INC turns over aid to Philippine Embassy in Paris, France for Filipino community
By RONALD MENDOZA and MARK ANDRO MILAN
Date Posted: January 22, 2021
The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) turned over about 700 care packages in donation to the Philippine Embassy in Paris, France early this year for the benefit of the Filipino community in the country.
Brother Marvin B. Adriano, district supervising minister of the Ecclesiastical District of Western Europe, represented the Church during the turn-over ceremony held on January 8, 2021.
Each relief package included facemasks, hydroalcoholic gel, soap, and vitamins which are essential for protecting oneself from Covid-19.
Mrs. Aileen Mendiola-Rau, Consul General, received the donations which would then be distributed to the intended beneficiaries.
“Working at the embassy has become very difficult during this time of pandemic. Aside from our regular work of caring for our [Philippines] relationship with France and Monaco, there is also that mounting task of overseeing the condition of our fellow Filipinos working here in France,” she said. “We recognize their efforts. Unfortunately, because of their jobs here, there are times when some of them have been affected and worse, unwilling victims of the Covid-19 pandemic.”
On behalf of the embassy, she added, “We are grateful for having been included to help reach out to the Filipino community. This Aid to Humanity is truly timely. It proves the Church Of Christ is ever ready to help. Thank you very much.”
Brother Adriano said that this socio-civic activity was conducted “in line with the words of our Lord God taught by the Church Administration, that we should always show our love for our fellowmen, especially in these very difficult times in the midst of pandemic.” — With reports from INC News Section