To Connect and Unite – GMC Family Day Admin October 14, 2015 Christian Living, Community outreach, Grace Methodist Church A blessed, fun-filled GMC Family Day to remember! by James TC Wong OCT 13, MIRI – WHAT a wonderful Wednesday morning as congregational members of Grace Methodist gathered at a local recreational club for its Family Day! As early as 7:00 am, members started to arrive for registration. Pastor-in-charge Rev. Lenita Tiong graced the event with an opening thanksgiving prayer, followed by a ten-minute Praise Dance exercise led by Roseline Lee and Jenny Ling. The event provided a wonderful opportunity for everyone to fellowship through play as the games’ emphasis were on unity, teamwork, communication, and trusting each other. ‘Trusting Chair’ is a challenging game whereby one needs to trust the other once the chairs are removed. Six teams were formed to participate in the fun-filled games that required teamwork. GMC LCEC Chairman Alex Tiang praised God for the good weather and smooth-running of the event without any untoward incidents. “It’s a very good Family Day with both young and senior GMC members joining in the games and fun time including breakfast and lunch,” he said, visibly elated. “Good teamwork is emphasized among all ages,” commented 78 year-old Flor Nera Woodford. “The nature of activities are inspiring and challenging. The ability to support each other especially in the ‘Trusting Chair’ game requires the spirit of unity.” “My mother, my sister and I attended the Family Day event. It was very fun. We greeted each other with head bumps. My favorite game was the ‘Alien Invasion’ in which four of my teammates and I were blindfolded and had to build an escape pod out of newspaper and straws that could contain an unbroken egg when thrown from the 1st floor. I had to trust my teammates to tell me what to do. I also had to cooperate with my fellow ‘blind friends’. I learnt a lot this family day and I hope to join again. Family Day was definitely fun,” said Serene Hii, a Primary schooler. 22 year-old Fidelis Bong praised God for a blessed and fun-filled joyful Family Day. A scrumptious buffet lunch was served after the event ended.