A consolatory party for Thalassemia at the Lung Center of the Philippines.

A consolatory party for Thalassemia at the Lung Center of the Philippines.

Consolatory Party for Thalassemia Patients

Elohists from different parts of Metro Manila joined hands as they shared the love of God the Mother to patients suffering from thalassemia through a consolatory party at the Lung Center of the Philippines on November 23, 2015.

Spearheaded by UP, Elohists from PUP, UCC, and NU prepared a series of events for Thalassemia patients, entitled Lukso ng Puso, Lukso ng Dugo For Thalassemia. The Elohists dedicated the whole month of November to conducting awareness campaigns. They set up booths in universities and held a blood donation drive for the patients. They also hosted a consolatory party for the patients and their families.

Life with Thalassemia

Thalassemia Major, the most severe form of anemia, requires blood transfusions every two to four weeks. Basically that’s a blood transfusion once or twice a month. Because of that, Thalassemic patients may get an overload of iron in their bodies from frequent blood transfusions. To remove the excess iron from their bodies, the patients need to undergo a therapy called Iron Chelation. This therapy costs around eight hundred pesos a day.

Consolatory Party at the Lung Center

Every month, the parents of the patients with thalassemia fear for the life of their children. Worried about where and how to get blood and chelation treatments to prolong the life of their beloved. The organization understands the emotional stress and strain that this disease inflicts upon the patients and their families. So they prepared a consolatory party with special performances, games and gifts for 25 families. In coordination with the Lung Center of the Philippines and the Balikatang Thalassemia. Balikatang Thalassemia is a group of families fighting against Thalassemia. It was also during this party that the donors met their beneficiaries.

The program for the consolatory party surprised its audiences. It commenced with a special song-and-dance number from the emcees of the program themselves. To continue the fun ambiance, a few members danced to the tune of the Coconut Dance. Afterwards, they encouraged and guided the parents of the kids with thalassemia to dance with them. A hired clown also brought laughter and smile to the children.

After much joy, the program proceeded to giving comfort to the children and their families. A Korean member offered a heartfelt performance of “Unchained Melody” and “You Raise Me Up”. The performance was met with an encore from both the volunteers and the families of patients alike. The Sextet singers from the Elohists also presented a beautiful song entitled “Right Now, Right Here”. Their song encouraged the children with thalassemia and their families to take refuge in Heavenly Mother’s arms. Finally, with their hearts overflowing with joy, the children filled one section on the wall up with all the wishes that they’d been keeping in their hearts. As they found solace with the Elohists, they were able to at last find a release.

Mother’s love radiates through Elohists

Despite the hard times that people go through in this world, there is a place where there are no tears or pain. That is the Kingdom of Heaven which is awaiting us. Even more so, Heavenly Mother resides with us on this earth. And She makes this world a little like heaven, filled with delight and love. Engraving these in their hearts and mind, Elohists hope to turn this cold and gloomy world into one filled with love and joy stemming from Heavenly Mother.

On November 24, the day after the consolatory party, the Lung Center of the Philippines invited the organization of Elohists back. They presented them with awards and to show their appreciation and thanks.

“I thought it will be a simple party. But the volunteers from Elohist made a very overwhelming program that inspires, encourages, and gives hope to everyone,”

comments Dr. Liza Naranjo, a pediatrician and hematologist at Lung Center.


36 Comments

Sarah love · December 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Soooo touching and tear-drawing article. Thalassemia is very new to me. I have never heard about this disease and cannot reckon the pain the patients and their families are suffering from. Elohists seem to have given comfort and conveyed Mother’s great love to them. Hope this kind of volunteer works be continued and I be able to join some day.

Ming · December 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm

My mother always has taken care of me whenever I was sick. She couldn’t sleep until get over.
I can feel same as my mother’s love through this party. I have been consoled.

    Christine · December 4, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Elohist they have God’s love. They do according to God’s teaching.

      Mel B · December 8, 2016 at 12:03 am

      So true! Since Elohists have received much love from God the Mother as well as God the Father, They know exactly how to share the love of Elohim God!

