Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Community Lunch for 1,000

Exactly one year ago, we embarked on a five christmas dramas that zapped our strength away. One year later, our church, Praise City Church, decided to do something different.

Why not do something for the community? The last I heard from the organising people (didn't contribute this round as I was away in Sudan) was invitations should be sent out to old folks homes & orphanages and bring the people for our Christmas celebration.

We had been doing various stuff (that was also done with much stamina and zeal) for our own church members' eyes all these years and we ventured to try something not done before .............. a big challenge.

Out comes the idea of the Christmas Community Lunch. The target was to bring in 1,000 people for the function.

Praise God that we obtained approvals from the Royal Malaysian Police and City Hall Council as we would be having the event on the frontage road and the empty land facing our church.

Every church members did their best and everyone put in their efforts in getting various issues settled, arranged and organised.

All in all, we managed to sell all the 1,000 tickets - 100 tables that is. We want people to feel happy during this year end festive season. Those who will be attending the function at 11am (later on), will be part of the church's history.

Maybe one day we can try feed the 5,000????

I was at a relative's christmas party in Bandar Sri Damansara and went to church after the dinner.

Lots of people were there to arrange all the tables/chairs and decorate the outdoor stage.

The guys & girls who were decorating and preparing the outdoor stage were really enjoying themselves ...... their laughter fills the air.

Altogether there were 28 big white tents that covered all the 100 tables along the stretch of road.

Can't show much with the lack of light but it was a long stretch of tables.

The church entrance, for once, was empty as the event will be held outside.

This Nigerian brother was doing the dirty work where nobody would know. He scooped water out of the sitting area so that people will have a clean place to sit tomorrow morning.

Well done brother ....... your tough work is not in vain at all.

What did I do? I ensured that his unnoticed work didn't go unnoticed by taking this picture that took quite long as light was so dim and with a mere camera phone .......... took quite long to find the right moment of lighting from passing cars' headlights.

Final planning / instructions / things to look out for tomorrow morning by the core group.

All the supervisors supervising each other's work sitting down ............. no wonder it took us till midnight to finish our work.
Tags: Praise City Church, Christmas 2008, Christmas Community Lunch, Christmas Celebration

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12 Comments:

Anonymous sollee said...

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!!!!

25 December, 2008 07:23  
Blogger [SK] said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, and have a great year 2009 ahead :)

25 December, 2008 10:34  
Blogger Random J said...

It looked like a lot of hard work to get set up, but it's for a worth while cause and I'm sure the people who turn up will be eternally grateful and have fond memories of the event.

Merry Christmas!! :)

25 December, 2008 11:25  
Blogger Nux V said...

Merry Christmas to you!

25 December, 2008 18:20  
Blogger Life Ramblings said...

merry christmas to you and your family.

25 December, 2008 19:32  
Blogger Jason Law said...

1,000 people? Wow... it is a huge function~ but,is it so dark throughout the whole function ?

26 December, 2008 09:51  
Blogger acura said...

It's good to spread the joy & warmth during this festive season, seeing that Christmas has become so commercialized nowadays. A belated Merry Christmas to you Johnny

26 December, 2008 14:28  
Blogger roisin said...

hey Mr Johny Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year 2009.

26 December, 2008 14:50  
Blogger tikno said...

Hi Johnny, Merry Christmas to you and family.

26 December, 2008 21:33  
Blogger Daniel Ng said...

Your doing a good job coz i believe the truth of Christmas is celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ,it's not the Christmas wrappings, Christmas shopping, Christmas dinner or party but our gift of love to others in every way...just like what your church did to the community!

Merry Christmas and Happy holidays,bro.

26 December, 2008 23:01  
Blogger Simon Ho said...

you did a great thing over there. at least you did something nice on xmas. hohoho. merry xmas!

26 December, 2008 23:19  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

sollee / SK / Random J / Nux V / Lena / Acura / Roisin / Tikno / Daniel / Simon

Merry Christmas (belated) to all of u ........ ho ho ho

Jason Law - the function was held on thurs morning .... so got light!

27 December, 2008 16:54  

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