On the warm spring morning of April 17, 2016, members of the World Mission Society Church of God located in Belleville, New Jersey joined the New Jersey Blood Center for a spring blood drive. Volunteers worked together to set up registration tables and donation chairs before the event began. The County Executive of Essex County, Joseph Di Vincenzo arrived promptly at 10 a.m. to show his support. After seeing so many bright faces eager to donate blood, the County Executive thanked the volunteers for their efforts.

One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Moreover, through the blood drive, donors gave over 100 pints of life-saving blood. That is about 300 lives saved through the efforts of the members. The donors will most likely never come to know the individuals who will be saved through their blood donations. Nevertheless, they offered their blood knowing it could preserve the most important thing any one person can have in this world – life.

As a mother spares nothing and gives up herself for the sake of others, the example set by the members that day resembles the love of a mother. It is the core teaching of the Church of God that the love of God the Mother is the most powerful force of all. Meanwhile, the small efforts of the members who participated in the blood drive exemplified the love of Heavenly Mother. Furthermore, by giving themselves for the sake of others, it shows the power of God’s love manifested through their actions. To participate in any of our future blood drives or community services, please feel free to contact us.