New GWS rises in Poland

By MARCK ANGELO R. DELOS REYES

Date Posted: April 29, 2023

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Members of the Church Of Christ in Poland have borne witness to the formal establishment of a new group worship service (GWS) as they held the inaugural worship service of the Częstochowa, Poland GWS on April 15, 2023.

“This is a great blessing for us, because what we were praying for has been answered by God through the Church Administration. We now have our own venue where we can hold our worship services,” said Leonardo Caranto Jr., who was appointed overseer of the new GWS.

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The inaugural worship service was officiated by Brother Vizar Balcita, district supervising minister. In his Bible-based homily, he reassured the brethren that the Lord God is the One Who knows what is best for His servants, teaching them through the Church Administration the path in which they should walk. It is during worship services, he reminded them, that God teaches His people.

Previously, the brethren from Częstochowa had to travel more than 200 kilometers, equivalent to more than two hours of drive, to attend worship services with the Warsaw, Poland GWS.

They now have their own place of worship in the residence of Nelia Jimenez, located at Marszałka Ferdynanda Focha 17, Częstochowa, 42-217.

“This would be of great help for the brethren in bringing guests to our evangelical missions and worship services so that many more people will come to know the truths written in the Bible, such as on how salvation can be attained,” said Brother Glen Louie Barcebal, resident minister of the new GWS.

On behalf of the brethren in Częstochowa, Poland, Brother Balcita said, “We will continue to be dedicated to our services to our loving Father. Likewise, we will never relinquish our activeness in fulfilling our obligation to share our faith. We will remain one and united with our beloved Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.”

At present, there are three GWS in Poland, the other two being Warsaw and Wroclaw. — With reports from Anna Dulin of INC News Section