The members of the Local Congregation of Yawe, Ecclesiastical District of Quezon expressed thankfulness to God for their new house of worship during the inaugural worship service they held on November 12, 2022.
Brother Wilfredo De Luna, district supervising minister, led them in giving praises to the Lord for this and more blessings to their congregation and in studying His holy words.
In his homily, Brother De Luna underscored the relevance of the Church’s endeavor in building more houses of worship despite the pandemic, as well as maintaining its cleanliness, to the spiritual growth of its members and for the glory of God.
Situated in Brgy. Walay, Padre Burgos, Quezon, Philippines, the 150-seater new house of worship is equipped with Johannus Organ and CCTV camera system. Also built within the chapel compound were a new pastoral house, guard house, generator house, and office spaces for the congregation’s various departments.
“I could not contain the happiness I felt as soon as I reached our house of worship,” said Irene Carandang, a deaconess, whose father, Ignacio Urtula, a deacon, donated to the Church the lot on which the house of worship now stands. “Praises be to God for utilizing our Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, and gifting us the marvel that is our house of worship,” she added.
Established in 1937, the Local Congregation of Yawe celebrated its 85th anniversary this year. On its members’ behalf, Brother Zernan M. Esteban, current resident ministerial worker, pledged, “God and His Administration can expect that we will take good care of our beautiful house of worship. We’re all the more inspired to unite with the Church activities launched by the Church Administration.” —With reports from INC News Section