On November 6, 2021, the leadership of the Ecclesiastical District of Australia East administered the baptism of the many fruits of its propagational efforts simultaneously in multiple venues.
Observing health protocols, a number of the candidates for baptism arrived early at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Brisbane, which served as the host site. The preaching of God’s words led by Brother Emmanuel Era, was livestreamed to the house of worship each of the local congregations of Carlingford and Minchinbury, where the other batches of baptismal candidates also gathered for their final step into becoming members of the Church.
Citing the Bible, the assistant district supervising minister preached about the obligations of a true Christian to the Almighty God in order to remain active in their membership and be worthy of receiving the promised reward of salvation on Christ’s Second Advent.
Among the newly baptized brethren is Jacqueline Chan who started to attend Bible studies on doctrines early this year. “What I like about [in the Church] is the sense of community that everyone has. And that’s what really caught my attention,” she recalled.
The brethren in the district were inspired to witness the fruits of their labors finally receive their much-awaited baptism. Andrew Jovero, a Church member from the Carlingford Congregation, shared what encouraged him to help in the work of propagation, “It is mainly [for] their salvation. Through the lessons taught during worship services, I understand the importance of inviting our loved ones to join the Church and be part of it.”
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church Of Christ in this part of the world, with God’s help, continued growing. “This is a manifestation of Lord God’s guidance to His Church. It only shows that what He said in the Holy Scriptures is indeed undoubtedly true that nothing can hinder His work of salvation,” said Brother Noel Manzano, a minister of the gospel. — With reports from INC News Section