Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of
old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall
ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and
rivers in the desert.  The beast of the field shall honour me, the
dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and
rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. This
people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Isaiah 43: 18-21 



As a result, on 9th March 2003, All Saints’ Cathedral established a youth
outreach center in a shopping complex in Kota Kinabalu – Center Point
Sabah. Twenty eight young people most of them were students and under 30
years old started the work fondly known as “d’Stream” without any full time
staff. We sensed that the Lord is calling us to be “a stream in the desert”. We
believe that the Lord wanted a Church to be planted and called to go to where
the people are, where there is lack of life, to bring the life of Christ, where there
is pain and brokenness, healing, where there is lostness and loneliness, the
love of God expressed in the gospel of Christ, where there are bondages,
deliverance.
The conviction of planting a church was well supported by Bishop Yong Ping
Chung, the then Archbishop of the Province of Southeast Asia. D’Stream was
dedicated as a new church plant on 22nd August 2004 by Bishop Yong, who
was also the Diocesan Bishop. The Vision Statement of the Church is:
To accomplish the Great Commission with compassion, to bring every person
into the fellowship of the body of Christ through effective ministry in order to
build a vibrant generation of God’s children demonstrating Christlike
character, celebrating His love and victory.
Desert Stream Anglican Church was constituted as a Church in the Anglican
Diocese of Sabah by Bishop Albert Vun in January 2006.