Members of the Christian Society for the Deaf (CSD) in the Ecclesiastical District of Pampanga East in the Philippines received aid from the Church through their organization as they were also affected by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
On December 6, 2020, the ministers, and ministerial workers who are Sign Language (SL) Interpreters and who oversee the CSD in the district, led the outreach activity dubbed “CSD Cares.”
Together with volunteer CSD officers, they went from one CSD member’s door to another to deliver the relief packages, strictly observing health and safety protocols.
Asked how she has been amid the pandemic, Glaiza Mae Ramos, one of the beneficiaries, said through SL, “We are well. I’ve stayed mostly in the house, help in the household chores, such as ironing, and doing the laundry. In my spare time, I also enjoy painting and watching movies. I read stories online and video chat with my deaf friends.”
For the CSD members’ spiritual nourishment, which is far more essential than material benefits, they were reminded of the importance of upholding their personal devotional prayers and the worship services being held for the meantime in their homes.
Grateful for the visit and the assistance, Glaiza Mae added, “I am happy, for my fellow Church members have concern for me, they never forget me.”
Her father, Ronald Ramos, also a Church member, said, “I could truly feel the concern the Church Administration has for my daughter through the activities being launched inside the Church.” — With reports from INC News Section