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Project Moon

What Is Project Moon?

Each year at SYC we seek to raise awareness, money and practical donations towards different organisations that are involved in various projects. Projects range from translating the Bible into a language for the first time, to providing towels and socks for the homeless. This has been a great way to encourage young people and leaders to give to local and global communities.

So, why Project Moon we hear you ask? Well, in the same way that the moon reflects the light of the sun, we too as Christians want to reflect the light of the Son (Jesus) to those around us. As Paul puts it in 2 Corinthians 3:18:

“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord.”

It is our heart through Project Moon to reflect God’s glory into these different organizations by giving through money, practical gifts and time. Over 7 years we have raised for various causes £14,649.39.

Project Moon – SYC 2017

This year we will once again be supporting the work of World Vision as they work on the front-line helping people affected by the Syrian refugee crisis.

Since March 2011, conflict has devastated Syria. Now it is internationally recognized as the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. The Syrian civil war has set back the national standard of living by decades — now that healthcare, schools, and water and sanitation systems have been damaged or destroyed.

Syrian children and families have witnessed unspeakable violence and bear the brunt of the conflict. Hundreds of thousands of people have died, 5.1 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees, and 6.3 million Syrians are displaced within the country. Half of those affected are children.

On the Thursday night at SYC we will be taking up an offering to support the work of World Vision; be prayerful and ask God – what can I give?

We’ll also be collecting Towels & Socks for this year’s Project Moon. These will be donated to a Night Shelter in Preston. Last year the ones you donated went to Syrian and Afghan refugees and asylum seekers who were in temporary housing in Preston. The housing charity who distributed them provides short term Emergency accommodation (6-10 weeks usually) for these families with young children. The donations were made into family bundles and given to these families. It made such a difference to families who quite literally had nothing! You can donate your towels and socks at the drop off point in Cafe Mundo.

2016

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For Project Moon 2016 we focused on seeking to care for orphans and widows are in distress (James 1:27). We did this by supporting the work of World Vision and Home For Good. These two organisations are on the frontline helping people affected by the refugee crisis. We also asked young people to bring brand new towels and pairs of socks which were donated to local refugee shelters in the Preston area.

In total we raised £1,699.16 – amazing effort!

2015

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The focus for Project Moon at SYC 2015 was for 3 organisations; New Life Kisumu (a baby rescue centre in Kenya), Hope For Justice and The Leprosy Mission. In total we raised £1908 and on top of this 125 brand new towels and 480 pairs of socks were donated by the young people for the Rhyl Night Shelter.

Thank you for your amazing generosity!!

2014

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Project Moon for 2014 was once again focused around supporting the work of Open Doors Youth. This year our aim was to financially support their work in the persecuted church worldwide, as well as writing letters to Iranian prisoners and secret Christians in North Korea.

Together we raised £2,244.12 – amazing effort!

2013

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The focus for SYC 2013 was towards the persecuted church. We linked up with Open Doors UK and Open Doors Youth to help support the persecuted church in countries such as Syria and China. As well as a monetary gift we also sent cards of encouragement with relief packs to Syria.

The total amount raised for Open Doors was £2,375.20. We were also able to send 102 homemade cards and 107 signatures for a petition being put together by Open Doors Youth.

2012

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The focus for SYC 2012 was towards people caught up in the horrible world of human trafficking. Our heart was to help the victims of this in whatever way we could. We linked up with Hope For Justice, the A21 campaign and the Salvation Army in order to make a monetary donation as well as providing care packages for rescued victims.

The total amount raised for these organisations was £2,736.14. We were also able to send 153 complete care packages (made up of shampoo, shower gel, hair brushes, tooth brushes and toothpaste) to the Salvation Army rescue centre.

2010 and 2011

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Our focus for Project Moon at SYC 2010 and 2011 covered a variety of different organisations. We helped to fund the translation of scripture into a new language, provided Bibles for persecuted nations, equipped pastors with vital training, helped equip families through World Vision to name just a few.

The total raise in 2010 was £1,054.

The total raised in 2011 was £2,632.77. Young people also gave 159 new towels and 533 new pairs of socks, which were donated to a local night shelter.

That means that in six years of Project Moon, £12,950.23 has been raised financially to support the various projects.