There are some breath-taking views around Ranau and I drove into a number of villages while my wife strolls along the monthly Tamu (market) nearby. One stallkeeper who saw me snapping away with my camera told me to come back early in the morning if I wanted to catch a clear view of the majestic Mount Kinabalu.
I have survived 5 months of ministry in a semi-rural church which is 99% Kadazan-Dusun. I don't speak their language and yesterday for the first time I said a few words in Dusun wishing my congregation a Blessed Harvest Festival. I preached a Labour Day sermon meant for 1st May as I thought I should do so before the month celebrating workers' rights and contribution to church and society comes to an end.