Friday, June 4, 2010

St. Hilary BEC Charity Campaign

George Selvaraja Joseph

During the month of rosary our BEC St. Hilary (Taman Ampangan Seremban, Negeri Sembilan) planned a charity activity as we journeyed in the rosary prayer. Visiting orphanage home was the call that deepens our common interest. Even though there are few orphanage homes in Seremban town, we decided to go out skirt of the town area. It was “Vivekananda Home Rembau”, situated 27 km from Seremban town. On the 1st of May 2010, we visited the home collecting information on the needs and the situation so that we can make a fruitful visit.

The home “Vivekananda Home Rembau” situated 20 meters from Rembau town. The home was constructed based on village condition - half brickwork & timber wall with a zinc roof. It has 2 dormitories for boys and girls, narrowed office room, bath and a kitchen. The awning covered balcony is the place where the children gathered for food, rest, study and watch television. The home is registered with the district welfare department. The home is managed by Mr. Ramesh Patel with 6 care takers. Children’s ranging from age 2 to 18 years old with total of 52 children resides in the home

A brochure was prepared with the needs of the home and passed to BEC members, Visitation parish members, posting in Visitation face book and friends. Various BEC members donated basic necessities, clothes, school aids and cash. We received these love offerings as far as Kuala Lumpur. One of BEC member shared this with 2 of Muslim sisters during her morning exercise and to our surprise they donated cash for the home and praised the good work of our catholic church.

On 28th May 2010, with Visitation family BEC’s we journeyed to “Vivekananda Home Rembau”, 3 cars with a van carrying a month’s collection for the home need. We were welcomed by the care takers and the children’s. To break the boundaries of uncomfortable among us and the children, we started out with games and talent time. Our children and adults made the activity merrier by participating with the children. All of us enjoyed without barrier of the situation. Prizes were given out to the children’s. The children were served noodles and cakes for tea break. At end of the session we presented ration and cash for the home.

Even though our visit was a half a day event but it made us see life’s appreciation through this children’s. Our visits made us to walk more closely in the path of Jesus Christ in reaching out to those are in need. Our journey will continue in this mission of charity…...

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