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Monday, 30 March 2015

'FOLLOW JESUS' - 'DONATE BLOOD' - 'GIVE LIFE'


COMMISSION on Justice, Peace and Creation
NAGPUR YOUTH FOR CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT IN ACTION  - NYCCiA



         'follow jesus'... 
 'DONATE BlooD' ... 
                       'give liFe'...
a meaningful observation of 'Good Friday'

    The NCCI -  Commission on Justice, Peace and Creation's programme 'Youth for Justice'  turned  as Nagpur Youth For Christian Commitment In Action  - NYCCiA.

    The NYCCiA is an Ecumenical Expression of  all the Nagpur Young Christians who have  decided to 'do gospel' rather just preaching of the same alone.
     

As to make the Christian worship a relevant and meaningful, this year NYCCiA has decided  to observe the 'Good Friday' a meaningful and relevant considering the following:

·     "The foundation of Christian faith:  the 'Blood of Jesus' gives life to each and every       creature".
·     “God in Jesus offered His own life (Blood) is our Christian faith affirmation of love".
·     "Good Friday is a day to remember Jesus, who shed his blood for all".
·     “Christ did not donate one or two units of his blood to give life who is hospitalised.  
·     Jesus shed all of it to atone for us, so that all could have life in fullness.”
·     “Surely one of those drops of Jesus’ blood has our names on it.”
·     The gift of blood is the gift of life from God and there is no substitute for human blood.
·     At every Eucharist service, the Christians partake of the symbols of the body and blood of Jesus, to remember that His body that was broken and His blood was shed to give life to all.

     More over, Hebrews 9:12  confirms the symbolism of blood as life.  He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption".

    Healing and saving life is a great gift. Jesus sent his 12 disciples out with the imperative to heal disease and illness: "Heal the sick … freely ye have received, freely give." (Matt10:8)

In India...
·     About  4 Crore units of blood are required, out of which only a meager 40 Lakhs  units of  blood are available.
·     Every two seconds someone needs blood.
·     More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
·     More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer every year. Many of them       will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
·     A single car/bike accident victim may require as many as 100 units of blood

The NYCCiA observes that, there are several people around us who are in need of blood. Our blood becomes a life support for the needy, when we offer it, like the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross.  May our lives become channels of life-giving blood  to many.

Therefore, NYCCiA have decided to observe the Good Friday meaningfully and memorably by organizing a BLOOD DONATION CAMP on Saturday, 4th  April 2015 at the National Council of Churches Campus, Civil Lines, Nagpur - 440001.

The NCCI - CJPC invites all its members and local congregations to observe the same. Please let us know if you have are planning one.

Come, let us be a part of the redemptive act of Jesus by offering our blood. 

Rev. R. Christopher Rajkumar
Executive Secretary, NCCI - CJPC

Fr. Aswin Fernandis.
Chairperson - NCCI -CJPC

Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad
General Secretary - NCCI

Rt.R ev. Dr. Taranath S Sagar,

President - NCCI