Kapit is a river town and is accessible by express boat, taking three hours one-way. Despite its remote location, Kapit has many public schools and a few kindergartens run by the local church. The majority of people in Kapit are the indigenous people. They live in longhouses (a long, narrow, single-room structure) and the majority are below the poverty line.
Our partner, Starfish Malaysia, has started a successful outreach program among the public schools in the district of Kapit through their education and sports programs. They have also built a community center called Lighthouse Kapit. Through the partnership, LHM-Malaysia supplies Starfish Malaysia with outreach materials and resources to be distributed to children in remote areas.
In mid-February, the LHM-Malaysia team hosted a campaign in two public schools located about an hour boat ride from Kapit. During the meeting in one of the Primary Residential Schools, 97 students were brought to faith in Jesus by the power of God's spirit.
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