Dear Friends in Christ,
It is now a little over a year since we started the longhouse project on 16 July 2007 and today it is only about 60% completed. The longhouse is a single-storey semi-concrete building, 110 feet long and 52 feet wide with 11 rooms, complete with bathrooms and toilets.
It was meant to be completed by the end of this year but one year into the project, we find that we are still very far away from our target. This is because our gotong-royong effort cannot cope with the large amount of building materials that have to be brought up to the site on time. The other reason are the constant lack of funds which is needed to purchase building materials and to pay the wages of the carpenters.
In view of this, the CMPC building committee humbly appeals to all friends and benefactors to journey with us. Donations in crossed cheques may be addressed to:
CATHOLIC MEMORIAL AND PILGRIMAGE CENTRE (CMPC),
c/o St Stephen’s Church,
P O Box 3,
94007 Bau, Sarawak
Donations in kind are also welcome and for more details, you may contact me (013-818685) or our Rector, Fr Patrick Heng (082-763886). All donations will be duly acknowledged. For those who may wish to participate in the gotong-royong, please be advised that it is held every Saturday at 7.00 am.
We take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped us in the past and we pray that God will bless their generosity.
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Vincent Eddy ak Sireng
CMPC, Mount Singai, Bau