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2023: Spreading further the truth for the salvation of humankind

Compiled by MARCK ANGELO R. DELOS REYES and PAUL MATTHEW C. CASCANTE

Now in its 109th year, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) continues to enjoy its God-given parade of victories, especially in the field of its propagation work.

Evangelical missions
Evangelical missions are regularly held in ecclesiastical districts and local congregations all over the world. As a result, thousands upon thousands of people have been able to listen to the biblical teachings the Church upholds. The number continues to increase as Church members intensify their efforts in the works of sharing the true faith, under the leadership of the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, who himself, officiated an evangelical mission at the largest venue—the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines—on August 5, 2023.

Local Congregation of Old Centro, in the Ecclesiastical District of Isabela South, January 6, 2023
Local Congregation of Forest Heights, Ecclesiastical District of Calgary, in Canada, January 8
Local Congregation of Abar, Ecclesiastical District of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija, in the Philippines, February 7
Local Congregation of London, Ontario, Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario, February 12
Cuautitlán, Mexico Group Worship Service (GWS), Ecclesiastical District of Latin America, February 28
Ecclesiastical District of Iriga City, Camarines Sur, March 6
Ecclesiastical District of Albay, March 7
Local Congregation of Macau, Ecclesiastical District of Macau, March 13
Local Congregation of Veterans Village 1, Ecclesiastical District of Central, March 28
Local Congregation of Burrows, Ecclesiastical District of Manitoba, Canada, April 9
Ecclesiastical District of Quezon City, May 7
Local Congregation of Virac, Ecclesiastical District of Catanduanes, May 9
Ecclesiastical District of Sorsogon, May 9
Ecclesiastical District of Alaminos City, Pangasinan, May 30
Ecclesiastical District of Tokyo, Japan, June 4
Local Congregation of Bago Bantay, Ecclesiastical District of Central, June 9
Ecclesiastical District of Albay, June 12
Local Congregation of Copenhagen, Denmark, Ecclesiastical District of Northern Europe, July 2
Ecclesiastical District of Isabela East, July 4
Ecclesiastical District of Hawaii-Pacific, July 27
Ecclesiastical District of Zambales South, July 27
Ecclesiastical District of Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, July 28
Philippine Arena, Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines, August 5, officiated at by Brother Eduardo V. Manalo
Local Congregation of Compostela, Ecclesiastical District of Davao de Oro, August 6
Ecclesiastical District of Cavite South, August 25
EVM Convention Center in Quezon City, Philippines, August 29, officiated at by Brother Angelo Eraño V. Manalo
Ecclesiastical District of Agusan del Norte, September 1
Ecclesiastical District of Metro Manila South, September 10
Local Congregation of Canberra, Ecclesiastical District of Australia East, September 12
Ecclesiastical District of Tokyo, Japan, September 15
Ecclesiastical District of New Zealand, September 18
Local Congregation of Malacampa, Ecclesiastical District of Paniqui, Tarlac, September 22
Local Congregation of Alawihao, Ecclesiastical District of Camarines Norte, September 24
Ecclesiastical District of Ottawa, Canada, October 1
Ecclesiastical District of Thailand, October 2
Local Congregation of Ewa Beach, Ecclesiastical District of Hawaii-Pacific, October 15, 2023
Local Congregation of Naga City, Ecclesiastical District of Naga City, Camarines Sur, October 20, 2023
Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan, October 31
Local Congregation of Templo Central, Ecclesiastical District of Central, November 28, officiated at by Brother Angelo Eraño V. Manalo

Sharing of Church’s reading materials
The Pasugo: God’s Message, two months away from its 85th anniversary since its inception, has also been instrumental in spreading the pure gospel. Pasugo magazines contain religious articles on frequently asked questions, Church doctrines, the Church’s stand in some controversial social and political issues, inspiring stories of Church members, among others. Likewise, brethren also use other reading materials published by the Iglesia Ni Cristo, such as religious pamphlets, social media platforms, television and radio programs of the Church, as means of reaching out to share their faith with their loved ones and friends who are not yet members of the Church.

Local Congregation of Kinalumbakan, Ecclesiastical District of Quezon North, January 13
Ecclesiastical District of Northern Europe, January 15
Local Congregation of Port Moresby, Ecclesiastical District of Australia West, January 29
Local Congregation of Pulilan, Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan, February 18
Ecclesiastical District of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, February 18
Local Congregation of Capitol, and East Fairview Extension (now the Local Congregation of Ecopark), Ecclesiastical District of Quezon City, February 25
Local Congregation of Kalihi, Ecclesiastical District of Hawaii-Pacific, April 15
Society of Communicators and Networkers International (SCAN) officers and members in the Local Congregation of Milan, Ecclesiastical District of Italy North, April 23
Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario, June 3
Local Congregation of Molave, Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga del Sur, June 17
Local Congregation of Mintal, Ecclesiastical District of Davao City, July 22
Local Congregation of Mintal, Ecclesiastical District of Davao City, July 27
Local Congregation of Limonan, Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga del Sur, July 28
Local Congregation of Magsaysay, Ecclesiastical District of Leyte West, September 1
Ecclesiastical District of Macau, September 7
Local Congregation of Darangan in the Ecclesiastical District of Rizal East, September 9
Local Congregation of Sampaguita, Ecclesiastical District of Cagayan South, October 1
Local Congregation of Magsaysay, Ecclesiastical District of Leyte West, October 31

Reaping the fruits of their labors
With the united efforts of brethren in propagating God’s words comes the fruit of their labors, that is, Church membership increases exponentially. Each month, ecclesiastical districts all over the world conducts at least one baptism of new converts into the true faith.  The works of the Church has reached 166 countries and territories worldwide and its membership now consists of 152 nationalities. Worthy of note is the baptism administered by the Ecclesiastical District of Quezon City on January 14, 2023, wherein a total of 1,965 were added into the Lord’s Flock.

Angono Congregation, Ecclesiastical District of Rizal, January 14, 2023
1,965 candidates for baptism in the Ecclesiastical District of Quezon City, Philippines, reached their much-awaited day of baptism on January 14, which was conducted at the Local Congregation of San Francisco’s house of worship compound.
Ecclesiastical District of Edmonton, January 15
Ecclesiastical District of CAMANAVA, January 25
Ecclesiastical District of Mediterranean, January 28
Ecclesiastical District of Lingayen, Pangasinan, February 11
Ecclesiastical District of Northern Europe, February 26
Ecclesiastical District of Italy North, March 24
Ecclesiastical District of Caloocan North, March 25
Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario, March 31
Ecclesiastical District of Tarlac City, Tarlac, April 29
Ecclesiastical District of Calgary, April 29
Ecclesiastical District of Negros Oriental, May 14
Ecclesiastical District of Kabankalan City, May 27
Ecclesiastical District of Caribbean, May 28
Ecclesiastical District of Valladolid, Negros Occidental, June 30
Ecclesiastical District of Manila, July 27
Ecclesiastical District of Greater Toronto, July 30
Ecclesiastical District of Bulacan, September 9
Ecclesiastical District of Central Europe, September 23
Ecclesiastical District of Caribbean, September 24
Ecclesiastical District of Masbate, September 30
Ecclesiastical District of Northeast California, October 22
Ecclesiastical District of Isabela West, October 28
Ecclesiastical District of Saskatchewan, October 30

Ever intensified
The Church’s propagation efforts, now under the helm of Brother Angelo Eraño V. Manalo, Christian Family Organizations (CFO) Coordinator, will continue to be intensified by Iglesia Ni Cristo in order to fulfill what is good and pleasing in the sight of God, “who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Tim. 2:3–4 New King James Version).

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