News about the increasing number of people who die and get infected with Covid-19 globally, with millions of people losing their jobs, have led to the rise of other problems like domestic violence, hunger, depression, and more.
Consequently, this has created a strong feeling of uncertainty that leaves many anxious and disquieted. However, the world now is also seeing the emergence of “a shadow pandemic of psychological and societal injuries.”
And while Covid-19 continues to affect the lives of people, directly and indirectly, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) have learned to seek and find comfort in biblical truths, especially in these dark times:
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:6-7, King James Version)
That is why on May 25, 2020, MCGI launched the Global Prayer for Humanity so that those who are in distressful situations may find hope, comfort, and solace in praying to God. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of their religious affiliation.
“A prayer said with love is very loud to be ignored by the Almighty.” —@broelisoriano
Another important message of the Scriptures that MCGI hopes to impart is to keep on doing good to one another, which is highlighted on this special page that narrates the Church’s journey as it navigates through this global pandemic.
“On our end, our primary aim is to share with the people the teachings of God and the Lord Jesus Christ written in the Bible,” said Bro. Eli.
In reaching out to their fellowmen, MCGI also continuously conduct Covid-19-related relief efforts, such as distributing food supplies and sponsoring personal protective equipment for front-liners.
Upon the instruction of Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel Razon — who is known in the Philippines as a trailblazer in the field of broadcasting with UNTV news and rescue and drone journalism as his brainchildren — also set up a digital clinic that runs 24/7.
He also launched the program Serbisyong Bayanihan (Service Through Cooperative Efforts) on UNTV, which aims to assist callers with their various concerns during the lockdown.
“We know that we have a moral obligation to do good deeds unto all men. That is why we in the Church of God International, with God’s help, are doing our best in augmenting the needs of our fellowmen,” said Bro. Eli.
To know more about MCGI’s Covid-19 journey, click here.