More than 400 Church officers rise in South Korea

By CHRIS ANTONETTE PUGAY and MARK ANDRO MILAN

Date Posted: July 23, 2022

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Hundreds of brethren from various local congregations heeded the call of the Church Administration to become Church officers in the Ecclesiastical District of South Korea. Having undergone the prescribed training program, the brethren were sworn into their respective duties during the simultaneous special gatherings for the Church officers held on June 26, 2022. On that occasion, more than 400 brethren took their oath to hold various offices in the Church.

Church officers from the 22 local congregations under the district’s jurisdiction, together with those who were to take oath, gathered at their respective houses of worship.

Brother Roderick Yome, district supervising minister, officiated at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Seoul; his preaching was livestreamed to the other local congregations in the capital city of South Korea and those in the northern regions. Brother Ernesto Francisco, assistant district supervising minister, officiated at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Busan. Connected via videoconferencing were the local congregations of Daegu, Gwangju, Jeju-Si, Ulsan, as well as the Iksan Group Worship Service (GWS).

Before the new officers took their oath, the officiating ministers reiterated to them the qualities that they should strive to possess to be worthy of God’s safekeeping and guidance, especially when they fulfill their Church obligations.

“I thank God for this Church duty I received. I firmly believe He gifted it to me, which is why I will dedicate myself in fulfilling it to the best of my abilities,” said Lyzelle Capunitan, who took oath as an officer in the Buklod organization in the Local Congregation of Gwang-ju.

Aimiel Reizen Pavico, said, “Church duties are important. Having received some is thus a great blessing for me. I will cherish them.” He is a new officer in the KADIWA organization as well as in the Technical Support for Videostreaming (TSV) in the Local Congregation of Gwangju-Si. — With reports from INC News Section

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