Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden are connected by the 16-kilometer Oresund Bridge. A congregation each in these cities, both under the Ecclesiastical District of Northern Europe, pooled resources and manpower to extend aid to a number of residents of their respective communities.
Members and officers of the Arlov, Sweden Group Worship Service in Malmo and the Copenhagen, Denmark Congregation on November 20, 2022 brought the guest-recipients to the Vesterbro Bibliotek og Kulturhus along Lyrskovgade 4, 1758 Copenhagen, for the Care for Humanity event.
Deeming spiritual aid more vital than material, the sponsoring congregations began the charity event with a short video presentation about the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) and the basic teachings of the Bible it upholds.
Designated officers and members then handed out the care packages to the guests, which contained essential grocery items.
“It was fun. The brethren were very friendly,” Angelina Andersen, one of the beneficiaries, said. “They also shared the words of God. So, I’m proud and I like it.”
“I was motivated to participate in this event because this was launched by the Church Administration and I know that it will give glory to our Almighty God,” enthused Oliver Opfermann, a KADIWA member from Copenhagen. “I’m sure that our guests enjoyed this event and that they were inspired to know more about the Church Of Christ.”
“Through the Care for Humanity activity, not only it gave happiness to the lives of the members but it also gave an opportunity for many people to get to know the Church Of Christ. In addition, we were able to assist people especially in this country who are in need,” explained Brother Philip Manguiat, resident minister of the Copenhagen, Denmark Congregation. — With reports from INC News Section