Falling on the 15th day in the eighth month of the Lunar Calendar, Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated by the Chinese. On this day, friends and relatives would come together to feast on mooncakes and enjoy each other’s company.
To celebrate the occasion, our volunteers from Outreach Ministry visited Ghim Moh Lions Befrienders Senior Activity Centre on Saturday, 14 September 2013 and distributed mooncakes to the elderly.
During the short three-hour session, the elderly participated in a song-guessing competition and learnt to make their own lanterns.
Can you guess the name of the song?
Listening attentively to the instructions.
The beneficiaries snipped and cut the morning away amidst chatter and laughter. Many elderly proved to be more skilful than their younger counterparts who had to seek advice from their seniors.
Exquisitely designed lanterns made by our beneficiaries!
Daniel Pek, 48, businessman, shared how amazed he was to see such abounding joy exuding from the elderly. “They taught me to live simply and be humble. And above all, to be happy!”
Our beneficiary collecting her free box of mooncakes.
At the end of the event, the seniors bade farewell to our volunteers with bear hugs. This act of endearment touched the heart of our volunteer, Shanice Loo, 31, Human Resource Officer, who felt so blessed by Daddy God for this chance to be with the old folks. “Being hugged and thanked by the elderly made me feel that the morning was well-spent. I am so glad that I was able to love them out of the abundant love Jesus has for me!”