INC Giving in San Juan benefits Day Care Center pupils


Date Posted: May 4, 2024

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The Local Congregation of San Juan, Ecclesiastical District of Metro Manila East, in the Philippines recently hosted INC Giving activities.

These were organized by the congregation’s Christian Family Organizations (CFO) officers under the overall supervision of Brother Pepito Valdez, resident minister.

On April 19, 2024, the congregation’s members distributed school supplies to the pupils of the Barangay 598 Zone 59 Day Care Center in Old Sta. Mesa, Manila. On April 27, they offered coffee, bread, and champorado (chocolate rice porridge) to passers-by, especially tricycle drivers, along the Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine in San Juan.

Maribeth Pon-an, a teacher at the said daycare center, said, “I am grateful to the Iglesia Ni Cristo members for extending help to our young learners. The school materials provided are truly beneficial for the children’s studies.”

“I loved being involved in this kind of activity,” said Mary Melody Mempin, a Buklod officer, “for simple acts of kindness toward my fellowmen feels truly fulfilling for me.”

Meanwhile, on April 28, the brethren and their families gathered at the covered court of Brgy. Progreso, San Juan for the Family Fun Day. They enjoyed the interactive physical fitness as well as the fun games, such as sack race and hula hoop relay.

There was also a table and booth design competitions participated in by all of the congregation’s eight areas. The congregation’s Area 6 garnered first place in booth design while Area 5 in table design.

Also, part of the program was welcoming the newly baptized, doctrinal instructees, and candidates for baptism. They were given tokens of appreciation. Mary Nicole Misa, a doctrinal instructee, said, “I’m so delighted having participated in this activity. It further encouraged me to continue joining the Church.”

“This activity has brought our congregation immense joy as it also foster strengthening the bond among brethren,” attested Andy Aquino, a deacon.

On behalf of the San Juan brethren, Brother Pepito Valdez said, “I sincerely extend my heartfelt gratitude to our Lord God for the success of these events. We hope our undertakings have fortified the faith of our fellow brethren as we further give glory to God.” — With reports from Jennica Bacungan and Jirah Gomo of INC News Section