ASEZ, the Church of God university student volunteer group making efforts to preserve the environment and raise people’s environmental awareness, continued its enthusiastic activities during the winter vacation. Between January and February, the students flew to 34 cities in 23 countries and proceeded with a variety of events to exchange cultures and enlarge their experiences.
The Church of God Working Young Adult Volunteers were launched to practice the teaching of the Bible, “Be the salt and light of the world,” through worldwide volunteer services, and to spread Mother’s love to many places of the world. On Oct. 15, more than 6,100 working young adults around the world carried out different types of volunteer services such as environmental cleanups, aiding farm work, and helping senior citizens who live alone.
On Sept. 7, 2017, an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the coast of Chiapas in southern Mexico. In worst-hit Oaxaca, 12,000 homes had been damaged and more than 800,000 people became homeless. The people’s anxiety reached a peak as over 1,000 times of intense tremors continued until the morning of Sept. 11. The members from the Church of God in Mexico City and Puebla left to Juchitán in Oaxaca, a 10-hour drive away from Mexico City, carrying 1.5 tons of relief goods like rice, salt, and water.
Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, U.S. The areas around Houston suffered a cataclysmic flood that might happen once in 500 years. The Church of God members in Houston immediately set out recovery work, following God’s words, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” A total of 420 members volunteered for nine days.
ASEZ, the Church of God University Student Volunteers, carries out diverse projects on campus with faith and love, to protect the environment and to make a better world. Filled with knowledge in mind and passion in heart, they had a special vacation in many places of the world, working hard in one mind for a good cause. More than 250 Korean students flew to 33 cities of 23 countries to promote cultural exchange, and performed volunteer services with local students and members on a large scale.