Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 8, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 8, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Crispin Villegas, 39, Former Catholic, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I wish that my children’s names would also be written, even on the very last [page] of the Book of Life, so that when the Lord Jesus Christ appears, we won’t get left behind. I hope that what I ask from the Lord in Jesus’ name will come true.

We were invited by Bro. Tony through text message. He was asking us for a little time to listen [to God’s words]. I thought then, “Why is this person, who is very busy, being used by the Lord?”

He’s so preoccupied at work, but he dismisses it once it’s time for the work of the Lord. Despite we have many needs to attend to in this life, he leaves it all just to bring us unto the true God.

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We met near his shop, and we got to talk to each other. He told me that if I had time, I can listen to some doctrines in their group, in The Old Path [the Church of God International].

When he first texted me, I thought about it. But the second time around, I told him that my wife and I would try it. And that’s when it started, until we ended up here now.

I can’t say anything about [the doctrines]. No one [can] contest what he [Bro. Eliseo] says because he just reads from the books of the Scriptures. It’s not from his own.

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Everything he reads is there [in the Bible]. He has no self explanations, so I can’t contest him… How can I ask questions when he already answers them even before I ask him?

Before I ask a question, he already reads in the Scriptures the series of answers from every verse. The answers are in it.

It’s like a puzzle that was just rearranged, but the order is still there. It’s like a puzzle. Every verse of the Bible has meaning, parables…

On Being Baptized

The Holy Spirit brings a feeling of lightness to the body, and it’s in [the] Bible. The gift of baptism with the help of the Holy Spirit is that you may feel lightness because your heart has been cleansed and you have been newly born in the water and in the Spirit.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May [they] be given a longer lives by God since no man can say if he’ll last until the morrow. It’s only God who knows.

All I can say is that may Lord continue to use him as a servant or a sent preacher tasked [by God]. Calling him a “sent preacher” is something that doesn’t place Bro. Eli upon a pedestal, but a creation of God who is tasked to preach the word of God.

~o~

Bro. Ruben Bautista, 51, Former Assembly of God Member, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

I searched for the truth and the true teaching. I have attended other [groups] like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Mormons, and the Iglesia Ni Cristo.

I really often research about and talk with other denominations. But someone lead me here, Mr. Primo Ortega, who told me to just listen.

Though I admit that I was a bit hardheaded [at first] as I also know a little about the Bible. But I tried to listen. And in the eight days that I listened, I didn’t see anything wrong with Bro. Eli’s [teachings], until I decided to be baptized.

I saw the doctrines and I have no doubt, because all the answers and everything read to me were biblical.

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I have always listened to Bro. Eli. It started since about five or ten years ago, but I was really angry at him.

That’s what I’ve been telling Bro. Primo, that I was mad at Bro. Eli. And it’s because of the many defamations that I have heard from [others].

So then I decided to investigate, because it’s hard to judge a book that I have not yet read. I then told Bro. Primo that I would join here to find out whether the teaching is truthful.

Even before I was baptized, I haven’t heard anything amiss, and I can also read it from the Bible. I’ve been reading the Bible since 1997, and until now I haven’t seen anything wrong with [the teaching].

It’s because it’s read from the Bible, and it’s not just fables. And so I’m here now, a member in the Church of God.

On Being Baptized

Actually, I felt guilty. With the many sins I had, I felt ashamed, like I didn’t want to surrender my former self wherein I had a lot of text mates, and other things.

I have been separated from my wife for 11 years now. Though that’s understandable for men, but still, it’s [not an excuse] because God [gave] doctrines, [taught] righteousness.

I hope that with the power of the Holy Spirit, the water and with prayer… I also prayed in the water, “Lord, after I get out of this water, may I be a new Ruben Bautista, or a new Christian or a member of the [Body of] the Lord.”

Actually, even if it’s not immediate, not like magic, I hope that later on, gradually, my being will be changed.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks to Him for the teachings that I’ve heard from him. Also, my anger towards him somehow was gone.

I was angry at him, and I didn’t know why [at first]. And it’s because of what I heard on television, wherein [his footages] were spliced and different parts were joined together for him to appear faulted. They were being edited; the defamations made towards him were scripted. Thanks to him.

~o~

Bro. Rogelio Araneta, 32, Former Born Again, Aurora Province

When I was in the Born Again, I stopped worshipping. I felt embarrassed to return as it had been years that I was weak, like my faith had died.

Now, a brother in faith invited me to worship in The Old Path [the Church of God International]. I joined him, and told him that I would just try it. I found it to be good. I also felt blessed.

It’s really good because [what you hear] isn’t taken from the newspapers, but is read from the Bible. It’s good.

On Being Baptized

It’s good because I really felt it. I feel that I have been changed anew, like my tears fell again.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I thank him because he let me hear once more the holy word of God.

~o~

Bro. Benjun Fabula, 31, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

I was searching for the truth. I was a Catholic before, but I didn’t understand the teachings of the priests.

So I really liked it when I heard Bro. Eli’s preaching because it’s right and it’s really in the Bible.

I would even look in the Catholic Bible, and the [verses that Bro. Eli read] were there… That’s why I joined Bro. Eli, why I had faith in his religion.

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It was my first time to listen [to Bro. Eli] in Concepcion through the doctrines. Before, I just saw him on TV, but I [listened] to Pastor Quiboloy as I had a childhood friend in Davao who is a member of Quiboloy.

I was really looking for the truth. When I saw Bro. Eli in the indoctrination, I thought that he was right. I really saw [the truth], because his words are from the Bible.

Bro. Ortega and his wife invited me. We’re guards at Manila Water and there was a canteen there. They invited me to listen. You’re not going to be forced [to be a member]; you’re just going to listen. I understood Bro. Eli’s words.

[The doctrines] are really right. In Visayan dialect it’s “tinamban”. They’re discussed one-by-one, from top to bottom.

On Being Baptized

I felt like I was freed from sin. After I got out of the water, I was walking happily, like a load has been lifted off my chest.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks Bro. Eli. I promise you that I will [abstain] from committing sin to the best of my ability [with God’s help and mercy].

~o~

Bro. Cedrick Lagum, 39, Former Iglesia Ni Cristo, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I found the true doctrine. In my former religion, I didn’t learn any teaching.

I learned from Bro. Eli that Jesus Christ is a God. But previously, I knew Him as a man.

This is also where I found the brotherhood that doesn’t discriminate. In the past organization I was in, when your clothes are different, you can’t go inside [the chapel].

Before, when I wasn’t wearing a barong, a deacon intercepted me so that I would enter through the backdoor. I was bewildered then, “Why was I kept from entering?”

I was in Grade 6 when I got baptized there. I got baptized but I didn’t learn any teaching, as I was also a child then.

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It was on SBN 21, in about the Year 2000 [when I heard Bro. Eli]. There was a brother who was watching [The Old Path].

Actually, there were times that I had seen Ang Dating Daan then. I asked, “What is that Ang Dating Daan?” Is it a new cult?”

But when I saw my friend watching it  I even saw Zoren [Legaspi], “Wow! Bro. Eli preaches well!”

I just saw [how good it was]. I also saw it in his debates. It was like there was nobody that could match him; [he’s] far beyond compare.

On Being Baptized

I wept, because it’s here where I found the true teaching. Actually, I’ve long been… I’ve long wanted to be indoctrinated. Only, it didn’t push through.

Of course, there were many hindrances. Also, my wife is now a Seventh Day Adventist, so it has really been hard for me. But I can do it if the Lord will be with me.

I felt like all my problems vanished. I really wept because, of course, I became a member of the true religion. So I thank God that I have been baptized here.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, I hope you will continue preaching, that you will be able to lead many more souls. I am thankful that I am also one of those who have learned doctrines from you. Many thanks.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 1, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 1, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Louie Enriquez, 40, Former Born Again Christian, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

I feel and see that the teachings of Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel are true.

My father has long been a [member], for more than 10 years now. I got to live with him recently and he encouraged me [to listen to Bro. Eli].

