Membership in Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) in Iloilo South Ecclesiastical District continues to rise as baptisms of new converts continues to be held even as the year draws to a close. On the last day of November 2021, a national holiday in the Philippines, another baptism was held in the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Iloilo City.
The prospective members, who had been looking forward on their much-awaited day of baptism, gathered at the venue while following health protocols. During the study of God’s words in the Bible, Brother Azriel Pelaez, district supervising minister, reiterated to them the great importance of receiving baptism in the true Church Of Christ.
One of those baptized was Tessie Gelilang, a differently-abled woman who sought and found the truth that would lead her to salvation through the help of the members of Christian Society for the Deaf (CSD). Through sign language interpretations, she was able to understand God’s teachings taught inside the Church of Christ. “I am very happy that I reached my baptism. I thank and praise our Lord God,” she said. “I will invite more people, especially from the deaf community, into the Church Of Christ.”
Brother Orlando Ordan, a minister of the gospel and the district CSD adviser, happily shared, “More differently-abled individuals are expected to receive baptism in the upcoming months. The Church officers always strive to unite with the Church Administration in sharing their faith so that more people will be saved on Judgment Day.” — With reports from INC News Section