The 941st World Wide Blood Drive to spread the love of Passover, CairnsMay 23, 2018
On 23th May, World Mission Society Church of God conducted the 941st Worldwide Blood Drive in Cairns. WMSCOG volunteers gathered at the Blood Donor Centre, located in Sheridan Street, to share the love of the Passover.
The Australian Red Cross Blood service team commended the initiative, saying, “Blood donation comes from a beautiful heart. We always need sufficient blood supply for those who are in danger. Today you have helped to save someone’s life. Thank you for your good work.”
Blood is surprisingly versatile, and can be used in 22 different medical treatments. Although every blood donation can help save three lives, only 1 in 30 Australians donate blood. In order to prevent any blood supply shortage, it is essential to practice the small good deed of giving blood.
Sharing the core of love, the Passover, through the Blood Drive
The people of the Church of God participate in this meaningful blood donation with their families, friends and neighbours. They follow the example of Christ Ahnsahnghong, Second-Coming Jesus, who gave his precious blood through the New Covenant Passover.
We, all humankind, never know when to expect danger. The only ones who give us a solution are Christ, our Heavenly Father and Mother. They teach us how to receive life by restoring the Passover. Based on Christ’s love, we are also sharing the core of love, the Passover, through the blood donation.
“A few days after the event, I received a message from the team at the blood donor centre. ‘Your blood has gone on to save lives at hospitals in Queensland today.’ When I got this message, I felt so overwhelmed. I felt that this is why many people do volunteer work. I want to do more next time. Thanks to Father and Mother for giving me a chance to share the love of God” said, Amy.
I want to contribute in the work of saving lives
“When I did blood donation, a Blood Service team member said, ‘Your blood can save three people.’ It reminded me about the sacrifice of Father and Mother, who give us life through their blood on the Passover. I was so thankful and want to contribute in the work of saving lives, if there is another chance.” said Jenny, a donor.
Sharing the love of Father and Mother through action as a good spiritual Samaritan
This is the first time for the Cairns WMSCOG members to participate in blood donation.
The good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 helped the injured man who was going to die by taking care of him with a sincere heart. In the same way, Church of God members will keep sharing the love of Father and Mother through their actions like good spiritual Samaritans.
Jacinta O’Brien, Community Relations officer from the Australian Blood Service, praised their impressive volunteer activities to serve others. She said, “You are doing good work. I am willing to help your future blood donations.” On the 20th of June, Jacinta O’Brien presented a Certificate of Appreciation to WMSCOG at the Cairns Blood Donor centre. She encouraged them, saying, “We hope to continue to work with you during your blood donation next time!!”
Queensland’s Volunteering Award
World Mission Society Church of God was nominated for Queensland’s volunteering award. The Queensland Government presented a certificate to the Church of God, recognising their making a positive difference to the state and community of Queensland through volunteering. The WMSCOG group’s dedicated service will continue in Queensland and prosper in the will of God.