It was a historic moment for SIAC’s calendar this year as Betong hosted for the first time a SIAC event — The Methodist Prayer Convention (MPC 2019). All Glory to Him as 380 delegates converged at Dewan Datuk Stephen Kalong Ningkan for the 6th Session of the Methodist Iban Prayer Convention on the 31st August till 1st September, 2019.
Members from all the 5 Districts gathered for prayers and intercessions. Our General Conference Prayer Team (GCPT) led by the main speaker, Reverend Vincent Jayaraj was present at the Convention. The main speaker was assisted by Reverend Jonathan Wong (SCAC), Ps. Jenny Teo (SAC), Sarah Say (CAC), Terry Law (TRAC), Lucrece Loo (TRAC), Ruth Ratnam (TAC) and Shanti Latiner (TAC). The 2-day convention was divided into 5 Sessions based on Psalms 90.
||A Church After God's Own Heart Through Prayer On Spiritual Warfare
||A Church After God's Own Heart Through His Protection
||A Church After God's Own Heart Through Praying Together
||A Church After God's Own Heart Through Prayer Under His Angels' Protection
||A Church After God's Own Heart Through Prayer By Listening & Answering From Him
In conjunction with the convention, delegates and speakers were joined by friends and invited guests for a Fellowship and Fundraising Dinner at the Convention venue. The local State Legislative Member, YB Gerald Rentap was also present on behalf of the Guest of Honour, Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. The auspices occasion was also to launch the fundraising drive for the construction of the Betong Methodist Iban Church whereby the State Government had recently approved the alienation of a 3.5 acre plot of State land for the Church site in Betong. At the same function, the State Government through UNIFOR committed a fund of RM250,000 for the building of the Church.
Guests at the dinner were also entertained with presentations by the delegates from each District Conference and also from the GC Prayer Team from Kuala Lumpur.
Indeed, the Lord had guided and blessed us throughout that prayer convention and we will meet again soon for the 2020 Prayer Convention.
MPC 2019 Organizing Chairman
SIAC Lay Leader 2019-2020