On April 30, 2021, through the help of God, more and more people are being added into the Church as two ecclesiastical districts in the province of Negros Occidental in the Philippines held baptisms of new converts.
In the Ecclesiastical District of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, the baptism was conducted at the house of worship of Bacolod City Local Congregation. The district supervising minister, Brother Dennis Almasco, led the study of God’s words.
Before their immersion into the water, baptismal candidates were taught a biblical lesson about giving utmost importance to their membership to remain in their divine election and be saved on the nearing Judgment Day.
Marlyn Samson, one of the newly baptized members, thanked God for allowing her to reach the day of her baptism. “Despite the many hardships, I was able to pursue my membership in the Church Of Christ. Now that I am a member of the Church, I will remain active in my services,” she said.
“Although there were some restrictions due to the pandemic, the brethren in the district were never hindered to unite in the intensive work of propagation that led to a fruitful baptism,” said Brother Stanley Rivera, assistant district supervising minister.
On the same day, a baptism was also conducted in the Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental Ecclesiastical District at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Kabankalan City.
The holy gathering was officiated by Brother Dante Mujar, district supervising minister. During the study of God’s words, he cited from the Bible the qualities of a true servant of God to be deemed worthy in His sight.
A newly baptized member, Loydan Zaragoza, enlisted in Luyang Local Congregation, expressed, “I felt very glad that I finally received my baptism in the true Church. I will cherish this momentous occasion in my life and will continue to unite with the Church Administration.”
“The recently held baptisms in the district were the fruits of labors of the brethren in their participation to the propagational activities launched by the Church Administration,” said Brother Elmore Dennis Managuit, district Light of Salvation overseer.
Health and safety protocols were strictly followed all throughout the holy gatherings. — With reports from INC News Section