INC Giving relaunched as Church-wide project

By MARCK ANGELO R. DELOS REYES and JEROME ADONIS P. COMAOAY

Date Posted: January 28, 2024

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The INC Giving has been relaunched in every ecclesiastical district of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) via special gatherings held as early as January 5, 2024, making it a Church-wide project.

Approved by the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, this charitable project was first launched as a neighborhood appreciation day activity of congregations in Los Angeles, California in April 2011. Afterwards, similar and related activities were conducted as the project was adopted by more and more districts and congregations in the United States and even in Australia. Such activities were intended to extending help to communities specific to their needs.

“Through this project, we can introduce to communities the Iglesia Ni Cristo as a religious organization who is more than willing to help our fellowmen, including those in remote places,” said Brother Amante Rodriguez, supervising minister of the Ecclesiastical District of Tokyo, Japan, which launched the project on January 7, 2024. “We can extend to them aid when it comes to their daily needs, since it is a commandment of God that we love our neighbors as we love ourselves.”

Under the INC Giving, Church members show their appreciation through some donations, among others, to certain sectors of society such as policemen, teachers, medical staff members, firefighters, and the like who devote themselves to serving others. They also visit senior care facilities or nursing homes and bring aid and care packages to the residents, and other groups and communities. They also provide services to the community through clean-up and donation drives.

Upon its relaunching, the INC Giving project now extends its reach all over the world to bring love and care to as many people as possible. For, as written in Proverbs 3:27, “Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it” (Good News Bible).

The special gatherings held to formally launch the INC Giving project in all the ecclesiastical districts all over the world were officiated at by their respective supervising ministers and assistant supervising ministers.

Church officers and brethren who attended were reminded of the Bible’s teachings about the importance of doing acts of kindness to all people. They were taught examples of such acts and the methods by which these could be accomplished under the INC Giving project.

Inspired to do more for the welfare of their fellowmen, brethren and officers expressed eagerness and readiness to unite with the Church and its Administration in this worthwhile Christian endeavor.

Dr. Marivic Israel from General Santos City, South Cotabato, said, “We are truly joyous for we can take part in this project. We are excited to extend our help to our fellowmen.”

“We are thankful for projects such as this were launched by the Church Administration. Through this, we can be of help to more people,” said Rudy Francisco Jr. from Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

“Through this, we are able to help our community and by doing so, we are also able to introduce the Church Of Christ to more people,” added Noel Jeremy Delos Reyes from Malaysia. — With reports from INC News Section

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