MCGI’s Worldwide Bible Exposition Attendance Up By 250%

The Worldwide Bible Exposition of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) on August 7 has registered a 253% jump in attendance compared to last month’s figure. This was brought about by Bro. Daniel Razon’s Project 1-1 (one is to one).

From 23,587 attendees in the last Bible Exposition in July this year, the event saw 50,423 people in its coordinating centers in different parts of the globe.

Attendees of MCGI's Worldwide Bible Exposition on August 7, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center, Apalit, Pampanga. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
Attendees of MCGI’s Worldwide Bible Exposition on August 7, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center, Apalit, Pampanga. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

“With God’s mercy, our guests last night (August 7) were 18,455,” said Bro. Daniel in an MCGI regular Thanksgiving service the following day (August 8). The Supporting Overall Servant to MCGI then urged members to continue supporting “Project 1-1”.

“Of course, it doesn’t mean that they will become members already or that we will force them to join as it is not like that in our congregation,” Bro. Daniel continued. “We just want them to hear the word of God.”

Ask Bro. Eli. The Bible Will Answer

The program proper of the Worldwide Bible Exposition features Bro. Eli’s popular “Itanong Mo Kay Soriano. Biblia Ang Sasagot” question-and-answer forum, where guests get to ask the international evangelist live via satellite.

A female guest logging her name at the attendance table in the Muñoz Coordinating Center. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
A female guest logging her name at the attendance table in the Muñoz Coordinating Center. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Eleven remote points from Sorsogon province to Kuwait asked the MCGI Servants while over 1,360 centers monitored the proceedings.

“Is it God’s will for homosexuals to exist? How can they be saved?” asked John Lery Bucad, in Filipino, and was one of the night’s more memorable queries.

“God shows versatility in His creation,” replied Overall Servant to MCGI Bro. Eli Soriano. Reading John 9:1-3 afterwards, Bro. Soriano stressed the Lord Jesus Christ’s words in Verse 3: Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him (KJV).

Through satellite technology, Bro. Eli Soriano can talk with people from different points worldwide and read the Bible's answers to their questions live . (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
Through satellite technology, Bro. Eli Soriano can talk with people from different points worldwide and read the Bible’s answers to their questions live . (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

“Sometimes, we don’t see that being blind has its advantages,” Bro. Eli continued. Giving an example to expound on his point, the international evangelist said that unlike people with sight, blind people are free from the lust of the eyes.

MCGI’s Bible Expositions

“It is a great thing for people’s minds to be enlightened through the teachings of God that Bro. Eli preaches, and for them to hear the righteousness read from the Bible.”

Bro. Daniel came up with the concept behind the Bible Exposition in the early 90s. What started in a humble venue where guests were invited to have a free meal and listen to Bro. Eli is now an event of the same idea but of far greater extent.

Apart from reading the Bible's verses in English and Spanish during Bible Expositions, Bro. Daniel Razon serves as the moderator between the different remote points, MCGI Coordinating Centers, where guests to ask Bro. Eli await their turn. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
Besides reading the Bible’s verses in English and Spanish during Bible Expositions, Bro. Daniel Razon serves as the moderator between the different remote points, MCGI Coordinating Centers, where guests to ask Bro. Eli await their turn. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Apart from the monthly Bible Exposition in Filipino, MCGI also conducts it in Spanish, Portuguese (broadcast on Youtube) and English weekly.

“So once again, to God belong all the honor and glory. We thank Him for His guidance in works like this,” remarked Bro. Razon.

Meanwhile, Bro. Razon announced that MCGI will host a Bible Exposition in Africa on August 26, which will start at 1 a.m. Philippine time.

(Written by Rigor Arellano)

Newly Baptized Testimonials: July 24, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on July 24, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Isabelo Ibajo, 63, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

There are many reasons. I woke up in this world with my parents being Catholics. Then, they made me become a Seventh-Day Adventist; however, I didn’t like the preaching.

Many years passed by and I would return to Catholicism. I had a wife. I went to Saudi Arabia. But actually, before I went to Saudi, I had already heard of Bro. Eli’s preaching in 1980.

I just couldn’t give attention and time to it then as I was focused on my work and going abroad. I spent eight years in Saudi, but what I heard from Bro. Eli never left my mind.

– – – – –

When I returned here in the Philippines, I had a problem with my family. My wife sold our house and lot in Fortune Village, and went with another man. So when I got here, my mind was already troubled. I couldn’t give time to being indoctrinated.

I went back to our province. When I was there, my mind was restless. So now, I strove to reach this place that I may continue with what I heard from Bro. Eli Soriano.

I watch UNTV on my cell phone; it’s only through this that I tuned into his program. I listen daily, nightly. Actually, its antenna already got broken because I rolled over onto it [in bed]. [Laughs]

On Being Baptized

I felt light after I got immersed in the water. I’m greatly thankful for it; I even cried. It’s because this has long been a dream of mine, and now, it has finally come true.

As I was changing my clothes, I was thanking the Lord that my dream has been realized. If my wife didn’t go astray then, perhaps I would have been a member already long ago.

I really feel relieved right now. I don’t feel constrained anymore. So when we were clapping our hands a while ago, even my shouts were on the top of my lungs.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I am greatly thankful that my dreams finally came true. Thank you very much Bro. Eli. The brethren in the Locale of Biga told me that there was a locale in Dasmariñas in the province of Cavite. I told them that I just heard from Bro. Eli that there was a locale here. So when I found it, I was really thankful to God that my dreams have come true.

