“This is the first Unity Games after the lockdowns due to the pandemic. Everyone is enjoying their time together in this fun-filled event, most especially, we can see the love of brotherhood,” Brother Jose Razon II said about the INC Unity Games the district he supervises held on July 1, 2022.
The sports event which involved every congregation in the Ecclesiastical District of Ottawa, in Canada, took place at the gymnasium of Vanier College in Saint-Laurent, Quebec. All 14 local congregations in the district fielded teams for Buklod, KADIWA, and Binhi categories to compete in basketball and volleyball matches.
“We encouraged the brethren in the local congregations to come up with the teams through their respective family organizations, sign up, and take part in this event. The purpose of this event is not just to win an award or to garner trophies but also to show the unity of the brethren with the Church Administration because we firmly believe that we are all winners if we do so,” Brother Razon explained.
“I feel very excited because this is my first time to join the Unity Games here in Canada. I came in here November last year. I cheered for the brethren in our GWS. It’s good to also see the brethren cheering for their respective local congregation and I like the bonding moments with them,” Louzel Grospe, from Laval Group Worship Service (GWS), said in an interview during the Games.
The brethren also took the opportunity to invite their acquaintances who were nonmembers. “I’m glad to come here. My roommates are Church members and today is Canada Day so they invited me. When one says Church Of Christ members, they are united, supportive, and welcoming. I see sportsmanship in all of the games,” Melodie Morante, one of the guests, said. — With reports from INC News Section