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Berliner Woche (Germany) / March 7, 2012

A small church participates in various activities

[Photo] Laura Rein, a Church of God member, donates blood with the help of Eric Lehmann / Photo by Wecher

Wilmersdorf. If the members of the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) call to action in Wexstrasse 27, it leads to a worldwide activity.

So will it be on March 11, when an environmental clean-up action will take place in as many as 1,900 cities in more than 150 countries around the world. While the clean-up campaign was carried out around the Federal Court in Berlin last year, the area near the Rotes Rathaus (Red City Hall) will be cleaned up this year. If you want to participate in this campaign, you can come to the Station Hackescher Markt by 1:00 PM.

Also, the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) has been engaged in blood donations from all over the world. The Church of God in Wilmersdorf conducted its first blood drive in Germany.

On January 30, about 60 citizens responded to the campaign and donated blood at the Haema Blood Donation Center. This Church plans to repeat this activity in April by following the appeal of Daniel Bahr, the Minister of Health of the Federal Republic of Germany and member of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), who has called for blood donations.

Deacon Julian George explained the blood donation metaphysically saying: “Jesus Christ gave enteral life through the blood on the cross 2,000 years ago. We can give life to other people by donating blood.”

The blood drive, which was conducted in front of the blood donation center in the evening of this day, attracted the attention of many passers-by and some of them like Wilhelm Gebelein joined the campaign voluntarily.

Pastor Byeongho Lee personally gave thanks to the participants, standing next to the blood donation vehicle. There were many Church members who donated blood for the first time like Laura Rein. Smiling, she allowed Erick Lehmann, Haema employee, to insert the needle.

Conrad Strathausen, theological student, was somewhat excited at his first blood donation and said, “God did not hesitate to shed His blood for us, so there is no hesitation for me.” The vouchers and the allowances of blood donation are to be donated by the Church of God for charitable purposes.

The World Mission Society Church of God was founded by Ahnsahnghong in Korea in 1964. It has around 2,000 Churches in 150 countries around the world and the total number of the registered Church members amounts to 1.6 million. This Church attracted the attention of the world when it held Charity Concert for Haiti Earthquake Victims. After the Concert, the outcome of US$100,000 was handed over to the United Nations. Since then, the Church of God has worked directly with the United Nations Headquarters. In 2011, it was honored by the U.S. President Barack Obama for its volunteering work.