Nurse educator in Australia has a close call with COVID-19; nurse mentor in Maryland provides support to medical team any way he can; stories of the effects of COVID-19.
A New Brunswick nurse and New York doctor share their experiences on fighting the Coronavirus pandemic; a much needed food distribution event in Sydney; online workshops for the youth; sharing faith online; and an inside look at the local congregation of Los Angeles, California.
Canadian government officials join the Church Of Christ during recent Aid to Humanity events held in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and applaud the INC for the impact the Church is making on Canadian residents. The Governor of Guam recognizes the INC for their humanitarian efforts. Choir members brave Storm Dennis, a major storm that recently hit the UK, to attend a special gathering.
Learn how the Church Of Christ continues to impact communities around the globe through their work in the community and various Aid to Humanity projects.
Worldwide Aid to Humanity community outreach events impact families and lives of those in need in the Washington, D.C., Florida, Canada, and Europe.
Worldwide Aid to Humanity community outreach events impact families and lives of those in need in the Philippines, Japan, Africa, and California.
The “My Countrymen, My Brethren” event serves Overseas Workers in Japan with an Evangelical Mission, musical performances featuring Marcelito Pomoy, and basic necessities; a musical evangelical event brings people the words of God; the latest INCGiving show featuring tree-planting in Portugal.
Live studio taping of ‘Face the Truth’ in the Bay Area; more are added to the Church Of Christ in Los Angeles; and an episode of Iglesia De Cristo in Colombia and Dominican Republic.Show/Hide Transcript
HOST: This week on INC News World: a live audience taping to spread God’s words is experienced in the San Francisco Bay area; the Church Of Christ continues to grow in Los Angeles, California; and God’s words bring new life and purpose through the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Your INC News World starts now.[VIDEO END]
HOST: Welcome to INC News World. I’m Brother Michael Guerrero, coming to you from the INC Media studios in the San Francisco Bay area. ‘Face the Truth’, a show on incmedia.org that tackles the many misconceptions of Christianity by turning to the pages of the Bible, held its first live show of the year at the INC Media headquarters in Northern California, where studio guests tuned in to some very timely topics. Michelle Peredo has more.[VIDEO START]
MICHELLE KNOWLES (RESIDENT – CONCORD, CALIFORNIA): I was looking through some other events on Facebook, and ‘Face the Truth’ that was very eye catching. And I was like, you know what? I think I want to go to this,
MICHELLE PEREDO: Michelle, a resident from the bay area was looking for something to do on the weekend.
RENEZEN BENEDICTO (INC MEDIA SENIOR PRODUCER – BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA): One of the things that we tried to do was on Facebook to bring people who are interested in different topics together. So there’s a Facebook group and we posted the event in there and we noticed that Michelle had liked the post, so we reached out to her.
MICHELLE PEREDO: Though the venue was an hour away from where she lived, she was intrigued and even shared the event on her Facebook page.
MICHELLE KNOWLES (RESIDENT – CONCORD, CALIFORNIA): My friend Yvette is with me. And I put it on my Facebook and she said, “Are you going?” I said, “Only if you are.” I’m like “Ok.” She’s like, “Let’s go.”
MICHELLE PEREDO: Not really knowing what to expect, she went to the live show hosted by INC Media, a media arm of the Church Of Christ with its headquarters located in Burlingame, California.
BROTHER BARRY THOMPSON (HOST – FACE THE TRUTH): Now today I want to first ask for a raise of hands: who here wants to be successful and have a good life?
MICHELLE PEREDO: And this unique experience left an impression on her and her friend.
MICHELLE KNOWLES (RESIDENT – CONCORD, CALIFORNIA): I’m pretty impressed. I am really impressed with the whole setup.
YVETTE NUNEZ (RESIDENT – CONCORD, CALIFORNIA): I have gone to church events, but this is completely different. And I felt it was an awesome experience. Like everyone’s really friendly and they all welcomed us and everybody remembers our names and that’s amazing.
MICHELLE PEREDO: It wasn’t just Yvette and Michelle who were surprised by today’s event.
LISA LE (RESIDENT – SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA): This is my first time learning about a topic about wanting to live forever and how we can accomplish that. So I thought it was interesting. I’m also very interested in like, what the Church Of Christ has to teach us about life.
ROSE MARIE MALLAMO (RESIDENT – SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO): I loved the show. I loved everything that the minister had to say. And I’m really interested in getting back into it. Tonight, you know, my eyes were opened. So I just feel like coming back to Bible study.
