Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) holds series of Grand Medical Mission
IMUS CITY – Despite the bad weather, at least 2,000 residents in this city and nearby municipalities of Cavite flocked to the AATF Sports Complex in Brgy. Malagasang, Imus where the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) held its Grand Medical Mission to give back to underserved communities.
The medical mission kicked off in Odiongan, Romblon last July 22 with free medical, dental, and optometry services.
It was followed by simultaneous medical missions in Cavite, Marikina, Bacolod, and Laguna on July 29, ahead of the church’s 50th anniversary this August.
“Napapanahon ang medical mission ng 4th Watch dahil sa madami din ang naapektuhan ng Bayong Egay at kailangang kailangan namin ang mga ganitong tulong,” Willy Mogol, a resident of Imus shared.
Free circumcision, haircut, massage, vitamins and medicines, and some relief goods were also provided to everyone who came to the event.
The church’s recent Grand Medical Mission stemmed from its consistent track record of outreach programs in the Philippines and abroad. From its first medical mission in Marikina in 1997, PMCC (4th Watch)’s Dalaw Kalinga Foundation went on to provide a broad range of medical services—from essential medicines to more comprehensive outpatient services—to remote communities in the country.
Those familiar with the church’s history know that its roots began in Odiongan, Romblon. This was the hometown of their leaders, Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol and Bishop Jonathan S. Ferriol.
“The community in Odiongan has been instrumental in forming our family into the faithful servants of God that we are today. We wouldn’t be filled with God’s grace had it not been for their support and care during our formative years. It is only fitting that we give back to the community that first showed us the all-encompassing love of God,” Bishop Ferriol said.
Bishop Ferriol added that these missions are among the ways in which their church fulfills its mission.
“We recognize that our faith is not solely about personal development but also about actively engaging with and contributing to the needs of others. By cultivating a deep sense of compassion, empathy, and selflessness, we can embody the profound love that Jesus demonstrated and seek to replicate His example of service in our own lives,” he said.
The Grand Medical Mission is part of 4th Watch’s celebration of its 50th anniversary, which will culminate with an International Convention and a Golden Anniversary Celebration on August 27 at the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Capas, Tarlac.
Several weeks ago, the religious organization also organized a nationwide bloodletting activity in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross where more than 4,000 blood bags were collected from donors across 30 locations in the Philippines.
Bishop Ferriol believes that religious groups like PMCC (4th Watch) play a vital role in the development and betterment of communities.
“Through collaborative partnerships, educational initiatives, and inclusive messaging, we inspire a sense of ownership and engagement in the broader community. Together, we can save lives, support the well-being of our society, and exemplify the power of unity in serving a common cause,” he said.
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