~o~

Bro. Michael Guela, 24, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

His teachings are good; they are from the Bible. It’s really good, and are according to the way and instruction of the Lord.

On Being Baptized

I felt light. It feels good inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that God will continue to guide them.

~o~

Sis. Letty Manilag, 65, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

My son is from China, and he got baptized there. When he came here in the Philippines, he invited us.

At first, I didn’t like it. Then he told me, “Mama, please come attend with me. You’re just going to listen.”

So I went with him, and my in-law and other child and their housemate also joined us. As I listened, I realized that what Bro. Eli says is true. And then I liked it already.

– – – – –

Before, we would just laugh at him [my son], because even when he was just studying, he already listened to Bro. Eli.

We would laugh at him. I even said to him, “Maybe you’re going to be a minister also one day.” I just joked about it, and he just let me.

Time passed by and he went abroad. One day, he called me to seek my permission. He said, “Mama, I’m going to get baptized here.” Now, when he went home, he brought us here.

On Being Baptized

It’s like all my ill feelings have been taken away. Before, I had bad blood towards my husband. My husband always drinks, but he came with us when we attended the indoctrination. Last night, he even went with us. But I don’t think he’s ready yet.

My daughter got baptized, my youngest; she’s here now. So, there are three of us now here. I was formerly a Catholic, and nightly I would pray to God. I said, “Loving Father, please direct me where I should go, because there are many religions now.”

As I listened to Bro. Eli, I felt that it’s what I want. And it’s because I understood everything.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Now that I have been baptized here, I’m exceedingly thankful that I have found a place where true worship of God is.

~o~

Bro. Ariel Bacolod, 28, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I wanted to know the true God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, that my soul may have a guide. That’s the main purpose why I joined.

Last year, around November of 2014, I was able to listen via the Internet, and it went on from there.

All the doctrines that Bro. Eli says are all from God; they are from the Bible. I watched all of his debates on the Internet.

On Being Baptized

I feel blessed. All the emotional burdens that I carried in my heart, the sins I have committed are now gone.

I realized what the result would have been had I not been baptized, having done many sins before. We need the process of baptism to be saved. That is its purpose.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

My message for both of them is that may they continue their works that other people will be saved as well. I’m certain that they are the instruments of God for those who don’t know anything about salvation to be able to listen to them and be sure of it.

~o~

Bro. James Manrique, 16, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is the only religion that I have found to be true. What Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel say is the truth.

I was formerly a KNC [Kawan ng Cordero or Flock of Lambs]. Ever since I was a child, I have already been active in Church activities. I also listened during Thanksgivings and Bible studies. I have been away from the KNC for five years though as I lived with my grandmother who is a Catholic.

On Being Baptized

It’s different; it’s really a different feeling. I can’t explain it.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thank you and I love you.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: July 17, 2015

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

Sis. Delia Altobar, 53, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

We [she and her family] started listening on TV. We watched him [Bro. Eliseo] and listened to his words about God.

We watched him for three months. Afterwards, we immediately sought The Old Path. We really searched for it ourselves and didn’t confide with other people. We found the locale in San Isidro Dos in Paombong, Bulacan.

Bro. Eli explains well the words of God that’s why we decided to join here.

On Being Baptized

I’m elated, of course!

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will have a longer time in serving people across the whole world. Thanks be to God!

~o~

Bro. Lonillo Jereza, 42, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I started listening because of my workmate as he is a brother-in-faith. I’m a soldier, and he introduced the program of Bro. Eli to me.

I have watched it on television since then. Sometimes, when I was alone, I would go up to [my room] and watch it on my tablet. There are channels that my tablet is able to pick up.

Bro. Eli’s preaching is different. You will really see that what he says is true. You will feel it.

—-

I read the Bible, and as I listen to the verses, I read them at the same time. That’s why I decided to get indoctrinated.

I experienced some hindrances while I was being indoctrinated, like those coming from someone who is of a higher rank than me at work. But with God’s mercy, I was able to continue. You just really need to have faith in Him.

Actually, before I came here last night, one of my children didn’t go home immediately, and there was no one else to take care of my other children.

I was worried at first [that I might not be able to attend] because my wife also worked. But I thought it good to let my faith go to work. It’s like when the Lord Jesus Christ told Peter to be strong in faith.

On Being Baptized

I feel happy. My life was changed because of my listening [to Bro. Eliseo]. I was cleansed; I had a great change in me.

I have finally attained the true faith. I feel different now that I have been baptized.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks be to God for them. Because of them, I was able to hear sound doctrine.

I hope that the Lord will give them more strength to be able to preach that they may be able to reach many more people, so that the true faith will be propagated and that many more will worship God.

~o~

Bro. Rodrigo Altobar, 81, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I have long been listening. Now, for the longest time that I have been searching, I didn’t know where I could go.

I asked about [a locale] as my wife didn’t know one too. It turned out, the one I have been looking for is just near [referring to the Locale of Paombong]

I saw here all the truth that I did not see in other religions. Ever since I was a… I really didn’t feel this emotional relief in my being then.

On Being Baptized

Of course, it’s like my being has been changed. I feel that all the errors I have committed… [Cries] It’s only now that I felt like this.

This is why I’m greatly thankful that I was able to listen to Bro. Eli. That is when my consciousness, my emotion was awakened.

I’m thankful for being baptized. I feel that my life has changed. That’s all.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that the minds and paths of many more people will be enlightened.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: July 10, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on July 10, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center.

