Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members from the country of Malta held their INC Unity Games at the sports complex of St. Augustine College along Simpson Street in Marsa, Malta on September 30, 2023.
The local congregations of Malta and Bugibba with the group worship services (GWS) in Luqa and Gozo, Ecclesiastical District of Mediterranean, fielded four teams for men’s and women’s categories of basketball and volleyball. Individual players vied for chess, track and field, and darts.
Brother Milson Capuno, resident minister of the Malta Local Congregation, led the players in their oathtaking of sportsmanship.
After testing each other’s mettle, it was the Malta Congregation that was declared the overall champion, winning most of the said games, especially both men’s and women’s categories of basketball. The Bugibba Congregation won the volleyball games for men and women.
“It’s a privilege for me to lead this kind of activity because I do love sports. These Unity Games serve as a unique opportunity for all of us to come together, and strengthen the brotherhood through friendly competition while upholding faith, love, and camaraderie,” said Johnard Bernal, organizer.
“The brethren were truly happy, ever inspired to be united as brothers and sisters in the faith,” Brother Capuno attested. — With reports from Jestila Michelle Quebrar of INC News Section