Over 50 Care Groups and serving ministries from The Zone participated in A Box Full Of Love — a collaboration between Outreach Ministry and the youth ministry, The Zone. The initiative encouraged youths to “adopt” a child to bless, and for each to prepare a box full of toys, books and small gifts. The love boxes will bless 63 underprivileged children from Gracehaven home and Industrial & Services Co-operative Society Ltd (ISCOS).
“The response was overwhelming. In less than eight days, well before the closing date, all the boxes were snapped up!” said The Zone Executive, I Reen Lim. “Over the weeks, the youths even met up to pack and decorate their gift boxes,” she added.
The Christmas love boxes were later collected and participants prayed over them during The Zone’s Christmas service on 17 December 2011.
“I felt a warm sense of love and unity as we prayed over the boxes,” Guan Mei Ling, a youth server, said. “I am so humbled to be part of this as it’s a tangible way of showing God’s love to others.” The love boxes were later hand delivered by staff from the Outreach Ministry to the home, just in time for Christmas!