Bro. Russel Llamzon, 43, Former Baptist Church Member, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

At first I didn’t make anything of it. I was invited by my wife; she was the first to be baptized.

It was about six years ago. We attended a Church service. Then, she went abroad and that discontinued.

Perhaps, I can consider this time a calling also. I was formerly a Baptist, and the teachings here are really different from theirs.

At first, it was like my former beliefs were still putting up a fight [in my mind]. Of course, it’s like that, like you’re going to have confusion. But as the days passed by, I would attend Church services without anyone inviting me. I went on my own.

On Being Baptized

It’s really a different feeling. I have experienced being baptized in my previous religion. But even just during indoctrination, I could already see the difference. It was light. I felt light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, keep it up. The teachings are good because they are based in the Bible. Thanks be to God.

~o~

Bro. Emmanuel Villegas, 19, Former Catholic, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

This is where the right teaching from the Bible is.

It was my papa who became a member here in the Church first. Then, papa told me to join as well. Every week my papa would bring me to [thanksgivings].

On Being Baptized

I felt light inside, like all my worries have disappeared.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope they will be able to preach the true teachings from the Bible to much more many people.

~o~

Sis. Teresita Alferez, 70 Former Baptist, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

Now, I feel that my mind has been opened to the truth. My in-law and my nephew in Taguig [introduced this to me]. Whenever I would go to their place, they would share the teachings to me.

I would just listen at home while watching television. I started just this year. One time, when I wasn’t able to attend, they went to my home and I got indoctrinated that time there.

On Being Baptized

I’m happy. I feel happy and teary-eyed. Of course, it’s only now that I have experienced such an acceptance of God.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli is a good preacher. With Bro. Daniel, I have long watched him on TV. He hosted Unang Hirit. Actually, I was shocked when he wasn’t there anymore.

I’m happy that they are able to preach messages and teachings [from God].

To God be the glory

MCGI’s July 2015 ITG: Of Global Evangelization and Divine Interventions

Just how does a town-to-town preaching effort in the Philippines turn into 24 hours a day, seven days a week broadcasts with a worldwide reach?

MCGI brethren in London welcome arriving congregants of the International Thanksgiving to God last July 3-5, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
MCGI brethren in London welcome arriving congregants of the International Thanksgiving to God last July 3-5, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon, the Members Church of God International Overall Servants, took members back to Church history. Congregants learned anew the importance of acknowledging and proclaiming God’s interventions in the ministry and in their daily lives, as

“This is the work of no man, but of God,” Bro. Eli said during the 3-day International Thanksgiving to God (ITG) held from July 3 to 5 this year.

The Overall Servants told the Church members about The Old Path, which despite adversity and persecution from religious peers, would become one of the longest-running religious programs in the Philippines.

An interpreter for the deaf and mute does sign language as Bro. Eli Soriano speaks to MCGI brethren around the world via satellite and the internet. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
An interpreter for the deaf and mute does sign language as Bro. Eli Soriano speaks to MCGI brethren around the world via satellite and the internet. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Years later, the award-winning show’s success would reach Latin America where it broadcasts in Portuguese and Spanish non-stop. The program’s following soon translated to over 200 MCGI chapters in Brazil alone.

Bro. Eli further stressed that even situations which are seemingly bad can be for the benefit of His children, citing Romans 8:28.

[Read more about MCGI History]

Stories of Deliverance

On the third day (July 5) of the ITG, congregants also expressed other stories of the Lord’s intervention in their lives. One of which was about the testimony of a sister who survived Typhoon Yolanda.

During the storm surge, Sis. Arlene Verona was carried by high, powerful floods into a vacant lot where she saw a papaya tree. She prayed to be swept towards it, and soon enough, she was able to hold onto it until the waters had subsided.

It will be remembered that the devastating storm had record-breaking winds that caused multiple storm surges in Tacloban. The force was also enough to pluck out hundreds of coconut trees from their roots. According to the official gazette of the Philippine government, the onslaught of this tropical cyclone affected 1,473,251 families with a total casualty count of 6,340.

[Read Sis. Arlene Verona’s full story]

Members at the ADD Convention Center in Pampanga, Philippines, offering a song of thanks to God during the Thanksgiving of the Body. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
Members at the ADD Convention Center in Pampanga, Philippines, offering a song of thanks to God during the Thanksgiving of the Body. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Another unfolding of divine intervention happened during the September 11 bombing of the twin towers of the World Trade Centers in New York. Bro. Ramel Cada developed rashes that spread all over his body overnight. He decided not to go to work on September 11, 2001. His assigned route as a USPS mailman was the Twin Towers.

Bro. Mel Magdaraog, a Helper of the Ministry, also shared his eyewitness account back in the 90s.

Two trucks carrying molasses were about to close in and sandwich the backseat of the car where Bro. Eli and his grandchild were in, when the moving vehicles suddenly halted. It was the same time when Bro. Mel heard Bro. Eli exclaim, “Panginoon ko! (My Lord!)”

Of Divine Inspirations and Global Celebrations

During its regular Thanksgivings on Saturdays, MCGI spends the bulk of the day studying a biblical topic. On ITGs, an average of three lessons are taught by Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel making for what the Church considers as an exclusive spiritual feast.

Among the topics served pointed out the biblical standpoint disproving what many religions view as “the second coming of Christ.”

