dr. Su Chii Ann welcoming the delegates.

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The Intercession was lead by Masland’s very own Pastor Rev. Kong Chong Ling, flanked by two other Pastors.

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The leaders were united in prayer. (L-R Bishop Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung, ex-Bishop Datuk Rev. Dr. Peter Chio, Rev. Dr. Su Chii Ann, Mr Hii Ching Chiong and Sibu Mayor Datuk Tiong Thai King).

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So were the District Lay Leaders. We are proud and blessed that Miri District Lay Leader Mr Ting Kong Yu (L-2nd) is from our church.

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The Intercession continued.

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This is one of my favourites – the clock showed 11:30 with natural light entering through the skylight onto the praying crowd at the mezzanine floor. What a moment captured!

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One for the album – Roseline, Bishop Rev. Dr. Hwa Yung and Winnie, wife of Rev. Dr. Tie King Tai.

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