It was about two months ago when I attended. The last time, I was supposed to be baptized, but I wasn’t able to go on with it. Perhaps the Lord did not will yet for me [to be baptized].

I already finished the indoctrination sessions then. But maybe there just wasn’t yet the calling; I was still reflecting on things. Then one day, I felt it, and told the [deacons] about it. So they assisted me and I got through to the baptism.

On Being Baptized

I felt both nervousness and happiness. After I was immersed, I felt happy. I used to have ill feelings [laughs]. But after that, no more.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be stronger, and may they continue to spread the Good News. That’s all.

~o~

Sis. Areej Gabrielle Rollon, 17, Former Catholic, Romblon Province

On Joining the Church of God

From constantly listening to Bro. Eli’s Bible Expo, I felt something [urging] me to join here. Also, it’s because of mama. It was about two or three years ago [when she became a member].

My youngest sibling is a KNC [Kawan ng Corder or Flock of the Lamb]. I heard about this when I was about 15 years old.

My mother would bring me to the locale near us in the province. I think it was a Thanksgiving service [that I attended]; the one that happens weekly.

The doctrines will really melt your heart because you’ll hear the right [teachings], not the adulterated ones from my previous [religion]; I was a Catholic before.

On Being Baptized

I feel so happy. It’s like “I’m finally here. I’m a new person again.” It’s really just so… I can’t explain it.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks to them because it’s from them that I heard the true doctrine. I hope that they will continue bringing the word of God to all men, that many more youths like me may join here.

~o~

Sis. Krisha Teopinto, 18, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been hearing Bro. Eli because of my parents. Also, I was a KNC before. And I’ve known that my parents are in the right Church from my childhood. That’s why I joined here.

When I was in third year high school, I stopped in the KNC. I returned lately. From then on, I always listened in Prayer Meetings, Worship Services, and Thanksgivings. I also attended ITGs [International Thanksgivings to God].

On Being Baptized

It’s different, like the feeling is so light. Before I was immersed, it felt like I had a lot of burdens. It was heavy to bear. But when I got out of the water, I felt happy. I felt light, like all my problems have been gone.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope they won’t tire in proclaiming the word of God, and may the Lord keep them.

~o~

Sis. Norma Parico, 57, Former Catholic, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

This is the only way to… I want for my life to change. I believe that my life will be better.

My former life … It’s because in Catholicism, I had no peace of mind. I just kept attending mass, but I never learned anything about the Bible. [But] I saw it in the Bible Exposition. That’s where I learned it. And it’s all right.

Before, I worked in Parañaque. What happened was I couldn’t commit to always watching [The Old Path] as we always had work. Then, there’s overtime; we we’re not allowed to not go overtime. Our supervisor gets angry when we leave work.

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But one time, I attended there. My daughter, my youngest, is really active here in The Old Path [the Church of God International].

My daughter told me, “Ma, you’re with age already. You need to be in a [good place]. I already became a member.” I then told her, “Don’t worry my child, we’ll get to that point someday.” Of course, I already got focused on that.

With God’s mercy, our dream finally came true. Two more members of our household are not yet Church members. I have an eldest child, and my teenage son who is in Taiwan right now. I will encourage them both [with God’s help and mercy].

On Being Baptized

I felt relieved as I had many problems, especially with my children. But I felt that I got somewhat comforted with that as well, like I obtained peace of mind.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

My message to Bro. Eli is, may he have a longer life that he may be able to guide many more brethren, that he may lead other Christians lost [in the world]. I hope that he may be able to help many more people.

~o~

Sis. Melchora Delos Santos, 47, Former Born Again, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I was searching a place where my soul would be strengthened. And it was like I was so hungry for righteousness, for living the right way. I heard Bro. Eli’s teaching and I got enlightened.

I have friends who led me here. Ten years ago, someone invited me, but my mind was still closed. I was still in the Born Again then; I still lived in sin.

Then, the Lord gave me many trials: Our business went bankrupt; my father had a stroke. He removed every comfort in our lives.

Our wealth really [dissipated]; our comfortable life was gone. I really felt down; there were many difficulties, sufferings. So that’s when I started searching for the Lord.

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I wish that I had heard [Bro. Eli’s teachings] long ago, so that my family would not have experienced the devastation and suffering that we went through.

I sinned, committed adultery and unfaithfulness; I made a great transgression against the will of the Lord. If only I had known Him then.

I didn’t know Him in the Born Again, and that was since 1986 in De La Salle University; I was still a student. It’s because the teachings there aren’t complete. It wasn’t able to make me righteous. That’s why I erred.

If only I was able to lead my family [to good], they wouldn’t have sinned, and we wouldn’t have suffered like this.

On Being Baptized

I’m happy. I felt light inside, and also had that feeling of knowing that you have been forgiven by the Lord. Even I couldn’t forgive myself with the wrong things I’ve done, so it’s like I got free from bondage.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, I hope that I had heard your teachings back then. I wish that I had met you early on.

When I was in high school, I saw around Taft Ave. a Church of God. It got imprinted in my mind, but I didn’t give any attention to it…

I really wish that back then, I had… I’m really greatly thankful that I was able to push through now in knowing [the teachings]. I hope that I will be able to serve, as I really want to be able to serve the Lord.

~o~

Sis. Camille Leong, 18, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Of course, I was a KNC before. But now, the reason why I got baptized is because I [felt] that I was being called to join, formally.

On Being Baptized

I feel like I’m floating. I feel light.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May the Lord continue to guide them in the ministry. May they be given more strength that they may be able to help people more.

~o~

Bro. Francis Suriaga, 41, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

I want to have a new life, and for me to be also saved from damnation. So when judgment day comes, I have hope in salvation.

It was my cousin who was first to be a member of Ang Dating Daan [the Church of God International], and he told us that [it’s] good.

Now, my father saw The Old Path on TV. He then said that it was good. The time soon came when both of us would watch it, until my parents got baptized first…

The doctrines are good because you’ll learn everything. I was formerly a Catholic, and I went to mass. But then I thought, “I’ve long been going to mass, but still I didn’t know a single thing about the Bible.”

So it’s only now with Bro. Eli that I learned everything: All [the doubts], the questions in your heart will be answered. I also found out what [a person] must do, and what he needs for him to be able to  control himself.

On Being Baptized

I felt happy inside, that feeling wherein you have no burden at all. It’s unlike before when my heart seemed to bear many heavy loads. But now, it doesn’t anymore.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Of course I’m thankful for Bro. Eli because he teaches every good thing. Also, he is a faithful preacher.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: April 17, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on April 17, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Rowena Caballero, 30, Former Catholic, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

I was encouraged by my husband; he didn’t force me though. I saw the change in his life, how he had acquired faith.

He’s just a new member, about one year or going on two years old [in the Church]. He stopped with his vices; his life views have changed. His smart-aleck attitude also changed.

With him, it started when he met a brother-in-faith on board a ship. That’s when it started for him. When he returned home, he was already listening [to Bro. Eliseo], and he invited us to listen through television.

We were former Catholics. But as I was growing up, [I leaned] towards becoming a Born Again member, but I never got baptized. I used to encourage him [her husband] to the Born Again, but with God’s mercy, he ended up being here first.

On Being Baptized

I can’t explain it. I felt like I was nervous that I was just crying.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful because they became the way for me to [become a member]. I have long been looking for the truth, investigating religions. And in doing so, I made the decision to be baptized here.

~o~

Bro. Benjie Arias, 39, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I was able to listen to the Bible Exposition [on UNTV]. As I was looking for something to watch, I noticed Bro. Eli’s program.

It caught my attention because the way of teaching is different because he reads it [from the Bible], unlike with other pastors wherein the listener cannot ask them questions.

It’s like it is already programmed [or scripted with others], but with Bro. Eli, he even answers simple-minded questions. That’s what convinced me that what he says is true. He has an explanation for everything, and that’s what drew me here.

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I know someone from our place, as I am from Mindanao, [who is a member here]. Then, I remembered one of my batch mates [in high school], Bro. Rey, is also a member here. It was him who I called [to ask about this religion]. He then endorsed me to a locale nearest our place in Gatbuca in Capalangan through Bro. Freddie Dono.

