The Unity Games in the Ecclesiastical District of New Zealand held on June 7, 2021, brought together the brethren from all over the country for the first time since the lockdowns due to the pandemic.
The participants, belonging to Buklod, KADIWA, Binhi, and Children’s Worship Service (CWS) from various local congregations and Group Worship Service (GWS), came from North Island and South Island, Auckland region, Wellington region, as well as Christchurch region.
They gathered at Selwyn Sports Centre, an 8,000 sq.m indoor sport and recreation facility along Broadlands Drive, Rolleston for the sporting event.
Brother Dennis Dahunan, the district supervising minister, said, “Brethren are inspired to be more active and dedicated in our services with the Lord God and continued to have complete unity with the Church Administration.”
The holding of the games, which was organized by the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) district leadership, was enabled by the easing of health restrictions in New Zealand.
“New Zealand is currently on the Alert Level 1, which means there is no community transmission [of Covid 19],” said Nestor Francia, a head deacon from the Local Congregation of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Still, the brethren took utmost care and followed the health and safety protocols as they competed in various games.
Before the program ended, trophies were awarded to winners of Cheer dance, Scrabble, Tug-of-war, Buklod Women’s bowling, and many more. ― With reports from INC News Section