By 12 noon we were back in Ranau and had lunch at the Hakka Food Court before heading back to the Campus. Night time was uneventful and I made another trip to Ranau for dinner. But as I saw the church gate opened I enquired with one church member whether the usual Saturday night rehearsal was on. Yes indeed and for the first time since early March I went back to the church I pastored for 15 months in Ranau.
This morning we headed to Ranau early and enjoyed noodles with fried pork at one of the restaurants. As I stepped up the church stairs my heart beat faster but I pretended that it was another usual Sunday. How could that be anything but usual since I poured out life and soul in an intense pastorate that saw the church grew almost by 100 members with the first service packed to the brim at 250 and another 120 or more in the 2nd service? Today the students filled the hall but it was not full as when I was pastor.