Choir members from the Ecclesiastical District of Davao City, Philippines, were uplifted in the faith as they listen to God’s words taught to them during a special gathering on December 9, 2023 mainly held at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of General Malvar.
Their fellow choir members gathered at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Camudmud, which served as a remote site, were also able to attend via livestreaming.
The holy gathering was officiated by Brother Ernesto V. Suratos, the General Treasurer of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ). He exhorted the attendees to firmly devote themselves to fulfilling their duties no matter what happens. He also reminded them God’s promises, as stated in the Holy Scriptures, that He will help, uphold, and protect His servants who never abandon their divine duties.
“I firmly believe that God reserves blessings for me. Fortunately, He has granted me the strength and renewed faith as I continue upholding my services to Him,” expressed Liza Roales from the Local Congregation of General Malvar.
“We truly need the inspiration to help us carry on in the performance of our divine duties in the coming year, for we are uncertain of what trials, hardships, and troubles might come our way,” said Brother Macleo Ibasco, district supervising minister. “Through this special gathering, our brethren were again filled with strength, which they will use as they lead in offering hymns of praises for the glory of our Lord God.” — With reports from Mayby-Lynn Tarroja of INC News Section