The Lunar New Year is a key time for Chinese families in Singapore when children are expected to show filial piety, appropriate honor and respect, to their parents. They can do this as they join in with the annual family reunion and hopefully can share about a career and lifestyle the parents can be proud of. But at this time of the year, it can be a challenge for Chinese Singaporean missionaries who are sent out who want to honor their parents, but may not be able to make it back for the family reunion.
So every Lunar New Year, the OMF Singapore staff and volunteers fan out, armed with oranges, the traditional fruit of the festival, to visit the families. The visits, alongside special events around the year for parents, help show filial piety to missionaries’ parents.
Find out more about how we serve the families of our missionaries at omf.org/singapore/2019/01/30/caring-for-missionaries-and-their-families-at-lunar-new-year/