“It’s important for us to unite ourselves with the call and instruction of our beloved Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, to care for the welfare of our fellowmen.”
The dual staging of the Church’s socio-civic program in May were in commemoration of the 137th birth anniversary, on the 10th, of Brother Felix Y. Manalo (1886-1963), whom the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) recognizes as God’s Messenger in the last days.
On May 14, the brethren, along with guests, filled to capacity the Confederation Inn in Saskatoon, Canada for the first of the said Care for Humanity events.
After delivering a brief biblical lesson introducing the true Church Of Christ, Brother Andrade led the brethren in handing out the care packages to the guests.
Among them were friends Arshdeep and Chetna. “Before, I was stressed out with life but now, I’m happy. Listening [to the lesson], I learned how to live my life positively,” shared Arshdeep. “It was a great opportunity for us to know about the Church. I like being together with other people and doing good for the humanity,” Chetna added.
Daniel Caswell, a representative of a certain member of Parliament from Saskatoon West, expressed gratitude for the assistance given by the Church. “I know you have it says ‘Care for Humanity.’ So, it’s good to see a group that is truly taking care of the people in our community. We all need to do that more,” he said.
The second Care for Humanity event was held a week after, May 21, at the Notre Dame Recreational Centre Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Through the Manitoba District, the Church donated 2,000 Canadian dollars in aid to the Accueil Francophone, an organization whose mission is to “facilitate the settlement of Francophone and allophone newcomers to Manitoba.”
Likewise, the brethren handed out care packages to the beneficiaries whom the said organization helps on a daily basis, among whom were refugees and new comers needing “extra aid in adjusting their life in the country.” — With reports from Eric Perey of INC News Section