Philadelphia benefits from Aid for Humanity
By VINCE BASCO
Date Posted: February 9, 2019
PHILADELPHIA―An Evangelical Mission and Aid for Humanity were conducted at the house of worship in Northeast Philadelphia in Washington D.C. Mid Atlantic Ecclesiastical District on January 21, 2019. Brethren from different parts of the district accompanied their guests in these activities designed to share God’s words and also to help those in need.
Neighbors from the area received winter clothing like jackets, sweaters, bonnets, gloves, and thermal undergarments. Care packages were also handed out to the guests.
In the evangelical mission, Brother Matthew Capistrano, district supervising minister, taught God’s words. “The brethren from the district gathered here for the purpose of helping this neighborhood. We were able to share God’s words with them, and also provided them the services they need,” he said.
“We can see in this community that it is not easy around here. Poverty is a problem here. We are fulfilling the commandment of Christ to love our neighbor. Today we provided some winter clothes, food, and we have prepared goodwill bags.”
“We are so happy to see the response of the community. It means that this activity is needed here,” he added.
Keyauna Riggins, one of the guests, said, “I learned a lot, from the videos that I watched like how this Church expanded across 148 countries. I am amazed for this is the first Church that I have been which is not like the other ones I have been before.”
Leon Wheeler, another guest, expressed, “I love how God’s words from the Bible is explained in this Church. I also appreciate the support that was given especially in this neighborhood. I will tell this to my neighbors and I will come back next time.” ― With reports from INC News Section