On February 19, 2023, new choir members from the Ecclesiastical District of Capas, Tarlac in the Philippines, took their oath of office.
This was during a district-wide gathering of choir members held at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Concepcion.
Before the oath-taking, all the congregants received spiritual guidance through the words of God taught by the district supervising minister, Brother Pedro Castillo.
He reminded them of the importance of their God-given duty, which He expects them to fulfill despite hardships and trials since it should be their lifetime commitment to do so.
After the homily, the new choir members, in the witness of the older ones, said their vows to the Lord to be devoted to the duty for His glory.
One of them, Juliana Soriano from the Local Congregation of Mapaco, said, “I firmly believe that this duty is a gift from God.”
Another one, Madelyn Feliciano, from the Local Congregation of Concepcion, enthused, “I am thankful to God for blessing me with the opportunity to be among the choir. Just like what I vowed during the oath-taking, I will perform my duty until I breathe my last.”
From the same local congregation, Vergel De Guzman, choir leader, conveyed, “I will not exchange my duty for anything or anyone in this world. I will remain active in performing my duty and in all endeavors launched by the Church Administration.” — With reports from INC News Section