Additional Church officers in Ottawa take oath of office

By DOROTHY CHRISTINE DE ARO and VINCE T. BASCO

Date Posted: February 19, 2021

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During the special gathering of Church officers from all over the Ecclesiastical District of Ottawa, Canada, on January 31, 2021, a significant number of new officers in their respective local congregations took their oath of duty.

They gathered at the Nepean Local Congregation’s place of worship district supervising minister, Brother Jose Razon II, officiated at the sacred occasion. Other Church officers congregated in various remote sites connected to the host site through videoconferencing.

In his Bible-based homily, Brother Razon reiterated the significance and sanctity of the duties and responsibilities the congregants received from God and the importance of having a strong faith in order to fulfill them with success.

“We believe that this activity will prepare us not just for what is ahead of us, which we know that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, but at the same time how we can intensify our spiritual endeavors, just like the present campaign of the Church Administration that each family shall bear abundant fruits for this year,”  Brother Razon said. “And it is our hope that through the message of God that we received, we will be inspired to unite with our Executive Minister in this noble work of God for salvation.”

The Church officers were also reminded that it is part of their duty to share the faith to their fellowmen and loved ones especially now that Judgment Day is near.

“Through the addition of new officers this year, the Church will continue to be strong, will continue to progress in all of its endeavors, especially in the work of propagation. We have faith that additional officers will be additional strength, so that many more activities of the Church will be upheld with triumph and victory for the honor and glory of our Lord God and also for the salvation of each brethren,” Brother Razon added.

Motivated and inspired to fulfill his God-given duties, Eric Ejercito, a newly-sworn household overseer from the Local Congregation of Halifax, Nova Scotia said, “I accepted this holy obligation because I believe that this is a great blessing from our Almighty God and Lord Jesus Christ and I want to help the Church Administration in looking after the brethren.”

Rianson Lopez, a new KADIWA group leader, said, “I am looking forward to encourage my fellow KADIWA members in my group for them to participate in all Church activities and hopefully to be an instrument for them to be called in other Church duties.” — With reports from INC News Section

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