Cathy · December 3, 2016 at 11:10 pm

It’s a touching story. It’s beautiful that the children’s pretty smile. I hope that children grow strong in health.

Annie · December 4, 2016 at 4:16 pm

WMSCOG is now spreading love of Mother!
I would like to join together!

Cathy · December 4, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Elohists shared God the Mother’s Love to patients. I feel warm heart. All of you have beautiful mind & smile.

Anika · December 4, 2016 at 10:34 pm

I hope all the people know the truth that our Heavenly Mother came in the flesh according to prophecies of the Bible and resides with us on this earth. Animo!!

hannah · December 5, 2016 at 4:26 am

The children’s smile is so beautiful. I hope they will be good thru the mother’s love.

Erica · December 5, 2016 at 7:33 am

Wow. It’s amazing. I feel the love of Mother.

noeleden · December 5, 2016 at 9:52 am

Mothers always worry their children.
I hope that the children become better!

Stella · December 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm

God the Mother’s love always makes us warm and cozy.
WE LOVE YOU♥

Peach Taylor · December 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Wonderful!! World Mission Society Church of God carry out activities of the volunteer service so that it makes many people and the world feel love of mother.

Emily · December 6, 2016 at 8:33 pm

So beautiful! Their good deeds warmed the hearts of people around the world. God bless you!

afofmo · December 6, 2016 at 10:03 pm

The activity is touching.
I hope to turn this world into one filled with love and joy stemming from Heavenly Mother, too.

Lindsy · December 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm

Through the face of children, I can feel how much the members of WMSCOG efforted to give them the love of heavenly Mother. 😀

    Chris · December 17, 2016 at 12:08 am

    whoever heavenly Mother is, thank you so much. These people must exist in our community. So awesome.

hana · December 7, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Mother’s love always makes us warm.

Elly · December 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

So touching story, I feel mother’s warm love for children. People in this party shows big n happy smile.:)

kay · December 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm

so beautiful 🙂

diana · December 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

We can’t understand their pain and sorrow. But this performance made them feel better and smile with mother’s love. Thanks to Elohim god for taking care of us everyday.

szaz · December 8, 2016 at 12:08 am

Beautiful pics! Elohists who follow Elohim God can’t forget these beautiful moments either.

Dennis · December 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

It seems that many patients felt the warm love of Mother through the elohists. Thanks to Heavenly Mother for giving your love to us.

Jess · December 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Wonderful Elohists 🙂
We love you so much

Katie · December 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Church of God has given great inspiration to me. They share the love of God the mother through their bright smile and loving heart. These activities are giving the patients who have been suffered by painful disease the hope and very important to them.

Angela · December 12, 2016 at 11:19 pm

Just by looking at the smile in their faces makes me smile^^~ only in WMSCOG you can see smiles like this~ because it is where our Heavenly Mother dwells teaching us true love and giving love as how she has given us~ Thank You Heavenly Father and Mother^^

canes · December 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm

smiles are so lovely 🙂 God bless you all.

morris · December 14, 2016 at 11:36 pm

Thanks to god the father and mother for sharing the heavenly mother’s love.

NJ · December 15, 2016 at 12:12 am

“Love one another ” This is the teaching of God. So wherever our love is needed, we will be there. We are Elohists, the messengers of Elohim God.

    gfm · December 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    We can feel the love of God the Mother through Church of God.

csara · December 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm

I hope there will be more of such activities to shine the glory of Elohim God!

    lauren y · December 19, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Yeah~i have no doubt that the children must be getting well

sara · December 16, 2016 at 1:43 pm

So touching!
Thanks for sharing the love of mother

Dina · December 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

It’s good to see the patient’s smile through this event. Thanks to Elohim God!

Frenda · December 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

We all need warm love from God the Mother. In Her arms, we can be truly comforted. And, we can do something good for others with this love in our hearts.

Eden · January 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Beautiful people! Beautiful smile! Thanks to Heavenly Father and Mother 🙂

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