Bro. Daniel S. Razon delivering a biblical topic during the three-day Thanksgiving of the Body of MCGI in July 2015. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
Bro. Daniel Razon delivering a biblical topic during the three-day Thanksgiving of the Body of MCGI in July 2015. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

The MCGI preachers used the very verses upon which the said common belief is based, Hebrews 9:26-28, to prove that it is a clear misconception of St. Paul’s words, “and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

Another topic elaborated about the significance of the Bible’s entirety, and why its preservation was no accident. “The original words of God were wonderfully preserved,” said Bro. Daniel.

During breaks, the MCGI Servants also attended to the spiritual needs of members by conducting consultations. The time was allotted for any questions that members may have about the studied topics.

MCGI brethren in South America are flashed on the screen as well as the Portuguese lyrics of a song of praise at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)
MCGI brethren in South America are flashed on the screen as well as the Spanish lyrics of a song of praise at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga. (Photo courtesy of Photoville International)

Members offered songs of praise to God from different regions across the world, in their respective mother tongue — from adults to children; from members to Overall Servants.

MCGI uses satellite and Internet technologies to be able to convene from multiple points worldwide simultaneously.

To join in a Coordinating Center near you, please email via: info@mcgi.org.

(Written by Rigor Arellano)

Newly Baptized Testimonials: June 26, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on June 26, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Michelle Taboy, 15, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

For me, I really behaved badly towards my siblings, and I wanted to change.

I was a KNC [Kawan ng Cordero or Flock of Lambs], and I was always in the locale. When there’s a Bible Exposition, I would be there. Then sometimes, we watched [The Old Path] on television.

On Being Baptized

I felt that I have repented of all of my sins. I felt very light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

For Bro. Eli, I’m thankful because if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have been able to hear the doctrines. For Bro. Daniel, I’m thankful because he’s always there to assist Bro. Eli.

~o~

Sis. Linda Remanes, 26, Former Catholic, Manila

At the age of 26, I had already experienced difficulties in life. We started out poor, and even until now.

However, I realized that we need God in our lives, because there are times when the strength we have won’t prove enough.

[We watched The Old Path] ever since we had a black and white TV. Then later on, we listened on radio we listened on as well.

On TV, it was on Channel 37, and even then when it was on Channel 13, we tuned in. Though we didn’t watch regularly.

—-

Until my father began listening religiously on radio. Whenever I would visit him, I was able to listen to it as well.

Then in 2008, God willed that my sister be baptized. Last year, I was able to attend thanksgivings and worship services regularly. I needed to assist my older sister as she had a severe illness.

Since then, we experienced that. I asked, “Is this a trial of God for her?” Or perhaps, it wasn’t only for her, but for our whole family?

—-

And now I became a member. God willed it, that He had mercy upon me to be joined unto the Church.

Actually I’ve long been told by [my sister] to join; though not forcibly. I did that by my own free will.

It was also because I felt ashamed somehow. I already regularly attended Church services; I was already able to hear teachings, and somehow, even then, they were able to go straight to my heart. I really felt it and that I needed it. I need God in times when we can’t do anything about it.

On Being Baptized

From the first day until the seventh day of [indoctrination], and every time I prayed, I pitied myself and felt ashamed; I always cried during prayer — in both the opening and closing prayers.

When the [baptizer] asked me if until my last breath I would obey the will of God, that I would observe His commandments, until then, I was crying.

But after I got immersed in the water, I felt so light inside. It was like I was lifted. I felt that I was floating in the water.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

For Bro. Eli, I’m thankful because if it weren’t for him, if he wasn’t guided by God, perhaps, I wouldn’t be the only one who isn’t a member, perhaps, there would be the Church now or that it wouldn’t have increased as much.

To Bro. Daniel, I’m thankful because of his effort in mass broadcasting. He uses tri-media, and even [beyond] it.

It’s not just advertising, but promotions of [God’s words]. It’s not only via the Internet but also in other media. It helped for us, who didn’t know anything about God, to know about Him and He willed for us to be led unto the Church.

I hope that the Lord will continue to guide and bless them that they may be able to help many more people.

~o~

Sis. Gloria Olmedo, 48, Former Born Again Group Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I was searching in myself where I should be, because I have already received so many trials from the Lord.

I was told that the reason why He hasn’t yet taken me is because there’s a way He’s giving me that I haven’t gone to yet.

At the time that I was searching [for the Lord’s path], I met a brother-in-faith. He told me to join them.

They were passing by our street that’s why they saw me there. When I saw them, I asked if they had a church wherein I could go to.

I was really a Born Again, but I didn’t have any place to worship in our place. “Come with us.” So I went with them.

On Being Baptized

I felt light. It feels good because the presence of God is there, that He is the one guiding you. As He said, when you call on Him, He will answer. So there.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May they continue preaching to men that those who haven’t heard their preaching can do so.

~o~

Sis. Nita Dataro, 59, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

We feel that it’s very easy in our hearts for us to join here. We saw via television that the way Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel run things is good. That’s why we joined.

It has been about a year ago since my husband and I [first watched The Old Path]. We would watch and listen until late at night.

On Being Baptized

I really felt light and very happy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that their lives will be longer that many more people will join their service to God and in preaching sound righteousness.

~o~

Bro. Frederick Yonzon, 44, Former Born Again Group Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It’s here where I saw and felt the truth. What Bro. Eli says is wisdom that isn’t his own but that which comes from the Father God.

I was able to listen [to Bro. Eliseo] on the UNTV Radio. It’s there where I listened nightly after my shift at work. Even as I go to sleep, that’s what I listen to.

