OCBC kids at the Ambridge Manor Rest Home
The Sunday school and Youth group of the OCBC’s Tamil congregation visited Ambridge Rose Manor. We had the mind set of cheering up the residents and making their day enjoyable. We were learning to interact and respect all different aged people in our community. Along the way we also learnt about responsibility. We sang songs, performed a musical skit, danced and made cards and gave the cards to the residents. We noticed even the elders that were very ill and with less mobility were able to participate and enjoy our performance, by tapping their feet, moving their bodies to the music and clapping their hands. There was one lady that especially intrigued us. The volunteers had told us that she never responded or involved herself in any activities, but she reciprocated to our songs. We were all wondering, when it stuck us that she understood the words to the Tamil songs. We spent some time with her and were delighted to see a smile on her face
Acts 20: 35 says, in everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
We thank and praise God for this opportunity to serve our elderly community.