BROTHER BARRY THOMPSON (HOST – FACE THE TRUTH): The chapter is 20, the verse is 28: “Take heed therefore to yourselves and to all the flock…”
JOSH BRINGAZI (RESIDENT – SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA): I liked that it was, scripture was quoted, and very simple presentation. I liked the visual effects of the pictures.
MICHELLE KNOWLES (RESIDENT – CONCORD, CALIFORNIA): He didn’t add anything to it, no personal stories, you know. And it’s just, here’s some word; here’s a word; here some word; here’s the word; you didn’t get that? Here’s some more word from the Bible, he said everything out of the Bible, and that’s what I appreciated about it the most.
MICHELLE PEREDO: And with the social climate of society on edge, surrounded by chaos, even in the start of 2020, the show tackled the meaning of what it all meant by what was written in the Bible.
MICHELLE KNOWLES (RESIDENT – CONCORD, CALIFORNIA): It was really informative. And as I’m watching this, and I’m paying attention to every little thing he says, and I’m thinking to myself “This is what this generation needs, this cast everywhere.”
MICHELLE PEREDO: With ‘Face the Truth Live’ kicking off the start of the new year, it is just one of the many future live events that INC Media has lined up for 2020.
RENEZEN BENEDICTO (INC MEDIA SENIOR PRODUCER – BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA): We’re constantly researching to see what types of topics people are looking for when it comes to the Bible, trying to find a way to bridge what they’re searching for. The internet kind of opens the door to another realm of people to invite. There’s so many tools now to reach different types of people that it’s just, if that’s where people are, that’s where we need to be to be able to reach them and to be able to get them to the houses of worship.
BROTHER BOB PELLIEN (MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL – INC MEDIA OPERATIONS MANAGER): Here at INC Media services one of the important roles is the preaching of the gospel and sending it throughout the world. With this ‘Face the Truth’ and ‘That’s in the Bible’ and the children’s programming like ‘Time to Draw,’ the same gospel will be preached of course. We have to be right there, because that’s where everybody’s eyes are. But that’s the beginning of their search, to understand the proper way to serve God, what we do is help lead people to that.
MICHELLE PEREDO: And with changing times, the members of the Church Of Christ hope to reach as many people as they can, so they too may know the truth no matter where they are.
LAYMER PAMINTUAN (INC MEMBER – DALY CITY): Technology is so advanced now. And the Church is actually taking advantage of that. If anybody asked, you know, “Do you guys have a website? or do you have a social media that we can follow?” We can actually do that now because of the Church work. I think this is a great opportunity because you can actually see the behind-the-scenes where everything is created. It’s a different setting where they can interact with the ministers as well, tour the office and, of course ask more questions and other than the Church settings.
MIKEY SISTOSO (INC MEMBER – DALY CITY): You know, you just put it on your live story or you just direct message it to them or you just put it on your feed. Someone was kind of like, “Oh, what is this?” I invited them, a couple of my family members, and they came through. It was cool, it’s a good time. Whether people know it at the time or not, they’re seeing God’s actual work of salvation being presented to them around the world.
MICHELLE PEREDO: We’re going to have these monthly actually so would you ever consider coming back?
ROSE MARIE MALLAMO (RESIDENT – SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO): I would, definitely. I’d be here, yes. Of course.
YVETTE NUNEZ (RESIDENT – CONCORD, CALIFORNIA): I just think you’re all doing a great job here. And again, it was a very, it was something different for me, and I like different. So I really enjoyed it.
MICHELLE PEREDO: More people are learning about the Church Of Christ and the true God, not only through worship services but evangelical missions and activities such as these. To watch more inspiring stories on how more people are finding the true faith, visit incmedia.org/storiesoffaith. And if you’re in the San Francisco Bay area, register on incmedia.org/events for the upcoming live shows scheduled monthly. Michelle Peredo for the Iglesia Ni Cristo News Network; Burlingame, California.[VIDEO END]
HOST: Today, many Americans are leaving their former religions behind to find the true faith. Studies show that [continued in graphic][ON SCREEN GRAPHIC]
42% of Americans no longer consider themselves part of the religion in which they were raised. The Atlantic
HOST: Though many are in search of true faith, let’s meet someone who actually found it. Krista Taduran has the story.[VIDEO START]
GARY TAYLOR (RESIDENT – LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA): I’ve been at maybe ten, fifteen churches looking for the right church.
