Spain District commemorates Buklod anniversary via back-to-back activities


Date Posted: January 12, 2023

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In commemoration of the 60th founding anniversary of the Buklod, the organization for married members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), the Ecclesiastical District of Spain held a special gathering followed a few days later by a formal dinner program.

The special gathering was held on December 23, 2022 in worship of the Lord God to thank and praise Him for 60 years of blessings to the Buklod. It was officiated by Brother Froilan Enriquez Jr. from the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Mallorca, which served as the host site.

The district supervising minister’s preaching of God’s words was streamed live to other houses of worship in the district. He taught the brethren to lead their respective households in upholding a righteous way of life to be deemed worthy before the Lord God and of His graces.

“Our fervor in serving the Lord was all the more uplifted through the words of God taught by the Church Administration. It strengthened our marital bond and gave inspiration to our household,” declared Marc and Katherine Arceo, a couple from the Local Congregation of Madrid.

Buklod district officer, Nilda dela Cruz, said, “Through God’s counsel, I’m inspired to continue performing my duties and be of help to the Church Administration in taking care of the welfare of my fellow Buklod members.”

“I thank God for placing a Church Administration that guides us on how we should oversee our families. The lessons I received will definitely help me in doing so,” expressed Rosemarie Domingo from the Local Congregation of Barcelona.

On December 26, 2022, adjoining congregations within every region— Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Basque Country, Canary Islands, Catalonia, and Madrid—jointly held the Buklod Night, simultaneously with those of other regions. In the formal socialization event, the married couples enjoyed an evening of INC original music performances, fun games, and sumptuous dinner together.

“Activities approved by the Executive Minister for the married members, such as this Buklod Night, are important because these strengthen the marital bond of the Buklod members,” Brother Louie Acebuchi, resident minister of the Local Congregation of Barcelona, said.

“We are thankful to our Lord God for this Buklod Night. We thank the Executive Minister for launching this activity. The brethren were able to bond with one another,” said Ariel Bautista, district Buklod president.

In an interview, Brother Harley Alcantara, assistant district supervising minister, encouraged the Buklod members to “always unite with the Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, in all the endeavors of the organization that he launches especially in making sure that all the Christian families are worthy of receiving salvation when Judgment Day comes.” — With reports from INC News Section