New Zealand District utilizes music to share gospel of truth

By JOSE PRIMO RIVERA Jr

Updated: June 6, 2024

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The Ecclesiastical District of New Zealand held musical evangelical missions, which were participated in by local congregations in four regions, namely, Auckland, Christchurch, Invercargill, and Wellington, on May 12, 2024.

These propagational activities were held at PIA event center; Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre; Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall; and in Silverstream Retreat, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, respectively.

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The choral groups who performed were mainly composed of Binhi, or young members of the Church with ages ranging from 12 to 17.

“We really poured our efforts and time to prepare for this event,” shared Kian Ramel, Binhi president in the Local Congregation of Invercargill South. “I felt enormous joy as I was performing before the brethren and guests. I firmly believe such events please our Lord God.”

Though separated by distance, the brethren united for the day’s program that aimed to share the true faith through Iglesia Ni Cristo original music. They invited guests to listen to song numbers that express the faith of Church Of Christ members about the importance of having divine election in serving God.

The activity was done as a part of the district’s commemoration of the 138th birth anniversary of Brother Felix Y. Manalo, whom Church Of Christ members firmly believe as God’s Messenger in these last days.

“Thank you for inviting me here. I felt so welcomed,” said Gabriel Aguilar, a guest in Christchurch. “The musical was really inspiring and heartfelt. I will make it a point to attend more of this Church’s events.”

Brother Dennis Dahunan, district supervising minister, supervised the event in Auckland; Brother Jonas Medrano, assistant district supervising minister, at Christchurch; Brothers Eraño Roxas, and Glenn Mergas, resident ministers of the Local Congregations of Dunedin, and Invercargill, respectively, at Invercargill; and that in Wellington by Brother Rafner De Castro, resident minister of the Local Congregation of Wellington.— With reports from Roxanne Rosquita of INC News Section