Youth members in Calgary attend a special gathering

By MIA MENDOZA and ANTONIO G. CAÑAVERAL JR.

Date Posted: December 1, 2020

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The KADIWA and Binhi organizations in the Ecclesiastical District of Calgary jointly conducted a special gathering on November 22, 2020, to commemorate their organizations’ 47th founding anniversary.

In the worship gathering, the members of these youth organizations thanked and praised the Lord God for the success of their endeavors through all these years. These two CFO have indeed been instrumental in helping strengthen the faith of the young Church Of Christ members as they grow up.

Brother Roland Gaviola, the district supervising minister, officiated at the sacred occasion. From the Bible, he taught the young attendees that as true servants of God, they must hold on to His commands and put them in their hearts to stand firm in the faith and overcome temptations.

Indeed, despite these trying times, as they have been taught, the youth members continue to strive to always push forward, trusting in the Lord God for guidance and protection.

Brixx Antonio, Binhi officers from the Local Congregation of Spruce Meadows said, “My biggest problem since the community quarantine is the human interaction.” He shared what gives him hope and strength: “The bonding of my family and the meetings of the brethren online helps me a lot to keep the faith aflame.”

Odelia Carr, KADIWA officer from the Local Congregation of Capitol Hill, Alberta, expressed, “One of the most important messages I understood is to always put God first, to honor your parents, and always keep God’s commandments especially in today’s life.”

Allyana Alvares, KADIWA district officer from the Local Congregation of Downtown, Alberta, stated, “During the lockdown, the hardest part for me is not being able to see and be with my family.” She felt the downside of life, being away from her loved ones. She continued, “But through a lot of prayers and along with the support of my KADIWA friends really helped me during those difficult times.”

Jonathan Mengesha, KADIWA area leader from the Local Congregation of Forest Heights, Alberta, shared, “At the beginning of quarantine, I was feeling anxious, down, and sad.” After he graduated, he was at home all the time and alone with his thoughts. He answered, “What helped me get through that was my daily devotional prayers which gave me hope and remind me that I am not alone.” ― With reports from INC News Section

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