I have only completed this [the indoctrination] now; it should have been a long time ago already. The reason was always work. Also, I attended to my papers for working abroad. With God’s mercy, it’s like He willed for me to [become a member] in this organization, in this brotherhood.

Actually, the first time I told my wife about this, she didn’t want to believe in it. Of course, there’s the truth that there are religions that are just for money; that’s still her belief.

We’re all Catholics  on my wife’s side and on ours, we’re all Catholics. So when I mentioned about this, she told me not [to join] as I would just be deceived. They [his family] wouldn’t listen to me. So I just keep on praying that they will be able to see what I was able to see, that they may be enlightened as well.

On Being Baptized

It’s like I felt light, like I was at ease; I felt light inside.

Actually, I was feeling tired as I was excited last night. I feel tired and want to sleep, [but] it’s like a thorn has been pulled from me; I feel relieved.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

With Bro. Eli, I hope he continues this ministry, and the same with Bro. Daniel. May God give them more protection that their preaching which I also believed in may [reach countless others].

For us who were taught teachings from the Bible, we will do our [part]; more especially so on my end, I will do my participation [with God’s help and mercy]. Perhaps, what I can only do is to contribute financially when I have some, as well as to other brethren who [have none], as it’s also his [Bro. Eli’s] teaching that everything comes from Him.

~o~

Bro. Efren Ragodon Jr., 26, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

The teachings are really written in the Bible. I really can’t explain [my feelings about it]. I was able to listen to various religions, but here [the doctrines] seem to convince your heart.

It’s like there’s something telling you that it’s the truth; it’s like that. I guess that’s what they say as the calling of God.

My father [got interested] on the Bible Expositions. That’s why he always [follows it] on TV and on radio. Of course, [we couldn’t] watch other programs on TV as we would come home with it on. So his [Bro. Eliseo] words got imprinted in my mind and in my heart. I was assessing whether it was true or not, and I proved it to be true.

On Being Baptized

It’s different. It’s like all the [shadows of doubt] have turned to light, and I feel unburdened.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

More blessings and more power. I hope that this kind of ministry may continue that many to be lead unto righteousness.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: April 1, 2015

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.

Bro. Pablo Pineda, 43, Former Born Again, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

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.

On Being Baptized

I was crying because I have committed many sins. So I needed to repent for those. And I did.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

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.

~o~

Sis. Epifania Boquirin, 80, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church 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.

On Being Baptized

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.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

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.

~o~

Sis. Jessica Aquino, 16, Former Catholic, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

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].

On Being Baptized

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.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

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.

~o~

Bro. Ronaldo Corong, 41, Former Catholic, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

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.

On Being Baptized

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.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

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.

~o~

Bro. Lupito Barreda, 42, Former Catholic, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

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.

On Being Baptized

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.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

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.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: March 19, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on March 19, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. John Lazona, 31, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It’s here in Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path], the Church of God International where I saw the true Church.

It’s here where all the doctrines of God are taught to all the members. Before, when I wasn’t a member yet, I was able to watch the program of Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel on UNTV. That’s why I decided to join.

I just happened to watch it. Also before, it was my habit to read the Bible. That’s when I had an idea. I was formerly a Catholic. [But] I can see that the Church is beautiful and orderly that’s why I decided to become a member.

On Being Baptized

I felt a while ago that I was a newborn baby, like a new person. It’s so relieving after baptism.

All the [doctrines] went straight into my heart, that the doctrines of God can work greatly in every person.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that you will continue your preaching to all people in the whole world. I hope that your lives may be longer that you may be able to help many more people like us.

~o~

Sis. Marilou Pascua, 52, Former Catholic, Batangas Province

On Joining the Church of God

At first, it was all hazy to me. I was a catechist before. Then, my daughter became a member, and we always had arguments, because she would criticize my Catholic practices.

It was about four months that she invited me to listen. But I said no because I had a duty in Catholicism. When she stopped convincing me, that’s when I had an interest in watching the television program.

I was alone at home when I watched until time came that my interest deepened more and more. I would watch until 12 or 1 am.

—-

My daughter didn’t yet return. Before, she would text me. When she stopped [trying to convince me], she didn’t know that my belief had already rooted…

Then I told her that I would stop teaching in the Catholic religion. She said that what Bro. Eli says is right.

Time came when I really decided [to stop in catechism], and I told my daughter about it. I presented myself to her; she laughed and said, “Really? Seriously?” I replied, “Yes. I don’t teach anymore.”

I just really waited for the schooling period to end. I told them, “I won’t be returning.” Then, I also opened the matter up to my colleagues… They didn’t want me to leave. They said it would be wrong.

—-

“Do you know Bro. Eli?” they asked me. I said, “Why do we need to judge a person? How about us? Do we know the priests?” It was through him that I found [wisdom]. Please don’t get mad,” I said.

I lost many things [starts to cry]. I’m crying about it because I love them. But if they will judge me… We all have rights, don’t we? Also, I feel like I have long been being called here.

Actually before I became a catechist, I was a Born Again member. And it’s because I was really looking for a Bible study. Even when I was a child, my grandmother would always bring me to church. [And] I have joined them all, Born Again Christian, the charismatic movement, etc. But I asked myself, “Why is there something lacking?”

On Being Baptized

I feel relieved.

Truth be told, I’m not used to this kind of appearance. My livelihood [before] was photography, so I am used to touching things up. I would make my customers look beautiful, and so that’s where I learned to make myself look pretty as well. It’s only really now that I dressed like this… But it’s okay, I can learn it for the Lord.

I learned a lot. I’m not saying that I’m a good person, but perhaps, I will the more be a better one. And it’s because there’s nothing better left to do than to give thanks and praise, and share what is given you. I really learned much.

[My daughter] was laughing and laughing last night. She said, “Oh? Really?! You’re kidding.” I told her, “I’ve decided [to be baptized]. Her best friend is with me today.

Before, when she had just heard three doctrines, she said that, “I think I won’t be able to [finish] because there’s still something hindering me.” I said, “Perhaps, it’s the manner of dressing…”

She always wears shorts… But then she said, “I’m not used to that kind of attire. But with the help of God…” All those things can be learned. Besides, it’s just appearance. All of us, when we die, there’s no look we can be proud of.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I am very much thankful because [they] opened my eyes to the right doctrine. I really learned a lot. [Their] teachings are all right. I told myself that I have no doubts because all is correct; everything is in the Bible.

~o~

Bro. Allan Taniog and Sheryl Mejia, 34 & 35, Former Catholics, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

Bro. Allan: That’s where I saw the true teachings that are from the Bible.

Actually, my father is a member, and so is my brother. They would watch television [The Old Path], and I would just hear it until I developed an interest in it. It’s like their way of leading me here as well.

Sis. Sheryl: [At first], I was somewhat annoyed at him because he always listened to Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path].

Our television set is in the living room; and though we were in our room, the TV would still be running even in the wee hours of the morning. He would say, “I’m listening though I’m not watching.”

I felt irritated whenever he turned [the TV] on. But when I heard the verse read by Bro. Eli about graven images, my interest was piqued as I was an idol fanatic… So that’s how I have proven that what he reads in the Bible is true.

Bro. Allan: It started in about 2002 on radio, when my father listened, then on television. But I didn’t mind it much then. It was only recently, just last year, when we were already together that I listened continually.

It came to the point that we didn’t watch any other program, until the time came that we decided to be baptized. Actually, it was supposed to be since last month, but [our decision] coincided with the arrival of our baby.

Sis. Sheryl: It was the time when I had to deliver our baby that time. So we continued and grabbed the opportune time [after that], and we brought our baby along with us. We already had about one year of listening.

Bro. Allan: Before, I just listened, but didn’t pay due attention to it. However, I had no choice since it was my father who was watching it, and I couldn’t change the channel. It was only when we’re together that [my listening resumed]. I would list down verses that Bro. Eli is reading, until here we are now.

Sis. Sheryl: With the mercy of God, we have been baptized.

On Being Baptized

Sis. Sheryl: Emotional.

