South Korea brethren tackle about Covid-19 online

By ANTONETTE PUGAY and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN

Date Posted: May 21, 2020

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Using modern technology, Church members from the Ecclesiastical District of South Korea held an online discussion about the current pandemic on April 19, 2020.

The Christian Family Organizations (CFO) overseer, Brother Dante Brul, spearheaded the CFO officers in organizing the activity. Attended by brethren and guests from all local congregations and GWS across the district, the discussion outlined the mental effects of the virus, such as low mood, insomnia, irritability, emotional exhaustion, and depression, as well as the ways on how to overcome them.

District CFO president, Fermin Valdon, a holder of a post-gradute degree in Pharmaceutical Development from National University in Singapore, was the first speaker. He gave a backgrounder on the current pandemic situation and how lockdown and quarantine have served their purpose of containing the virus. The core discussion was led by Christine Jewel Yabut, CFO officer, a holder of a post-graduate degree in Molecular Biology from Korea University. To battle the undesirable impacts of the pandemic, Alden Morales, another CFO officer and an electronic communication professional, suggested different approaches such as reframing our minds, staying close to our normal routine, avoiding obsessing oneself with Covid-19 news, starting new hobbies, and keeping a positive outlook in life.  “The materials we used in the seminar were from the World Health Organization (WHO),” said Valdon.

Before the talk ended, the CFO overseer reminded the brethren to watch and share the movies and music produced by the INC Production Company and INC Music Department that truly promote positivity. — With reports from INC News Section

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