Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko (My Countrymen, My Brethren) is a reinvigorated initiative of the present Church Administration to carry out the Church’s two-fold mission of edifying its flock and evangelizing the world. Laying emphasis on the importance of genuine brotherly love in fulfilling the Lord’s work of salvation, it advocates finding commonalities and harnessing them to create opportunities for true spiritual renewal and upliftment.
A salient part of the Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko project is conducting humanitarian outreach services, such as relief and health-care missions, through which the members of the Church are able to express love and compassion to their fellowmen by extending help especially in time of need. True love, after all, is best shown in action: “My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action … This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! If we are rich and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how can we claim that we love God?” (I John 3:18, 16-17, TEV).
Helping others has always been a priority of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Not to be excluded, then, in the Countdown to the Centennial is the Kabayan Ko, Kapatid Ko outreach mission, wherein free medical and dental services will be offered and free medicines and other goodwill items will be distributed to all those in need.
Kabayan ko, Kapatid ko is a project of the Iglesia ni Cristo (Lingap sa Mamamayan + Grand Evangelical Mission) that offers free medical and dental check up, free medicines, goods and shares the message of salvation. The first KKKK was held last April 2013. Here are the list of Kabayan ko Kapatid ko activities:
April 13 Binondo, Manila -18,500
April 30 Quezon City - 25,000
May 11 Caloocan City - 35,000
May 14 Pampanga - 600,000
May 24 Marikina - 500,000
May 28 Pasay City - 150,000
July 2 Tondo, Manila - 24,000
July 11 Agusan del Sur - 6,000
July 6 Marikina - 500,000
July 26 Cebu City - 600,000
June 28 Tarlac - 1 million
Aug. 3 General Trias, Cavite - 1.1 million
Aug. 10 Sta. Rosa, Laguna - 1.5 million
Aug. 16 Albay - 1.65 million
Aug. 30 Batangas - 1.4 million
Sep. 14 Bulacan - 2.1 million
Sep. 21 Davao - 2.5 million
Sep. 27 Quezon - 1.1 million
Oct. 5 La Union - 1.4 million
Oct. 8 Paranaque City - 15,000
Oct. 19 California - 21,395
Oct. 14 Manila - (between 1-3.5 million)
Oct. 26 Pangasinan - 700,000
Oct. 27 Rome, Italy -(thousands)
Dec. 2 Valenzuela City -
Dec. 7 Oxnard, California - 200 guests
Dec. 8 Malaysia -
Dec. 9 Caloocan City - 45,000
Dec. 14 Quezon City - 50,000
Dec. 14 Seattle, Washington - 7,000
Jan. 11 Mandaluyong -18,000
references: inquirer1, inquirer2, inquirer3 , philstar1, philstar2, sfpost.com,
businessmirror1, businessmirror2, kabayankokapatidko.org
The achievement of this newest project of the church not only helps our kababayans through their health needs but also help them in their spiritual needs. KKKK became the instrument so that millions of people can know the true teachings of God. And because of this, with no exaggeration, a million people decided to join the church. I will not tell you the exact figures because you may say we are exaggerating.
For updates and photos, you can visit the official fan page.
Official facebook fanpage: KabayankoKapatidko