Church Of Christ members from the Local Congregation of Valenzuela, Ecclesiastical District of CAMANAVA in the Philippines extended aid to their townmates affected by the recent typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) which only exacerbated their already tough condition wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
The relief packages were handed out to the recipients during the Lingap sa Mamamayan (Aid to Humanity) held in collaboration with the Felix Y. Manalo, Foundation, Inc., the Church’s charity arm, at the compound of their house of worship on November 13, 2020.
District supervising minister, Brother Senen Capuno, spearheaded the activity. “Time and again, the Church gives aid to anyone in need, be it that they are Church members or nonmembers, especially now that our fellowmen were truly affected by the recent calamity,” he said.
The recipients were also shown a video presentation about the Church Of Christ, its humanitarian activities, and other projects, and the biblical reason for helping the fellowmen not only with their material needs but most especially their spiritual needs.
Church officers were assigned to make sure that health and safety protocols were followed throughout the event.
The congregation’s Society of Communicators and Networkers, International (SCAN), led by its president, Brother Allain Garcia, led the distribution of the relief packages.
Marvin Floro, a candidate for baptism who was among those given aid, said, “It is so fulfilling to see the Church’s efforts to help those in need. It’s truly a big help. With these, we could possibly make it through these tough times.” ― With reports from INC News Section