Saturday, February 6, 2010

Our golden boys

Our volleyball team has won the gold medal! The finals this morning was played to great fanfare and a good turnout of supporters for the combined gospel hall team which won the gold in straight sets. Three cheers for our BPGC boys, Soh Wee and Yoon Ghet, who were part of the team. The team has been meeting regularly to practice for this event, playing at least twice in one week. We want to thank all the team members for their dedication and time and the supporters who came this morning and gave the players confidence through their endless shouts of support.

We are grateful for the Lord's blessing and protection as he has watched over all the players from the many churches (a total of 18 churches and 480 players participated in this event) as there were zero injuries throughout the games. For this inaugural event, the overall Champions trophy went to FGA which played well in most of the games, and the 1st runner up was PJEFC.

The final roll-call for combined gospel hall in the games are as follows:
  • Golf - Champions
  • Volleyball - Champions
  • Bowling - 4th place
  • Table-tennis - did not make play-offs
  • Basketball - did not make play-offs
  • Badminton - did not make play-offs 
For a small congregation such as ours, it's an amazing feat to have 4 gold medals with 2 members participating in the golf and volleyball events each. For those who did not win any medals, do not be disappointed as you have done great just by being a part of the team. We want to thank all participants who fought hard and fair, and gave of their best even if their best was not good enough. As the speaker mentioned today, there can only be one winner in each event but the 1st Inter-denomination Sports Carnival is not just about winning and losing nor is about raising funds (we did raise quite a fair bit for Asian Beacon) but it's about giving of our best for God and how we are ultimately one team, God's body, even if we are from different denominations. All praise to our great God!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

They've done it!

Brothers Alex and Peng Foong have done it! They were crowned champions of the golf event, together with the other members of the combined gospel hall team for the Inter-denomination games, held yesterday. Playing with the bare minimum of 16 players (we did not have any reserves), the members played well to lift the gold and we are told that Peng Foong played exceptionally well! Our heartiest congratulations to the pair who took the time to participate in this event and at their own cost too!

We still have the opportunity of lifting the Overall Champions trophy if we win the volleyball event. So, we look to the volleyball team as they fly the Orange flag this Saturday, 6th February 2010, at the finals. Come and show your support and have a fun time of fellowship with the other members of God's family as we are all one in the Kingdom of God.