December 6, 2013


Newly Baptized Testimonials: November 8, 2013

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on November 8, 2013 at the ADD Convention Center.

Bro. Ed Palaylay, 35, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Being Baptized
Now that I’m baptized, I can say that I feel light like all my burdens in life are gone. I’m hoping that this feeling will continue. I feel a huge relief in life.

I’ve been listening [to Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on television. I’ve watched Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path] Bible Exposition since 2003. I was busy with work so it was only now that I decided to be a member of the Church of God International.

On MCGI Leaders
For Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, may their lives be longer so that you’ll be able to lead many more lost souls, like we were before.

I’m also thankful for the program, in their fervent desire for the lost to be saved. You use all means of communication to reach you and for them to hear the doctrines of God in the true Church of God.


Bro. Rufino Aguinaldo, 26, Former Born Again, Rizal Province

On Being Baptized
I feel different. I feel relieved, like I had a load taken off my chest. I hope that I’ll continue being like this in the Church of God.

I got to first listen [to Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on television. It was in the wee hours of the morning when I got to listen to a Bible Exposition, about three months ago.

Before I was a Born Again member, I was Catholic first. The Born Again attack Bro. Eli, saying that his doctrines are misleading in faith. But the group I was in got dissolved, and so I looked for someone else to listen to about God. And it was only through Bro. Eli that I got enlightened, with the many questions that people ask him.

It’s different here. Bro. Eli’s teaching is different. With the Born Again, my mind just gets confused, not cleared.

On MCGI Leaders
I thank Bro. Eli that the questions in my mind have been answered. I hope that he continues preaching for he will lead many souls.


Sis. Emely Magbanua, 35, Former Baptist, Rizal Province

On Being Baptized
I feel good and light inside knowing that I have welcomed the Lord Jesus Christ in my life. I hope that until the end, I will still be able to serve Him.

My cousin is already a member of [the Church of God] and he invited me to a Prayer Meeting last year; it was my first time. I was a Baptist before, and I’ve been to many religions before. When I was single, I was a Pentecost member. But the doctrines here are far from what I’ve learned in the past. Now, it’s the best.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that we’ll learn many spiritual things form him. I want to know more, to grow in faith and not be a baby or infant always, but to mature in Him and in service to Him.

I want to know a lot about the Lord, how to be strong. All the people in the world know that we’ll face many things in life that we seemingly cannot bear; but since God is there, He will teach you of things that will be for your good.


Bro. William Par, 64, Former Catholic, Quezon Province

On Being Baptized
I feel happy and at the same time worried. You’re facing a challenge already and so it’s accompanied with worry. But you’re happy because you’ve learned so much. That’s how I feel.

I’m retired when I came here from abroad. My family is still abroad and I was alone in our house when I turned on the TV and saw the Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path] program. I got interested because there have been many things tackled there [in the program] that my previous sect did not tell me.

Actually in our family, I’m the only convert. I even have a nephew who is a Catholic seminarian, and I often debated with him. I would defend Bro. Eli, even though I wasn’t baptized yet.

What I would hear [from Bro. Eli], I would tell my nephew that this and this are in the Bible, but I don’t know exactly where they are in it.

My children, my family are wondering because before, I was active in the Catholic sect. I was a member of the Knights of Columbus. I joined many activities like the Rosary of the Month. So it’s really a big change.

My friends also wonder because they also saw me being active there. But now, when I talk to them, I say “I’m not active there anymore. I’m here in the Church of God.”

On MCGI Leaders
I’m impressed with Bro. Eli. He’s wise. He knows a lot. That’s why, >> about 90%, of why << [do you think this is still necessary here?] I got convinced to join the Church.


Bro. William Sonokawa, 15, Former Catholic, Zambales Province

On Being Baptized
I’m happy because for the longest time, [I’ve had] many sins, many problems.

When you’re baptized, it’s like you know the way to go. You already know where you’re headed, what you should do. You’re not confused anymore as to where to go or what will happen to you tomorrow.

It’s like, compared to with the friends I had, though we both had the same problem, our ways in dealing with it were different. I realized that when you have God with you, though the problem is heavy, it becomes easy. You’re even happy or glad; you don’t feel it that much. But if you don’t have God, your world will really feel like it’s ending, like you want to end your life.

When I was just listening, I was already happy. But now that I have been baptized, my joy feels tripled.

When I was in high school, I had a debate with my classmate who was a member of the Iglesia ni Cristo [INC]. Now, I got confused with his questions so I searched and searched [on television] until I found Bro. Eli’s program.

I thought that Bro. Eli’s program was of the Iglesia ni Cristo because their program is Ang Tamang Daan, then [Bro. Eli’s is] Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path], so it rhymes, and I thought they were the same. When I learned that they were different, that’s when I understood that The Old Path was better. It was in 2011.

I was really confused then, until I likened tuning in to Bro. Eli. Then, I was surprised by the program as I’ve heard about it before. At first, I thought it was about law, so when I heard it, I got interested because I had questions in my mind. I’ve been watching since then.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope they continue, because they help many. The problems of humanity now, especially in these times when many trials are coming, many tragedies are happening in society, the people need someone to guide them.

Today, many people are lost, that’s why people need a preacher to teach them the path where people should be.

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