Bro. Allan: True. There was a time that I couldn’t explain what I was feeling. Perhaps that’s what was said: The Holy Spirit who will change you.

Sis. Sheryl: Even when I was just in line, I was already weeping. I have never experienced this in my previous religion wherein I had vows. Never. It’s just in here.

While in line, “Why am I crying?” Maybe I’m just happy. Actually, when the baptizer was asking me questions, she almost wasn’t able to hear what I was saying. But with God’s mercy, after I got out of the water, it’s a new me.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Allan: May God lengthen [their] lives that many more people will be lead here, for their own sake.

Sis. Sheryl: We know that Bro. Eli has many detractors. I hope he won’t be [distracted]; he will get through it I believe. I hope that he won’t be affected by them. Also, he is always in our prayers. May he have good health, and a long life. We want to meet him in person.

~o~

Bro. Ramon Macaraeg, 47, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

When I watched on television, I saw the righteousness. So when I [conferred with] the Bible, I knew that the preaching was right.

I’ve been [listening] for a long time, perhaps since the 1980s. I wanted to become a member then, but there were hindrances. I hadn’t an opportunity.

Now when I got transferred in Bulacan, there was someone who invited me to listen. I didn’t have any second thoughts. Maybe it was the chance for me to [finally join].

On Being Baptized

This is what I have been waiting for a long time. I believe that all of my sins have been [washed away]. It’s like I feel light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that many more will be able to hear their teachings that many more will be with us in facing the Lord.

~o~

Bro. Juan Udan Jr., 32, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

It’s where I heard doctrines that are true, that are from the Holy Scriptures.

My wife also opened my eyes to this as she became a member first. She likes reading the Bible. She became a member just last November.

I was busy at work until… She was really avid in watching Bro. Eli. She had almost read all the Bible’s [verses she listed down] when she watches on TV on cable; it was 24 hours anyway.

Sometimes, we would argue because all she ever watches is UNTV, Bro. Eli Soriano’s programs. [I told her] that once I know that Bro. Eli’s teachings are okay, that his words come from the words of God, I will see, and I will get indoctrinated. If it’s really okay, I will join.

I said that she didn’t need to persuade me. However, I’ve watched some of [Bro. Eliseo’s] programs, until [my watching time] doubled, and it went on from there.

There are many odd things in other religions, just different. Their doctrines are various. But with Bro. Eli, he dissects every version of [the Scriptures]; he explains every verse written in the Bible.

On Being Baptized

Actually when I wasn’t a member yet, I always get into accidents. But even before, I always prayed when I drove. I knew even then that it’s like the Lord was calling me already. So I thought of getting indoctrinated already, that I would listen to all the words of God.

Before I’ve been baptized, I forgave all of those who had sins against me. Then I asked for forgiveness. I felt light.

It’s like my chest was overflowing with [emotions]. Somehow my breathing got better. It felt like there was magic that really [happened] when the water overtook you. I felt light inside.

So then I delivered the news to my wife: “We’re siblings-in-faith already.” My wife said to me, “Welcome to the Christian world!” She was thankful because sometimes we would argue about it.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that [their] lives will be longer, that [they] may reach various people in different parts of the world.

~o~

Bro. Jhonas Ryan Grijaldo, 23, Former Baptist, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I saw the righteousness of the word of God in the Bible. I also saw the wisdom that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel is preaching that I didn’t see in other churches.

I was from Catholicism and from a Baptist [church]. Then, I investigated the teachings that I heard from Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. I was able to compare teachings with that of the Baptist and the difference is great.

I realized that my becoming a member of the Baptist church wasn’t right. So I decided to become a member of the Church of God.

I’m a seaman; I go aboard ships. Our captain often watched [Bro. Eliseo]. He had CDs, copies of the Bible Expositions and the debates. I copied them all. And with God’s mercy, I was called through that. Since then, I listened to the Bible Exposition and debates nightly.

On Being Baptized

It feels light inside. All the burdens that were on my shoulders are all gone. It really feels good. It can make your heart really feel light. I can breathe easily now.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May they continue with the evangelization, the preaching, and to expand the ministry of the Church the more. I am eager to hear many more teachings, and true teachings at that from the Bible, the true teachings that the Saviour Jesus Christ taught. Thanks to Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

~o~

Sis. Elizabeth Ramos, 15, Former KNC, Batangas Province

On Joining the Church of God

Ever since I was a child, I already know [the teachings] and I have been raised by my
parents in the Church. So I got encouraged to join here as well.

When I was younger, things weren’t that clear to me. “Why is it like that?” I asked myself. But when I got older, I understood it and it went straight to my heart. The teachings here are indeed very different from those of other religions.

On Being Baptized

After I got immersed, I felt I had peace of mind. I felt appeased.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, I miss you already. I don’t see you anymore. I love you. We love you.

~o~

Sis. Josephine Ronquillo, 53, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

My knowledge expanded with what I was watching on TV. It’s like that. It has been about six months now.

I often listened, but I didn’t yet attend [Church gatherings]. It’s because I was also busy at work. My daughter even got ahead of me [in joining] last year.

Truth be told, I was the one who lead my daughter here. It’s just that she got baptized first. I was just surprised one day when I found out that she became a member already. I didn’t hinder her.

I got interested with what he teaches. I investigated it, and I got touched. My spirit was awakened.

On Being Baptized

It feels light inside. Wherever the Lord wills [for me to be], that’s where I must be. He’s in charge. I pray to Him that whatever way He wants me to go, [that it may be followed].

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel continue their works for the people whom the word of God will be able to lead [unto the Church]. May they be given more bodily strength that they may continue their service to many more people.

~o~

Sis. Bangie Puerto, 37, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It’s here where I saw that everything is being taught; nothing is hid. Then, this is where I found that [something] I’ve been looking for.

Actually, my husband was the one who brought me to the locale. It was our first date, and he brought me to the locale, which was actually an answered prayer of mine. I prayed for a partner that will also be my partner in the Lord…

From then on, I always went to the locale. He would bring me to the locale, and it would be our meeting place.

My first impression was is that this is the Church that I’ve been looking for. I have been to a lot of churches already. Then I said, “This Church is unique.”

It’s here where I saw worshippers who really bend their knees in prayer. It’s the only one I saw with knees that are really bent.

—-

The first Sunday [I attended], the man I married said, “Okay, God willing.” Those words were a good sign that this man is a person with wisdom. Then I told him that I would just go there by myself.

So we met in the locale. And I was shocked because I thought it would be just any other church. Then when I saw it, [the sign] read “Church of God International” and then “Ang Dating Daan” [The Old Path].

I said, “I sometimes just hear this on radio,” and that I wasn’t aware about it much. I just heard “The Old Path,” and just wondered about it. But that time, I didn’t take it to heart as I was in another religion.

And then, I finally understood what it was, and I always went to the locale and got indoctrinated. My partner is the kind that doesn’t persuade. He told me that he wanted for me to learn on my own, for me to prove in myself what is true, that what he shares with me is without hypocrisy.

On Being Baptized

I had mixed emotions. I felt then that I knew that there was the Lord who is very loving, who didn’t mind who I was before.

I’m thankful that He called me. I’m thankful for the person he used to lead me to the right religion, the true Church that hides nothing but teaches all, verse by verse and in detail, which is needed and rightful.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

My message to them, as faithful and true preachers, I hope that they will continue in preaching faithfully and truthfully, which, as with water, without impurities.

Because this is where I learned, and I’m thankful to the Lord that He used them. I hope that they will have many more opportunities in life, and lead countless more people like me.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: March 13, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on March 13, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Cesar Suva, 50, Former Freelancer, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

For me this is the true Church. This is where I found the true teachings of Christ, not the tradition of men, not the knowledge of men, and Bro. Eli Soriano is an instrument to share it with those who wish to know God.

It was through his Bible Expositions on TV [that I got to listen], since last year only, about July. Since I was a freelancer, I also listened to other religions, but didn’t get baptized. I just listened to them, to their teachings, and what they preach stroke me as something that digresses from the Bible.