I listened to the questions until midnight. Then on Saturdays and Sundays, I tune in to it as well.

I looked for one of the coordinating centers, and I found one. I continued from there.

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I’ve long been listening actually, ever since I was still in Taguig. I had a TV there and I always watched him.

Only, my religion then was the Born Again. But I was able to listen to him in the afternoon. Actually, I liked listening to him more.

When I moved to Cubao, I still listened to him. Even when my child got sick, it was still Bro. Eli whom I listened to.

I just really felt that I needed to get rid of the sins I’ve done, to change my life because I felt burdened already.

On Being Baptized

I felt light. I poured out there all my sins and [have forgiven] the sins of my siblings. It’s like I threw them away and buried them. It’s a new life.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I thank Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. Because of their program, they are able to help many people.

Those souls who are seeking favor from God the Father are able to hear, even if they are in the outreaches of society, through satellite, through radio.

~o~

Sis. Sarah Ramos, 19, Former KNC, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

I felt the calling of God to me. I don’t want to dilly-dally anymore because I know that this is the true Church of God.

Ever since I was a kid, even before I was born, my parents have already been members of the Church. I grew up in the Church.

On Being Baptized

I felt cleansed of my sins.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks be to God for Overall Servants like them. I hope that until the appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ, Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel will be in our midst.

~o~

Sis. Mary Grace Guinipaan, 17, Former Born Again Group Member, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

Ever since I [heard] the doctrines of God, I felt that it was good. The teachings are from the Bible.

It’s unlike in other religions wherein they only say one verse. Bro. Eli really takes the time to teach us the teachings of God. The instruction is good; you will really learn.

I was able to listen just this year, and I continued doing so. I felt that it would be a waste if I didn’t grab the opportunity.

I told myself, “This teaching is good; I will continue with it.” I was told that there was a baptism, so I pursued that because the doctrine is good, and you have a chance at salvation.

On Being Baptized

It’s like we were washed with sacred water. Also, we feel happy because we’re going to be saved [if we will triumph with God’s help], and that our sins are gone. So thanks be to God.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

May he continue bringing the teachings from the Bible to people that many more people on this earth to learn these things. I learned that the teachings are good.

I hope that he [Bro. Eli] will also take care of himself as he is already old. [[I believe] that God always takes care of him.

I hope that he doesn’t stop in helping people. Imagine, even his money, he doesn’t see it anymore. He really spends it all for people.

That’s why people are proud of him. That’s why people love him.

~o~

Sis. Machel Tejero, 20, Former Born Again Group Member, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

For me, it’s because the basis is really the Bible. Then, he also says, “What the Lord Jesus did is like this, like that.”

He also well explains everything that the Bible says. That’s why the people understand what the Lord Jesus Christ did, and that that is what we must do also.

My friend invited me to attend a Church service. At first, I was half-hearted. As I continued, I thought that I can be saved if I continue listening. Also, God knows what I felt, and that it could be changed when I get baptized.

On Being Baptized

I feel happy that I have been baptized and that my sins have been forgiven, and that we have returned to the Lord.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Many thanks to Bro. Eli for sharing to the whole world the teachings of God.

Many people are able to change by listening to him, those people who are ready to change and serve God.

I hope he always takes care and may God constantly guide him. I hope that he heals from his sickness. May he be able to help and save many more people.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: June 12, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on June 12, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Amparo Salting, 60, Former Catholic, Nueva Ecija Province

On Joining the Church of God

The teachings are good. I was invited to the Locale of Camp Tinio.

I was able to listen there, and told Sis. RJ that I wanted to be indoctrinated the following week as the teachings are good.

It was my first time to be invited to [a Church gathering], and it was to an indoctrination session then…

I was indoctrinated in just three days as I wanted to be baptized in the week that followed. It was a whole-day session; Sis. RJ was really tired, but it’s okay with her as it is for the Lord.

On Being Baptized

I feel okay. I’m happy… I was crying because of joy. Of course, when you feel the Lord, that you have accepted Him… You’re crying because He’s with you.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Many, many thanks to you Bro. Eli, because you changed my life through listening to the doctrines that you preach.

Many, many thanks and may God bless you more. I hope that your service to God will lengthen that you may be able to save many souls.

~o~

Bro. Alvin Ganancial, 26, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I wanted to change and know the true God.

It was because of my mother; I saw that she had changed her attitude.

I then asked myself how my mother was able to change, and why I didn’t join [the Church] or take a look at it or listen to the doctrines.

With God’s mercy I became [a member] today. I’m also thankful that I have accepted Him wholeheartedly, and that I was able to join the Church of God.

My mother is also a new member. She became a member only this year; I think she is just less than two-months old.

She somewhat encouraged me to join, and I want to do the same to our household to know the true Lord.

On Being Baptized

It felt good. I felt relieved that my sins are gone, having repented of them. And I know that the Lord has forgiven me as well.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel, I hope that the Mass Indoctrination will grow wider, and that you may be able to save many more souls not only [here] but abroad as well. Let’s support each other.

~o~

Bro. Francis Moreto and Sis. Nenette Manguiat, 25, Former Catholics, Batangas Province

On Joining the Church of God

Bro. Francis: We have heard truth.

Sis. Nenette: The teachings of the Church of God are better than those of my former religion’s.

Bro. Francis: We have listened to The Old Path through TV and radio for many years now. We religiously listened to the teachings and have accepted them right away.

