“It is not surprising that we are still facing a great trial in our life due to the pandemic,” said Brother Jose Razon II, the Ottawa District supervising minister. He gladly observed however that the faith of the brethren in their district are becoming stronger. “Even though life is difficult, we can see the increase of participation in various works of propagation.”
As a manifestation of their unified efforts and God’s help, more people joined the Church Of Christ through the recently held simultaneous baptisms in their district on July 30, 2021.
In the Montreal area, baptismal candidates gathered at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Pointe-Claire, Quebec. Officiated by Brother Razon, he emphasized from the Bible the importance of receiving the true baptism and abiding in the true Church Of Christ for their names to be listed and remain so in the book of life in Heaven to ensure their salvation.
Meanwhile, in the Maritimes area, another baptism was held in the place of worship of the Moncton City Group Worship Service (GWS) in New Brunswick. The sacred occasion was led by the assistant district supervising minister, Brother Elmer Miranda.
Roxanne Siao, a newly baptized member now enlisted in Moncton GWS, expressed, “I felt blessed to be part of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Despite the challenges, I conquered all of them through my prayers to God and with His help, I finally received my baptism.”
“During this pandemic, it was not easy but with the help of our Lord God and Lord Jesus Christ, we were able to help in inviting more people to the Church,” said Eldie Lazo, one of the head deacons in the same congregation.
Brother Melvin Ibañez, district Light of Salvation overseer, firmly believes that the baptisms continuously held in their district is a “proof how God fulfills His promises to His work of salvation in these last days. The Church just turned 107 years but there is no sign of slowing down. It continues to flourish in different parts of the world. All praises be to Him!” — With reports from INC News Section