On Being Baptized

Of course, I feel great joy not only in my heart but in my whole being. This, after all, is the doctrine of Christ that one should get baptized. And it happened to me, so thanks be to God that He willed for me to be baptized.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, first of all, thanks be to God that He used you as an instrument in persevering for many to be saved. You have been a part of me, of my life.

~o~

Bro. Benjamin Martin Jr., 33, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I joined because I was able to watch Bro. Eli on TV wherein I found the answer that I was looking for, and that we need the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s where I knew Christ.

I heard about Him in church, but you wouldn’t really know Him like that. When I heard Bro. Eli, that’s when I knew that God is the Savior of our lives.

On Being Baptized

I’m so happy. In my heart is a treasure unlike any other here on earth. It’s like this: When you gamble, you’re happy. But here, it’s unparalleled.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful that he was an instrument in my life for me to receive the true religion that I can share to my family and relatives.

~o~

Sis. Vivian Wico, 48, Former Born Again, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It’s here that I saw the group that believes in God.

Honestly, my husband and I have been listening since 2001. But for some reason, we didn’t… perhaps, because we were devoted to being Born Again members. I was enticed to being a Born Again even before we got married.

But then, when we got to listen, we gradually discontinued worshipping there. We continued listening and watching [Bro. Eli], and perhaps the calling of the Lord had arrived, but my husband got baptized first.

Last year, I got operated in the ovary. So, the Lord gave me a new life. I promised to Him that I will dedicate my life, my second life to Him. That’s why I am here now.

On Being Baptized

Well, relieved  relieved of everything, of the worries, of the emotional cargo. I felt cleansed.

I feel much comfortable now in doing things, unlike before when I always felt fear. Ever since I got operated, I always felt fear in doing things; I felt stressed. But now, I feel relieved in that whatever I will do in the future, I know God is there.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m very thankful. I’m always thankful that they are there to guide people like us who have lost our ways and are now returning unto God with their help.

I should say, [the preaching] is really truthful. It’s really based on the Bible. I didn’t see anything that was invented. I didn’t hear anything that seemed to be only their opinion as preachers.

I saw that it was true. Since I believe in the Bible, so of course I will believe what they say. But perhaps if it were only based on their opinion, I wouldn’t be here.

~o~

Sis. Gianne Ericka Espino, 20, Former Catholic, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel’s teachings are good. I was able to listen to them for about four months until I decided to become a member here, because I believe that the doctrines are true. It was my first time to [hear Bro. Eli] then. But in those four months, I attended without fail; I had no absent.

November 17 marked my friend’s spiritual birthday and he invited me to the Church. That’s when it started, until I liked attending. He works in Manila. But even if he wasn’t around, I would attend by myself. I didn’t even know Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path] before.

On Being Baptized

I feel so elated inside. It’s like, “Wow!” I’ve been cleansed, my heart has been cleansed. I’m really very happy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m overly thankful for the teachings that they teach us. May they always be guided by God.

~o~

Bro. Solomon Burgess PhD, 63, Former Baptist, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

The reason I joined the Church of God is because of its message, and what it stands for, its principles. That’s why I joined the Church of God.

I grew up in the [Baptist] church. I taught Sunday school in the church. So being here, its teaching coincides with what I learned in my childhood, what I was teaching. So the message coming from Bro. Eli is what I learned and what I was teaching. So that was one of the main reasons why I joined. When I heard the message, the message was the same.

I saw him a few times on TV, and then one of the members of the Church who invited me by the name of Bro. Felilx spoke to me about watching about this particular program on TV.

So I tuned into this channel; I think it was in ’93. And I said, “Oh, wow! I’ve seen him before.” And so I watched it. The teaching, the scriptures, and the interpretation are coming from the Bible, not man’s interpretation.

Some time lapsed, he mentioned it to me again so I started to follow it, and now I’m tuning into it. So I decided, “Oh, okay.” I think this one is probably, well not probably, the correct teachings that I have been exposed to since childhood.

On Being Baptized

Oh, it was something special; it was different. I was baptized three times before. This one is really different.

I heard that majority of the people who have been baptized, their feet remain at the bottom of the pool. And likewise, my feet remained at the bottom of the people; [they] were dipped in the water.

So, when [I was] told to put my hands over my nose [and got immersed], I went back and just levelled horizontally in the water. According to [the brother], that was never done before.

But the significance of that [for me] was, while in the water… Of course, I was looking upward, vertically. Sometimes when you close your eyes you see darkness, [but] when I closed my eyes and I was looking up through the water, I could see these bright colors: Light pink, light red, but it was pinkish. It was like a rainbow, but all of them together.

Then, just before I have been brought up, everything was clear; it was white. So I said, “Okay, this is different.” This was really different. But [even when] I was just walking to get out of the pool, it was like I was walking on air. “Wow! What’s happening?”

And until now, I’m having that feeling; it’s just like I’m floating [laughs]. So that was the feeling of that.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Keep doing what they are doing. Keep feeding the people the bread of the Scriptures, and hopefully… They’re already making a big difference. Just continue to do what they’re doing, continue to bring the people from the worldly world into the world of salvation.

That’s about it. That’s the reason why I’m here in the first place. So he’s making a difference. Just keep on going; just keep on driving. So hopefully, maybe I can join him, because part of my mission was helping people in the first place since I’ve been here in 1992.

But even before 1992 I have been helping people. We had a bread line where people who didn’t have food to eat [could go to]. So when I got here that was what I was doing [for] those who hadn’t had food to eat; those who couldn’t even buy dextrose at the government hospital, we provide medicine.

I am delighted to be part of this organization, of this mission, this ministry. Hopefully, I can also be part of that team that’s making a difference.

Keep it up. We just have to keep going. The more souls, the more people we can bring into the Church, the better this world will be.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: February 27, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on February 27, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Marvin Rellores, 30, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I’m really just happy, and I want to learn the doctrines. I just watched him [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on television, [then] someone invited me to the indoctrination sessions. [The doctrines] are really beautiful. I feel happy. I enjoyed [listening to them].

On Being Baptized

I feel clean; I feel cleansed. It’s like your doubts are gone.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thank you Bro. Eli. I’m thankful because I was given an opportunity to be able to [learn the doctrines] in the Bible.

~ o ~

Bro. Carlos De Leña, 35, Former Bible Church International Member, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

I’ve long been listening to Bro. Eli, since he was on Channel 21, if I’m not mistaken. I also listened on radio, though I didn’t know the schedule… His [preaching] is really true. Sometimes, when I [participate in discussions], I would speak the teachings I learned.

It was only recently when I got an eye operation that I got an opportunity [to pursue becoming a member]. I was able to rest for one month. God willing, I’ll be able to resume work on Monday.

On Being Baptized

It’s like I got rid of my problems. That’s why I hastened a brother, and said that I wanted [to be baptized] today if possible.

Actually, I was supposed to go back to my doctor today for the surgical stitches to be removed. But I said to myself, “This is the opportunity also given to me [to become a member].”

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May he [Bro. Eliseo] live longer. I have not seen him personally though. His [teachings] are truly all from the Bible.

~ o ~

Bro. Antonio Jr. and Sis. Marivel Amata, 40 & 41, Former Catholics, Laguna Province

Bro. Antonio: For me, I first watched [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on the Bible Exposition on TV. Since then, as I watch him, it’s like I was seeing the truth.

Sis. Marivel: At first, we knew this as Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path], and not the Church of God. But like Bro. Eli has explained, it is the Church of God, not The Old Path, because [the latter] is the name of the program on radio.

He [Bro. Antonio] was the first one who told me about it as he often watched on TV. But I was the first to be indoctrinated. I was just surprised one day when he said, “Perhaps, we really must change our [religion].” Since he’s also my husband, he’s the one that I should follow. I felt that it wouldn’t be well for me to get baptized without him.

I’ve attended many religions before, as I have friends [belonging to different groups]… Our last was in Muntinlupa; we were just searching. I told my husband, “Babe, why is it lke that?” Every prayer meeting, they hand out envelopes.”

Though you’re just a guest in a Bible study there in my friend’s [church], they would give you envelopes for you to put [money]. You would state there what that is for, your “seed faith,” your prayer, and like this, like that.

