I received several invitations to preach elsewhere but I tried to be with my own church on a Sunday. I turned down an invitation from my homechurch in KK to preach on a Sunday in the month of September. I just don't think it is worth all the energy and time to travel back and forth for one sermon and miss my two services on a Sunday. And I have more than enough on my plate in Ranau district alone. After the pastors' visit to Kudat last weekend, I felt my colleagues warming up to me. In travels and fellowship and ministry together, we had bonded. I visited a colleague whose car broke down on his way back from Kudat. I told my church that I had this vision in my heart to help SIB pastors to own cars, at least good second hand cars if not new cars like Axia (Malaysian car about RM32,000). If two or three denominations I know provide low-interest loans for pastors to purchase cars, I don't see why we can't do the same now that we are into the middle of the 2nd decade of the 21st century.
I am also getting busier in the social media (I see it as a ministry now) in giving my views on many things theological. A colleague started a theological chat group, Sembang-sembang teologi and more and more questions are now directed to me for response. A priest's lips are to retain knowledge and they should seek the law of God at his mouth for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts (Mal 2:7).