Ottawa commemorates Church’s anniversary

By ELOISA RULLODA and VINCE T. BASCO

Date Posted: August 25, 2020

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On July 27, 2020, as the Church Of Christ marked its 106th anniversary, brethren from the Ecclesiastical District of Ottawa, Canada commemorated this event through an online evangelical mission and musical presentation.

Church members invited their friends, families, and acquaintances to watch the presentations. Brother Jose Razon II, district supervising minister, preached the Lord God’s words in the evangelical mission.

“The brethren showed much eagerness in securing their guests in this evangelical mission, and they had a week-long devotional prayer led by the ministers and officers. That only proves that the brethren and officers are solid, one, and united with Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, our beloved Executive Minister, in intensifying the works of propagation in this part of the world,” Brother Melvin Ibañez, resident minister of Pointe-Claire Local Congregation, said.

Brother Jose emphasized in his preaching that despite the pandemic the world is undergoing, in addition with the calamities, social and political unrest, unemployment, fear and grief, members of the Church Of Christ will continue to thank God for all of His blessings, come what may in their life.

“This evangelical mission is so significant to all of us as members of the Church Of Christ because this is in commemoration of the 106th anniversary of the Church. Since God’s very purpose in establishing the Church Of Christ in these last days 106 years ago in the Far East is for man to be able to return to Him and be saved come the Day of Judgment, so the most meaningful way we believe in commemorating this very momentous and very special occasion in the Church Of Christ is to wholeheartedly share our faith to those who are in need of salvation,” Brother Melvin added.

After the evangelical mission, videos of Christian Family Organizations (CFO) members who rendered song and dance numbers that featured Iglesia Ni Cristo original music were shown.

“The brethren in different local congregations performed, first they recorded their performances and these were played in the socializing,” Brother Gibrl Legaspi, resident minister of Montreal Local Congregation, said.

The brethren are thankful for the continuous help of God to the Church. They promise to uphold their worship services to God and unite with the works in the Church amid the adversities they encountered and will encounter.

“We can see in the faces of our brothers and sisters in this district, who participated in our activity, that they are so happy, and they are so thankful to the Church Administration for approving this activity. The brethren in the Church truly need this activity especially now that we are in a very difficult situation brought by the pandemic. By means of the activities like this that the Church Administration approved, the brethren are seeing each other, you can see the laughter of the brethren as a proof that they are enjoying this activity although it’s being done virtually,” Brother Gibrl added. ― With reports from INC News Section

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