Also, there were tithes there. Of course for me, what if you didn’t have money to place there? It was embarrassing because we were only a few people there. Only about 10 people attended.

Bro. Antonio: She then wanted to attend mass again.

Sis. Marivel: I already wanted to praise… I wanted to praise God, but I just didn’t know how.

Bro. Antonio: There were times that we would argue, because we didn’t have any spiritual guidance. She wanted to return to Catholicism, but I said, “I don’t want to. If you wish, go back alone.”

Sis. Marivel: “Where should we worship now?” I asked. Until the time came that we frequented watching the Bible Exposition on TV. Bro. Daniel invited [to attend the Mass Indoctrination] in February. So we attended, and continued with it.

Bro. Antonio: Of course, we saw the goodness here. We also wanted to set our lives straight, based on what is written.

Sis. Marivel: That feeling you get when you have a question and it’s answered based on what’s written; that’s what we like. We also investigated others, and we realized that what they taught was really wrong.

Perhaps, the Lord also willed for us, giving us [a chance] to be called, like “This is it. Your search is over. This is it. You have to [join]. Come here.”

Bro. Antonio: Then, there was a time when we felt something was encouraging us with what [Bro. Eli] was saying. What he said regarding graven images, I felt fear [of God] that time. I said, “So it’s like this. Why do some people do it, when it’s a great sin against God?”

On Being Baptized

Bro. Antonio: For me, I felt like the heartaches I had in life are gone. It’s like, the weariness and difficulties and the sins I had, I believe they’re gone.

Also, there’s you’re faith in the Lord that you will give yourself, your whole heart, and ask for forgiveness; all the emotional baggage that you feel towards your parents, your other friends will go away.

Sis. Marivel: I cried because as the baptizer was asking me questions, I felt that the Holy Spirit went unto me. It felt so clean.

That feeling that you’re here, and you’re sorry for what you’ve done. As I answered “Yes,” I repented already of my sins.

As was said, you have to bury those, and remove the bitterness [from your heart]. There were times before that I was like that: I would say something, but it wasn’t true inside. But now, it’s not like that, ever since I heard…

There are things that I don’t like at times. Sometimes, in my anger towards someone, I couldn’t even say their name. But now, though I say their name, no bitterness is attached to it.

I hope, God willing, that we will be able to continue with this. That’s why we must really continue [listening] so that our hearts may be filled with the word of God. So that we may not do again the things that we know we’ll just be sorry for in the end.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Sis. Marivel: We are thankful that there are people like Bro. Eli [and Bro. Daniel] who lead people to what is really right.

Bro. Antonio: I hope Bro. Eli will continue to spread the word of God.

~ o ~

Sis. Lydia San Andres and Sis. Angelina Keyser, 51 & 54, Former Catholics, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

Sis. Lydia: Because I believe that what Bro. Eli is saying is the truth. Also, I read the Bible, and I believe it’s true.

Sis. Angelina: I saw that what he teaches is good. I really knew the Lord.

Sis. Lydia: [We listened] on television, on radio. We listened simultaneously as she is my neighbor.

Sis. Angelina: I would visit her house at times. She would read [the Bible] to me, and we would listen on radio.

Sis. Lydia: I have attended so many [religions]. I didn’t like the teachings of others. I like the preaching of Bro. Eli.

Sis. Angelina: The teaching here is better. That’s why it [settled] in our hearts and minds. It’s good.

Sis. Lydia: And he really reads it from the Bible.

On Being Baptized

Sis. Angelina: I feel light. It’s like I saw Christ in me.

Sis. Lydia: The same with her. It feels okay.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Sis. Lydia: I am delighted with Bro. Eli. Thinking about it, I feel like crying, because who are we for him to teach us like that? As I said, Bro. Eli is so kind. He teaches us the word of God, despite gaining nothing from us.

I would cry at times because I really read in the Bible that God gave each of us our own duties. Bro. Eli’s task is to preach, with courage, boldly. That’s not for himself. If you hearken to it, then thank [God], as you’re the one who’s going to be blessed, and not the preacher.

His status is okay already, preaching the good [word of God]. But for us who listen and obey [those words], it’s really a great thing. It’s for our own good.

In others, just give [money] and you’re okay. Here, it’s hard, but why do you still like it? Also, what’s good here is: When you join, you will really get rid of all vices. With others, you can still do them. Just attend; give if you wish. Here, it’s strict, but right. We won’t regret giving money because you see [what they do for] the brethren.

Sis. Angelina: Bro. Eli is so good. He’s good in preaching. I really like what he teaches: They go straight to the heart.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: January 2, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethen baptized on January 2, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Bonifacio Ramones, 68, Former Catholic, NCR

On Joining the Church of God

I saw the difference in the doctrines; I’m from Catholicism, and even joined the El Shaddai movement, but I wasn’t content there. It felt like there was something big missing.

I was scanning the AM band on the radio in search for good Bible topics. I found him [Bro. Eli Soriano] on the far end of the radio [frequencies]. When I heard him, I found that what he was saying is okay. I verified it in the [Bible] books he mentioned, and saw it there, so that’s it.

It has been about two years since I listened on both television and radio. Then I verified that true facts are being said, so there is truth. Even in the Noli Me Tangere, in the Pasyon, in the Huling Paalam (Last Farewell) and in [Jose Rizal’s] Letter to Malolos Women in Meycauayan, I verified those. So there’s truth in it.

On Being Baptized

I felt light and I was crying.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that his life will be longer, that their lives will be longer.

~o~

Sis. Jennilyn Chan, 30, Former Catholic, Tarlac Province

On Joining the Church of God

Of course firstly, I want to know the Lord, that I may be used in a better ministry.

I learned that there are many things that I need to change in myself, [and] that there are many things that I need to obey according to [the will of] the Lord.

My husband is already a member, and he brought me to [Church gatherings]. He was the instrument I was waiting for that paved the way for me to become a member today.

He’s abroad, but whenever he is here for vacation, he brings me to the locale. He just comes back here every vacation. When he left, I just went to the locale on my own. I attended continuously until I was called also.

On Being Baptized

I felt light inside. I hope that my getting to know Him will continue.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will continue to teach us. They have different ways to continue to guide us with the help of the Lord.

~o~

Sis. Rachelle Miranda, 47, Former Catholic, Negros Occidental

On Joining the Church of God

It was through my friend, my towns-fellow, who is already a member [that I got to know about the Church].

When we met again, after not seeing each other for many years, it was like what she was telling me was different; she was different. Then she told me things and the teachings she learned.

She attends in Pasig Bayan Locale, while I in Silang, Cavite. She told me, “Try it there. There is a locale near your place, your apartment.

But even before that, I was already searching [for God]. I attended baptist gatherings, but I didn’t feel comfortable there, as it seemed different. They were more on… Everytime they preached, it boiled down to money.

On Being Baptized

After baptism, there’s a feeling of calmness that I can’t explain. I was teary-eyed when I was being asked questions [by the baptizer] in the baptistery. Even as I was just entering, I felt nervous. But I said some prayers as I was really willing. I really wanted to change for the better.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May they continue doing their works and may they be blessed.

~o~

Bro. Cesar Cabiling, 47, Former Freelancer, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is the true one. Because in my over two years of attending Bible Studies, I really saw that this is the one that speaks the truth.

I attended Bible Studies before [in other religions], but they were heading nowehere. When they were asking me to join, to be baptized, they didn’t lay down the facts on what it was that I will be accepting.

This, here, is the right teaching. Others just don’t have it. It feels like you’re just hanging on air during baptism, that you will just accept Jesus Christ as Savior and that’s it. In the many religions I’ve been to… even how their women dress [is not okay].

In one I attended, their women were wearing short shorts. So you really could not concentrate. Also, the works of those men who really say that they are of God are vain; they really don’t do good.

But here as I told Bro. Gregg, and as my son, who got baptized here on December 19, 2014, told me — when you walk here, you have peace of mind. It’s unlike when you go to other places wherein you don’t know how others behave. The people there might drink and drink, become drunk and then become hostile. But here, you will have peace of mind. You know that the brethren have good hearts.

