Care for Humanity series benefits residents of seven cities in Japan
By JANSEN DANGANAN and RONNIE H. MUTYA
Date Posted: February 27, 2023
The Ecclesiastical District of Tokyo, Japan, through the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, Inc., the humanitarian arm of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), carried out Care for Humanity events in seven cities across the northern part of Mainland Japan towards the end of January 2023.
“This Care for Humanity event conducted in various places within the Ecclesiastical District of Tokyo, Japan aimed to bring help to our fellowmen, Filipinos and Japanese alike,” disclosed Brother Amante Rodriguez, district supervising minister.
The series of charitable activities commenced in Fukushima, a city in northern Tohoku region, on January 27. This was followed by the one held in Tokyo the next day, and in Chiba and Ibaraki each on January 29. It continued in Tokai region, from Numazu to Hamamatsu, then down to the southern region of Okinawa on January 30 and 31, respectively.
In each of the cities they visited, the brethren-volunteers, led by the ministers and ministerial workers, distributed care packages filled with food and hygienic products.
“I thought it was very wonderful,” said Sanae Matsui, a beneficiary from Tokyo, about the kind gesture extended by the Church Of Christ members. As she has observed about the Church’s Care for Humanity events, she added, “Everyone is being helped not only in the Philippines, but also around the world, in every country.”
Another recipient, Jenine Borromeo, who came to one of the venues together with her husband, expressed, “Thank you for giving these packages. It is a great help for it is an additional source of food for us. Not all churches provide such help.”
On behalf of the brethren, especially those who allotted time, resources, and efforts to these humanitarian endeavors, Brother Amante said, “Thank you to all the brethren who participated. I was able to see great delight among them as they become instruments in extending help to nonmembers.” — With reports from INC News Section