Sis. Nenette: We voluntarily went to the Locale in Lipa, and it was where we attended the indoctrination continuously. And it was through my co-teacher, who is also a member, that we were able to get there.

Bro. Francis: I have long heard [Bro. Eliseo], and I was looking for someone I know [who is a member] to guide us to The Old Path.

She was chatting on Facebook [her co-teacher], but she wasn’t able to reply to us. When we didn’t consider it anymore, she was the one who…

Sis. Nenette: I was the one who went to ask her in person. She probably rarely [opens Facebook].

Bro. Francis: Then as we have been attending for two indoctrination days already, I saw someone I knew, who I didn’t know was also a brother. That’s the only time I knew.

On Being Baptized

Sis. Nenette: As [Bro. Eli] said from the Bible… What I felt is really hard to explain.

Bro. Francis: At first, while I was just in line to be baptized, I felt nervous, and I didn’t know why.

But after I got immersed, I have forgotten all my sins and never to commit them again [with God’s help and mercy].

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Francis: I hope that they will continue speaking the words of God that many more may hear it.

I hope that many more brethren will be encouraged to join, because this is where I saw and understood the true meaning of the Bible, of God’s teachings.

They are taught and explained one by one, which aren’t taught in other religions, in my former religion. It’s only here where I found and understood those things in such a long period of time.

Sis. Nenette: I share the same sentiments.

~o~

Sis. Meizl Ann Fercia, 20, Former Former KNC, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I feel that I am already prepared to receive the doctrines that I have heard since [I was a kid].

When I started in college, I wasn’t able to attend [in the KNC]. We have a store and I was the one assigned to that; I would go there after school. Then, I also studied.

On Being Baptized

It feels good inside as I have long dreamed of it.

Actually, after [graduating] in the KNC, I already wanted it…So I’m really happy that I have now been baptized.

I’m thankful to them [my parents] for establishing us; they were able to send us to school. Now, they still guide us and I’m a member now because of their guidance as well.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

For Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, may they continue spreading the words of God which they have started before, and may God continue to guide them.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: June 5, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on June 5, 5015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Maria Lerim Nuelle Babon, 16, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Firstly, I heard [Bro. Eliseo] through papa as he was watching on Youtube. Then, he saw The Old Path through his friends on Facebook.

When he learned [more] about it, he would go to Youtube and made us listen to it. So we then got indoctrinated.

When I heard the teachings of God, I developed an interest in [learning] God’s words.

On Being Baptized

I’m happy because I feel that my sins are gone. I also feel that I want to obey the teachings of God, His commandments that I may be saved.

At first, it was my papa who wished that we be baptized here. Then, I wanted to join here in The Old Path [the Church of God International] because what they teach is right. It’s really in the Bible.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

For Bro. Eli, I hope that you will be able to help many more of our fellowmen to hear the teachings of God through The Old Path that their souls may be saved.

I hope that you will be stronger that you may be able to teach our brethren the more.

~o~

Bro. Raniel Rally, 56, Former Born Again, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

I saw the good scriptures of the Lord Jesus Christ as well as the explanations of Bro. Eli Soriano.

[I watched] through UNTV. It’s [The Old Path] the only program I follow on television.

On Being Baptized

The aches I felt are gone. Actually, I have a heart condition. And I said, “Perhaps I will feel pain once I get immersed in the water.” But it didn’t happen.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that his preaching of God’s words will grow more and that his life may be longer.

~o~

Bro. Bon Lim Tan, 53, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

I have really long been looking for the right group to join in; then, I saw this. As they say, everything [Bro. Eli] says has sense. So I joined.

I have a caretaker in Antipolo who joined here, his whole family actually. He invited me [to attend]. I told him, “Sure. I’ll give it a try,” since I have long been searching.

—-

Our family is a closed-knit Catholic one. I really am the only one in our family who isn’t. And it’s because I didn’t see in Catholicism what I saw here.

Actually, in Catholicism, the Bible is rarely mentioned. Then, ever since I was a child, we have been devotees of St. Jude. In Manila.

However, I didn’t hear any doctrines that are from the Bible. When I was in high school, I read by myself, but I didn’t understand it. Until I joined here and understood all those things.

I’ve been [listening] for a long time, since 1983 or ’84. It was still on Channel 13 then… I was still in college. [laughs]

On Being Baptized

Although I’m a man, I felt… [starts to cry]. Though, I tried to conceal it.

The last time I got baptized, I was still small [laughs], in the Catholicism. Nothing more followed after that.

Then, I joined here, and immediately got baptized. The feeling is different; it’s like you’re new again.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, Bro. Daniel, I hope that your lives will be longer that you may be able to teach many more people who seek the good path.

~o~

Sis. Jonalyn Dela Cruz, 24, Former Iglesia ni Cristo Member, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

I felt that I was being called. That’s why.

My father, brother and aunt are MCGI Church workers. They invited me a long time ago, actually. I was still single then when they had invited me [to join].

I’ve been indoctrinated a couple of times already, but I didn’t pursue it. I think this is the fourth time already. Now however, I felt that He is calling me.

—-

Then, I encountered a big problem, so my father advised me to listen. After that, I felt that my heart was enlightened, and that all the words and righteousness entered my heart and mind.

We were former Iglesia members. So it seemed hard to accept [the teachings] when I first got indoctrinated.

I told myself, “It’s just lies,” as I grew up an Iglesia. I was a handog (offering). So I had this impression that Bro. Eli was just saying things against it.

