Love Timor Leste birthed in September 2004 out of a burning love to support the world's youngest nation then in stepping out of its harrowing history towards nation building. A regional arm branched out from the well-established LoveSingapore movement, it is co-driven by the LoveSingapore churches, including FCBC. Since its inception, it has been actively pursuing its founding vision by garnering international support from local and overseas churches to help adopt the 498 villages that dot all corners of the nation. Its vehicle of entry, Transformation Alliance (TA), was subsequently established as a non-government organisation (NGO) to serve as a common umbrella for all the churches to work under and transform Timor Leste.
FCBC Involvement In Timor Leste
As a Love Timor Leste partner church, FCBC has been actively involved in transforming Timor Leste and is appointed to oversee the south-eastern district of Viqueque since 2005. Now, we are working towards impacting this district which consists of 5 sub-districts and 35 villages.
Since FCBC started to oversee the district of Viqueque in June 2005, we have officially adopted 3 of its villages - Bibileo, Lugasa and Fatudere. Volunteer teams that we have organised have been making continuous trips to support the district-building efforts.
Read Trip Reports:
- Mar 2017 - Report
- Dec 2016 - Report
- Sep 2016 - Report
- Sep 2015 - Report
- Aug 2015 - Report
- Dec 2014 - Report
- Oct-Nov 2014 - Report
- Apr 2014 - Report
Missions Base In Viqueque
In October 2008, FCBC set up a missions base in Viqueque running English classes for all age groups, from children to adults. Many short-term mission teams were deployed for medical ministry and the running children programmes. In August 2013, FCBC officially sent out our first Gideonite Team to Timor Leste, headed by Pastor Catherine Foo, along with Julie Teo and Low Hong Sang. Within 6 months, they established cell groups in all 4 of our adopted villages - Bibileo, Lugasa, Fatudere and Luca.
Pastor Catherine Foo (Middle)
Support Of Transformation Alliance Efforts
Since 2006, FCBC has supported a slew of Transformation Alliance (TA) initiatives seeking sponsorship for the distribution of essential food items to the needy, fielding a medical team to provide health care service in refugee camps and sending educators to train native teachers in Timor Leste.
(Latest Update: 23 November 2007)
FCBC 2011 & Beyond In Timor Leste
As FCBC participates in shaping the future of Timor Leste through Viqueque, we continually identify new areas of focus in its economic, social and community development sectors, and discover more room for greater commitment.
(Latest Update: 23 November 2007)
Pray For Us
Be our prayer warrior to intercede for Timor Leste every Tuesday and Thursday during meal times and at our monthly intercessory session.
Make A Trip
Be our go-er to impact Timor Leste physically, if you have the heart to serve the Lord in this nation.
2017 Timor Leste Trip Schedule
|Trip Dates (tentative)||Team Building Sessions||Deadline for Signing Up|
|March 21 –28 (Medical)||Feb 14, 21, 28 & Mar 7||Feb 5|
|June 13 – 20 (for Youthnet)||May 2, 9, 16 & 23||Apr 23|
|Sep 19 – 26 (Medical)||Aug 22, 29, Sep 5 & 12||Aug 6|
|Dec 4 – 11 (Children Carnival)||Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28||Oct 29|
Estimated Cost* (per trip):
All participants must attend 80% of the team-building sessions before the trip. (Team-building sessions' dates will be available upon the successful formation of teams)
Note: Trip dates furnished are subject to change. They are dependent upon the successful formation of teams and favourability of on-site situations.
If you are interested to make a trip to Timor Leste with us, please obtain a copy of the sign-up form at the self-help counter at TOUCHCENTRE or FCBC Suntec and submit your completed form in the drop box. We will be in touch with you once a trip is planned.