Amid rainfall, brethren and their guests trooped to and filled five venues to attend the evangelical missions conducted simultaneously on February 17, 2023 by the same number of groupings of congregations in the Ecclesiastical District of Agusan del Norte.
“It’s rainy, but the brethren still united, were never hindered to invite their fellowmen. They brought along many guests. As a result, these evangelical missions turned out successful,” attested Brother Ruel Zapata, district supervising minister.
By bringing many guests, the brethren were able to show their firm conviction to help out in spreading the truth about salvation. One of them Julius Virtudazo, head deacon from the Local Congregation of Cabadbaran, said his motivation was “to make known God’s words to our family, friends, and neighbors in order for them to be saved on the Day of Judgment.”
Held in unity with the Church’s intensive propagation of the pure gospel, the said Bible studies were intended primarily to introduce the Church Of Christ and its faith to the guests. These took place in the Capitol Covered Court in Butuan City, gymnasiums in Buenavista and Magallanes, and the houses of worship of the local congregations of Colorado and Santiago.
Brother Zapata officiated at Butuan City while Brother Wilfredo Sumang, assistant district supervising minister, was at the house of worship in Santiago. Fellow ministers led at the other venues mentioned.
During the study of God’s words, each officiating minister taught the attendees the biblical truth that joining the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) is vital, being the only way for people to receive salvation through Christ.
One of the guests, Adrian Bonghanoy, who revealed was “currently part of the Missionary Baptist Church,” said, “I’ve learned a lot.” He explained: “From what I’ve observed, the teachings upheld by the Iglesia Ni Cristo are different from that of my religion. I’m motivated to continue learning about this Church’s doctrines. I’m thankful to those who invited me to be here.”
Mel Friends Agbu Eballa, another invitee, said that he was “invited by my cousin who is an Iglesia Ni Cristo member. I’m a sacristan in our religion but I decided to go with him because I really want to know more about the words of God the Iglesia Ni Cristo upholds.” — With reports from INC News Section