Home to five districts of the Church Of Christ, Negros, the fourth largest island in the Philippines and which consists of two provinces, has always proved a fertile ground for the Church’s work of propagation. Before July 2021 ended, three of the districts in this Visayan island reaped through holy baptisms the abundant fruits of their efforts of spreading the true faith.
On July 30, in the Ecclesiastical District of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Brother Dante Mujar, district supervising minister led the baptism held in the Local Congregation of Kabankalan City’s house of worship. Among the new converts were father and daughter, Igmedio and Mirasol Moeden, now enlisted in the Luyang Congregation.
They decided to join the Church because, according to Igmedio, “This is where I learned about God’s truths and I firmly believe that this is the true religion.” This biblical truth was what encouraged him to invite her daughter to also listen further to the words of God. Mirasol shared, “Here in the Church Of Christ, I learned the proper way of worshiping God and the doctrines are solely based from the Bible.”
The following day, July 31, another baptism was held by the Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Ecclesiastical District led by the district supervising minister, Brother Dennis Almasco at the house of worship of Bacolod City Congregation.
Now full-fledged Church member, Ruth Marie dela Cruz promised, “I will forever worship and serve God because this is where my salvation is.”
On that same day, in the Ecclesiastical District of Negros Oriental, there was yet another holy baptism held at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Dumaguete City.
During the study of God’s words, Brother Amando Bariring Jr., district supervising minister, taught the baptismal candidates the importance of remaining firm in their divine election despite the hardships as this will give them strength to continue in their services of God to be certain of receiving salvation.
All attendees strictly complied with health and safety protocols during the said holy gatherings even the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental are placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified GCQ, respectively. — With reports from INC News Section