Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong in his call to Malaysian Christians to be committed to the nation, listed out stiff challenges confronting them.
"We need to be caring towards the poor, homeless, etc. Can we do something to help them? Simply put, can Malaysian Christians take up social -caring role?" Bishop put the challenge to the congregation.
"Can we be an honest and moral community?" Bishop asked.
On the issue of corruption in Malaysia, Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong challenged Malaysian Christians to lead in anti-corruption. Bishop then gave a personsl testimony on how he avoided help from loaded Christians who obtained business contracts unethically.
Moving on further, Bishop made the stand of Malaysian Christians very clear: To fight for justice!
"If you are genuinely committed to transformation, you must be prepared to go on for years. Just take a look at William Wiberforce - it took him 46 years to repeal slavery laws in England - and you will appreciate how lengthy this nature of battle may be," Bishop said.
The VIPs posed for a group photo before the opening ceremony of Hoover Square and Hoover Mission House. Front row:YB Vincent Goh (first from left), Datuk & Datin Tiong Thai King (third & second from left), Rev Dr. Su Chi Ann (fifth from left), Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong (sixth from left), Rev kong Chong Lin (first from right), Datuk Hii Yii Peng (second from right), Honorary Bishop Rev Dr. Peter Choo (third from right), Dato Seri Wong Soon Koh & Datin Seri (fifth & fourth from right). Photo: Ting Leng Kieh