“Before becoming a full-fledged CWS teacher, we have to go through a lot of studies—studying the words of God, practice preaching, and they teach us how to lead and look after our little brothers and sisters and teaching them the words of God.” Thus Derrick Vivas, from the Local Congregation of Auckland, explained briefly his journey toward being formally conferred the said office.
Before the oathtaking, they received further instruction in Bible teachings for their own edification through Brother Dennis Dahunan, the district supervising minister. He emphasized to the new CWS teachers the importance of constantly relying on God’s help and mercy in the performance of their sacred duty.
“Although we were in our own respective places, we felt the Holy Spirit just from the beginning of the devotional prayer all throughout our hymn singing, during the sermon, and leading up to our oathtaking,” said Rene Rose Gabriel, also a new CWS teacher who was from the Local Congregation of Auckland.
In an interview, Jazelle Anne Reyes, another newly sworn in CWS teacher enthused, “My heart is overflowing with joy and filled with gladness after we took our oath as a CWS teacher. This is a great blessing for me to be able to help not only our district but most especially our Church Administration in leading and molding the young members the proper way of serving, worshiping, and giving glory unto our Lord God.” ― With reports from INC News Section