A children’s outing, organised by teenagers from the Church of the Risen Christ, turned out to be equally fun and meaningful for both groups.
The teenagers were caring and whenever “we needed help, they were always there”, said Regine Tan, 10, one of some 30 children who attended the event.
She also got to know the teenagers better, she said, adding that the June 20 outing was “fun”.
The teenage organisers are part of the Risen Christ Children’s League which aims to bring God’s love and Good News to the parish’s children through activities such as praise and worship and pastoral service.
The group organises activities for children regularly.
The recent activity, held in the church compound and at Bishan Park, included praise and worship and games.
It was to build friendships among the kids as well as between them and the teenagers, said Rebecca Yeo, who was in charge of the programme. The praise and worship also aimed at strengthening the children’s faith, she added.
James Chan, 10, said he had fun mixing with children of his age. He added that the organisers were patient with them and did not scold them.
Many of the organisers said the event benefited them as well.
Alexander Sun, 17, said he picked up organisational skills and learnt how to look after children.
Organising the activities turned out easier than expected and he also enjoyed himself, he told CatholicNews. All the hard work spent planning the programme was worth it as the children had a good time, he added.
The teenagers planned the activities without the help of adults, said Michelle Choo, 17, president of the Risen Christ Children’s League. “It is nice to see the children being touched by God through us. I can’t ask for anything more,” she added.
By Darren Boon