In commemoration of the 109th anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), along with the KADIWA and Binhi organizations’ 50th anniversary, the Ecclesiastical District of Capas, Tarlac, Philippines held its Himig ng Kaligtasan (Songs of Salvation) district finals on July 30, 2023 at the Lapuz Gym Complex in the town of Concepcion, Tarlac.
“The aim of this musical event is to further inspire the brethren to be always spiritually active through songs and music,” shared Brother Joselito Canlas, assistant district supervising minister.
KADIWA and Binhi participants from the areas of Bamban, Capas, Concepcion, La Paz, and Navy gathered to celebrate this year’s wondrous milestones of the Church and of their organization through rendering musical performances that featured INC original songs.
“I’m very thankful to be given this chance to present my musical talent. I’ve been edified in my faith,” said Nicole Rena from the Local Congregation of Navy, one of the participants in the competition. “We’ve also shown that we are steadfast in our divine election through participating in this activity,” added Gem Ergel Bantonore from the Local Congregation of Pag-Asa, another musical performer.
Among the competing musical groups from the areas in the district, Navy area emerged as champion.
“Everyone of us in our area are filled with great joy that we won, but apart from it, we are happier that we are able to express our unparalleled enthusiasm in all of the activities that the Church Administration launches,” shared Kristel Manual of Navy congregation and Navy area’s musical coach. — With reports from Alliah Lacson and Tristan Mendoza of INC News Section