It has always been said that the future lies in the hands of the youth. However, we must not forget to care for the elderly in our communities. The members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ), in the Local Congregation of Charleston, SC, participated in an INCGiving activity to do just that.
The brothers and sisters entered the Life Care Center smiling as they were welcomed in. The brethren were greeted with cheerful hellos and curious eyes from the residents and employees as they looked at the INCGiving shirts and bags.
“I always get asked, ‘Why don’t you celebrate Christmas?’ or ‘What kind of church do you go to?’” shared Sister Percy Alvarado, an employee at Life Care Center of Charleston. Sister Percy wanted to hold an INCGiving activity to show her co-workers and patients what the Church of Christ was all about.
The youth members opened a musical program by singing INC Christian music, as well as some older tunes familiar to the residents. Brother Rob Robino and Sister Shayne Sison performed pieces on the piano, and Sisters Maricel Soliven and Cherry Cabiad sang a few contemporary numbers for the residents.
“They were nodding their heads and smiling. It was definitely nice for him to get some different music,” said Angel Gibson, a volunteer at the Life Care Center of Charleston, after watching the program alongside her patient.
After the performances, the brothers and sisters started handing out INCGiving bags to the residents who watched the program. There were still more bags left over that were handed out to even the residents who remained in their rooms.
“I hope to see you all again coming over,” resident Annie G. Dodson said, after enjoying the presentation and seeing the youth participating in activities like this.
Contributed By: Local Congregation of Charleston, Ecclesiastical District of Southeastern Seaboard