KRISTA TADURAN: In his search for the right church, Gary Taylor, already a businessman, was also pursuing higher education.
GARY TAYLOR (RESIDENT – LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA): I have another year before I get my Ph.D. in business.
KRISTA TADURAN: However, of the many things that Gary pursued, he struggled with finding the true church.
GARY TAYLOR (RESIDENT – LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA): I’ve been looking for this Church. One day I kept walking down the street, and I said, “There’s something about this Church here.” I said “I’m going to find out what’s going on.” So I ran into a couple people that were there who said “Yeah, welcome! Come on in.” So I’ve been there ever since.
KRISTA TADURAN: Once inside, Gary was eager to learn more about the Church Of Christ.
GARY TAYLOR (RESIDENT – LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA): For a couple months I was going to Bible study like every day. You know, because I was hungry for God. Bible study taught me a lot of things I didn’t know. I thought I knew, but I didn’t.
KRISTA TADURAN: Bible studies inside the Church Of Christ not only provided a place for him to ask questions.
GARY TAYLOR (RESIDENT – LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA): You get everything explained to you. When a minister reads the Bible, he tells you, and he gives you a reference from God with it. It doesn’t get any better than that.
KRISTA TADURAN: But more importantly, a way to find the answers he had been searching for.
GARY TAYLOR (RESIDENT – LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA): I learned more about the Bible and what God was telling me. He was showing me so many different things, I said “This is the Church that I need to be at.”
KRISTA TADURAN: And today, after years of searching for the right Church, Gary was baptized at the house of worship in Los Angeles along with others who also found the true faith in the Church Of Christ.
GARY TAYLOR (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – LANCASTER): It’s a life changing moment. And this is His Church. I want to be a part of that. So that’s what’s really important.
PRISCILLA PURGANAN (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – SANTA CLARITA): I went to Bible study, it really opened my mind. There’s just a lot of things that really answered my questions. And from there I’m like okay, “This is it for me.”
ERIC GAMBOA (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – NORTHRIDGE): For the others trying to find the true Church, definitely give it a try. The Church Of Christ definitely changed my life in many different ways.
GARY TAYLOR (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – LANCASTER): Be looking for the right one, you know. You knocking on every door and saying, like, “Well, I think I feel a little something here.” But the Church Of Christ is the way to go. It’s His Church, it’s the only Church.
KRISTA TADURAN: The curiosity that led Gary to walk into a Church Of Christ chapel led him through a journey in discovering the true faith and eventually joining the Church Of Christ. Many more in the Los Angeles County area and beyond are discovering the Church Of Christ. If you are on the journey to find the true Church, go ahead and log on to
iglesianicristo.net/directory to find a local congregation near you. Krista Taduran; Iglesia Ni Cristo News Network; Los Angeles, California.[VIDEO END]
HOST: The Iglesia De Cristo Mundo show on incmedia.org provides news and updates in Spanish for communities around the world. This time, new life and purpose was brought to the countries of the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Charles Louinel brings us the update through the Iglesia De Cristo Mundo show.[VIDEO START]
CHARLES LOUINEL: 2020 has arrived and the year is filled with hopefulness and new goals. In Latin America, some have found new life and new purpose by becoming members of the Church Of Christ. Local congregations in Bogota, Colombia and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic held baptisms, adding new members to the Church Of Christ.
FRANCISCO RENATO CASTRO (BOGOTA, COLOMBIA): I go to everything in peace and I get the blessings from God.
MARY ALEJANDRA RODRIGUEZ (BOGOTA, COLOMBIA): It is one of the commandments of our duty to help other people and teach the teachings of God.
ROSE MARIA SANTOS CAMACHO (SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICA): It’s a commitment to God. He helps you improve your life. He helps you change and become a new person.
MELANEA ALTAGRACIA PEREZ DE LA ROSA (SANTO DOMINGO, REPUBLICA DOMINICA): Now I know better. I understand the Word better.
