A group of senior ministers of the gospel in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) from various ecclesiastical districts in the Philippines were treated to a three-day INC Heritage Tour held from October 2 to 4, 2023.
On the first day, the ministers, together with their respective wives, visited the Felix Y. Manalo National Historical Landmark in Tipas, Taguig. Then, they went to the house of worship compound of the Local Congregation of F. Manalo, San Juan, wherein the INC Central Office was once housed.
Their next stop was the INC Museum in Punta, Sta. Ana, Manila, which is just a few blocks away from the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Punta, the Church’s first local congregation, and then the INC Museum that is situated at 25 Central Avenue, Barangay New Era, Quezon City.
The next two days of the tour gave for ministers the opportunity to visit the INC Library and the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) School For Ministers, both located along Central Avenue. They also marveled at the sight of the Philippine Arena, and The Garden, both situated inside the Ciudad de Victoria Complex, Bocaue, Bulacan.
During the tour, the senior ministers reminisced how the Church began through the instrumentality of God’s Messenger in these last days, Brother Felix Y. Manalo, and on how it continues spreading around the world.
“Through this activity I saw, heard, and read about the Church’s historical events from 1914 up to the present. Seeing the success in its many endeavors all the more prove the abiding help the Lord God promises for the true Church,” said Brother Eraño Lopez, a minister of the gospel assigned in the Local Congregation of Macapsing, Ecclesiastical District of Palayan City Nueva Ecija.
“This tour is very important for me. I am grateful for this,” said Brother Jose Paulite, a minister of the gospel assigned in the Ecclesiastical District of Naga City, Camarines Sur, who has been in the ministry for more than 50 years now. — With reports from Harmony Adiao-Carrillo of INC News Section