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Cleanup for the 28th Southeast Asian Games 2015

Oct 9, 2016 | Activities, Environmental Protection

What do you get when you put a mass sporting event and thousands of spectators together? Tonnes of trash.

From June 5, 2015 to June 16, 2015, Singapore hosted athletes from 11 countries—Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Brunei and Laos—who participated in 36 sports and 402 events during the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 2015.

In anticipation of the trash that will be left by the crowds, the Public Hygiene Council approached the World Mission Society Church of God Singapore (SGWMSCOG) to help tackle the concerns of waste management throughout the entire duration of the 28th SEA Games.

For ten days, more than 120 members from the SGWMSCOG stayed behind after each game and spent a total of 1500 man-hours cleaning up. Seeing how the volunteers from the SGWMSCOG set examples, numerous spectators started following suit and bagged their own trash, while praising the young volunteers for their efforts.

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Volunteers from World Mission Society Church of God Singapore help to keep stadium clean with bright smile

Analyn Jose, 42, a spectator from the Philippines,  expressed her appreciation towards the volunteers. “It was a very gracious gesture for you guys to stay back to help clean up the place. You guys are setting a very good example!”

“This opportunity is so hard to come by! How often do you get to watch so many different sports in the SEA Games, and at the same time, glorify God through our deeds? Even though it’s almost midnight, I don’t feel tired at all!” exclaimed Zhuang Yuan, 20, university student and a member of the SGWMSCOG, while cleaning the arena after a basketball game.

More than 400 bags of trash were collected during the ten-day event.

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53 Comments

  1. ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    Wow even on national day, church of God, is helping to keep Singapore clean. ^-^ Got to do my efforts to take part for the next one!

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  2. Anxiner❤

    What a beautiful Church!

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  3. noeleden

    Good church, good members. 🙂

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  4. kellyoonivers

    What a good thing they did!! They give me good inspiration. Their activities are deserved to be praised.^^

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    • Cathy

      They have pretty smile~~~^^

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  5. Reed

    WMSCOG members!
    I will remember your warm heart and beautiful smile forever!

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  6. Elena

    I m very proud of becoming a member of the Church of God.

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  7. Kirstie

    Even though the weather is so hot or rainy, they are still smiling, working hard. they are surely following the teaching of the Bible “Be joyful”

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  8. Kay

    Well done, all of you! I feel the world become warm thanks to you! Keep it up 🙂

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  9. Kevin

    WMSCOG cleans heart of people as well as our community!

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  10. James

    Go wmscog go! You guys are awesome!

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  11. Kim

    Thank you for volunteer works of World Mission Society of Church of God around our community. God bless you~

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  12. Scott

    It’s always good to see people practicing good deeds to others in this world where there is hadly found the true love and support.

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  13. crystal

    Behind their bright smile, I can see their love from Heavenly Mother who always set an example. Tonnes of trash!! I can feel their passion for helping others~ 🙂

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  14. Amy

    Their kind support always brings bright smiles on our faces to lit up this society!

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  15. 준

    Amen~~
    We ❤you

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  16. Amy

    Their kind support never ends everywhere in the world and they are truly the only ones who could change the world with one beautiful mind!

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  17. Christine

    It’s real teaching for ourselves from God. Love each other. These days many people has turn selfish and are apathetic to others. God want us to have concern for one another .

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  18. Mian

    A few month ago,I participated this kind of campaign. It was so great to everyone who were there!

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  19. Belle

    They are really full of smiles!! I am so happy to be a part of Church of God^^

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  20. dindin james

    beutiful.wonderful👌😍

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  21. maru

    ♥We love World Mission Society Church of God Singapore♥ Animo!!^^

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  22. Hong fu

    The church of God displays good deeds that we should follow, not only do they sacrifice their time to clean the stadiums, they also lead others to follow their example and clean up their surroundings. Truly commendable!

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  23. Rebecca

    Let’s shine the light of glory of elohim God to the whole world!!!! Animo!!!!

