Caring for humanity
Compiled by RONNIE H. MUTYA
NEVER TIRING OF FULFILLING God’s will to do good such as lending a hand to those who need it (Gal. 6:9; Prov. 3:27), the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), under the leadership of Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the Executive Minister, has throughout the year has extended aid to various communities and organizations all over the world. In addition to this, the Church has in its own simple way carried out activities to help care for the environment.
On engaging in humanitarian works
Greatly concerned for the welfare of their fellowmen, the brethren, through the Church’s charitable program, Care for Humanity (formerly Aid to Humanity), giving out relief and care packages to people in need in their respective communities.
Local Congregation of Lucca - Ecclesiastical District of Italy South - February 13, 2022
Local Congregation of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea - Ecclesiastical District of Australia West - June 19
Local Congregation of Montreal, Quebec – Ecclesiastical District of Ottawa - August 6
Ecclesiastical District of Calgary, Canada - August 21
On reaching out to calamity victims
Where typhoons, volcanic eruptions, flashfloods, among others, struck hard, the Church, through its ecclesiastical districts and local congregations, has organized the soonest it can rescue and relief operations to provide prompt aid to the people affected by the disasters.
Visayas, Philippines – February 9 to 11, 2022
Ecclesiastical District of Quezon North - September 29
Ecclesiastical District of Australia East - March 13, 2022
Ecclesiastical District of Sorsogon - June 7
Local Congregation of Lae City, Papua New Guinea - September 19
On giving ‘gift of life’
United to willingly give the “gift of life,” Church members all over the globe participated in blood donation drives. This act of volunteerism served as an opportune time for the brethren to express their love to those who are in need.
Local Congregation of Saint-Laurent, Quebec – Eccleciastical District of Ottawa, Canada - March 27, 2022
Local Congregation of Quirino – Ecclesiastical District of Ilocos Sur - June 24
Ecclesiastical District of South Korea - July 3
Ecclesiastical District of Taiwan - August 7
Local Congregation of Barcelona – Ecclesiastical District of Spain - September 11
Local Congregation of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea – September 25
On promoting cleanliness
Aside from participating in various humanitarian efforts to express their love for their fellowmen, the Church Of Christ members also show their concern for the environment. They joined hands to help maintain the cleanliness of their respective communities.
Ecclesiastical District of Thailand - January 29, 2022
Local Congregation of San Miguel – Ecclesiastical District of Leyte East - February 27
Ecclesiastical District of Quezon North - March 2022
Honduras Group Worship Service – Ecclesiastical District of Latin America - April 23
Ecclesiastical District of Zambales North - June 5
Ecclesiastical District of Northwest California - August 13
Local Congregation of Roma Nord – Ecclesiastical District of Italy South - August 21
On planting trees
Through the tree-planting drives carried out in various parts of world, the members of the Church were able to express their desire to help combat climate change. Such environmental protection program is deemed to be in line with their respective government’s ongoing project to have a greener community and a safe place to live.
Ecclesiastical District of Sultan Kudarat - January 14, 2022
Ecclesiastical District of Thailand - April 2
Ecclesiastical District of Nueva Vizcaya - July 2
Ecclesiastical District of Florida - July 27
Ecclesiastical District of New Zealand - September 14
On other community outreach programs
Even as far as providing assistance to a specific organization in their community, Church Of Christ members continued to uphold the Lord’s command of giving aid to those in dire situations.
Clothing drive – Local Congregation of Brampton – Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario - January 16, 2022
Frontliner Appreciation Day - Ecclesiastical District of Italy South - April 10
Care for Humanity – Ecclesiastical District of Northern Midwest - June 25
Food Donation – Local Congregation of Bangsar – Ecclesiastical District of Malaysia - July 30
Brigada Eskwela – Local Congregation of Mabayo – Ecclesiastical District of Bataan -August 9
Police Appreciation Day – Ecclesiastical District of LA County - August 20
INC Giving – Ecclesiastical District of New York - September 7
The spirit of volunteerism continues
As the year 2022 draws to a close, the Church Of Christ members promise to remain united with the Church Administration in further exerting efforts to do good as the Bible says, thus:
“Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share …” (I Tim. 6:18 New King James Version) — With reports from INC News Section