The Anglican Mission’s global influence continued to grow as one of its bishops received a personal invitation to the consecration of the 6th Bishop of Sabah in the Anglican Diocese of Sabah, Malaysia. On May 19, the Rt. Rev. Silas Ng and his wife Michelle had the privilege of attending the Rt. Rev. Melter Jiki Bin Tais’ installation at All Saints’ Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu. The service was followed by a Thanksgiving Dinner at a local conference center.
“I felt God smile greatly on me when I was in the Installation Service,” Bishop Silas says. “It was such a glorious celebration, with two primates, two archbishops, 19 bishops, 56 priests, two deacons, 30 pastors and 1,500 people in All Saints’ Cathedral.”
Among the attendees were Archbishop Yong Ping Chung and his wife Julia.
A highlight for Bishop Silas was receiving the priest’s blessing by the Most Rev. Datuk Bolly Lapok, Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in South East Asia and Bishop of Kuching and Brunei Darulsalam. Another joyous moment was reuniting with the newly consecrated Bishop of East Kowloon (Hong Kong), Rt. Rev. Dr. Timothy Kwok.
“Bishop Timothy and I both served in the Diocesan Youth Committee of the Anglican Church of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1994,” Bishop Silas says. “Seeing a good friend and walking together into the Cathedral was such a blessing to me indeed!”
The newly consecrated Bishop, Rt. Rev. Melter Jiki Tais, graciously invited Bishop Silas and Michelle to his home for dinner and asked Bishop Silas to preach at his church on Sunday. During the remainder of his time in Malaysia, Bishop Silas was also able to build relationships with other bishops and further the collegial work of the Anglican Mission.
“Michelle and I had a most wonderful time,” Bishop Silas says.