In addition to three local congregations in Israel, there are now three group worship services in the country, the most recent of which is the Red Sea GWS.
It is composed of Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members residing in Eilat, the southernmost city in Israel along the coast of the Red Sea. They used to be part of the Local Congregation of Tel Aviv.
“The brethren are grateful to have a GWS near to their workplace and homes because they can all the more serve God and perform their respective duties to Him,” said Brother Danny Pregillana, edification overseer of the Ecclesiastical District of Mediterranean.
Brother Ramil Regino, the district supervising minister, officiated at the worship service that signaled the official beginning of the GWS. It was held on November 21, 2022 in the Dan Panorama Hotel, in Beach Area, Eilat. The Church Administration has approved that regular worship services of the GWS would be held at a rental hall along Eilot Street 114, in the same city.
In his homily, Brother Regino underscored the privileges of being among the members of God’s nation in these last days. One of these, he pointed out, is having the right to pray to Him and receive what they asked for. He then exhorted the brethren to always entrust everything to the Lord who He has the power to do more than what they could imagine or request.
“I’m very thankful to God for allowing us, through the Executive Minister, to have a worship service in this historic place. May the Church Of Christ spread even more in this part of Israel,” Lailaine Laguitao, a finance officer and pioneer member, expressed.
For Jemelyn Andres, GWS secretary, attending the inaugural worship service was a great blessing that she will cherish forever. “I felt the love of God which keeps my faith stronger. I’ve also received the spiritual blessings that inspire me to continue with my services.”
As the GWS overseer, Richard Silva promised to “lead the brethren in uniting with the Church Administration in all the endeavors of the Church. Also, happen what may, we will always uphold our worship services to God.” — With reports from INC News Section