Holiday Volunteers: ‘It’s An Honour’

December 30, 2011

For the past seven years Bill and Regina Peniston have been serving lunch and giving Christmas presents to the less fortunate on Boxing Day – and this year was no different.

Despite the pouring rain and high winds, Mr and Mrs Peniston in conjunction with New Testament Church of God Healing Centre and other volunteers, drove around delivering approximately thirty dinners to people living on the streets.

They also served approximately 65 meals to those that braved the weather and sat under tents prepared just for them on Court Street.

Men, women and children were not only served the traditional Christmas dinner with dessert, but were given a Christmas gift of a blanket, socks, hat and gloves, sweater or scarf. They were also allowed to choose from the second hand table clothes, shoes, blankets, and jackets.

The Pennistons and the New Testament church of God family said they don’t consider it a burden to spend their Boxing Day with those less fortunate then themselves, but rather see it as an honour to serve. The Peniston family is pictured below:

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  1. Warrior 1 says:

    thats wonderful thats fruit of the spirit (galations 5v22-23

  2. good stuff says:

    all i say is god bless u all

    thanxs much

  3. OMG says:

    What a wonderful life lesson to teach their children

    This is great parenting!

  4. Wintersun says:

    Well done Peniston family! Thank you for exhibiting the true meaning of Christmas throughout our community. Congrats to New Testament as well for partnering in this endeavor to show the manifestation of God’s glory.

    You have a beautiful family, may God continue to bless you to reveal His evidence of His fruitfulness to all throughout 2012 and beyond.

    It’s time Bermuda…it’s time…

    Peace for Bermuda in 2012

  5. Loveness says:

    Bill & Regina, May God continuously send his countless Blessings to You and Your Family. May he grant you the strength to continue your selfless act of kindness. You are my inspiration!!

  6. De Lighted says:

    Finally news that warms the heart. God bless the Penniston’s, this is truly a case where being greatful for what you have is directly related to giving back from where you came. This is the Bermuda we need to see going into 2012. Churches, Government, Bermudians take note this is how we build our community from the grass roots.

    Well done Bill and Gina

  7. Pastor Syl says:

    O! I am so proud of both of you, Gina and Bill!! This is really keeping it by giving it away! We are all blessed by your generosity and some of us are inspired! (Not to how blessed were those who received your meals, Gina, cos you can truly BURN!!)

    Next year, I’ll come work with you – just give me a heads up (short term memory loss is REAL).