Despite Tropical Storm, Over a Thousand Get Baptized in MCGI Mass Baptism

Despite Typhoon Mario shutting down the National Capital Region on September 19, 2014 with heavy rains and flooded streets, hundreds from Manila and nearby provinces were able to make it to the Members Church of God International (MCGI) Headquarters in Pampanga safely — to get baptized.

A man pulls a gas tank on a flooded street in Marikina, Philippines during the siege of Typhoon Fung Wong (Mario) on September 19, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Photoville Intenational)

A man pulls a gas tank on a flooded street in Marikina, Philippines during the siege of Typhoon Fung Wong (Mario) on September 19, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Photoville Intenational)

Over 900 new members were baptized at the ADD Convention Center in Pampanga, a province north of the capital Manila, during the Mass Baptism of MCGI.

But including those from Southern Philippines to South and Latin America, this Mass Baptism saw a total of 1,595 new members.

This event came two weeks after MCGI Leaders Bro. Eliseo Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon started the Mass Indoctrination sessions on September 8, 2014.

“I really felt that this is the path that I should tread,” remarked 33-year-old Sister Rubilyn Dungca when asked why she went on with the baptism in spite of the storm.

Participants of the Mass Baptism of the Church of God International on September 19, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Participants of the Mass Baptism of the Church of God International on September 19, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Sister Rubilyn said that from the start of her listening to Bible Expositions, to the indoctrination sessions, she had already wanted to become a member. “There’s no typhoon that can stop what I want, what my heart wants,” she added.

Fung Wong, called Mario in Manila, was able to deliver half a month of usual rain’s equivalent in just six hours, causing floods and rendering many roads impassable. However for Bro. Joel Embudo, 38 years old from Manila, a storm would not be a hindrance.

“As was said, ‘Don’t delay. Don’t set it off for tomorrow,’ as you don’t know what tomorrow will bring,” Bro. Joel said. “With God’s mercy, we’re safe here.”

(Written by Rigor Arellano)

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  • Eliseo Soriano Oct 15, 2014 at 03:10 am

    Pwede po kayo tumawag sa 858-436-4924 at (757)5945 para po sa schedule ng pagkakatipon at address.

    [Admin ARS]

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  • Eric Martin Oct 01, 2014 at 04:10 am

    Saan ba kami magkahanap ng ADD Center dito sa lugar namin sa Virginia, USA.

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    • MCGI.org Staff Oct 07, 2014 at 05:10 pm

      Magandang araw po!

      Paki bigay lamang po ang mga sumusunod na impormasyon sa addcentral@gmail.com kapatid:

      Complete name, address, contact number, religion, availability

      Salamat po sa Dios sa pagkakataong makapaglingkod sa inyo.

      Gumagalang,

      MCGI.org Staff

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  • Jhun Reyes Oct 01, 2014 at 02:10 am

    Hello Bro. Eric Martin please visit this site and watch all videos. May God Bless you.
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  • Fernando villafuerte Sep 24, 2014 at 03:09 pm

    Glory to God…..

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  • Andy Villafuerte Sep 24, 2014 at 07:09 am

    Ang karangalan at kapurihan ay sa Dios magpakailankailan man salamat sa Dios.

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