SPREADING MESSAGE OF LOVE AND HOPE-EASTER BASKET 2018
- Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:19
The church teaches us that the Easter season is a time for us to be selfless, reflect on ourselves and also a time to forgive those who have wronged us as Christ forgives our sins. It’s also a time where most people go join their families and loved ones in celebrations.
The Ruben Centre has this tradition where every Easter season they give back to the Ruben primary kids with dire needs from every class and this year was no different. With an improvement from four hundred and thirty beneficiaries last year to four hundred and seventy this year, in an event known as the Easter basket which was started by the Ruben Centre staff that worked together and contributed towards the event. This event has now become a Ruben centre norm which is done annually during the Easter season.
This year the event was held on the 2nd of April and it was nothing short of a flare. In attendance were different donors (the Eliot’s millers), Ruben Centre staff, parents and the guest of honors (the school children). The children had so much fun and this got me thinking that sometimes it doesn’t matter how big your deeds are but how much they impact on those depending on them.
The event started off with a procession by the children, staff and some parents from the bins junction to the school where they found a prepared ground for them to seat at for the ceremony. Then a word of prayer was said to thank the almighty for his mercies. Later on there were speeches from different speakers within the Ruben Centre. The Easter basket event held here at Ruben Centre also commemorates in a way the events that Jesus Christ himself did, for instance just as Jesus washed the disciples feet so did we at Ruben Centre practice the same act of altruism.
These children having come from homes where having a three course meal is known as deluxe. This act to them is very precious and a blessing in disguise to them. This year the beneficiaries were gifted with 2 packets of maize flour, half a liter of cooking fat, a loaf of bread, one kilogram of rice, clothes ,one packet of wheat flour and uniforms.
This act of altruism made me very proud of Ruben Centre because once again they had outdone themselves. Not only was it a time to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we also had entertainment from the children where they had a forum to showcase their talents and these children were quite talented from modern danced, cultural dance, poems and my favorite gymnastics.
Easter Basket at Ruben centre has become the Centre's primary expression of living the faithful the Easter story. That first Easter was about total giving; Jesus gave away his life for love of the world, and here at Ruben Centre the staff are giving out of love what they have for the life of the small, vulnerable and poorest of our children.
In this way Ruben Centre lives the Easter Story.
Thanks Carol and her helpers for making this event a metaphor for who we are trying to be.
Written by: Peris Wahome
Public Relations Desk