KUCHING – St Joseph’s Alpha Programme Committee organised a Follow-up Programme at the Tan Sri William Tan Auditorium, St Joseph’s School, on 24 August.
The programme was open to all previous graduates of Alpha Programmes in the Archdiocese of Kuching. The half-day session consisted of a talk on the importance of Spiritual Growth, a session on infilling of the Holy Spirit, and a Deliverance & Healing Session. All the three parts were conducted by Stephen Bong from the Holy Cross Ministry of Deliverance & Healing.
There was a total of 92 participants. The event was also graced by Fr Simon Poh, Coordinator of the Alpha Programme in the Archdiocese of Kuching, and Fr Joseph Chai, Spiritual Director of the Alpha Programme in St Joseph’s Cathedral Parish.
Stephen Bong gave an in-depth overview on Spiritual Growth, laced with concrete examples from his many years of ministering.
During the session on Infilling of the Holy Spirit, all who desired the gift of tongues received without exception. During the Deliverance & Healing session, the participants exercised their faith to experience the Spirit’s loving power, and many ‘rested in the spirit’. There were also many who testified to their personal experience of the Spirit’s healing power, like experiencing warmth in their body.
Finally, the participants were also introduced to several organisations in the Church which they could participated or serve; these included the Alpha Programme, Legion of Mary, Choice, Warden Ministry, Society of Vincent De Paul, and activities organised by the Holy Cross Ministry for Spiritual Growth.