[The doctrines] are really true, because in my former religion, the apparel of women is not mentioned. It’s absent in the Iglesia ni Cristo. It’s really not there.

Also, what Bro. Eli says, I feel that I have only been enlightened now.

On Being Baptized

I felt like crying because it’s like all my sins were gone when I got baptized.

I was teary because everything in my past rolled back in my mind; even the little things came back to me. Then, as I approached the stairs, I was asking God for forgiveness, and crying.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks be to God because they were given… they were used to bring me to the right religion.

~o~

Sis. Alexandra Manalili, 24, Former Catholic, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

Actually, I’ve been wanting to become a member since I was in high school. It’s really only now that I was able to pursue it.

I really wanted it to happen. Nobody urged me. I just really wanted to join here. Nobody told me to do this or that. I’ve been watching [Bro. Eliseo] since high school until now.

In the past one week or eight days [of indoctrination], my point of view in life has changed.

Then, rules in my life have also changed because it’s different here; there are many [doctrines to obey]. But for me, I feel happy that I have heard the doctrines.

On Being Baptized

I felt light inside, like I was different. It’s the feeling of having a new life or being happy inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be able to continue their works to help people like us who are lost. I’m happy that they served as instruments for me to know God.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 29, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 29, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Felix Castillo, 62, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

Ever since I came home from Korea, I have watched Bro. Eli’s program day and night, as there’s no other good program to watch on television except Bro. Eli’s.

At least I [found that] his explanations about the Bible are good, which in reality, are not taught by Catholic priests; they don’t explain the Bible.

What happens is that since people do not know anything about the Bible, they don’t know the Bible’s interpretation. We are at a loss actually.

We are lost, because even if you look in the Bible, you don’t know how to explain it, how things became like this and like that.

—-

Of course, you need to find the answers from other writers like Mark, Luke, St. James, St. John, St. Peter, from Paul as what they say jive with each other.

Going back also to Genesis, and to Ezekiel to Job, it’s like those prophets foretold that this is going to happen in the future. And those explanations are absent in Catholicism.

And the truth of the matter is, we don’t really [need] to kneel or bow down to those images.

I was really just trying to look for a good television program. What I saw was just dancing and drama where people were just crying, and it was irritating.

However, when I tuned in to Bro. Eli, my continual watching went on straight from then on. It was my first time to hear him.

On Being Baptized

I have long been asking the Lord for the forgiveness of my sins; I was a sinner. [Despite] we confessed to priests, I wasn’t certain whether my sins had really been forgiven or not.

[With my baptism today] I believe that I was forgiven of my sins, according to the explanation of Bro. Eli from the Bible of course. Of course I believed it.

I just told myself that I needed to be baptized that I may be [cleansed] of my sins. And I had to get rid of all my vices as I smoked a lot; of course, with the help of the Holy Spirit. I felt that I was cleansed and I felt light.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

We pray to our dear Lord that they can continue their mission, and I hope that the Lord will provide them good health and good finances also [laughs].

For this mission to continue, they will really need a lot of money for this one. This is not a joke. It really is a big challenge for Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

It’s a big responsibility, and I hope that the Lord will give them strength to continue.

I hope that other members of the Church of God abroad will [continue to] help them. I’m going back to Korea. We have a community there, and I’ll explain to them that Bro. Eli really needs support.

He cannot do it alone, to propagate the faith to the whole world.

~o~

Sis. Jacelle Rose Omania, 26, Former Born Again, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

That I may know the true doctrines. My husband’s uncle is also a member at The Old Path [the Church of God International], and he conducts Bible studies for us.

He was the one who invited us to attend the indoctrination. He’s abroad, and we talk through Skype.

On Being Baptized

I couldn’t explain what I was feeling a while ago. I felt nervous and was crying. I felt like I was floating as I was being immersed. I just cried out of the joy I felt.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will continue preaching about the words of God. I hope that they will be able to help and save many more people.

~o~

Bro. Lauro Hernandez, 57, Former Crame Bible Church Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I’ve long been listening to The Old Path. [Even] at the onset, I saw that the teaching was good; it’s in the Bible.

At the end [of my investigation], I saw that it was right. I [compared it to] the evangelical group I formerly belonged to and it’s different. There, you just need to accept Christ as your savior and you’re already saved.

But I learned that it’s not like that. From what I got in The Old Path program, as I have long been a listener, it’s not only accepting Christ, but Christ has to accept you also.

The Bible says, according to the Lord Jesus Christ, many will say, “Lord, Lord, we healed the sick; we preached.” And the Lord will say to them, “Depart from me. I do not know you.”

—-

There are many other things. Bro. Eli also teaches that the prophecy states that salvation will come from the east, not from the west.

The Crame Bible Church is from the west, so that’s when I saw that there was something wrong there. Of course, we have to investigate.

I was formerly a Catholic, and then became an evangelical. It doesn’t automatically mean that the religion you found yourself in is the right one.

Truth is, my siblings are Born Again members. So now that I’m here in The Old Path, I hope that this will be a way for them to know the true Church of God.

That’s all I can say. I’m just happy that I found the truth in The Old Path, in the Church of God International.

On Being Baptized

Of course, very well! Actually, I felt like crying a while ago even with just the songs.

It’s because I was lost. I used to believe that just repent and you’re still going to be saved. But it’s not like that, and that’s a dangerous [belief].

I felt sorry for my mistakes, and I’m thankful to our Lord God that I have finally found the truth.

I told myself that, “This is it.” And I believe that I will not return to my former ways [with God’s help and mercy].

