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Showing love and compassion to humanity

Compiled by RONNIE H. MUTYA and DAN RANIER S. NOOL

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.

Ecclesiastical District of Tokyo, Japan – January 27 – 31, 2023
Ecclesiastical District of New Jersey – February 11
Ecclesiastical District of Albay – March 12
Ecclesiastical District of Thailand – May 21
Portage La Prairie GWS – Ecclesiastical District of Manitoba – July 9
Solomon Islands – July 12
Las Cascadas, Choloma, Honduras – August 19
Local Congregation of Santiago, Chile, Ecclesiastical District of South America – September 24
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii – September 15
Ecclesiastical District of Benguet – October 31

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.

Ecclesiastical District of Bislig, Surigao del Sur – February 25
Ecclesiastical District of Western Samar - May 20 and 27
Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario – May 6, 14, and 16
Local Congregation of Barcelona – Ecclesiastical District of Spain – September 3
Local Congregation of Johor Bahru – Ecclesiastical District of Malaysia – October 15

Promoting cleanliness
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.

Local Congregation of Baoshan - Ecclesiastical District of Taiwan – January 7
Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan North – January 21
Local Congregation of Milan – Ecclesiastical District of Italy North – March 19
Ecclesiastical District of Zambales North – March 25
Local Congregation of Melbourne, Victoria – Ecclesiastical District of Australia West – April 15

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.

Ecclesiastical District of Ilocos Sur – January 6
Local Congregation of Tuga – Ecclesiastical District of Kalinga – January 14
Ecclesiastical District of Caloocan North – April 22
Ecclesiastical District of Edmonton – August 19

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)

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