Childhood fantasies were recently lived out at a party held at the Riverwalk on 2 November.
The party venue was filled with superheroes, with “Spiderman” and “Sailor Moon” chatting with one another over plates of “roasted bats’ wings” and “decomposed tentacles”.
All these heroes were out in full force for Freak-Out: The Superheroes Party, a get-together organized by a few cell groups in Zone Supervisor’s Lee Yilun’s (LYL) zone.
A spread of fried finger food and noodles were laid out on a long table, serving as the hub for fellowship between members and friends. Meanwhile, in the other room, songs were being dedicated and faces were being painted for fun.
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“Before we could enter the room, we had to stick our hands into these wet, dark boxes and pick a ball to stand a chance to either get a little treat or not,” explained Gay Beng Chong, 18. “I had to eat a slice of bitter gourd!”
The entire room was then transformed into a “war zone” — party goers were encouraged to throw powder balls at each other. Many also queued to get stick-on glitter tattoos.
As much fun as it was, the heart of the party happened when all the party goers congregated in the main auditorium for a time of praise and worship. The preacher, Ee Zhen Ying, gave a message on overcoming the fears in life, and letting go of one’s past hurts and emotional baggage. About 20 new friends responded to the altar call and accepted Christ.
“I think it is very important to overcome the fears in our lives because it may be the very thing that is holding us back from doing great things for God,” said Yuliana Goh, 20.
The Superheroes Party ended on a high note, with many of the partygoers lingering around the premises, happily taking photos. After all, it is not every day you get to pose with a whole bunch of superheroes.