5miles was set up in memory of Vercella Veronica who passed away on 24 September 2011. She was only nine years old. V V, as she was affectionately known to her new found friends from many different churches in Singapore, came from Batam in 2010 to seek treatment at KKH for a rare and severe type of leukemia. When she arrived, she was in terrible shape and was barely conscious.
But by His grace, V V was miraculously healed in April 2011, and cleared of all cancer cells. She returned to Batam in May 2011 where she spent her last months tirelessly singing God's praise, drawing, colouring, cycling, etc.
During the time V V was in Singapore, her family could not afford to pay the medical bills. But our Jehovah Jireh provided for the family's every need and paid in full the $250,000 in bills incurred over nine months!
For reasons we still do not understand, for God's ways and thoughts are higher than ours, the Lord saw fit to take her home after she succumbed to the chickenpox virus which ravaged her body and resulted in multi-organ failure.
We felt led to visit the family in Batam to help them in their grief. But the Lord strengthened this family and gave them a heart for others in need. They have become our partners in this ministry and help us identify others who need help.
5miles aims to support those in need of financial, educational and medical assistance in practical and meaningful ways. We will start small, think big (for our God is limitless) and dig deep, building relationships and loving those the Lord sends our way.
5miles aims to walk with the needy through the challenges until they are able to walk on their own and be a light to others in need.
To assist needy individuals through medical aid, educational sponsorship and livelihood assistance.
We can’t help everyone but we can help one child, one family at a time.
Give the needy a hope, and a future in Jesus Christ.
We are in it for the long haul.
We stake our future in the kingdom of God and invest in things of eternal worth.