When Michael and Amy Khaw decided to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on 11 September, they chose to do it in a most meaningful and unforgettable manner. Some 130 guests joined them in celebrating this milestone in their marriage, some of whom included the chairman of ACTS, Dr John Lee, the provincial of the IJ sisters, Sr. Agnes, friends from marriage encounter and from many different circles they were involved in.
The generous Khaws, who is a familiar face to ACTS, had informed their guests that all collections would be matched dollar for dollar by the couple and would go towards ACTS and IJ Homes and Children’s Centres in support of their very worthy causes. The highlight of the evening was when they announced the amount raised for the two beneficiaries. It was a grand total of $9100 which meant each organization received this amount after matching dollar for dollar.
Another highlight of the evening was when their daughters Ruth and Hannah, 12 and 10 years old respectively, played a video that they had put together of their experience during their ACTS mission to Cambodia in 2011. It was obvious that the experience left an indelible mark in their memories.
The spirit of the Khaws reflects not just their generosity but also their belief in the mission of A Call To Share. This is evident in their choice to be others-centred by using such an important occasion to raise funds for the 2 charities and leaving a beautiful legacy for their children, echoing the words of Jesus Himself, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35. They will be joining the ACTS mission to Myanmar in December this year for another life-changing experience of sharing and receiving God's love through the mission.