After the successful broadcast in South America, the United States, and Canada, The Old Path (TOP) program now airs over India through SONY SABTV. Broadcast days and times are daily from 5:30-6:30 am, India local time.
Bro. Eli Soriano, Presiding Minister of Members Church of God International (MCGI), and The Old Path program host, said that the Gospel has finally reached one of the densely populated regions in the world.
Prior to the The Old Path’s broadcast in India, Bro. Eli had received mails, one of which contained the message “India needs you.” Barely a month after the program aired, the number of inquiries increased. On the average, Bro. Eli receives a minimum of a hundred emails a day. Most questions are about membership and baptism.
Bro. Eli Soriano considers the introduction of The Old Path program a positive development in the religious image of India. According to world demographics, the seventh biggest country in the world cradles 10 major religions. This statistic does not count in other existing religious minorities.
Hinduism is the dominant religion in India, which hosts other large religious denominations, like Islam and Buddhism, according to ReligiousTolerance.org. Smaller charismatic groups have also penetrated the country.
In addition to India, Bro. Eli Soriano announced that the congregation has started airing The Old Path in Uruguay, which coincided with the pilot broadcast in India. The Old Path program in Uruguay is the latest addition to the expanding MCGI-produced programs already watched in many Latin American countries which are predominantly Catholic and dotted by varied Protestant sects as well.
The La Tele Channel 12 Free-to-Air National TV in Uruguay airs The Old Path program from Monday thru Friday, 6-6:55 am, and 7-8 am every Saturday and Sunday, Uruguay local time.
The addition of The Old Path programs broadcasting in these nations are proofs of the continuous efforts of Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon in spreading the Gospel throughout the world.
The Old Path has been broadcasting for 30 years. It started as a 30-minute radio program in the Philippines in 1980.
(Written by: Cecile Vizcaya)