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  24. zx

    Beautiful people. Better and cleaner stadium. ^^

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    • R.K

      I want to participate in this campaign next time!

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  25. slqx

    It’s indeed mind-boggling, to witness this so-called strawberry generation as a far cry from its peers. It is a phenomenon to see these youths stepping out spontaneously to help sustain a clean environment for everyone. Despite being unpaid and tedious, they were extremely thankful for this opportunity for serving. Good job to WMSCOG!

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  26. Anonymous

    :0 The church of God is constantly doing many volunteer services work for big events that were held! 👏 do continue with the good efforts in keeping Singapore clean!

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  27. Si li

    Let us make effort to clean the “world”!!

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  28. Xiaomei

    Wow…. the world mission society church of god members are so beautiful😊👍👏

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  29. Flower

    Look at the bright smiles on the volunteers! This is truly commendable, well done World Mission Society Church of God!

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  30. Douzi

    That’s definitely not easy job! And they looked so joyful from the pictures!

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  31. Mei Mei

    This day was fun! Thanks to WMSCOG for giving time this opportunity 😄😄😄

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  32. Tan Yu

    Wow.. All of the Church of God members present at the clean up compaign have bright and beautiful smiles on their faces. ^^

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  33. Cyn❤

    Amazing ^^ It is nice to see the smile of youth from the World Mission Society Of God ^^ while doing cleanup 😉

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  34. Wang Yi Cheng

    Amazing! The members of the Church Of God that carried out this volunteer service during the period of Asian Games 2015 worked together in unity. Despite the long period of this annual event, the members from different walks of life willingly spare their free time on this voluntary activity. I’m proud to be a part of this group of members from the World Mission Society Church Of God. 😁

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  35. Xiaoran

    Thanks to Father and Mother to give us this event to glorify Elohim God.I am looking forward next chance to do such a meaningful event.

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  36. Kate

    Wow! World Mission Society Church of God Singapore has done a good job! All loves and smiles 🤗❤️

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    • Tan Yu

      Agreed! All of Church of God members present at the clean up compaign look so joyful! 👍

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  37. Fantuan

    Is a super fun and meaningful event! It was the first time i got to enjoy the soccer game so much.

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    • RouBing

      Hahaha..me too ~

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      • Fantuan

        Tks Father Mother! Let’s go together again^^ @RouBing

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  38. Lena

    Whoo! The SEA Gamess~~ I remember feeling so nice to be doing a bit on our part so that spectators could have a more enjoyable time at the event :3 thanks to NEA and Church of God for the opportunity! 😀

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    • simyl

      Yes! I remember being so touched when I received so many (in fact probably the most number of) “thank you”s in one day while cleaning in this event ^^ Although we just wanted to bring glory to God, the praises were given to us~ How touching😆!

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  39. Joyful

    The world mission society church of God attend many various kinds of voluntary activities. Thumbup! 👍
    I want to partcipate in the various voluntary activities organise by them too, to shine the glory of God!

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  40. VisitorFromAngelicWorld

    Its really a considerable and practical voluntary service.
    I am surprised that WMS Church of God always conducts such meaningful activities through out the whole world even in Singapore…And so silently…
    Really good job Church of God👍

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  41. smileysmiley

    Amazing and Beautiful Church of God 😊

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    • Alice

      Amen!! =D

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  42. Patrick Wong

    It was great to see Members from World Mission Society Church of God to do volunteer service all around the world and in the tiny island called Singapore!
    Clean up volunteer service is truly done from the bottom of the heart and it require strong perservance to complete the clean up! When is the next one?? I would love to participate with the members from World Mission Society Church of God Singapore!! 🙂

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  43. Lim

    Wow, church of God is amazing! Keep up the good work.

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  44. Lim

    Wow! This is amazing. Keep up the good work!

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    • Amy

      So true♡

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    • Yuan

      Truly, amazing and wonderful! Not everyone can practice this great thing. Above all, this activity needs love from the bottom of their hearts for another.

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