Aiming to bridge the distance brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, KADIWA members in the Ecclesiastical District of Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija, Philippines bonded together in a virtual Meet and Greet activity on May 30, 2021.
The single members had the opportunity to converse with and introduce themselves to other members in various congregations through videoconferencing. The activity also allowed them to see old KADIWA friends whom they have not seen for quite some time.
While waiting for other members to join the virtual meeting, the attendees watched INC original music videos about KADIWA members.
At the start of the activity, Brother Ken Marion Ramos, district Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer, explained the purpose of such a gathering. According to him, it would not only give them a chance to get acquainted with their fellow KADIWA members but it would also serve as an avenue for those who wish to get married someday to meet their future spouse.
“I attended this activity because I know that this is one of the ways the Church Administration cares for the youth members in the Church,” Alona Laud, one of the participants, said.
Later on the activity, breakout sessions were also conducted, during which the single members, who were grouped into age brackets such as 18 to 21 years old, 22 to 25 years old, and so on, got to meet one another online.
Brother Lyndon Mar Dela Cruz, district multimedia adviser, also helped in supervising the activity.
“We had the chance to further instill in our hearts and minds the importance of our Lord God’s commandment regarding courtship and marriage. We also made more friends in other local congregations,” Alona added.
Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija is one of two ecclesiastical districts in the province of Nueva Ecija. With 70 local congregations, it covers the municipalities of San Isidro, Zaragoza, General Tinio, San Antonio, Cabiao, Peñaranda, San Leonardo, Jaen, Sta. Rosa, and the city of Gapan. — With reports from INC News Section