Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on April 1, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.
I watched Bro. Eli on UNTV. So I saw there that what Bro. Eli was saying about the Bible seemed to be true. That’s why I got indoctrinated because I really wanted to know the truth. And that’s where I proved that what Bro. Eli says is in accordance with the Scriptures.
Every night I watched his program. Actually, I’ve been [doing so] for the past ten years or so. Bro. Eli and I even met in 1996 or in 1997 in Pulong Bulo, Angeles City. He had [Bible Expositions] there. I went there twice.
Then, it stopped. When I got back in Northville, I turned on the television one time and it’s like what he said settled in my heart, then I continued [listening] until now.
Before, my boss had me rent a place in Dau, Mabalacat. When the owner of the house was already about to occupy it again, I transferred to Northville. That’s when I got to really listen to the word of Bro. Eli, [which is] the truth.
I was crying because I have committed many sins. So I needed to repent for those. And I did.
I hope that their preaching of the Holy Scriptures grows. And I hope, considering that Bro. Eli is already 69 years old, his life will be longer so he can continue spreading the word of God.
It’s here where I found peace in my being, because that’s what I’ve been searching for. And I found it here.
My child is already a member of Ang Dating Daan [the Church of God International]. My child always says, “Please listen.”
I’ve been [listening] for a long time now; every time my child brings me to [Church gatherings]. It’s been about four years now.
I was just investigating at first. But it was here that I found the peaceful life.
I was glad. I even cried [laughs, then starts to cry].
I felt strong. I had no problems. When I was at our house I had problems. But I feel okay now; I’m happy.
I hope that they will last longer that our other brethren outside [can be lead here as well]. I will also try to encourage my children [to join].
I hope that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel will have longer lives, and that they may always be in good health.
When I was at my mother’s place, there were many religions that approached me. There were Jehovah’s Witnesses, Catholics.
But I got to be here [or] I found out about this religion through my father. And I really felt the teachings here. Everything is explained to you in detail so you will understand it very well.
Also, the way Bro. Eli [speaks] is what really convinced me to believe that he is a preacher who won’t milk money from you. He has no ill intention in religion, but to lead you unto what is good.
I was still in elementary when [my father] became a member. Then, papa would bring me to [Church gatherings]. I was able to attend in the KNC [Kawan ng Cordero or Flock of the Lamb].
I feel happy, and I even cried before. After I got out of the water, it’s like I couldn’t remember anything else. And it was like He had given me an opportunity [to lead] a new life.
For Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, I hope that they will continue leading us. Many, many thanks because I was able to hear sound doctrine.
Because I saw in his [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] preaching the truth, in the words of God that he professes, that weren’t even taught to us in Catholicism. So when I was able to watch his debates…
A friend [introduced] this to me. Actually, I attended indoctrination before, but I didn’t finish it as I had cold feet back then.
But now, I saw it through till the end, because as Bro. Eli said, “No more dillydallying; no more delays.” I needed to approach Him.
The first time I got to listen was in 2002. So thanks be to God that I joined His [Church]. I found out the truth that there really is God, Who we have been forsaking. Thanks be to God.
It was different. When I was getting up out of the water [from a reclined position, being fully-immersed], I felt like I shot out of the water. Also, when I was walking, I felt [lightheaded], like I didn’t know where I was going.
All I know is that when I got to the stairs [of the pool], I called to Him and said in myself, “Thank You Father. I am now here with You. Please help me in whatever I may face.” That’s it. And with the help and mercy [of God], I’m here now.
May he continue his preaching for the sake of making God known unto the whole world, the same with Bro. Daniel. They are good preachers; they are not liars. They don’t add [doctrines], just truth.
I was a former Catholic. When I worshipped in Catholicism, it was like I was searching for something that I must find. It’s like I wasn’t comfortable in that kind of situation.
Now, I sought for the truth, where I would side, where I would be content. One time, when I went to my brother’s house, he was about to attend the indoctrination. He brought me with him. He said, “If you’d like to, please come with me.” He’s already a member, but I wasn’t yet so he invited me, if I indulged him. I told him, “Sure. I’ll attend.”
Now when I attended, I heard the explanations of Bro. Eli, and somehow I knew in my heart that it was what I was looking for. Immediately, I was like at peace with the teachings he was preaching. So there. It came to the point that I have now been baptized here.
I already saw him before on TV, on radio; I got to listen when he was on DZBB even. However, I didn’t pay any attention to him before because I didn’t really know yet the path I was treading in my life.
Until the time came when I had a television and I would listen to him. Now, this is the way that I now know, which I knew through my brother that lead to my baptism here. He led me to good.
When I was baptized earlier, I felt the burden in my body was gone, like I felt lighter inside. Perhaps, this is the way for me to know our Lord Jesus Christ.
For Bro. Daniel and Bro. Eli, all I can say is that I’m really thankful that I found the true way of the Lord. I knew God through his good explanations. The things that I should have learned, I learned from him.