If there is one thing that I have taken away from FOC it is the family I have in the friends I made there. (…) Through sad times, bad times, times of disappointment and when I lost all faith and pushed everyone away, they were there to encourage me and help me stand up again.
Above: Lorraine during a Praise and Worship session at FOC 2015!
Coming into Freshman Orientation Camp (FOC), I really didn’t know what to expect. When I registered, I registered alone so I had expected to see many unfamiliar faces and be an awkward wall flower because I did not know anyone haha. But to my surprise, I met so many of my batch mates back from when I was in CHIJ Toa Payoh and CJC. Instead of awkwardness it was like a mini reunion! But FOC was not only a time for me to meet old friends, it was also a time to make new friends and forge a community that would soon become so very dear to me. If there is one thing that I have taken away from FOC it is the family I have in the friends I made there.
Having went through a tough time in university it is this group of people, who I am proud to call my family and my community in CSS, which I made during FOC that pulled me through. Through sad times, bad times, times of disappointment and when I lost all faith and pushed everyone away, they were there to encourage me and help me stand up again. Without them, I would not be where I am today.
I encourage all those who are hesitant because they do not have a group of friends to go with. COME and you will see just how funny God can be☺️
Lorraine is Year 1-going-on-2, studying Life Science, and we thank her for the heartfelt sharing! Indeed one will soon come to find that the Catholic circle in Singapore is rather cozy 🙂 But more importantly, that we are all one in the family of God!
If you’re reading this, it’s past the deadline for FOC sign ups… BUT, nevertheless, head over to http://tinyurl.com/NUSCSSFOC2016 and fill up the form, then drop us an email at email@example.com – we’ll see what we can do. 😉
When: 27th June to 30th June 2016
Where: Church of the Holy Cross (Just beside NUS UTown)