Two districts in Asia conducted baptisms towards the end of September 2021, formally accepting into the Church Of Christ the fruits of their intensive propagation during the recent months.
The new members in the Ecclesiastical District of Taiwan received baptism at the place of worship of the Local Congregation of Zhongli on September 29, 2021. Brother Ranilo Borrero, assistant district supervising minister, officiated at the service before the actual baptism.
In his Bible-based preaching, he exhorted the candidates for baptism to value the blessings of God that come with their membership which they were about to receive. This they could do, he explained, by constantly and fully obeying all of His commands.
“I am grateful and blessed to be baptized in the Church Of Christ. Despite the trials, I will uphold my duties as a member especially in sharing my faith by inviting my friends and family to listen to the words of God,” said Amado Cortez Jr., who went to Taiwan to pursue his doctorate degree but found a much greater wisdom when he learned about the true Church. Currently, Amado is enlisted in the Local Congregation of Taichung City.
The Ecclesiastical District of Thailand held the baptism for the month of September on the 26th, with Brother Willen Regalado, district supervising minister, officiating at the baptismal service at the place of worship of Chiang Mai Group Worship Service (GWS).
Citing the Bible, he further instructed the prospective members the importance of remaining active and steadfast in their divine election to overcome trials and be certain of salvation on Judgment Day.
“I promise to God and to the Church Administration that I will do my best to remain inside the Church Of Christ and I will uphold all the teachings taught to me,” said Sunshine Mae Javier, a newly baptized member.
Brother CA Cervantes, a ministerial worker, attested to the brethren’s eagerness in uniting with the Church Administration in the work of propagation, hence the baptism in Thailand. He shared, “The brethren even use [various] social media platforms, sending the links to their friends to invite them to evangelical missions. And with God’s mercy, the district just held a successful baptism all for His glory.” — With reports from INC News Section