Motivated by the virtue of charity, a series of events dedicated to serving senior citizens are being organized by brethren in Members Church of God International (MCGI). The recently concluded activity reaching out to brethren in Metro Manila is held 13th of November 2012, at the locale of Quiapo, Manila, as the second of four activities that gives special attention to naturally-ripe-in-years brethren in the church. The first was conducted in the South District of Metro Manila, at Muntinlupa City.
As part of the whole day affair, a mini medical mission of general medicine consultations, dental extraction procedures, evaluation and provision of reading glasses, physical therapy sessions and diagnostic procedures; x-ray, electrocardiograms (ECG) and random blood sugar testings (RBS) are provided to address medical concerns of the seniors. A total of 257 cases are serviced on that day.
In addition, health awareness of the 144 attendees is the goal of Dr. Napoleon Borje during the orientation from medical practitioners. He went about discussing the importance of exercises and nutritious diet for people of old age. Also supporting the discussion about improving geriatric health status is an elaboration on how to access healthcare benefits for senior citizens from Social Security System by Dr. Rosalinda Cabanilla. She explained the advantages of procuring senior citizen identification card from the government, among which is a special discount privilege on specified medications.
Another important segment in the event are the inspirational messages from Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon, GOD-sent preachers of the church, as well as one from Bro. Don Capulong.
Not only do they teach the true gospel of GOD but also share their blessings with others. They sponsored gifts to delight the senior citizens who attended the event despite the encumbrances brought about by aging.
On another note, and certainly to the merriment of the attendees, the dance numbers and comedy act were enjoyed by everyone present.
The gathering started 8 A.M. lasting until 4 P.M. and is made possible by the 92 volunteers from different committees in the church namely, Workers’ Ministry, Lingap Kapatid Department, Mothers’ Club, Music Ministry Core, Teatro Kristiyano, Guest Coordinators and Medical Professionals.