Brother Ruel Zapata, district supervising minister, officiated, emphasizing to all attendees the significance of the Church officers’ role for the spiritual welfare of the brethren. That is why as helpers of the Church Administration in tending the chosen people of God in the last days, he added, they must fulfill their duties wholeheartedly. After the biblical preaching, the oath-taking of 256 new officers followed.
A newly sworn choir member, Princess Mae Santillan, from the Local Congregation of Ampayon, enthused, “I am very grateful to God for entrusting me this duty. I will devote myself in fulfilling it.”
“This holy gathering has all the more inspired me to continue fulfilling my duty of looking after the brethren entrusted to my care,” said Mark Estorba, a head deacon from the Local Congregation of Manapa.
Two weeks later, on July 9, special gatherings of finance officers in the district were simultaneously held at the houses of worship of the Local Congregations of Santiago, Cabadbaran, Butuan City, and Buenavista.
Brother Ruel Zapata and other officiating ministers highlighted to the Church officers the importance of fulfilling their duties with utmost integrity. There were 54 new finance officers sworn into office that day. — With reports from Leslie Joy Urgel of INC News Section