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.