She didn’t like flowers. But the invitation was too irresistible for her. Married at a young age, Syakila, 25, was already a mother of a three-year-old. Life was a bed of roses until tragedy struck unexpectedly. Her husband left her and her daughter fell victim to cerebral palsy. Life’s challenges could have crushed her if not for those who extended a helping hand.
Like Syakila, many single mothers, found hope at Queenstown CareCorner, a non-profit organisation which our Outreach Ministry regularly partners with.
On Saturday, 7 September 2013, our Outreach volunteers organised an excursion to Gardens By The Bay for 13 single mothers and their children. It was a rare treat that allowed everyone to break free from the daily grind and enjoy life’s simpler pleasures.
Our volunteers getting ready for the trip.
Our volunteer hitting it off with the kids!
Ambling through the two main domes, the group took time to admire God’s delicate creations. Then to add on to the fun, our volunteers got the participants to enjoy a game of treasure hunt. With a photo of a mysterious flower in their hands, they combed through the domes trying their best to locate it. The dome resounded with laughter as everyone competed to be the ultimate treasure-hunter!
Can you spot us?
Finding ways to beat each other in the treasure hunt!
Our volunteers were equally blessed by the excursion and Faith Liu, an Outreach server shared, “I had fun! Even though I didn’t feel confident in the beginning, my leader encouraged me to speak with the mothers. Later, I found out that one of them had heard about our church so I invited her to visit us in future. I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to be a blessing!”