Summer Service by SCU Chaplain's Office Educates Yilan Kids with Board Games

  • 08/02/2020
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  • Headline News
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  • News source: Secretariat
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  • Translator: Ping-Chen Lin

Soochow Fellowship, the Christian communion of Soochow University, helped local school children of Luodong Township in Yilan shape their character through playing board games in a four-day summer camp from July 14th to 17th, 2020.

The service team consisted of nineteen members from Soochow Fellowship, the Youth Fellowship of Methodist Ward Memorial Church, and Taipei Wesley Methodist Church, contributing to remote communities for the third consecutive year.

This summer camp was mainly participated by elementary students who live near the Luodong Wesley Methodist Church. They not only finished their summer homework in this camp, but also learned to trust and respect others through having fun from board games.

Besides helping local kids, the summer service team also visited nearby elementary schools, (Luodong and Chenggong elementary schools), communities, merchants, markets and hospitals (Camillian Saint Mary’s Hospital and Luodong Poh-Ai Hospital) to find out how they are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide them with the exact help they need in the future.

A summer service team member who is a Luodong native shared that he had gained lots of knowledge and unforgettable memories from this event as it provided him a chance to see his hometown from a whole new different angle. He was also grateful for having this opportunity to work with many different people under the love of God.

With the support of the university’s Higher Education SPROUT Project, these student volunteers were able to leave their comfort zone and serve in some remote areas spreading the love from God. As the Lord Jesus once said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” the students who seemed to be giving were actually also receiving warmth from the children they served.