In the epistle of James, all Christians are encouraged to do good: “But someone will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18) As Methodists come together as one to give time, donations and voices to those in need, we live out our faith in Christ through good works and give glory to His name!
To galvanise Methodists to perform acts of mercy and to give generously for the benefit of the poor, in-need, distressed and elderly sick, The Giving Methodist campaign was held during the season of Lent, from 6 March to 13 April 2019. Methodist churches and Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) organised over 100 volunteering opportunities. Churches also helped to spread awareness of the campaign through social media.
In its second year, the campaign inspired over 3,000 acts of giving time, donations and voices to the poor and disadvantaged. Volunteers gave their time to bless the community through food distribution, outreach activities, Easter celebrations, and many more. In total, over $350,000 was raised from the Methodist community to bring about positive change for the disadvantaged.
While this year’s campaign has officially concluded, our mission to help the poor and those in-need never ends. You can continue to support us by giving a donation at https://give.mws.sg/home/93-tgm-regular-donation.html or use the QR code.
“Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matt 10:8, NIV)
|“From the packing of the hampers to the delivery, volunteers from the two churches simply worked together as one. And that touches me, that we were one at heart with only one purpose—to serve the community and to serve God!”
—Chin Wei, Pentecost Methodist Church
|“Giving is an overflow of our love for Him and His people, and so that’s why we also continue giving—because we love others and we love God through giving.”
—David and Magdalene Luo, Wesley Methodist Church
By the Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) Communications Team
Photos courtesy of Methodist Welfare Services