“My Countrymen, My Brethren” Event Held by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ)
JANUARY 19 (RAPID CITY) – Hundreds of residents gathered at the Kyle Senior Center in Kyle, South Dakota to receive free resources during a My Countrymen, My Brethren event hosted by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ). Free care pages of winter wear items including a blanket, a scarf, gloves, beanie, ear muffs, hand warmers and lip balm were offered to residents, along with a free meal and video presentation about the INC’s global mission.
Four local organizations were honored by the Felix Y. Manalo (FYM) Foundation, a socio-civic charitable arm of the INC, during the Jan. 19 event to support their positive social impact in Kyle and the surrounding areas. Each organization received a $10,000 donation.
Beneficiaries included: F.A.M. (Fathers Against Meth), Lakota Waldorf School, Kyle Senior Center, and KILI Radio.
“Thank you to the Church Of Christ for everything you have done and the compassion you have shown to our people. Thank you for all the help…everything will be good today with the prayers that you brought and the blessings,” said Stephanie Two Crow of F.A.M..
“Without your generosity, our school would not be able to operate,” said Isabel Stadnick of the Lakota Waldorf School. “Thank you for your big heart and your generosity, caring for the people. This will go to the Lakota children of our community,” she continued.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) maintains multiple socio-civic platforms internationally. “My Countrymen, My Brethren” is a project that was launched in 2013 as a cultural bridge between communities and the Church. Additionally, the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation is a socio-civic platform of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) which holds Aid To Humanity events. The Aid To Humanity event series recently toured Canada, the United States, and India, serving tens of thousands and assisting nearly 100 local organizations. Other current projects include eco-farming in Africa and the distribution of basic supplies to residents of favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Volunteers also offer relief aid in the aftermath of natural calamities, such as the most recent volcanic eruption in the Philippines, the hurricane aftermath in the Bahamas, and other disaster-stricken areas.
For more about the Church and its activities, please visit iglesianicristo.net.