CHARLES LOUINEL: Charles Louinel; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Iglesia Ni Cristo News Network. For more news and updates like and follow our Facebook page “La Comunidad De la Iglesia De Cristo” and watch more stories on incmedia.org/espanol.[VIDEO END]
HOST: Thank you to everyone who submitted photos of their pet family members. We always love to see all of our furry, feathered, and scaled friends![VIDEO STARTS]
HOST: Our pet corner this week is featuring Zion, a 3 month old American Bully XL who lives with the Canlas family in Bowie, Maryland. He loves kids, meeting new friends, eating treats, cuddles, and sleeping. You can always find him waiting patiently out and about or at work. If you have a pet family member you want us to feature, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Pet Corner”.[VIDEO END]
HOST: Now it’s time for the segment “Solid Through the Ages”.[VIDEO START]
HOST: Today we’d like to greet Antonio “Jojo” Gallevo a happy birthday. He celebrates his 63rd birthday this month. He is registered in the Local Congregation of Chicago, Illinois where he serves as a head deacon.
This is his advice to us: “I’ve experienced many sicknesses over the years. I have cataracts in both eyes, suffer from severe asthma, and survived prostate cancer. But thanks to God, my life has been extended. These experiences taught me how to be even closer to God, and to perform the duties He has given to me. Our race is almost complete, we can almost see the finish line. Pray and be courageous as taught by our Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.”
HOST (CONTINUED): If you see Antonio or “Jojo” in the Local Congregation of Chicago, remember to greet him. And if you know of anyone celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, let us know at email@example.com with the subject “Solid Through the Ages”.[VIDEO END]
HOST: Well, that does it for us on INC News world. Tune in every Friday for new episodes of INC News World on incmedia.org. I’m Brother Michael Guerrero. On behalf of the entire INC News World team thank you for joining us. Have a great weekend and God bless!
INC News on the ‘My Countrymen, My Brethren’ project in Newark, New Jersey; a woman finds the true faith in Ottawa; an episode of the INC Giving Show featuring volunteers and a local food bank.Show/Hide Transcript
HOST: This week on INC News World: a humanitarian event is held in the 3rd neediest city in America; the Church Of Christ continues to grow in Halifax, Canada; see a recent act of INC Giving, as featured on the INC Giving Show. Your INC News World starts now.
HOST: Welcome to INC News World. I’m Naomi De La Cruz, coming to you from the INC Media studios in Los Angeles, California. One in ten New Jersey residents lives in poverty, with Newark [continued in graphic]
“Ranked 3rd in a recent report of the neediest cities across the United States.” NBCNewYork.com
HOST: We see how Newark residents received much needed help from one local church. Krystal Coronel has more on this story.
BRADESH RAGOONANAN (RESIDENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): It’s hard for people to, you know, give me a job.
KRYSTAL CORONEL: Bradesh is among Newark residents struggling to find work and make ends meet.
BRADESH RAGOONANAN (RESIDENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): Well my situation is different because of my disability, it’s discrimination. We need a little bit of support, you know.
KRYSTAL CORONEL: And he was able to receive some much needed help from the Church Of Christ. This outreach event led by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) and its charitable arm, Felix Y. Manalo, or FYM Foundation through the project My Countrymen, My Brethren aims to build relationships and partnerships within the community.
BRADESH RAGOONANAN (RESIDENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): You know it helped me to survive. You know, it made my day easier.
KRYSTAL CORONEL: Caring for the community, members also prepared musical performances to uplift spirits. And residents learned more about the FYM Foundation’s outreach programs held around the world.
SHEILA MONTAGUE (RESIDENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): I was really taken aback by the love and the work that went into putting this event together. You can see it. And the sincerity is just like, it grabs you when you come in. And this is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
BROTHER ALEX REYES (DISTRICT SUPERVISING MINISTER): I hope our being here with you today reminds you that your community is loved and not forgotten.
KRYSTAL CORONEL: The Church Of Christ, particularly in the District of New Jersey, hosts a community outreach event in Newark with the help of neighboring districts such as New York, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Members gathered at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark to distribute care packages filled with basic survival needs, including personal hygiene items, food, and some winter clothing to keep them warm in this cold season.
BROTHER EDUARDO JAVIER (MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL – FYM FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE): One of the projects of our Executive Minister [is] to fight poverty. As we can see in the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, people in the neighboring places went to the place in order to receive the care packages from the Church Of Christ.
SHEILA MONTAGUE (RESIDENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): I saw the care packages that were given out and how they were packaged and even with the clothing these are essential items that are needed in these times.
DETECTIVE ROBERT MORRIS (NEWARK NORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT – COMMUNITY DEFENSE DIVISION): The line stretched from the building here beyond the gate. The numbers, excuse my language, ridiculous! I mean, it was great.
