Iglesia Ni Cristo gives aid to an Orthodox Church in Tanza, Cavite
By MARK ANDRO T. MILAN
Date Posted: March 3, 2021
Through an Aid to Humanity on February 23, 2021, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) handed out 6,000 relief packages for the parishioners of the Holy Theotokos Mission Church in Tanza, Cavite, Philippines.
This was in response to the request of the St. Francis of Assisi Mission Church in Baras, Rizal to which the Church Of Christ also gave aid on December 5 last year as they were affected by recent typhoons not to mention the Covid-19 pandemic.
Both mission churches are under the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Mission in the Philippines.
Luisa Toribiana, a recipient, said, “Thank you very much. This is a big help, mostly to our members who barely have enough.”
“We’re surprised. We only asked for 3,000 packages but there’s 3,000 additional. We’re very grateful as we have members in this area, most of them belongs to the poorest of the poor. It’s a miracle to us,” Mr. Yitzhak Pascual Monsanto Jr., their Vicar General, said.
On behalf of the said church, he and Mr. Melchizedeck Alberto Batac, the parish priest, awarded the Iglesia Ni Cristo a certificate of recognition and gratitude.
“I did not expect that the second wave of your giving aid to our Church would surpass the previous one,” Mr. Batac said. “We thank you for this is a great help to our community.” — With reports from INC News Section