A part of the continued success of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), construction of new chapels and the renovation of old ones go on unhampered. In the Ecclesiastical District of Negros del Norte, Philippines, the Local Congregation of Canlaon City dedicated their newly-renovated house of worship to the Lord God on August 7, 2021.
Brother Renato Callejo, district supervising minister, led the worship service for the dedication during which the congregations’ members offered thanks and praises to God for the blessing they received.
In his Bible-based homily, Brother Callejo reminded the brethren of the importance of fulfilling their duties to the Lord God, primarily worshiping Him inside the sacred edifice where His name and power dwells. He exhorted them to take care of their house of worship where they not only gather to give glory to God but also come to pray to Him for His blessings and protection.
“We are thankful to our Lord God that the Canlaon house of worship was renovated,” Brother Callejo said. “This was not easy because of the pandemic and the current crisis on this world, but God, through the Church Administration, continues to help the Church triumph. Thus, in all its endeavors, even in constructing and repairing houses of worship, God does not forsake His nation,” he added.
The renovation of the house of worship, which is located in Barangay Mabigo, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental, started on January 18, 2020 and was finished on August 4, 2021.
Improvements included having office for the congregation’s finance department enlarged and a powerhouse for the whole compound built. Other additions were a Johannus organ, a wide-screen format smart TVs for videoconferencing, and CCTV camera system around the compound.
On behalf of the brethren, the resident minister, Brother Ceasar Tampepe, said that they were “thankful to the Church Administration for their love and concern because our congregation was blessed with this beautiful house of worship, despite the pandemic.” — With reports from INC News Section