On Being Baptized

Actually, I’m a person who easily gets angry. But I felt so light that time; I didn’t think of anything that would work me up. Nothing. I just felt light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

To our two preachers, may God always keep them, give them good health, and refrain them from troubles that may be caused by men. May they have more blessings, especially spiritual ones.

~o~

Sis. Melany Guce, 39, Former Catholic, Batangas Province

On Joining the Church of God

I joined the Church of God because I saw the true reformation, true knowledge of God, through my husband. So, it was my husband, who became a bridge for me to know God.

My husband got baptized on March 21 just last year. Then, that’s when I saw the big change in him. All his gambling, drinking were gone; he really underwent total change.

At first, he invited me, but I sometimes felt irritated because everytime we see each other, he would always mention “Bro. Eli, Bro. Eli.”

Later on, he somewhat changed his strategy. I didn’t hear it anymore. So I was like wanting to hear it, until the time came that I came with him to listen to the teachings. That’s when I learned the true doctrines.

On Being Baptized

It’s different, as I used to get angry easily. I had little self control before. But now it seemed to have broadened, widened.

[After baptism] he forgot to bring me my dry clothes as he was feeding [our] two kids that we brought with us, until the time came that I was the only one left [in the restroom] who hadn’t change clothes.

Before, simple things like that would irritate me. But that time, even I felt unfamiliar to the feeling. “Why wasn’t I irritated? Why did I understand the situation? Perhaps he was still doing something else.” So I proved that even I have been changed. I hope it continues.

Ever since my husband became a member, [The Old Path] is on his cell phone. So in the morning as I write, I would hear it.

Then one time, he brought the children with him. And oh, the kids enjoyed the KNC [Flock of the Lamb]. The time came when I was the only one left at home, so I also joined them. That’s when I started to listen.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

For Bro. Eli, may you be blessed with a longer life to further your preaching of the word of God. The same goes for Bro. Daniel.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: December 25, 2014

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on December 25, 2014 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Paula Jean Cabral, 31, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

It’s here where I felt the true calling, without hypocrisy. Also, there’s the concern of every brother to each other, and their observance of God’s words is not based on their own understanding. I felt the brotherhood here.

In our former religion, it’s like you can do anything you want to do, and after you do it you just pray and you’ll do it again. But here, I learned how to truly pray to God, how to really ask for forgiveness in prayer.

My husband led me here. He was the first to be baptized. While he listened to Q&As in Bible Expositions, I went with him and we also go to Apalit when he’s here. He was baptized last year; it’s my turn this year.

He was abroad for eight years, and he was able to listen [there]. Until the time came when his mother was also able to listen and became a member last November.

We also watched via live streaming. Also, when the TV signal is weak and only UNTV is the only one left as the others are already black and white, you’ll be able to watch [Bro. Eliseo Soriano’s] Q&As.

He was very patient in sharing this religion, our religion to me. He didn’t quit. Even though it’s just one or two Q and As, he would share it with me every day.

When he was here, even our housemate was able to listen and be baptized. I thought to myself, “Gradually, you are being enlightened and you learn not to be close-minded. It’s very delighting to know that I found here the fulfillment that I’ve been searching for, especially of the spiritual kind, as not all religions are [satisfying].

On Being Baptized

It feels light inside, and like something in me was removed and replaced with a humble heart, if that’s how I can term it: a humble heart.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May they continue being good examples to us. I pray for their good health and may they continue to lead and spread more the good news of the Bible that there is still hope.

~o~

Bro. Raymart and Bro. Michael Castillo, 20 & 17, Former Catholics, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

Bro. Michael: Because we know that this is the true religion. The teaching is right and good, unparalleled by other religions.

Bro. Raymart: As my brother said, this is the right and true one to join. Also, I’m afraid of dying and not knowing the truth. I heard the true preaching.

Bro. Michael: My brother always watched [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on television.

On Being Baptized

Bro. Michael: Happiness that I only felt here in The Old Path [the Church of God].

Bro. Raymart: I cannot explain the happiness and thanksgiving to God I feel for being a brother-in-faith. That’s all. Thanks be to God.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Michael: Bro. Eli, thanks for your patience in teaching the truth to all the people in various countries who have not yet learned it through radio, through television. Thank you.

Bro. Raymart: I will just start from where my brother left off, and hope that they will be given longer lives to be able to serve many more people who have not yet learned the doctrines.

~o~

Bro. Enrique Jr. & Sis. Caroline Faller, 24 & 26, Former Catholics, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

Bro. Enrique Jr.: We learned the truth. Since the religion we were born in was different, some associate The Old Path with being evil, that it is like this and like that. So whenever I heard it back then, I felt ashamed, and didn’t find out about it.

But with God’s mercy, our television has UNTV so there were times that I was able to watch it, until the time came that I got married. When I was young, I didn’t take religious talks seriously. Even in my old religion, I seldom went to mass; it’s true.

Then when I got married, I learned in life and seek guidance from my parents even now. I started to become interested in the teachings of Bro. Eli Soriano to us, because I saw that the teachings are very far from those of my former religion wherein I had no choice. You would really join it because even if you hadn’t yet learned how to say “Amen,” you would already be baptized.

Sis. Caroline: Also, the parents are a real influence.

Bro. Enrique: When we became husband and wife, we were able to listen to teachings that we can really see and read [in the Bible]. It’s not just speaking from one’s own thoughts, but is being read from a source.

When I was young, I was invited to the Iglesia ni Cristo, to the Born Again, but I didn’t take them seriously. But even so, I felt that I was still of God though I committed sins sometimes. Now, I’ve very happy that I am able to turn back to Him.

When we were able to listen to Bro. Soriano, since about less than a year ago, we didn’t anymore hesitated. Even though it’s Christmas day now, for me this is truly the happiest Christmas that has meaning. I hope that our loved ones will be with us here.

On Being Baptized

Sis. Caroline: It feels light inside. The emotional baggage, regrets I felt are now gone. It feels very satisfying.

Bro. Enrique: I felt like I just cried and cried when I was before God. I felt as if I was kneeling before Him, and I was showing myself to Him that I was filthy and was sorry of my sins, and will continue to seek guidance from Him till the end.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Sis. Caroline: May they be given longer lives so our families who are not yet members here will be able to listen to them.

Bro. Enrique: Thanks be to God that we have a Bro. Eli of whom I had an unpleasant impression before. But now, everything changed. Despite the accusations towards him, which we know are lies, I am thankful that we have a preacher who does not deprive us of salvation. I hope the Father continues to guide him and give him a longer life for his service.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: December 19, 2014

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on December 19, 2014 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Christopher Aranjuez, 40, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I often watch UNTV for over a year now and I saw the beauty of the teachings of Bro. Eli Soriano. I also examined other religions but didn’t get baptized, because I didn’t see [the answers] to my questions in them.

Nobody invited me; I just watch [The Old Path] on UNTV. Sometimes, I have friends [who also watch it]. I have co-workers in our barracks from the Iglesia ni Cristo who frequently watch the program of Bro. Eli Soriano.

On Being Baptized

I feel like there were seven evil spirits that came out of me. The [teachings] are really from the Bible and I hope to keep them my whole life and [teach] them also to my children.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Many thanks to you Bro. Eli, because of you, many minds have been enlightened. You are a brave man for teaching men who err [to correct their ways].

~o~

Bro. Nikko John Ricamara, 23, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Actually, I’ve long been listening to the program of Bro. Eli Soriano; there were also those who invited me [to Church gatherings].

It started after I graduated high school; I stopped studying and was just a loafer then. One time, someone approached me, but he wasn’t from the Church of God International but from the Iglesia ng Dios Haligi’t Suhay ng Katotohanan. I liked the teaching so I went with him.

Then, someone from The Old Path [the Church of God International] approached me and told otherwise from the Haligi’t Suhay. So I wanted to find out the truth as they had opposing [views].

When I attended gatherings, I liked The Old Path’s better because they give so much information, even what’s wrong in other religions.

