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Tawau MP hands out 323 food baskets to 14 churches

Liew (4th right) handing over food baskets to Pastor Jery Mengala Martin (on her right) and others at The Christian Revival Church Takada.

TAWAU: Christian communities from 14 churches in the Tawau parliamentary constituency here have expressed their gratefulness for the food aid programme under the National People’s Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih).

Over the weekend, Tawau MP Datuk Christina Liew visited the churches to hand out food baskets to leaders for distribution to their members.

They are The Christian Revival Church Takada, Gereja Pantekosta Eben Ezer (Taman Berkley), Gereja Baptis Hosana Tawau (Taman Gaya), Xin Ann Baptist Church, Jalan Sin Onn, Church of Glory at the Unijaya Commercial Centre, Bintang Garden Baptist Church, Mile 2 1/2, Jalan Apas, Gereja Pantekosta Imanuel Malaysia, Gereja Baptis Tawau (BM Congregation) & Sri Tanjung Baptist Church (Chinese Congregation), Jalan Kuhara, and Gereja Pantekosta Tawau, Batu 3, Jalan Apas (all of them in the Sri Tanjung state constituency); and Gereja Baptis Kiulu Baru, Gereja Katolik St Stephen, Chapel St James and Chapel  St Agnes at Kg Nosoob, Penampang Baru (in the Balung state constituency).

At Dewan Penampang Baru Tass, Liew handed over food baskets to Chapel St James representative Gelord Emol who is also the Wakil Ketua Anak Negeri (WKAN) for Kg Tass, and to other church and chapel representatives.

Pastor Amos Petrus, who represented Gereja Pantekosta Tawau, expressed his appreciation to the Tawau MP for considering the well-being of church members.

Chairman Daniel Chan and Pastor Pau Kiu Kiong, who received the food baskets from Liew on behalf of Bintang Garden Baptist Church, said they would distribute them to members of their congregation.

Pastor Winston Tai of Xin Ann Baptist Church at Jalan Sin Onn thanked the elected representative for having included churches in the list of recipients. “The food basket programme is good, at least it helps those really in need. Those in the rural areas are in the depths of poverty.”

According to Pastor Rita Simon of Gereja Baptis Husana Tawau, the supply of rice and other food essentials provides some relief to many household heads who are struggling to feed their families during this critical period.

Liew, who is also Api Api Assemblywoman, also met with the Chairman Yonatan Musang and Pastor Ho Tet Kee of Gereja Baptis Tawau (BM Congregation) and Sri Tanjung Baptist Church (Chinese Congregation), respectively.

She was assisted by a team from the Tawau Parliamentary People’s Service Centre and Api Api DUN Liaison Officer Grace Lee.