KRYSTAL CORONEL: Representatives from 8 non-profit organizations were greeted warmly, expressing their appreciation for monetary donations to their organizations.
TIESHA NELSON (DONATION RECIPIENT – GATEWAY FAMILY YMCA – ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY): The donation received from the FYM Foundation and from the Church Of Christ in the amount of $5,000 will definitely go directly back to our residents.
ED DURANTE, JR. (DONATION RECIPIENT – BAYONNE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT): I’m floored and I’m really, honestly, on behalf of the entire city of Bayonne, I’m extremely grateful. It’s just an incredible event.
JACQUELINE QUILES (DEPUTY MAYOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): We really appreciate your commitment and your dedication. And we thank you for giving so much love, not only to the city of Newark, but also around the world. And hopefully soon you guys can come to the city of Newark and open a church here, God knows we need a church.
LIGIA DE FREITAS (DEPUTY MAYOR FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIASPORA AFFAIRS – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): And like Jacqueline said, if there’s a church here we’re going to work together. Number one, I’m like thankful and amazed you guys are here in Newark. Your work [with] the organization and institutions what they’re going to help our people here. That is huge, is amazing, and we[‘re] so thankful for that.
KRYSTAL CORONEL: Residents like Bradesh are not only thankful for this aid provided by the Church Of Christ, but also their love and concern for the community.
BRADESH RAGOONANAN (RESIDENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): You guys are doing a wonderful job and you know keep coming around.
MARIBEL LOPEZ (RESIDENT – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY): Actually that has helped me a lot. I’ve been in struggles, and this is helping a lot. Because we all need it, everybody’s in needs, it’s a church and it’s a blessing.
I appreciate it, thank you.
Thank you guys, thanks for everything!
This is, on a scale of one to ten, this is a ten.
KRYSTAL CORONEL: The Church Of Christ members here in Newark will continue to welcome their neighbors to learn more about the Church Of Christ. Visit incmedia.org to find a local congregation near you or to speak with a minister of the gospel. Krystal Coronel; Iglesia Ni Cristo News Network; Newark, New Jersey.
HOST: Friends play a big role in one’s life, and good friends are beneficial to our health. They also, [continued in graphic]
“encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits.” MayoClinic.org
HOST: We meet one woman whose friend has given her a new outlook on life. Mark Angelo Trad has the story.
MARK ANGELO TRAD: Having experienced poverty in Cameroon, Africa she moved to Canada in hopes for a brighter future. But Brinelle knew how difficult it would be to make friends and accustom herself in her new home. What she thought was a friendly invitation ended up being a life changing experience.
BRINELLE MEEKAM (HALIFAX, CANADA): I was in Toronto with a friend, my friend lived with someone who was a member of the Church Of Christ. And then she invited me for dinner.
MARK ANGELO TRAD: What she thought would be just a dinner with friends ended up being something more memorable.
BRINELLE MEEKAM (HALIFAX, CANADA): And a minister was giving a little evangelical mission in her house.
MARK ANGELO TRAD: And with that, she also watched a video about the efforts of the Church Of Christ in her hometown.
BRINELLE MEEKAM (HALIFAX, CANADA): I did not really see other churches do that. I think the Church Of Christ is unique by the fact that [they] help a lot of people in Africa. [They] help a lot of people who are not able to feed [themselves] in their everyday lives. [They] help them more, to know that there is someone or some church who can help them have a job or to have a normal life like everybody can have. I was really happy to see that.
MARK ANGELO TRAD: In awe of the efforts the Church Of Christ does for her hometown, she was eager to learn more.
BRINELLE MEEKAM (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – HALIFAX, CANADA): I liked the first evangelical mission because it was really based on the Bible, and I really appreciate that.
MARK ANGELO TRAD: But what really caught her attention was the eagerness of the Church Of Christ members using what they learn to live as a true Christian.
BRINELLE MEEKAM (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – HALIFAX, CANADA): The Church Of Christ [has] changed my views by the fact that a lot of things that I do believe before, I found that a lot of them wasn’t really the truth. Now I think I know more things and I know better about life and about how to live righteously.
BRINELLE MEEKAM (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – HALIFAX, CANADA): It’s meaningful for me because it’s a renewing of my life.
MARK ANGELO TRAD: For Brinelle, she’s thankful for her friends who’ve been by her side throughout her journey.
