Kids’ selfless act before tragedy
The three children who were killed in Saturday's horrific Sydney crash were "little saints" who helped feed the homeless with their family.
Anthony, 13, Angelina, 12, and Sienna Abdallah, 9 would volunteer with their and parents Danny and Leila at Team Jesus in the western suburb of Blacktown.
Photos shared on Facebook show the family serving food to people lined up at the church.
"These little angels were active members of the family of Team Jesus where they served with joy and with a dedication that we rarely see in adults!," wrote David and Carolyn of Team Jesus.
"Since day one of our ministry in Blacktown, where we provide a food and clothing service to the poor, needy and the homeless, Anthony, Angelina and Sienna, and all Danny's family joined us regularly and they put themselves in the service of those who are in most need of our help.
"They stood in line with the adult team members to serve food and to give a smile to those who needed it most."
The children were killed along with their cousin Veronique Sakr, 11, after alleged drunk driver Samuel Davidson crashed into them with a 4WD.
David and Carolyn said the "little angels" used to encourage, or rather insist, on their parents taking them to Blacktown on Friday night so they could serve.
"Not the other way round," they said.
"By this, they set an example to all other children to do the same and they made a huge impression on everyone who met them at this community service.
"Not only did they serve at tables, but they insisted on praying for the people whom we served, and their prayers brought the blessings and favour of God upon the place."
The pair said Danny and Leila guided their children to give without expecting anything in return.
"Leila is the model mother for prayer and discipline, and Danny is the perfect father who is firm yet loving beyond words toward their children," they said.
"Danny and Leila are not raising average children. They are raising children after God's own heart. And this is an absolute blessing for their home."
They said they congratulated Danny and Leila for being model parents and raising "three little saints".
Amelia Mattar, from the Stand with Lebanon worldwide group on Facebook, said the family were beautiful people.
"Everyone has their faults, no one is perfect, but they are," she said.
"Always helping others."