As the Acting Principal, I rather not initiate this appreciation day but the College's Treasurer brought it up with me first and a senior colleague explained that it had been done for years with SIB's top leadership approval. Even then I had to look at the College finances. We will honour the College's lecturers in our own way and it is good for the students to learn that full-time workers will be honoured accordingly by God's will. We will have a special ceremony next Tuesday after my homily for that.
It has been a flu season with several students and faculty colleagues falling ill. After the long drought and then heavy downpours and now hot and dry again, even the young men and young women of strong bodies could not cope. So I thank the Lord that I have been well all these times though my struggle with allergy and cold for 3 months when I first took up the Ranau's pastorate last year still lingered in my mind. Lord I thank You for You are my healer and deliverer. Take nothing for granted.