|OG Group Hug|
There was uncertainty about OG in 2015, yet things simply fell into place in early December. Honey Rasalan of Migrant Action Trust informed TawagAwit, the ministry that founded the event in 2007, that The Life Centre Trust had set aside Christmas Boxes for new migrants.
Volunteers came forward and as invitations were sent out, new migrants responded. The OG Gift List increased as the event drew closer; and when we thought we could not find a venue to hold it, the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Glen Eden, through its parish priest Fr Mario Dorado, without hesitation agreed to host it.
The program focused on the special guests – the new migrants – with heartwarming songs, with gifts of goodies and with inspiring speeches. Like one family, everyone partook of the food. And the OG Group Hug that formed into a circle of love showed the new migrants how much the organizers, volunteers and supporters cared for them.
OG is but one of the many Christmas programs around the world that gave meaning to the season marking the gifting of God to humanity of His only Son, Jesus Christ, who came to save us from sin and damnation.
“Goodwill to all men” was one of the reasons for the infant Jesus’ coming; and it is for men of goodwill to continue the task.