Various programs set up to be the light and salt of the world by the twelve tribes
To celebrate the national holiday, Shincheonji Church, the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (Chairman Man Hee Lee), is conducting various volunteer programs to look after the underprivileged neighborhood in the region.
In order to become the light and salt of the society, Shincheonji Church is committed to volunteer through the twelve tribes of the Shincheonji nationwide.
Over the Chusuk holiday, each tribe has set up special programs to encourage the neglected neighbors to spend the holiday with warming hearts by lending help to receive various benefits.
(Tribe John of Gwacheon church is offering free meals for the elderlies in the region to celebrate Chusuk, the Korean traditional Thanksgiving Day.)
Simon Tribe, located in Seoul, has prepared an event for the foreigners who cannot visit their families back at home during the long holiday. People from the multicultural families shared and exchanged their own national food at the party.
Through this event, they plan to organize future events for the foreigners to exchange each other’s culture. They have also prepared to go on a field trip to Deoksu Palace and Chang Kyeong Palace where they can enjoy the traditional Korean cultures and customs.
(James Tribe of Busan provided healthcare volunteers for the Korean War veterans. They offered free professional acupuncture procedures, and they even served lunch.)
Philip Tribe in the Chungbook region offered to lend volunteers to local residents’ agriculture. They visited the local orchard and helped to harvest peaches that was needed to be done before the holiday.
Matthew Tribe of Incheon region delivered one hundred sacks of rice to Sangok-dong. Thomas Tribe of Jeon Book region will conduct a program by delivering rice and fruits to the neighbors in need.
John Tribe of Gwacheon is currently busy preparing Korean traditional thanksgiving food. They have also prepared to offer free haircut.
Moreover, Shincheonji Volunteer Organization plans to improve the current programs to better support the neighbors in need so that they can better enjoy the national holiday in the future.
An official from Shincheonji Church said, ”It’s a pity knowing that there is a lot of neighbors who cannot properly enjoy the spirit of Chusuk holiday. All of the twelve tribes are working together to help the neighbors in need. They will continue to make effort to improve activities to become the light and salt of the world.
(Philip Tribe in the Chungbook region offered to lend volunteers to local residents’ agriculture.)