To help educate the brethren about alternative ways of earning income, the leadership of the Buklod organization in the local congregations of Seoul and Baran, both in the Ecclesiastical District of South Korea, jointly held a livelihood webinar on April 6, 2022.
“The objective of this activity is to empower the brethren by teaching them new skills that they can use to improve their livelihood,” said Jayson Pilones, second head deacon of Seoul. “It also aims to remind the brethren that success is possible through prayers and hard work.”
Buklod officers who spearheaded the activity played an episode of “Trabaho Ko ‘To,” a livelihood series aired in INCTV that features brethren in different fields of livelihood. The brethren learned a lot from Jonni Bequillos of Davao Del Sur District, the guest in the said episode. Together with his wife, he started his business from scratch, persevering through hard times, and holding on firmly to their faith and active services to God, made inroads. Now, his banana chips business is flourishing.
“This activity gave me knowledge about a possible source of livelihood in the future … What I watched also strengthened my faith in God,” said Jellarose Valenzuela, a newly baptized member.
“Attendees of the activity, like me, found it informative and fun,” observed Grace Ju, a deaconess from Seoul.
“Participating in activities of the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) launched by the Church Administration is something I always look forward to because it gives opportunities for self-development and strengthens the faith and love for the brotherhood,” said Leorie Jeon, a deaconess from Seoul. — With reports from INC News Section