Iglesia Ni Cristo brings aid to First Nations communities in Canada
By CHARLIZE GONZALES and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN
Date Posted: September 9, 2021
In the spirit of Christian charity as commanded by the Lord, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), through its ecclesiastical district in Ottawa, Canada donated some basic necessities in aid to the First Nations communities. The turn over of the relief packages was done in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on August 27, 2021.
“This is the great initiative of our beloved Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo,” disclosed Brother Jose P. Razon II, the district supervising minister. “As we greet and celebrate his 12th year of dynamic leadership inside the Church, we will continue to fulfill his initiative of helping our fellowmen, not only because we truly believe that this [is] in fulfillment of God’s teaching, to do good to those who need it.”
Appointed by the Church Administration to represent the Iglesia Ni Cristo, Brother Razon II led the support staff composed of brethren in the turn-over of the donations.
The Aid to Humanity event was held in collaboration with the True North Aid, an organization dedicated to serving and supporting northern indigenous communities in Canada. The beneficiaries received bags of canned goods and staple food items and boxes containing winter apparel such as jackets, boots, and bedding, as well as hygienic products.
“We brought our donations to Kingston because that’s where the shipping partner of True North Aid is. From there, they will be distributed to various First Nations communities,” Brother Gibrl Legaspi, a minister of the gospel said.
“It’s so wonderful to do this. We feel very happy that the people up in the northern communities will be receiving these items that they requested,” Monica Ishihara, representative of True North Aid, said. “It will bring them a lot of comfort. We’d like to thank Brother Eduardo V. Manalo very much for spearheading this effort.” — With reports from INC News Section