Propagation work in New Zealand yields more Church members


Date Posted: August 14, 2023

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As it united with the entire Church in marking 109 years, the Ecclesiastical District of New Zealand held baptisms for three days in July 2023, reaping the abundant fruits of the propagation efforts of the congregations under its supervision.

On July 24, a baptismal service was conducted each at the house of worship of the local congregations of Auckland and Invercargill at which Brothers Dennis Dahunan, district supervising minister, and Nolly Esperanza, assistant supervising minister, officiated, respectively.

Five days later on July 29, a baptism officiated by Brother Arturo Martin, minister of the gospel, was held at the Manukau South Congregation’s place of worship.

On the following day, July 30, two places of worship again served as venues for the baptism, namely that of the Christchurch and Wellington Congregations. Brother Nolly Esperanza officiated at the former and Brother Daniel Diaz at the latter.

In all the baptismal services, the candidates for baptism were taught a Bible-based lesson reinforcing their new found faith especially in the redemption of Christ gained through membership in His Church and encouraging them thus to uphold a righteous life. They then received their actual baptism after taking their oath of membership.

One of the newly baptized members, Charlemagne Acaac from the Invercargill Region, expressed his gratitude to God for the grace he received and his resolve in actively serving Him. He said, “Entering the Church Of Christ is meaningful for me and I firmly believe that this is the true Church. I know all the teachings came from the Bible; thus, I will follow all of our Lord God’s commandments being upheld in the Church and take care of my divine election.” — With reports from Roxanne Rosquita of INC News Section