With Christmas Ahead, Love-Sharing Events Have Continued
This year as ever, Manmin Central Church made kimchi so that the neighbors in need can enjoy it during the cold winter. By doing so, the church members share the love of the Lord. Women's Consolidated Mission (President: Sr. Deaconess Hyunsuk Cho) held the 15th 'Love-Kimchi Sharing Event' this year in the backyard of the church for two days on November 20th and 21st, reports Manmin News.
With the favorable warm weather, the total of around 1,000 church members including the members of Women's Mission and other volunteers made and distributed the kimchi (a Korean traditional pickled vegetable staple), to those whom the church has helped with charitable works and to around 1,200 other households through the local Guro-gu Vocational Training Center for People with Special Needs, Sindaebang 2-dong Office & Community Center, and Korea Rehabilitation Agency.
This event celebrated its fifteenth year in 2012. Since IMF Financial Crisis that struck Korea, this event has been conducted to deliver the love of the Lord with the small deed of service to church members who are in need and live alone; to child heads-of-family who otherwise have no adult in the home; and to senior citizens who live alone.
Sr. Deaconess Hasun Kwon, Vice President of Women's Consolidated Mission said, "I am very happy to help neighbors who are in need to find happiness during this cold winter. They felt grateful for receiving the kimchi every year and they said it tastes good."
Sunbae Kim the chief of Sindaebang 2-dong Office & Community Center received the boxes that contain 10kg-kimchi and said with a grateful heart, "I give thanks to you for giving us rice and kimchi that your church members themselves make. I feel delighted to see the elderly receive it and demonstrate such great happiness."
In addition to this, Manmin Central Church has been conducting love-sharing events in many places. Our Relief Committee offers supplementary living allowance, rice, and side dish staples to the elderly who live alone and child heads of households during the first week of every month. We also help students by supporting them with their educational tuition fees every quarter.
Also, the Condolence Committee frequently helps members with funeral arrangements. The Rehabilitation Welfare Committee regularly holds events for inmates. The Hairdressers' Mission volunteers offer their skills for the elderly on a monthly basis in Manmin Welfare Center and Rainbow Rising Town.