The History of SIB Started in 1928 when three young men in the Bible college in Australia realized that God had called them to Borneo “a land without hope”. Little did they know that they would begin a journey of faith and transformation that would change lives not just in BEM (Borneo Evangelical Mission) but also in both Sarawak and Sabah. This movement of God later had a new name Sidang Injil Borneo. It took 50 years before SIB would come into significance
and the many sacrifices of the missionaries could be seen.
Disease and discouragement were part of their lives, but herein was sown the seeds of revival, transformation, prayer, perseverance and faith in a miraculous God. Whenever situations appeared hopeless the missionaries raised up prayer from their home base. The missionaries laid solid foundations for the early SIB
church. They focused on Bible teaching started the first “Bible school” and taught the natives to read. When the tribal people began to put their faith in Jesus transformation occurred. So great was the change that it affected every aspect of their lives until today.