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INC breaks world record for largest human sentence

The Iglesia ni Cristo (INC or Church of Christ) claimed it has broken the record for the largest human sentence with 23,235 participants forming the sentence “Proud to be a member of Iglesia Ni Cristo” held at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila Sunday morning.

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WORLD RECORD. Iglesia ni Cristo members create a human sentence that reads “Proud To Be A Member of Iglesia Ni Cristo” at the Quirino Grandstand during the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Worldwide Walk for Poverty from Buendia to Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Sunday dawn (May 6, 2018). The activity vies for the Guinness World Record on largest human sentence. (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)

“We broke the record for the largest human sentence with 23,235 participants,” said Bro. Erwin Briones, of the INC-Public Information Office (PIO).

The event shattered the record set by India in 2016 with 16,550 people forming the sentence, “You Can You Will.”

He added that they are also attempting to break four more Guinness World Records namely: the largest photo mosaic; the largest charity walk, single venue, multiple venues and most number of nationalities.

The human sentence formation was conducted in line with the INC’s “Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty”, which was held at the iconic Roxas Boulevard in Manila.

Participants, upon finishing the event, were directed to drop their wrist bands located at the end of the finish line. 

The number of wrist bands would indicate the total number of people who participated in the event.

The event aims to beat its 2014 record of more than 500,000 participants from 129 sites across the world, situated in 16 countries. It was recognized as the largest charity walk across multiple venues held in 24 hours.

The proceeds of the Second Worldwide Walk will be used to continue providing food and medical assistance for those in immediate need in impoverished communities.

The 2014 charity walk benefitted victims of typhoon Yolanda, also known as Haiyan, which devastated the country in November 2013 particularly the Visayas region. It was the strongest tropical storm recorded in history. (PNA)

SAP Go joins INC ‘Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty’

“INC ay may pusong tumulong sa kapwa Pilipino”

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go on Sunday joined the “Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty”, a charity walk of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC or Church Of Christ) in Manila.

Representing President Rodrigo Duterte, Sec. Go ambled with the crowd as he commended the INC’s effort, which complements the Duterte administration’s goal of reducing the poverty rate by 25 percent in three years.

Go said he came to support INC because the church has time and again proven its heart for service.

SAP GO JOINS 2ND INC WORLDWIDE WALK. Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go joins members of the Iglesia ni Cristo at the “Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty” at Roxas Boulevard in Manila on Sunday (May 6, 2018). 

Alam naman natin na ang INC ay may pusong tumulong sa kapwa Pilipino. Kaya po kami nandito para makiisa na sana manalo kayo so I think merong Guinness Book of Records dito…hopefully (We all know that INC has a big heart in helping fellow Filipinos. We are here to join and I think, hopefully, it will be written in the Guinness Book of Records),” Sec. Go said in an interview.

Gusto ko lang pong makiisa sa inyo at masayang masaya ako na nakikita ung mga tao na nakangiting naglalakad. Join lang po ako, (I would like to join you and I’m so happy to see the smiles of the people who are walking)” he added.

In a milestone attempt to surpass its own Guinness World Record four years ago for the largest charitable walk in 24 hours, INC and Felix Manalo Foundation (FYM) Inc. mustered the support of the Office of the President for its “Worldwide Walk” to Fight Poverty, simultaneously held in 358 areas in 44 different countries.

This is the second time the INC conducted such event.

In 2014, the first INC charity walk benefitted victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the strongest typhoon recorded in history.

This also helped raise funds for the INC’s first resettlement and eco-farming community in Leyte.
Proceeds of the Second Worldwide Walk will be used to continue providing food and medical assistance for those in immediate need in impoverished communities.

The joint effort of INC members across the globe is one of many international campaigns of the INC’s socio-civic programs aimed to strengthen the bond between the congregations of the Church Of Christ and the communities in which they serve.

KNOWING THE POOR’S PLIGHT. A certain Mrs Lucilla Alto, Senior Citizen, discusses with SAP Bong Go the plight of fellow informal settlers whose lots will be used for the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road.

The INC or Church Of Christ is a global Christian Church that upholds Bible-based Christian teachings. It comprises 6,000 local congregations and missions in 142 countries and territories (around 370 local congregations and missions are in the US and Canada alone), and its membership consists of 133 ethnic groups and nationalities.

In the Philippines, the INC is the biggest non-Catholic religious sect with over 2 million members.

It continues to fulfill its pledge of sharing the gospel and extending help, to the best of its ability, through aid and services, promoting education, socio-economic well-being, environmental awareness and health improvement.

This is done with the help of local governments and community establishments, through the Aid To Humanity Program of the FYM Foundation and also the worldwide volunteer force of the INC Giving Project. (PNA)