More members were added to four districts of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) in Mindanao, Philippines through baptisms, reaping the fruits of their intensified labor in propagating the pure gospel.
In the Saranggani Ecclesiastical District, the holy baptism of new brethren was held on November 30, 2020 at the house of worship of the Apopong Local Congregation. During the study of God’s words prior to the baptism proper, the district supervising minister, Brother Arnel Nacua emphasized the characteristics that Church Of Christ members should have being the true Christians today.
On November 27, 2020, in the Tandag City, Surigao del Sur Ecclesiastical District, the baptism was held at the house of worship of Tandag City Local Congregation. It was officiated by the district supervising minister, Brother Tiburcio Villahermosa Jr.
In the Zamboanga del Sur Ecclesiastical District, a series of baptisms were conducted at the house of worship of the local congregations of Pagadian City and Dumingag on November 22, 23 and 24, 2020. The district supervising minister, Brother Nelcar Loberiano, officiated the holy gathering in Pagadian City, while Brother Leo Magtulis, assistant district supervising minister, led the baptism in Dumingag.
Meanwhile, on October 30, 2020, prospective members arrived early at the Bayugan City Local Congregation’s house of worship for the final step in their joining the Church Of Christ. Before this, Brother Hernane Agias, Agusan del Sur’s assistant district supervising minister, instilled in them the importance of receiving baptism in the true Church to attain salvation as taught in the Bible.
The newly baptized members in Mindanao felt happiness as they receive the true baptism in the Church Of Christ. Having been included among those redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ, they now have the right and privilege to worship the true God and the hope for receiving eternal life in the Holy City. ― With reports from INC News Section