Experience God’s love and pass it on
The Oikos Fellowship is a community of young Singaporean professionals from all walks of life who want to embrace the multi-ethnic, multi-religious reality which “doing church” should be. (Oikos: The ancient Greek equivalent of a household, house, or family.) The Geylang mission, Geylang Bless God (GBG), sprung out of that desire, as a channel of mercy to the community in the red light district of Geylang, meeting them at their point of need.
The four main people groups the group seeks to impact are the homeless refugees, trafficked humans (of human slavery), trauma victims (including victims of natural disasters) and the indigenous or native people group. Through a combination of influential leadership and social enterprise initiatives, GBG seeks to tackle issues of inequality and injustice in the community. One such example is their GloryWalk, a weekly taking to the streets and back alleyways to give the street workers refreshment and allow every individual they encounter to hear the truth that every soul is precious, and every one can be healed. In the midst of engaging in these activities, the team always seeks to put God at the centre of it all.
The Geylang mission depends completely on its volunteers, and values the talents and character of each of them. At the heart of this approach is the belief that every person is precious and unique, and can be instrumental as a channel of blessing to the community. That said, a GBG partner/volunteer needs to have a quick and creative mind, in order that he or she can understand what needs to be done and competently execute activities in line with the organisation’s mission.