Christian Family Organizations (CFO) district officers led volunteers in handing over to the brethren relief packages containing various food items such as rice, canned goods, instant noodles, as well as health essentials including alcohol, face masks, and face shields. They also provided to the brethren clothes suitable for worship services. Not only that, Christian Medical Dental and Paramedical Society officers also offered free health check-ups, gave medicines for common illnesses, and vitamins as well.
Dioscoro Bonion, deacon, said, “It’s overwhelming. The brethren were so delighted.”
“I thank the Executive Minister for always remembering us here in the province of Catanduanes. May the Lord God continue to keep him safe as he indefatigably leads the Church,” Socito Tatel Sr., another beneficiary, added.
Nine months have passed since the super typhoon Rolly struck Catanduanes, an island province off the eastern coast of Luzon, Philippines but its impact on the lives of people there, worsened by the ongoing pandemic crisis, that still lingers; and the brethren in the Local Congregation of Bote, whose village was one of the worst hit in the province, attest to this.
“Calamities that come one after another do not dampen the hope of the brethren here,” attested Brother Carlo Tapada, resident ministerial worker. On behalf of the congregation, he said, “Even if life turns even more difficult, we will still uphold the worship of God.” — With reports from INC News Section