Week Without Walls provides high school students with a chance to learn what it truly means to serve. But what about the rest of the year? High School principal, Kelley Ditzenberger, believes that being a servant-leader means "demonstrating that throughout your life everyday, wherever you are." Ditzenberger described how he would like the WWoW program to develop according to Christ's command in Acts 1:8. "Sending our students out to serve in the Philippines, India, Cambodia, and China this year are like the disciples' 'Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost part of the earth'. However, we must also serve in Singapore, which is our 'Jerusalem'", he says. So, beginning the 2013-2014 school year, in addition to participating in the Thursday morning Week Without Walls meetings, each high school student must also serve 3 hours (per quarter) of community service within Singapore.
The Wlling Hearts soup kitchen is just one of the places in Singapore where students have chosen to serve. So, ICS students arrive at the kitchen on early Saturday mornings to do everything from washing and chopping vegetables to cooking, packing, and delivering the meals. Helping the prep the 3,000 meals that Willing Hearts make and distribute each day allows ICS students to interact with the other volunteers and hear their stories and reasons for volunteering. It also gives our students an opportunity to be a part of something larger than themselves, to share in Willing Hearts' vision of "improving the lives of the underprivileged and marginalized by providing them with their “daily bread” and to help them become useful members of our society".