Newly Baptized Testimonials: August 30, 2013

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s newly baptized members on August 30, 2013 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Elbert Jamito, 31, Former Baptist, Laguna Province


On Being Baptized
This is one of the biggest decisions that I made in my life after I found out that my previous religion isn’t true.

In my former religion, they had teachings like “Once saved, always saved,” that when you really search for in the Bible, you’ll see that it isn’t so. You really have to work; you have to exercise it in your daily life. You have to persevere in your faith.

In my former religion, once you’re saved, you don’t have to do anything anymore. That’s one of the big differences of the Church of God I joined in. It’s unlike any other religion because in Catholicism you’ll see something wrong, in Born Again, in INC, in Oneness.

My decision is like to heed the call of God to be near Him, to return to Him.

On MCGI Leaders
Firstly, I thank God because He used Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel as instruments in spreading the Word of God. I thank God sincerely because He gave me an opportunity to hear Bro. Eli on television. It paved the way for me to be here now, why I am baptized today and have received the truth that is the Word of God.

~o~


Bro. Michael Repolona, 39, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
I feel happy, it’s a different feeling. I can’t almost say anything because I’ve long been searching for the true religion. I was able to watch on television. I used to just come by [The Old Path] but I don’t pay attention to it.

It started when there was a Bible in the house. I said to myself that what Catholics do are wrong, so I sought out what’s right. The Bible came from Catholics who said that we just had to give Php50.00 like a sort of donation for us to have it.


On MCGI Leaders
To Bro. Eli and Bro Daniel, I hope that their preaching will last longer and widen in scope that they may lead many more people.

~o~


Bro. Kelvin Repolona, 21, Former Catholic, Cavite Province


On Being Baptized
It’s as if something heavy is gone from me. It’s of great help because you’ll feel really very light after being baptized; it’s a wonderful feeling.

I got to listen [to Bro. Eli Soriano] through my older brother who watches him on TV. He told me about it, just this August. I often watch his debates.

On MCGI Leaders
I thank the two of them because they became instruments for me to hear the true teachings of God.

~o~


Bro. Junel Alimpos, 23, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
I feel happy. I feel different because I’ve never experienced this before. I used to worship [in church] before, but then afterwards I would head home, like there’s no sense of brotherhood that happens.

I feel happy because I found the true teachings of the Lord through Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. When I heard Bro. Eli, that’s when I came to my senses. Actually, it was like an accident that I got to watch him.

I bought a mobile phone with television feed. It was nighttime then and when I tuned the channel, I saw The Old Path. Though the signal in our place wasn’t that good, I still listened.

I said to myself, “I didn’t know that there was a channel like this that parts of religion are being discussed.” I listened nightly and there I found out — after someone asks him he reads from the Bible — what the Lord prohibits us to do.

I say to my family that they shouldn’t be there [in Catholicism]. It’s like they’re really devoted there. I say to them that you won’t be able to save me come that time, and I won’t be able to you as each of us has his own righteousness in God.

On MCGI Leaders
May they continue with God’s mercy. May God always guide them and may they lead many more brethren in the true faith.

~o~


Bro. Epifanio Atenta, 55, Former Catholic, Rizal Province


On Being Baptized
I feel good. I was able to listen through a friend who invited me. It was my first time to listen to Bro. Eli. He’s a true preacher among all.

I was a Catholic before, but I didn’t worship regularly.  Once I asked myself, “Where is the true Church that I should go to, where the true God is?”

[Pointing to friend] I’m often with him in Catholic [worship]. He even became an El Shaddai member, but I didn’t. We’ve long been friends ever since I came to Montalban.

On MCGI Leaders
I can say nothing against him, except what’s in my mind is true. This is where I’ll serve, with Bro. Eli who is a minister of the teachings of God. That’s what I found in him.

~o~


Bro. Victor Francisco, 54, Former Catholic, Manila


On Being Baptized
Of course I’m happy because there’s a change in my life. Another thing is I knew what didn’t learn from my previous religion. I have this thinking now that the teachings in The Old Path are really different. Apart from that, there are many changes I believe.

On MCGI Leaders
What I learned from Bro. Eli is that he details every teaching he says through the Bible. Also, he really explains well. That’s why we better understand the commandments for us, the doctrines for us.

~o~

Bro. Jethro Briones, 83, Former Catholic, Batangas

On Being Baptized
I believe that from what I hear from Bro. Eli on television, I’m convinced that what he says is true. I listened to other preachers, but it’s unlike with him wherein [he preaches] the true Word of God. That’s why I decided to join.

I watched for a year, and now I decided to get indoctrinated and be baptized. I felt light and my heart feels as if it’s relieved. That’s what I thank God for, that I became a member of the Church of God. I thank God because He accepted me to be a member in the Church of God. I will obey the teachings [with God’s help].

On MCGI Leaders
For Bro. Eli, thank you. If I didn’t see you on television, if you weren’t on television, I wouldn’t see the truth. That’s all.

Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 17, 2013

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Bro. Eugenio San Andres, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Being Baptized
I’ve been listening to Bro. Eli’s teachings since long ago, about 90s or since 1985 even. But it’s only now that I really persisted to join.

I watched it daily. As soon as I arrived home, I tuned in to his program on TV. I listen to it, and I got more interested to join when my two children joined here before me.

Our youngest kept telling us about what’s happening here, so my wife and I got interested.

I’m thankful that I became a member of the Church of God. This is a very great thing for me. I feel good and light. Many sins and heavy problems were taken away from me.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that their health will be better. And wherever they may be now, though they are not with us, I hope that with the Lord Jesus’s help, they will be kept safe.

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Sis. Maria Teresa San Andres, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Being Baptized
Before I was baptized, I really bore a lot of problems. But when I got baptized, I really felt different. I feel good now. My heart really feels light.


Our children have long been here about 8 months already. From the very beginning, they have been telling us about bro. Eli.


On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, I hope that your teaching will go on and I hope that it will broaden more that you will be able to help many more people like us.

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Bro. Jameson Blake, Pampanga Province

On Being Baptized
Good feeling, and very different from the other religions. It’s better.

I’ve known The Old Path for almost a year via UNTV.

On MCGI Leaders
They are both very smart and God gave them a gift that no one else can have.

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Bro. Nicholas Blake, Pampanga Province

On Being Baptized
I feel great. The feeling is hard to explain yeah, but it’s positive.

On MCGI Leaders
Thank you for teaching us about the word of God. Unlike other preachers, Bro. Eli Soriano makes sense about it. He’s like the most sensible preacher I have seen or ever heard.

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Bro. Vicente Taac-Taac, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
At first it’s as if I was shaking and teary-eyed when I entered the water. Then, after I got immersed, I was smiling because the heavy feeling I had was gone.

On MCGI Leaders
For some reason, the television I fixed only displayed UNTV 37 clearly. Then I watched on it, because I was glad that it’s clear.

At about 11 in the evening, I watched Bro. Eli Soriano and when I heard him read [the Bible], I remembered what I read and I said, “Wow this is good.” From then on, I went on listening until I would fall asleep in the wee hours of the morning.

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Bro. Berlito Galientes, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
I really feel good. It’s unlike in Catholicism. I can’t say anything else about what I learned from The Old Path.

My workmate always talks about the program, until another brought me to the Locale of Munoz and invited me to a gathering, which I also liked.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that you will be able to continue your aid to people like me who are unlearned in righteousness. May God will for you to teach many more, and may the Gospel be spread to the whole world.

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Bro. Christian Polinag, Former Catholic, Cavite Province


On Being Baptized
I’m thankful because the Lord brought me to the true Church and now I know that I have an obligation. Now, I will finally serve Him.

On MCGI Leaders
May the Lord will for them to have more life that they may serve many more people like me who wishes to know true doctrines.

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Bro. Daniel Delos Reyes, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
First of all, I thank God because He accepted me though I had many sins in the past. I also thank those whom He used as instruments to bring me to the right Church. Now that I am born again in the spirit, I vow to fulfill my duties that I have been given upon my entering the Church.

On MCGI Leaders
I wish for them a long life. I hope that they will be able to help more people return to the true Church. I hope that they will be given more strength and wisdom. I thank them also. Because of them, I found the Church.

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Bro. Ramon Christian Solis, Former Pentecostal Church, NCR


On Being Baptized
This is my third religion. I was a Catholic. I was also invited to be a Born Again. There was just a friend who shared with me things [about God] that I have never heard from my former religion. Then I asked him from where he is, and he said from the Church of God; the one preached by Bro. Eli Soriano.


I felt different when I was baptized, unlike when I was baptized in the Born Again group where I felt nothing.

On MCGI Leaders
May God continue to use them so that they will be able to lead many more, that they will be able to preach to many more people who are lost like I once was.

Thanks also to them, because I thought I had found what I was looking for until I found that there is a Church like this.

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Bro. Alexes Alojado, Former Amazing Hope Christian Church, NCR

On Being Baptized
All I saw here was truth. The wrong things we saw in our former religions, here we have found to be right. I knew about this when a friend invited me to watch on UNTV 37, and I saw that it was Bro. Eli’s [program].

He was already a member at the time, and I thought of him as kind. He was with me before in our previous Church. Then, he disappeared; we didn’t know where he was. Well, I know now.

On MCGI Leaders
May God take care of them always. I hope that they won’t work hard too much so that many more souls will be lead to the truth.

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Sis. Mariciris Bunagua, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
I feel different. I feel changed, unlike in Catholicism.

Actually we’ve been listening to The Old Path for about eight years because of my mother-in-law. She has been inviting us ever since, but it’s only now that my family and I have been baptized.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that many more will believe them. I hope that many more like us who were former Catholics be lead here by Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.


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