Spearheaded by respective district supervising ministers and Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseers, the contest, which was held via videoconferencing on July 3 and 4, 2021, also sought to discover and recognize new talents from the said districts.
The participants gave their best in showcasing their literary and artistic prowess in writing essays, poems, and song lyrics, as well as in photography, poster making, and spoken word poetry.
“Being a participant is such a rewarding experience,” said Sister Anne Jeneth Lopez, Poem Writing participant from Taiwan. “I was able to express my thoughts and share my skills with the themes that highlight our life as Iglesia Ni Cristo members.”
Amiel Pavico, EVM Arts champion from South Korea, enthused, “I am thankful to the Church Administration because this activity develops my skills and strengthens my faith in God.”
Sixty-four-year-old Lolita Co, champion in the Poster Making contest elderly category, said, “I feel very happy to take part … it was a good experience for me, and I feel productive at my age, especially as it was done in unity with the Church Administration for the glory of our Lord God.”
Brother Julius Caezar Santiago, Taiwan District CFO overseer, said, “Even though we are in the middle of a pandemic, we are making use of the advantage of the technology to participate in different activities in the Church. The unity and the bond of the brethren was once again strengthened. Even though we are in different local congregations, and different districts but we are one and united with the Church Administration.” — With reports from INC News Section