Local Outreach Update: Touching Lives In Singapore (Aug 2018–Jul 2019)
What a privilege it is for us to be part of Singapore’s diverse community!
We are blessed to have the opportunity to touch the lives of those around us, regardless of race, language or religion, and to be able to meet their needs in practical ways.
Over the past 12 months (from August 2018 to July 2019), we have given to various charitable causes and partnered with local organisations to give practical help to communities of different ethnicities. We have also served and reached out to over 13,000 people with the support of nearly 4,000 volunteers from our church!
Here are some highlights.
Serving The Elderly
The elderly here have given much of themselves over the years, and we honour their contributions to Singapore. In an ageing society, there is a growing need to meet their physical and social needs.
Working with seniors activity centres and nursing homes, we befriend them and let them know that they are loved and valued. We also regularly organise outings, fun-filled get-togethers, and even help them clean their homes.
On special occasions like Chinese New Year and Christmas, we work with local grassroots organisations to bless them with practical gifts.
Showing Love To Foreign Workers
The migrant worker community leave their homes and families to live among us and contribute to our nation-building. For the Indian foreign workers in our midst, we regularly organise cricket tournaments for them to play their favourite sport, and host a special banquet of honour where they enjoy an evening filled with fun activities and delicious Indian cuisine.
We are also thankful to partner with a local Telugu church to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them.
Helping The Underprivileged And Those With Special Needs
We also desire to bless underprivileged families, and to lend a helping hand to those who may need extra help in their daily lives.
Over the past year, we gave out education bursary awards to more than 300 underprivileged children, including those with special needs, and held a presentation ceremony just for them.
We also organised fun activities to bless the less privileged and those with special needs.