8 Sep 2019
Dear family in Christ
Today we commemorate the annual Diocese Education Month. The diocese Education Board currently oversees 30 schools and preschool entities with a total enrolment of approximately 15,890 students. This enormous challenge also presents many exciting opportunities. This year, the Education month video highlights the work of the Boys’ Brigade and the Girls’ Brigade in our Anglican schools. We also thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve the community of children and youths through the activities of BB and GB in the government schools.
It is such a great joy to see St John’s Chapel serving in six companies in four schools: Boys’ Brigade (64th, 52J, 59J) and Girls’ Brigade (31st, 52nd, 59th). This ministry has really stretched our church human resources to the full. We are so thankful to the Lord and very encouraged by the commitment, sacrifice and love of our church members who have served or are serving faithfully as officers, volunteers and helpers over the years.
We live in challenging times in today’s post-modern world. It is our joyful privilege and trustworthy responsibility to inculcate important life values and build excellent moral character in these precious young lives. We value your prayers for the BB and GB ministries. We also need more volunteers. I would like to make an appeal for church members to consider serving at BB and GB. If you would like to find out more, pls have a word with Rev Bernard, Pas Fu Man, Pas Florence or myself.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45