KPG PAON GAHAT, Serian – The Kampung Church Committee [Komiti Gereja Kampung (KGK)] of St James Church (about 30 km from Serian) is appealing for your kind support to build their church. The kampong has about 120 families with a population of about 720.
Boniface Daddy, Chairman of the KGK, said that the Committee has been actively organising fund-raising activities to build a new church to replace the existing one that is irrepairable.
He explained, “There is an urgent need to replace the present church building which was built in the early 1970s with low quality materials and technology. The roof is leaking badly and the concrete walls have come off the belian wood posts and beams, posing a danger to the congregation. Furthermore, the existing church is too small to accommodate the increasing Catholic population of the kampong for Masses. The condition worsens during Gawai and Christmas when villagers come back with friends and visitors from outside the kampong.”
Boniface Daddy believes that the funds raised so far can hardly be enough for building the new church with the increasing costs of the building materials. As such, he appeals to all well-wishers to donate so that the new church at an estimated cost of RM200,000 can be built as soon as possible.
All cheques for the above donation must be made payable to Gereja RC Kpg Paon Gahat, Serian, CIMB Bank account 1107-0025118-52-6. Cash donations must be handed over to the Rector at St Theresa’s Church, 94700 Serian. For more information, call the Rector, Fr Augustine Jepy (013-8169427), Boniface Daddy (016-5795019) or Michael Jawa (019-4874151), Chairman of the Fundraising Committee.
Then Ah Nyuk