The Binhi members from various local congregations in the Ecclesiastical District of Central watched this August three CEBSI-produced films online, drawing inspiration to hold on their faith in these trying times.
CEBSI stands for Christian Era Broadcasting Service International, Incorporated. The featured films streamed online, each one a week after the other, were Kapayapaan sa Gitna ng Digmaan (Peace Amidst War), Esperanza, and Tagumpay na Kamatayan (Triumphant Death). These true-to-life stories of brethren showed how they strove to hold on their membership in the Church amid war, persecution, and afflictions.
Jhanzhelle Mendador, from the Local Congregation of Templo Central and district Binhi officer, said, “Such films from CEBSI taught Christian values for us youth to face many trials and difficulties in life such as those brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. We learn to all the more trust the Lord God.”
Steve Laurence Pasol, from the Local Congregation of Mindanao Avenue, said, “I have learned a lot of Christian values, most especially having a strong faith to fulfill our duty to worship the Lord God amid uncertain situations.”
Meanwhile, finding a way to cope with the pandemic in a frugal way, the Binhi members made their own face masks on August 7, 2020.
In an online meeting, the CFO officers first taught the young brethren an easy do-it-yourself way to make this essential personal equipment against the threat of Covid-19.
Queenie Bongalos, said, “This activity is somehow an alternative solution to the panic of how to avail a face mask, either because it’s out-of-stock or we cannot afford its price.” Isabell Mae Piloneo, one of the organizers, shared, “We searched for materials in our respective homes which could be useful in making our own face mask.”
Some brethren said that they also made face masks for their loved ones. Joshua Cyrus Quiñano, said, “I am thankful to become part of this activity. Even though we’re at home, but through activities like this, we become productive not only for ourselves but also for the benefit of our loved ones.”
Thankful for the new skill and wonderful experience, Queenie added, “In making my own face mask, I was also able to enhance my sewing skills. It’s all thanks to the Church Administration for continuously encouraging us to all the more be active in the faith even during this pandemic.”
Young brethren, though not allowed to go out due to the community quarantine, proved their active participation in Church activities and made their faith stronger. ― With reports from INC News Section