During the celebration last December 7, 2012 at IICS Grand Chapel with the theme Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s So Special about Christmas?Ã¢â‚¬Â, students donated basic staple foods to:
- The ministry for children of scavengers in Bantar Gebang, Bekasi
- Rumah Shallom orphanage in Bekasi
- Gereja Kristen Maranatha Indonesia (GKMI), Gading Sangon Community, represented by Ev. Lidya
- The orphans at Yayasan Pendidikan Dwituna Rawinala, a non-profit foundation that takes care of little children with multiple disabilities, who were invited to attend the said Christmas celebration
The occasion highlighted IICS students’ and teachersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ drama performances, angklung performance and reading of Bible verses in several languages such as Tagalog, Mandarin and Bataknese. Mr. Rick Seir also delivered a sermon during the affair.
Meanwhile, the visually impaired children from Dwituna Rawinala Foundation sang the song Ã¢â‚¬Å“Open the Eyes of My HeartÃ¢â‚¬Â during the Praise and Worship time. It was a one-of-a-kind experience that touched the hearts of the students and attendees.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.Ã¢â‚¬Â