A total of 247 prospective members from the 20 congregations in the Ecclesiastical District of Manila, Philippines received their baptism into the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) on February 24, 2023.
The baptismal service they held in the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Binondo was officiated by Brother Alfredo P. Lorido, assistant district supervising minister. Prior to taking their oath of membership, they were taught a lesson by the officiating minister about the importance of obedience to all of the commandments of the Lord God to inherit the promised eternal life come Judgment Day.
“I’m so glad now that I am a full-fledged member of the Church Of Christ,” Mary Floraine from the Local Congregation of H. Lopez, one of the newly baptized member, said.
Likewise, Nerisa Baldos from the Local Congregation of San Nicolas, said, “Now that I’m already a member of the Church Of Christ, I’m truly confident that I will receive salvation on Judgment Day.”
Brother Christopher R. Raquel, district Light of Salvation overseer, reported that many more prospective members were being prepared for the succeeding baptisms, even as the brethren from Manila “will continue inviting our fellowmen [to] listen to the teachings of God we in the Church Of Christ firmly believe in.” — With reports from INC News Section