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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bringing Joy and Cheer to Neighbours During the Christmas Season

by ds
Sandakan : Some 30 young members of Taman Indah Jaya BEC carolers led by a few senior members started the house to house caroling from 11th to 21st December 2011 except for 14th December where the Catholic Church was assigned as the anchor church for the Member of Parliament Christmas Celebration held at the Sandakan Municipal Council Square.
On average, the carolers were able to visit 10 - 12 houses per night and throughout the caroling period they managed to visit more than 100 families in Taman Indah Jaya housing area, bringing the Good News to neighbours as we approach for the coming of our Saviour.
The carolers spend about a month practicing the carols and in the process were able to establish a strong relationship with one another. Claire Andrew, the youth leader as well as the coordinator for this year's caroling was particularly please to note the high spirit and deep commitment of the carolers, not only being consistent in attendance during practice but throughout the caroling period, reaching out to Catholic families and friends within the neighbourhood.
The members donned in white and black with red scarf brought much cheer and joy to the families as they would normally begin with an Opening Prayer and the Proclamation of the Word followed by the singing of Christmas carols. Such visits made families within the neighbourhood connected and supported, the goodness of the season.
The Christmas carols bring the meaning of Christmas out in a special way as families members joined in the singing. After carols were sung, many families offered food and drinks to the carolers. Their generosity in sharing reflects a deeper meaning of the festive season, a call to care and share with one another.
The committed senior members 

Merry Christmas!!! May the Lord bless us and everyone.

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