Gift Of Love 2017
23 December 2017
At our Gift Of Love event in Woodlands on 23 December 2017, church council member Deacon Matthew Kang and Mr Amrin Amin, Member of Parliament for Sembawang Group Representation Constituency, presented grocery vouchers to over 140 underprivileged residents.
We also partnered a local Telugu-speaking church to organise two Christmas parties on 16 and 17 December 2017 for migrant workers in Singapore, where they enjoyed games, dancing, singing and gift bags filled with daily essentials. Praise the Lord that many received Jesus as the good news was preached!
Throughout December 2017, our church also reached out to the underprivileged overseas through our Gift Of Love Global initiative, working with schools, local churches and outreach partners in the slums to throw Christmas parties for more than 4,500 children in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as 5,650 prison inmates in Cambodia and Myanmar. We blessed them with delicious meals, gift packs and the sharing of the gospel!
9 December 2017
Our Gift Of Love initiative continued in full swing as our pastors, leaders and volunteers spread out across Singapore to bring Christmas cheer and bless more than 5,000 people, distributing grocery vouchers as well as gift packs and trolleys filled with daily essentials to underprivileged families and the elderly in nursing homes and community hospitals.
2 December 2017
Our Gift Of Love activities continued on Saturday, 2 December with some 2,600 people blessed as our pastors and volunteers went out into the Singapore heartlands to distribute grocery vouchers and greeting cards with handwritten messages to the homes of the underprivileged elderly and families.
Residents from a community home also enjoyed Christmas carols from our team who brought their guitarists and singing voices along as well!
25 November 2017
It‘s such a special blessing for us to show God's love and care to the less privileged in the community during the Christmas season, regardless of race, language or religion.
At Christmas Gift Of Love @ North East on Saturday, 25 November 2017, the first Gift Of Love project this year, we joined hands with North East Community Development Council and other organisations in Singapore to present a multicultural lunch party to 120 underprivileged families in Aljunied, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol and Tampines.
The Guest Of Honour, Mr Desmond Choo, Mayor of North East District and Adviser to Tampines Grassroots Organisations, together with church council member Deacon Matthew Kang and Pastor Lawrence Lim, went around to the tables to present the families with gift vouchers sponsored by the church.
As they enjoyed their lunch, the families were treated to a song and dance number, a medley of Malay community songs and Christmas carols presented by our creative team, as well as performances by other organisations. All the performers also got together to sing This Is Home for the event finale, showing our unity as Singaporeans, regardless of race, language or religion.
Gift Of Love @ North East marks the first time the church is collaborating with other religious organisations in Singapore for the Christmas Gift Of Love lunch parties. It is also the first of many Gift Of Love projects by New Creation Church to give a total of S$600,000 in practical help to over 9,000people this Christmas season. Working with other Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) and voluntary welfare organisations, congregation members of New Creation Church will be involved in distributing grocery vouchers and gift packs to underprivileged families, and gift packs to nursing home residents and staff, ex-offenders and migrant workers in Singapore on 2 and 9 December 2017.
Overseas, our Gift Of Love Global initiatives this year will see us planning Christmas parties for about 4,500 children living in slums and orphanages in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. We will also be giving gift packs of daily essentials to 5,650 prison inmates in Cambodia and Myanmar.
In total, since our Gift Of Love initiative began in 2014, including this year, we would have given out grocery vouchers and gift packs of daily essentials worth over S$1.7 million to more than 48,000 people. This comprises some 27,000 in Singapore and, through our Gift Of Love Global initiative, another 21,000 children and prison inmates overseas.
Truly, we are blessed to be a blessing.