Young members of the Church’s various local congregations in the Ecclesiastical District of Northwest California got together and got a boost during This is KADIWA, on October 23, 2022, at the compound of the San Jose congregation house of worship.
“Since the pandemic happened, we haven’t been able to gather so I feel that activities like this are special. What’s more exciting is that we get to see a lot of new faces and meet new people from the entire district,” enthused Gliann Ramos, a KADIWA member from the Salinas Congregation. “We played lots of games, socialized and got to know each other well,” he added.
Invited also to this activity were those in the process of joining the Church. Adriana Galindo, a candidate for baptism from the Salinas Congregation, expressed, “I’d say my favorite part, besides the games, was connecting with people, I don’t really get to do that a lot. So just knowing that I can do that here in an activity means a lot.”
Brother Melvin Bayangoan, district CFO overseer of Northwest California, conveyed, “I would like to thank our beloved Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, for approving activities like this. We truly feel his continuing love and compassion, especially towards the young members of the Church Of Christ. We promise that this district will do its part in taking good care of the welfare of the youth of the Church.”
KADIWA, one of the Christian Family Organizations (CFO), is composed of unmarried Church Of Christ members who are 18 years old and above. The Church Administration aims to prepare the brethren in this organization for a bright future and a secure married life. Along with the Binhi organization (composed of baptized Church members who are 12 to 17 years old), the KADIWA commemorated on the month of October its 49th anniversary. — With reports from INC News Section