The World Mission Society Church of God (general pastor Kim Joo-Cheol) makes efforts to contribute to the sustainability of Melbourne. More than 60 members from the Church, together with some local residents, planted trees on Sunday August 5, 2019. Melbourne is well known as a city of tradition, culture, education, and tourism.
In various parks, Hume City Council conducts regular tree-planting projects, essential in raising the sustainability of Melbourne. The Church of God and its members have been consistently planting trees with the council, every year since 2014.
The event began at 10am alongside Malcolm Creek, Craigieburn. Volunteers planted each seedlings carefully, following the instructions of the council member. In about two and a half hours, volunteers planted over 3000 seedlings, including wildflowers. On that day, the council provided the volunteers with snacks including fruit, bread, and 200 sausages.
“As I planted the seedlings with my children, it was fun and educational. I like my kids to grow up being close to the natural environment and to love our planet,” said a volunteer.
To make a beautiful place for our children
A church official said, “We have been doing tree-planting projects with Hume City Council for several years. I hope the trees we planted today will grow, making a beautiful place for our children in the future.” She added, “We will continue to participate in volunteer activities for the community. I want to do more with a heart of a mother who thinks and cares for her family.”
The Church of God actively volunteers not only in Melbourne but also in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, and many other cities. The Church initiates environmental cleanups and educational campaigns to save the earth. Beside, they also held welfare facility visits to improve people’s lives. In addition, the church held annual blood-drive campaigns globally between March and May around the time of the New Covenant Passover.