Edna Mathisen, one of the guests in the recent socio-civic activity of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) in Narvik, Norway, shared what she witnessed: “I really enjoyed here [in this Care for Humanity event]. It was a lively and joyful event. It was nice to see that the attendees are of different cultures. Previously, I have joined online activities of the INC as a friend sent me a link,” she conveyed.
She was speaking about the “Care for Humanity” event hosted by the brethren from the Narvik Group Worship Service (GWS). It was held on December 3, 2022, right after the inaugural worship service of the GWS. The event was held at Thon Partner Hotel in Skistuaveien, Norway.
“During this Care for Humanity, we were able to show kind gestures to our neighbors here. And more importantly, we were able to share our faith with them,” said Leo Yangat, a Church member from the Local Congregation of Stavanger, who traveled from his residence in order to help out in the activity.
The event began with the short video presentation introducing the Church Of Christ and its humanitarian works all around the globe. Afterwards, the attendees listened to the words of God that were taught by Brother Romeo M. Marquez, district supervising minister. Through his Bible-based lecture, he emphasized that in order for man to mend his relationship with God, which was severed because of sin, he must become a member of the one body of Christ, that is, the Church. Through such way only can man be saved from God’s wrath on Judgment Day.
“There aren’t so many churches here in this area, so it’s nice to find a place like this where we can get together to listen to God’s word. It was a good experience for me and I hope that I can attend another occasion like this,” expressed Allan Kaleba, one of the guests in the Care for Humanity.
Care packages containing basic necessities were handed to the guests before the activity concluded. The brethren also took the opportunity to enjoy a friendly conversation with and get to know more about their guests.
The local congregations and the GWS established in Norway are under the supervision of the Northern Europe District. — With reports from INC News Section