Lae City Congregation in PNG extends help to quake survivors
By QUIZA QUIÑOLA and RONNIE H. MUTYA
Date Posted: October 19, 2022
The Local Congregation of Lae City held a Care for Humanity event on September 19, 2022 to provide help to the survivors of the recent 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck northeastern Papua New Guinea. The activity was held at the congregation’s place of worship.
Towns in Morobe Province are still reeling from the impact of the quake that was also felt in Lae City, Morobe’s capital. Papua New Guinea is within the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a region that sees frequent earthquake and volcanic activities.
Part of the humanitarian event was the stress-debriefing seminar led by Brother Edmark Velasco, the resident ministerial worker, during which victims received Bible-based encouragement. He also taught the victims ways to cope with their fears when such calamity strikes the country again.
Afterwards, the brethren handed out relief packages containing basic necessities including canned goods and some grocery items to the residents.
“We thank God for using our Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, in extending His love to the people here in Papua New Guinea,” said Brother Velasco. “Not only we were given prompt help through the relief packages, but most importantly, we were taught the words of God that serves as our inspiration in upholding our services to God despite the calamities.” — With reports from INC News Section