IN OBEDIENCE to God’s teaching of helping others (I John 3:17-18), the members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) throughout the year 2023, as they have always done in the past, keenly participated in the Church’s outreach programs undertaken through the guidance of the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.
Various humanitarian works
By taking active part in the Care for Humanity events their district or local congregations conducted, the brethren were able to help many individuals by giving them aid in the form of care packages. Certain organizations and communities were given cash donations. Such outreach events were conducted especially in places where calamity struck to help those affected in their immediate needs.
Blood donation drives
In whatever capacity they could serve, whether blood donors, organizers, medical staff, and the like, countless brethren threw their selfless support to the blood donation drives of their respective districts and congregations.
One with the Church in caring for the environment, brethren went outside their respective homes to clean their surroundings, properly dispose of trashes, and help maintain cleanliness through clean-up drives.
Toward a greener community
Church members also carried out tree planting initiatives throughout the world. This they earnestly hoped could help towards having a greener community and alleviate the global concern regarding climate change.
Committed to doing good to others
Iglesia Ni Cristo members will remain united in actively participating in the socio-civic works of the Church motivated by their love and compassion to their fellowmen. Their commitment to do such good deeds is in compliance with God’s second most important commandment as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ:
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment more important than these two.” (Mark 12:30-31 Good News Bible)