Serving the community through the Blessings to All project

The Holy month of Ramadan presents a great opportunity for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to reach out and serve the Muslim community in Singapore. This year, members of the Compassvale and Newton Wards from the Singapore Stake had the privilege of participating in the 2023 Blessings to All Project. This annual service project is organised by Rahmatan Lil Alamin (RLA) Foundation to share the blessings of Ramadan with vulnerable families and individuals regardless of race, faith or background.

Volunteers from Newton Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Masjid Tasek Utara and Free Food for All together with Mr Alvin Tan, Grassroots Advisor of Moulmein-Cairnhill Constituency at the Blessings For All voucher distribution in Singapore on 15 April, 2023.
Members of the Newton Ward from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints together with leaders from Masjid Tasek Utara at the Blessings For All distribution booth on 15 April, 2023 in Singapore.

In the month of April, Compassvale Ward members worked side by side with volunteers from the Al Mawaddah mosque to distribute grocery vouchers and goodies to 50 families in the Sengkang area. Working together with Masjid Tasek Utara, Newton Ward members similarly distributed vouchers and goody bag to 47 families. This year marks the first collaboration between the Compassvale Ward and Al Mawaddah mosque, while this is the fourth year that the Newton Ward has worked together with Masjid Tasek Utara on the project.

LaVon Lew, the Church’s local Communications Director shared, “Ramadan is a special time for our Muslim brothers and sisters and is an especially meaningful time to reach out. Being part of this collaboration and working together with the mosques helps strengthen trust and relationships between the different faiths to build a strong community.”

Joyce Chan (leftmost) and other members of the Compassvale Ward from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participating in a Buka Puasa or break fast meal at the Al Mawaddah Mosque in Singapore on 1 April, 2023.

In the spirit of Ramadan, members of the Church were also invited by various mosques to participate in their ‘Buka Puasa’ or break fast meal. Members who attended were able to enjoy the fellowship of breaking fast together and gained a better understanding of the customs and practices of the Muslim faith. It was also a unique opportunity to build friendships and connections with other participants of the Muslim faith.

Joyce Chan from the Compassvale Ward added, “We are so thankful for this opportunity to interact with members of other faiths and to talk about their beliefs and practices. This is so important as mutual understanding brings about deeper respect and strengthens the fabric of our community.”