In celebration of its 80th anniversary, the Local Congregation of Baguio City, Ecclesiastical District of Benguet, in the Philippines, held a musical program at the Baguio Convention and Cultural Center (BCCC) on November 6, 2022.
The program showcased song and dance performances by talented brethren, featuring Iglesia Ni Cristo original music. In between numbers, short video presentations about the growth and expansion of the local congregation was shown.
Plaques of recognition were also given to the congregation’s nine living pioneering members, namely, Angelina Ariola, Marvin Bantas, Martina Bantas, Angelina Bermudez, Lucia Cuevas, Jovina Daludado, Digna Estrada, Gloria Fajardo, and Mercedes Valencia.
“This kind of celebration is no less than inspiring. It brings upliftment I so need as I keep fulfilling my Church duties,” happily said Daisy Castañeda, head secretary.
“I get teary-eyed whenever I reminisce the many times I got the chance to see and accompany the Sugo (God’s Messenger in these last days, Brother Felix Y. Manalo). Those are indeed priceless moments I was blessed with. Praises be to God!” enthused 80-year-old Gloria Fajardo, who has counted 67 years in the Church.
“We prepared for this celebration; many Church officers and brethren worked hand in hand with the aim of turning this event successful, for the glory of God,” said Brother Norwyne Legaspi, resident minister, on behalf of the congregation. “We praise and thank God for it is only through His help that the Church keep thriving here in the mountainous Benguet.” — With reports from INC News Section