On October 11, 2021, Iglesia Ni Cristo members from the Local Congregation of Julita, Ecclesiastical District of Leyte East conducted a clean-up drive along San Mauricio Street, Barangay District 3, Julita, Leyte.
From their house of worship, the brethren traveled two kilometers to reach the site for the environmental activity. The brethren brought with them cleaning tools, such as rakes, broomsticks, and trash bags, as well as grass cutting tools. While making sure they strictly follow the health and safety protocols throughout the event, the brethren disposed properly debris left by recent typhoons.
“It was fulfilling to clean the neighborhood. Others even brought along with them their entire family, making the event a family day as they unite with this activity,” said Marites A. Martinez, the congregation’s chronicler and choir member.
The resident ministerial worker, Brother Larry C. Layno, supervised the activity. On behalf of the congregation, he said, “We thank, first of all, the Lord God for allowing us to hold this activity. With His help, the current pandemic will never hinder us from being of help to our community, one of which is by maintaining our environment’s cleanliness.”
The Local Congregation of Julita is one of the 54 local congregations which, together with 11 extensions, comprise the Ecclesiastical District of Leyte East in the Philippines. — With reports from INC News Section