BRINELLE MEEKAM (NEWLY BAPTIZED MEMBER – HALIFAX, CANADA): I’m going to say thanks first, because they help[ed] me to find this truth about God, about Jesus, and about the Bible. They helped me to come to my baptism. They helped me to change my life, to renew my life. They’re really helpful. They’re really like a family.
MARK ANGELO TRAD: To find out more about the Iglesia Ni Cristo please do log on to iglesianicristo.net. I’m Brother Mark Angelo Trad reporting for the Iglesia Ni Cristo News Network; Montreal, Canada.
HOST: The INCGiving Project was established to spread kindness, and to inspire all of us to help those around us, whenever we possibly can. And the INC Giving Show on incmedia.org shares the stories of those living up to that task. Adara Pineda has this feature from the INCGiving Show.
ADARA PINEDA: A study published by BMC Public Health showed that most food banks in Canada rely heavily on volunteers to function. In half of food banks there are an average of 5 volunteers for every paid worker. Working closely with the food banks in their area, we’ll see how INC Giving volunteers in Vancouver are taking action to meet this need.
ADARA PINEDA (continued): Every year millions of food donations go through warehouses like the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Before reaching Canadians in need, each and every food item has to be inspected and sorted. For Maurice, it was a chance to help his community.
MAURICE TORIO (INC GIVING VOLUNTEER): There are many other people who are not fortunate who will be receiving these foods and with these organizations like the food bank, they could really use a lot of help with organizing everything and getting these items to those who really need it in the community.
ADARA PINEDA: Along with other INC Giving volunteers, Maurice sorted through boxes of dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables.
MAURICE TORIO (INC GIVING VOLUNTEER): We were pretty much checking if they’re not expired and sorting them to different food categories. Not everyone will just take whatever is there because we still need to look out for the health of those who will be recipients of these goods and items.
ADARA PINEDA: Volunteering at food banks, even if it’s for a small amount of time, can make a difference.
MEGAN NICHOLAS (INC GIVING VOLUNTEER): I looked up different ways that we could give back to the community and this is one of the first ones that came up and I know that the Church has done a lot of donations to the food bank in the past. We did a lot of food drives and I thought this was just a good way to sort of do something a little bit smaller scale, but also giving back to the community. They were just telling us earlier that they get, you know, millions of things and everything or everybody that works here are all volunteers and without them, they wouldn’t be able to get the food out and the donations out to the people who need them. So they’re always very welcoming.
ADARA PINEDA: By giving back, these INC Giving volunteers continue to build a strong relationship with their community.
MEGAN NICHOLAS (INC GIVING VOLUNTEER): And as soon as I contacted them, they’re very willing to accept us. We’re hoping to be able to repeat this activity several times throughout the year because they’re always asking for volunteers throughout the whole entire year not just in the winter time and hopefully next time we can have more.
ADARA PINEDA: For these INC Giving volunteers, they hope every effort they make will encourage others to do good as well. Remember, whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it. I’m Adara Pineda. Thank you for joining us on INC Giving, we’ll see you next time.
HOST: It’s time for the segment Solid Through the Ages.
HOST: Today we’d like to greet Leonor “Leny” Pangilinan a happy birthday! She celebrates her 89th birthday this month. She is registered in the Local Congregation of National City, Southeast California, where she served as a deaconess for many years. This is her advice to us after almost 9 decades of experience:
“Be more active in our worship services to our Almighty God, love our membership and love the Church Administration led by our beloved Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.”
HOST CONTINUED: And her family’s greeting to her on this special day:
“Praises be to our Almighty God for all His blessings to the Pangilinan family. She is truly an inspiration to all of us in actively performing our duties inside the Church Of Christ.”
HOST CONTINUED: If you see Leonor or “Leny” in the Local Congregation of National City, remember to greet her. And if you know of anyone celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Solid Through the Ages.”
HOST: Well, that does it for us on INC News World. Tune in every Friday for new episodes of INC News World on incmedia.org. I’m Naomi De La Cruz, on behalf of the entire INC News World team: thank you for joining us. Have a great weekend and God bless!
The 37th Eco-Farming Project of the INC, and first in the US, is launched in Shoshoni, Wyoming. A Mushroom Farm is opened and job opportunities are created
The INC ‘My Countrymen, My Brethren’ Project gives aid to the residents of Kyle, South Dakota including the Lakota Tribe and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.