On Being Baptized

I couldn’t help but cry during [baptism] because of the many sins I had. When I saw another person get baptized, I just cried and cried until it was already my own baptism. I couldn’t answer [the baptizer] properly due to my sobbing. But after I was baptized, I felt really happy and good inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, many thanks for all the teaching that you do. I’m thankful for your courage because despite many threats to your life, you still teach people.

~o~

Bro. Cyzlvester Pacheco, 27, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I’ve actually been listening [to Bro. Eliseo Soriano] for a long time now. Although my heart had been hard in the past when it comes to joining the Church, I saw nothing wrong with the teachings in the long period of my listening.

I saw the coherence in the teachings of Bro. Eli, and there is noone that can refute them. That is the reason why I believe that this is truly the Church that is of God because of the undefiled teachings of God.

I usually come here as a guest during Thankgivings, just to listen to the teachings of Christ through the guidance of Bro. Eli. One of his teachings thought me that it is really commanded by Christ to join what’s good and stay away from evil. So that led me to believe that it’s really commanded to join a Church. It’s not enough for you to just do good. You have to follow His teachings and His commandments.

On Being Baptized

I felt sorry of my sins. It felt heavy and I was afraid that I wasn’t worthy to go into the baptistery as I remembered all of my sins. But all the worries and doubts were gone away after I got out of the water; I felt light. Though you’ll remember all your heavy sins, but after being immersed … I believe that [I’ve] been forgiven.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Firstly, thanks be to God for preachers like Bro. Eli. May the Lord give you a longer life that you may be able to lead many more unto the true Church.

~o~

Sis. Lydia Laborte, 66, Former Catholic, Nueva Ecija Province

On Joining the Church of God

I was thinking where I could find someone to assist me [in going to a locale]. Then my neighbor who had an in-law and is a member here approached me one time, so I went with her.

I’ve long been listening [to Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on radio for a long time, about two years now.

I have been [blind] since when I was three years old. They told me I had a disease.

On Being Baptized

It feels good inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I am thankful beause God has called me [through them].

~o~

Sis. Purita Villegas and Sis. Luisa Blancia, Former Iglesia ni Cristo members, 68 & 60, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Sis. Purita: I thought of listening to [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on radio. I said, “This is the truth. I should go to it.” So I went with her [points to Sis. Lucia].

Sis. Lucia: Of course I’m searching for a real foundation of faith. You cannot live without worshipping God. That’s why I joined the Church. Even in the Jehovah’s Witnesses I underwent indoctrination, but I didn’t get baptized because I wasn’t content. It’s difficult if you don’t understand something and just enter.

I really aimed to be baptized here because… My cellphone’s battery already swelled up because of my 24-hour watching to Bro. Eli on the television channel on my mobile. It’s going to be broken soon because it works non-stop. It has no more cover because the battery’s swollen.

Sis. Purita: That’s also where I also listened sometimes, and I got fond of it because it was clear to me that it was something good. One time I went to her place, and we searched for a new way.

Sis. Lucia: It’s not a new way; it’s The Old Path [smiles at Sis. Purita].

Sis. Purita: We went to find a locale, but didn’t find one because we already wanted to go to the place we wished to be.

Sis. Lucia: What she’s saying is the coordinating center. The day I invited her to search for a coordinating center, we didn’t find one because I heard from the [plug on] television that there was a locale here, but didn’t know where.

Then I was surprised to know that I had a neighbor who was a member of The Old Path [the Church of God International]. She called me one time and said, “Come here. Do you want to [attend a gathering] but this is in the Church of God. And I said, “Oh! That’s what I’ve been searching for but I just didn’t know where the coordinating center is.” Then, she told me that she’d accompany me to it.

On Being Baptized

Sis. Purita: I feel nice and my body feels light. I feel light and happy.

Sis. Lucia: I feel good. I feel light.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Sis. Purita: I’m happy listening to them. It’s really good. I was taught the right word of God from the things I heard. I hope I can continue this until I reach salvation with the Lord’s mercy.

Sis. Lucia: For me there is none like Bro. Eli who preaches 100% true. You have to believe that what he says is true. To Bro. Daniel, all his works are good. I am really amazed by those who are getting treated by doctors, given medicine for free.

I am just truly amazed by it. You don’t see those things in ordinary men; they are really special. I hope that their bodily strength goes on that they may be able to help many more.

~o~

Sis. Teresita Cabusay, 64, Former Baptist, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I felt that all the teachings and everything that Bro. Eli says are true.

I often listen to him. But before, [the teachings] didn’t yet settle in my heart and mind. One time I watched his program, and it’s like the verse he said about salvation got imprinted in my mind.

So it was like my spirit was awakened, though [the program] was not live. Then I searched for him. I went to Sta. Maria because [I knew] that there was a The Old Path coordinating center there, but when I got there, I found out they had already transferred to a new place.

Now, I really asked about it; I rally searched for it. Nobody invited me, but I just voluntarily searched for Bro. Eli. Through him, I found the Lord.

I think it was in the 90s that I first heard [Bro. Eli Soriano]. My father listened to him. Before, he would listen solo on the upper floor of the house. He had a radio and my father listened to him so I got to listen too. However, the teachings perhaps weren’t in me yet at the time, but now I was really called.

I was a former Baptist, and now I’m here. Ever since the teachings spoken by Bro. Eli entered my heart, I was lead here. My life’s direction has now changed to the right one. Thanks be to God and for the salvation of the Lord that I have found.

On Being Baptized

After I was baptized, I felt like the word of the Lord entered my heart. I will live by this, by what I learned on how to be clean and live a new life [with God’s help and mercy].

I felt like I was a new person. As what was said, you cannot enter the kingdom of God if you will not be born again. That is why my spirit is now born in Christ.

On MCGI Leaders

To Bro. Eli, may he be given more strength by the Lord to be able to preach to those who have not yet accepted the word of God, our salvation.

To Bro. Daniel, may he and his family be blessed. I hope that our preachers will be blessed.

~o~

Sis. Krisna Mae Ching, 15, Former KNC, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

Because I also learned from my parents the word of God, much moreso from Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

I learned a lot of deep things from the topics. The topics outlined by Bro. Eli are good. I learned a lot.

I was a KNC [Kawan ng Cordero or Flock of the Lamb] before. I’m a KNC graduate. Ever since I was a kid, I already heard Bro. Eli. My mother would bring us to the locale. Until I grew up, I was in the KNC.

On Being Baptized

It feels good inside and I’m happy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May God always keep them. Thanks be to God because I became a member through them.

~o~

Bro. Mark Jayson Villarante, 15, Former KNC, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

I felt that the Lord was calling me already. Also, it is God’s will for me that’s why I got baptized.

At first, it was my older brother that became a member. Then my mother invited me to the locale. I was a KNC first, until I understood [the teachings] gradually.

It is not in other religions. If you will compare the Church to others, the teachings I hear in the Church are unparalleled. They are really different.

On Being Baptized

I felt light and I feel that my sins have been cleaned. It’s like I’m a newborn baby. It’s like what Bro. Eli said. I feel really really light.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May the Lord always keep them, and I pray that they may reach many more people and lead them to return unto God and become members of the Church of God.

~o~

Bro. Jovey Abac, 69, Former Born Again, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I’ve been 12 years as a Born Again Christian, but I saw [how] the Lord touched me and it’s very effective. I just knew of this through watching television. Every time I would get up at 2 a.m., I would see [The Old Path], and it would start at that time.

Somehow, I knew spiritual things, though in another way. But perhaps, there is an appointed time for me to serve. I believe that I have kept my relationship with God, and my knowedge has increased.

On Being Baptized

Oh I really believe that the Holy Spirit is in me. I just really felt it. Upon sitting down, there was a cool breeze, and I felt my tears flowing from my eyes though I wasn’t remembering anything. I just cried and cried during the baptism.

Before I was immersed, until afterwards I was crying and crying all the way to the restroom. That’s what I felt, that the Holy Spirit was in me.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope many more will pray for their safety, and may they continue to lead many more souls unto the Church.

To God be the glory

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