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Clelie Lim Ah Ken, widow of Pastor Lim Ah Ken
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Musicians at the Memorial Service
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Bishop Roger, Rev Eddy Chong and parishioners
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Archbishop Ernest, Bishop Roger Chung, and the Churchwardens of St Mark's
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Memorial Service held for Pastor Lim Ah Ken
 
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April 3, 2006

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] Pastor Lim Ah Ken, Layreader and Pastor-Evangelist of St Mark's Church Poudre D'or in Mauritius was honoured at a Memorial Service on Saturday 25, 2006, celebrated by the Archbishop Ernest of the Province of the Indian Ocean in Poudre D'Or.

The Parish of St Mark in Poudre in Mauritius was in total ruins before the Mission and Evangelism initiative was started in 1997 by St Paul's Church Plaine Verte, in the Diocese of Mauritius, to restore the deceased Anglican mission in this Northern region of Mauritius. The Church was originally for the British Garrison, which was stationed in that outpost of the island during the colonial days but was then abandoned.

Bishop Roger Chung Po Chuen, the then-Parish Priest of St Paul's Plaine Verte, in the capital city of Port Louis, engaged in this new Missionary adventure with Pastor Lim Ah Ken and other pastors of St Paul church. Clelie Lim Ah Ken also initiated an alphabetisation project in that parish as a complement to the empowerment of the new Christians.

Today the rector of St Mark is the Rev Eddy Cheong. A new community centre was built last year as an extension of the ongoing mission, which is the first of its kind in the new post-colonial paradigm for mission in Mauritius. Pastor Lim Ah Ken was a tireless evangelist visiting and teaching the new converts to grow in the faith so as to be effective Christian witnesses.

Bishop Roger Chung Po Chuen happened to be providently at this service in Mauritius, as his mother Florence Chung Po Chuen had passed away at the age of 82 years.