A Jubilee Luncheon
Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. Romans 10:1 [NASB]
On 12 July 2015, the Community Services team together with 98 volunteers, played hosts to 269 residents from Chinatown, Ghim Moh Road, Commonwealth Crescent, Stirling Road, Mei Ling Street, Henderson Road and Redhill Close. The Jubilee Evangelistic Lunch was held at Hilltop Garden Restaurant, Bukit Batok. While this luncheon was an annual outreach event organised by the Community Services, this year’s event was extra special because it was held in conjunction with the ‘Year of the Lord’s Favour’.
The early birds were entertained with ice-breaker balloon games but the highlight of the afternoon was a skit entitled ‘The Lost Son’ and Albert Lim’s testimony of an ex-offender now living in God’s grace. These truly captured the essence of the message of the jubilee and touched many hearts.
The exciting lunch programme also included a “blessed” draw as well as a cha-cha dance segment that had many enthusiastic residents come to the front to dance.
At the end of the luncheon, 10 residents chose to receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord, 5 residents re-dedicated their lives to Christ and another 9 residents requested for prayer.
Suffice to say, the event left a lasting impression on everyone involved. Quoting a remark made by a couple from Commonwealth Crescent, “If you have any [future] events, please invite us.”