The medical staff of the New Era General Hospital (NEGH) conducted a medical mission and evangelical mission for the benefit of the residents of San Fernando City and neighboring towns on October 14, 2023. The said city is the capital of the Philippine province of Pampanga.
Led by NEGH Medical Director, Brother Glicerio P. Santos III (1973-2023), also a minister of the gospel, the medical mission was held in collaboration with the leadership of the Ecclesiastical District of Pampanga North.
Included among the free medical services provided were x-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG) tests, ultrasound, blood chemistry, dental services, and medical check-up. Free medicines were also given during the event, which took place at the grounds of the New Era University (NEU)-Pampanga Branch.
“It is our aim to help our fellowmen, especially our brothers and sisters in the Church, in their medical needs, especially that seeking medical attention nowadays has become more expensive,” said Brother Karl Eric Pandian, a ministerial worker also serving as volunteer pharmacist with the NEGH.
After the medical mission, the evangelical mission followed suit at the Local Congregation of New Era’s house of worship. It was livestreamed to the NEU Pampanga Branch compound where the other brethren and their guests were gathered.
Brother Santos led the study of God’s words in the Bible. He emphasized especially to the guests that all of one’s problems will end when one receives salvation on Judgment Day, which can only be attained by joining the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ).
“More than any material aid are the words of God. So just as how many who are now Church members were invited to listen to the words of God which was why they decided to join the Church, likewise, it is now our duty to be the instruments for others to also learn about the words of God, which will lead us all to salvation. It is God Himself Who wants all people to be saved,” Brother Santos said in an interview.
One of the guests during the evangelical mission, Rizalina Lyson, an elementary school teacher, shared, “I have been a member in my current religion for a long time, but every time I listen to the teachings inside the Iglesia Ni Cristo, my knowledge about the Bible increases. All the questions that the ministers ask are answered by the Bible. So, I’m interested in learning more about this Church.” — With reports from Karl Eric Pandian and John Louie Domingo