FEATURE ARTICLE: EXTENDING THE TRUTH OF GOD’S LOVE AND COMPASSION

As Christians, how can we reflect God’s love? Just as Christ humbled Himself to reach out to the lowly and helpless, are we willing to do the same for those in need?

Encouraged by John 4:19, SowCare, the community service arm of the Bible Society, partners closely with The Alliance of Domestic Employees Outreach (ADEO) to uplift, serve and express our appreciation to our migrant domestic workers through holistic care. serve and express our appreciation to our migrant domestic workers through holistic care. Our ADEO Monthly Gatherings in the City, deployed across the year, saw several churches and partners coming together to organise fun and enriching activities for our MDWs. One of the highlights this year is the first-ever movie screening with a unique indoor theatre experience that nurtures a more inclusive and supportive community for our sisters.

Supinah, a regular attendee at ADEO gatherings shared her testimony: “The event was wonderful and I had so much fun. ADEO improves and uplifts my wellbeing as a migrant domestic worker […]. I would like to thank you for taking good care of me and all of my fellow domestic workers.”

Jesus' teaching in Mark 12:31 inspired us to not only have compassion, but to also show fair treatment and respect to the MDWs. We were able to do this through a partnership forged with the church, Khush Khabri Fellowship, one of ADEO’s founding partners, during their Outstanding Employers Award 2023. The President of Hope Initiative Alliance joined and acknowledged the employers and our MDWs in their efforts to foster positive relationships among them.

Weekly engagements conducted by partnering churches also help to strengthen their bonds, embodying the Biblical values of love and unity. The close partnership between the Church and the MDWs has paved the way to bringing them closer to God, allowing them to encounter God as their true Saviour.

One MDW shared: "I am very thankful because I learned what a real relationship with God is like from the fellowship. We must not merely be namesake Christians, but our lives must be transformed.”

Another MDW, who was inspired to share the Good News, added: "I learned that I must grow spiritually and build loving relationships with everyone. I encourage the sisters to invite others to know about Christ.”

As God’s children, we are called to live out the truth of God's love and compassion in tangible ways. Volunteering your time, skills, or blessing us with your giving would make a lasting impact and not only provide essential support, but also a sense of belonging, dignity, and hope to our MDWs who work far from home. Join us in this mission of being salt and light to others.

*This article is excerpted from the December 2023 issue of the Word@Work Newsletter.