We often sit in the comforts of the church pews agreeing how many out there are in need, yet it can be more enticing to remain there and do nothing. The Lord laid upon my heart to be intentional to do good this season.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all…” Galatians 6:9-10.
It was during this period when the government also announced the #SingapoRediscover perks. In the conversations that I had with many friends on what to do with those vouchers, most of us do not have the slightest idea or even the time to spend it. I thought, surely these vouchers could be better made used.
The migrant workers have always been on my heart. Especially with how badly hit they were in this pandemic, I thought we could share our privileges with them since they could not even be with their families back home, nor have the freedom to head out whenever. I reached out to a migrant not-for-profit social organization to partner with me on this project and gathered tickets to the paid conservatories at Gardens By The Bay on my social media. So many friends (and even strangers) came up to contribute. We even gathered enough funds to provide a hearty dinner!
We treated our migrant brothers to a hearty dinner after visiting the Gardens by the Bay!
On the first run, we hosted 20 migrant brothers, who were currently on respite due to workplace injures. It was really heartening as they took countless photos and called home to their families to share the joy. Two of the brothers mentioned that they built these conservatories, but it was their first being there as a ‘tourist’. The migrant brothers were really grateful and thankful that we forked out time and resources to bless them. We ended the night with many good conversations and filled tummies.
We might not have any opportunity to share the gospel with them, but I saw myself being present to show God’s love and express my gratitude for their contributions and sacrifices to our nation. I wanted them to know that they, as God’s children are loved, never forgotten, and precious.
Not missing the chance to share the moment with their loved ones back home by video-calling them!
I think a lot of us love to do good, but we often do not know how or where to begin. I encourage all of us to lean into the Father’s heart, and He will guide you and give you the courage to bless. After all, we are merely stewards of what He has given us and so let us steward it well.