Mt Murud is the tallest mountain in Sarawak. It stands at 7950 feet or 2255 metres tall above sea level.
13 July 2011:
KL-KK flight 2.5 hours
KK- Lawas Van ride 3.5 hours @ RM30 per pax per way
Stay overnight at host, Ranggai's house
0630am Lawas - Lepo Bunga 4wd ride 6 hours @ RM120 per pax per way
12noon Hike started from Lepo Bunga @ 1700m asl
0230pm Arrived at Batu Linalit @ 2205m asl (actual 7600 ft/ 2255m asl)
0345pm Arrived at Church Camp, Reked Meligan @ 2085m asl
0630am Summit hike @ 2370m asl (actual 7950ft/ 2424m asl) being the tallest mountain in Sarawak
(Bakelalan ppl started as early as 5am - still raining!)
1145am Arrived at Summit, Prayer service ongoing since11am
1255nn Prayer service over, descend
0530pm Arrived at Church Camp
0600pm ETA last person in team
0730am Getting ready to leave Church Camp, hiked at 8am
(Most local people descended as early as 5am due to early start work)
0310pm Arrived at Lepo Bunga
0400pm ETA Last person in team
0900pm Arrived at Lawas by 4WD, check bags and check in hotel
1100am Leave Lawas for KK
0200pm Arrived at Air Asia Airport
0230pm Check in hotel at KK, lunch, jalan jalan at Filipino market
0430am Walk to Filipino market
0630am Arrived at hotel
0200pm Left hotel for airport, taxi ride at RM30 per way.
This is a Christian prayer revival meeting that held every 2 years. This year is at Mt Murud, and next year will be at Bakelalan. The next Revival Meeting is on July 2012.
A total of 800 + delegates came for the meeting this year. Two years ago, it was 700+. They came from all walks of age, tribe and nation. The oldest probably 70 years old, and the youngest 2 years old. The Revival Meeting encourages to bring their children along.
The Lunbawangs and other delegates sharing under one roof with us were friendly. When I arrived at Church Camp, I wasn't sure where I would be staying; so I asked the delegates who arrived there earlier of the location of our host. Everyone knew where the host's house. Cooking for 30 ppl done by paid cooks was an efficient job in between tight church services. Not only efficient, but also delicious. The whole Church Camp experience came as a homestay with the local natives that led simple life, the praying on the mountaintop, and 3+ hours church worship and prayer sessions (altogether about 6 sessions).
2) Do not put the Lord your God to the test.
3) Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.
More testimonies of the Revival Meeting can be viewed at http://gunungmurud.blogspo
or if you are planning a "pilgrimage" there, check out http://mountmurud.com/
More detailed pictures of Church Camp http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150386785997995.434938.532412994&l=3384c9260c&type=1