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Feb 14, 2020

The Mustard Seed Mission Combats Epidemic with Love

Teacher teaches children to make cloth masks
Teacher teaches children to make cloth masks

In Taiwan, we have two residential children's homes, Mustard Seed Youth Home in Hualien and Agape Children's Home in New Taipei City.

Since the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has spread worldwide. 26 children in Agape Children’s Home which is located near the capital and the international airport made cloth masks by themselves to fight the disease!

Using non-woven fabrics as filter materials and carefully wash the cloth mask every day, it is efficient for epidemic prevention.

The children said they will use medical masks for some particular purpose such as going to the hospital. For normal days, they would like to put on the handmade cloth masks for daily protection and they hope the way could save more surgical masks for the medical groups, the first line epidemic prevention workers, and weaker people.

Besides, the handmade cloth masks will also be sent as gifts to disadvantaged families and the elderly who The Mustard Seed Mission serves in order to maximize the epidemic prevention cover areas to the vulnerable groups.

We hope everyone could be covered in the epidemic prevention network!

# Read More https://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en/tab/809/id/2354

 

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# Empower Disadvantaged children in Taiwan http://bit.ly/2KvIO3O

# Children Development & Learning- Sprout Up Project http://bit.ly/2NJk0bV


#LeaveNoOneBehind #WHO #2019nCoV #mask #epidemicprevention

Children are cutting cloth for handmade masks.
Children are cutting cloth for handmade masks.
Feb 14, 2020

The Mustard Seed Mission Combats Epidemic with Love

Children are cutting cloth for handmade masks.
Children are cutting cloth for handmade masks.

In Taiwan, we have two residential children's homes, Mustard Seed Youth Home in Hualien and Agape Children's Home in New Taipei City.

Since the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has spread worldwide. 26 children in Agape Children’s Home which is located near the capital and the international airport made cloth masks by themselves to fight the disease!

Using non-woven fabrics as filter materials and carefully wash the cloth mask every day, it is efficient for epidemic prevention.

The children said they will use medical masks for some particular purpose such as going to the hospital. For normal days, they would like to put on the handmade cloth masks for daily protection and they hope the way could save more surgical masks for the medical groups, the first line epidemic prevention workers, and weaker people.

Besides, the handmade cloth masks will also be sent as gifts to disadvantaged families and the elderly who The Mustard Seed Mission serves in order to maximize the epidemic prevention cover areas to the vulnerable groups.

We hope everyone could be covered in the epidemic prevention network!

 

# Read More https://www.mustard.org.tw/locale/en/tab/809/id/2354

 

Support Us:

# Empower Disadvantaged children in Taiwan http://bit.ly/2KvIO3O

# Children Development & Learning- Sprout Up Project http://bit.ly/2NJk0bV


#LeaveNoOneBehind #WHO #2019nCoV #mask #epidemicprevention

Teacher teaches children to make cloth masks
Teacher teaches children to make cloth masks
Feb 13, 2020

Music from the Corner- Children's Talent Program

The second grade boy playing bass intently
The second grade boy playing bass intently

To MSM Common Good Partners, as local community service centers, the talent program is a springboard which offers children an opportunity to learn music and serve.

How it all began

The church takes care of many disadvantaged families in community ministry, we invited the churches to be our talent learning classes bases. In Tamsui, most of the parish children are outgoing and friendly indigenous people, even the lectures who applied for the program are mostly aboriginal. This sparked my interest to understand how the children learned and gained from this program.

Music from the Corner

On the day of wrap-up presentation, it was drizzling but crisp and pleasant. Walking casually on the street, there seemed to be vaguely music coming from afar, the sound of it being so heavenly beautiful. It turned out to be from the MSM community service center at the corner. Following the music to go inside, one was met with yet more beautiful sound of music accompanied by the laughter of children. The church has planned the music service thorough and well, especially with regards to the learning environment for the children. Whether it is piano, drum set and bass, there are designated practice rooms for each so the children can fully dedicated themselves to practice. What impressed me the most was a child in the second grade who was carrying a very heavy guitar playing in the bass classroom. There was not the slightest sign of weakness or burden to be detected on him though the instrument itself was bigger than himself. On the contrary, he didn't even take his big eyes away from the music sheet for a single second!

I didn't expect to receive such an extraordinary music feast out of a routine program counseling work! Through the talent program, they have better facilities to receive professional trainings. In their mid-term presentation, the audiences - whether they are friends, community residents or even the parents to these children - were all moved to tears with satisfaction. It is because these children, equipped with music and their natural gift and hard-work, not only continue to serve God but add value to their own lives.

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