Cleanup on National Graffiti Removal Day 2017, SydneyOctober 29, 2017
Around 80 volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God, Sydney, turned up to remove graffiti at Kings Park, Blacktown.
The community called for volunteers to roll up their sleeves on the National Graffiti Removal Day 2017. In response, on 29th October 2017, the members from WMSCOG Sydney willingly put on gloves and goggles, to clean up graffiti. They took on the mission of erasing the unsightly graffiti on one wall of an industrial building at Blacktown.
Various age groups participated – children, high school students, youths, and adults. Indeed, WMSCOG volunteers are resolved to take on the role of the salt and light of the world. The event’s theme, “Love Where You Live,” resonates in their hearts. Therefore, their actions promote a kinder, peaceful, and more loving world, with the heart of Mother.
The estimated 2 hours of work was done in less than an hour, through the unity of all WMSCOG members. Subsequently, members carried out a cleanup on the site as well. All in all, they collected rubbish filling five 50 litre bags.
Rick Wiezel, Senior Coordinator of City Image, from Blacktown Council, said, “Fantastic! You really blitzed it today. It has made a huge difference. When volunteers get together and do something wonderful like removing graffiti, it shows that someone does care. It shows that people do have pride in their community”.
Good deeds that proclaim Christ Ahnsahnghong and New Jerusalem Mother
The success of the event was because of members’ willingness to glorify Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and New Jerusalem Mother. In fact, through good deeds, they are being united.
A volunteer, Marnee Watling, said, “When we work together as one, we can truly make our neighbourhood safe and clean. As we are one body in Christ, we are working together to accomplish the mission of preaching to 7 billion people quickly.”
The members from WMSCOG Sydney have been carrying volunteer activities consistently throughout the past several years. As a result, the church received the “Best New Group Award” issued by Graffiti Removal Day in 2016. The members take pride in glorifying God in every good deed available.
James Middleton said, “We can deliver Mother’s love by cleaning up the community. I’ve come to realisation my mission to proclaim Father Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother to the world through good deeds.”