Bogo City, Cebu District reaches out, shares faith to Hilantagaan islanders

By RINGGO CARIGMA and RONNIE H. MUTYA

Date Posted: August 28, 2022

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The Ecclesiastical District of Bogo City, Cebu of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) on August 2, 2022 conducted an outreach-evangelical mission in Barangay Hilantagaan, on the island of the same name, in Santa Fe, Cebu, Philippines.

The mission, led by Brother Dante Mujar, district supervising minister, succeeded in extending aid and sharing the true Christian faith to the residents of Hilantagaan, which is part of the Bantayan group of islands.

At Hagnaya Port, about 15 kilometers northwest of Bogo City, the delegation of ministers, ministerial workers, and Church officers boarded a ferry for a two-hour trip to Santa Fe Island, and from there transferred to a motor boat that brought them, after half an hour, to their destination.

Hundreds of residents gathered at their barangay’s covered court for the outreach-evangelical mission. Brother Orly de Guzman, minister of the gospel, first introduced the Iglesia Ni Cristo to the residents. He then went on to preach the teaching of the Bible on how one can attain salvation on Judgment Day, which is by joining the true Church—the Church Of Christ.

“I’m thankful to the Church Of Christ because I learned the truths about the true religion and the One true God, which are based from the Bible,” said Angela Veliganio.

After listening to the pure gospel, she and her fellow villagers received care packages containing some kilos of rice and grocery items for their immediate needs.

“We’re fortunate that the Church Of Christ came here in our island. Thank you so much for the help given to us,” said Gemma Dumagti, one of the recipients.

According to Roger Segovia, Barangay Chairman of Hilantagaan, poverty is continuously being felt in their community, most especially when the pandemic broke out. “Majority of the residents get their income from fishing. So, when lockdowns were implemented, their livelihood was severely affected,” he said.

Brother Mujar expressed the resolve of the brethren from the district to “continue to unite with the call of the Church Administration so we, too, can contribute success in all the intensified works upheld in the Church,” such as extending help to those in need—materially and spiritually. — With reports from INC News Section

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