As the brethren in the Agusan del Sur Ecclesiastical District continuously unite with the intensified work of propagation and with God’s help, they reaped the fruits of their labors through the baptism conducted on August 27, 2021.
From various local congregations in the district, candidates for baptism, together with the brethren who were instrumental in bringing them to the Church, travelled to the house of worship of the San Francisco Local Congregation for their much-awaited day of baptism.
Following safety protocols, they listened to the words of God taught by the assistant district supervising minister, Brother Hernanie Agias, as a preparation before their immersion in water. In his homily, he exhorted the great advantage of being a Church Of Christ member through receiving baptism. He encouraged them to completely obey God’s words and remain faithful until the end.
Among the newly baptized members was Virgil Jabagat, now enlisted in the San Francisco Congregation. “The teaching of God that greatly encouraged me to become a Church member is the truth about the One and only true God, and that Christ is a man,” he said.
His day of baptism was even more memorable and blessed because, together with him, his household also received baptism inside the true Church. He further expressed, “We are very glad and thankful to God because here in the Church Of Christ, we have salvation come Judgment Day. That is why I and my family will remain active members and we will not turn back from our membership.”
Instrumental to their conversion, Rechie Plaza, a head deacon from the same congregation and a co-worker of Virgil, said, “It started out from inviting him to worship services. I am very happy because we are now together in the true service to God. I promise to always help in the intensified work of propagation launched by the Church Administration.”
Located in the Caraga Region in Mindanao, Philippines, Agusan del Sur is a landlocked province which is placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), one of the country’s response to limit the spread of Covid-19. — With reports from INC News Section