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

My only message to them is that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel may continue preaching with the help of God.

It’s really a great thing for them to preach, especially on TV, on radio, because it’s there where I got to hear good doctrines.

~o~

Sis. Judith Saballa, 50, Former Foursquare Gospel Church Pastor, Laguna Province

On Joining the Church of God

[At first] I didn’t want to join as I didn’t like the Church. But since he [points to husband] watches it in the morning, noon, and night, I couldn’t hear anything else but Bro. Eli’s voice even as I arrive home from work.

“Can you change that to another channel?” I told him. Until time came that I listened and listened. He then brought me to the indoctrination sessions.

I spent two [indoctrination] days in Cavite, and then finished the rest of the seven sessions in Laguna.

Then I saw that it’s really different. I really felt it, especially in prayer; it touched me. You know that it’s really from the heart, as if you’re really talking to the Lord.

—-

We had many errors in other religions. I learned a lot, the truth, and it’s not about money.

Also, I look at Bro. Eli’s face. I can see the Lord, and that he strives to save souls, to save all men. It’s not about money. I really saw his intention, and that is to save all. It’s not, “We have to lead many so that our Church will have much money,” as I have been to many religions before. Here, life is just simple.

For us, it’s hard to obey at first because we were used to the ways of the world. We did anything we wanted; nobody cared. And yet we were called Christians.

—-

Before I used to be mad. “Why do we need to dress [modestly]? Is that included in the [law]? So what if we serve? Our apparel is just fine.”

But I saw that if you really serve God, it is the holiness, the will of God for you that you should follow. So I’m really thankful to God that we’re here now.

Wherever should we go, should we go back to Mindanao or something, we feel okay.

I have a sibling now who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He’s also a pastor. I always tell him to listen as well even just via television.

In the end, we’ll all [die]. But right now, we’re [the only members of our family] who are members of the Church. Hopefully, we will be used [by God] for the salvation of our whole family.

On Being Baptized

It’s my fourth time to get baptized, so I didn’t want to be baptized at first.

But when Bro. Eli explained about the true baptism, and the teachings, and true change… In times past, I already got baptized, but afterwards everything would be back to the way they were.

Now, I really feel that my heart is happy; I’m crying because of joy even while during prayer.

Another thing, it’s the word of God that enlightened me. Imagine, I have taught people for so many years, but it was wrong. I studied theology, but it was nothing.

—-

I told myself, “I don’t need to be baptized; I will just join.” But it’s not supposed to be so. You need to be baptized so that all your sins will be washed away, because sins are repeatedly done.

In the true baptism however, you will feel afraid to commit sin. When I pray now, [I realize] the many years that we have wasted our lives.

We’re thankful that the Lord did not take us yet, and we reached this point in our lives wherein we had a chance to tell others how good God is to us.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Bro. Eli, many thanks to the Lord who have used you for us, your children in the spirit. Many thanks. We believe in you. Thank you very much.

To God be the glory

Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 22, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 22, 2015 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Jean Reyes, 16, Former KNC, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I felt that I was being called to join here.

My mother and father are both members. Papa already passed away. He became a member in 2004, while mama was in 2010.

[In the Kawan ng Cordero or KNC], what I cannot forget learning is Proverbs 22:6 which says: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

On Being Baptized

I felt so happy, and very light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope they will continue the good works they do, so they will be able to lead many more people like us.

~o~

Sis. Jude Lastrollo, 15, Former KNC, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

Since I grew up in the Church and already know the teachings, I realized that I should become a member already.

Ever since daddy and mama became members, as well as my siblings, I have been in the KNC starting from a very young age.

All [the doctrines] are based in the Bible. Everything has an explanation. Also, whatever thing you wish to ask, Bro. Eli will be able to answer [through the Bible].

On Being Baptized

I felt super light, like I had no worries.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be able to lead many more people to join here.

~o~

Sis. Myra Joy Bandarlipe, 16, Former KNC, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

I already know that the doctrines are true. Also, that I may be able to do works that I know will be for my own good.

My parents have long been members, and I would go with them [to Church services].

I felt enlightened ever so clearly. My knowledge about things I didn’t know before also increased.

On Being Baptized

I felt so light, like I was flying. And I didn’t feel any worries because all my past sins have already been forgiven.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Thanks be to God because He gave you to teach us.

~o~

Sis. Raquel Palad, 17, Former KNC, Pangasinan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I really wanted to, and because of my parents as well. Also, this is where I grew up.

On Being Baptized

At first, I couldn’t express what I was feeling. All I know is that I was happy. I can’t say anything except that I’m exceedingly happy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

All that Bro. Eli says are in the Bible. I hope that Bro. Eli will be able to come home because he’s long been there. We miss Bro. Eli already.

~o~

Sis. Mila Sumahit, 59, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

I just wanted my sins to be forgiven, because in other religions, it’s different. Their teachings are really different with that of Bro. Eli’s.

I live in Cavite. I’m a housemate. I only watch [Bro. Eliseo’s program] when I have no more work to do.

I’ve been [watching] for a long time. My first boss was a member of The Old Path [the Church of God International].

[Concerning indoctrination], I was very happy about it because what Bro. Eli teaches is true. I’ve heard [him] on television. I really listened to it first that’s why I joined.

On Being Baptized

I’m happy. I felt really happy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Many thanks to Bro. Eli. I’m really happy that I became a member because of the true doctrines.

~o~

Sis. Anna Juanita Valencia, 52, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

My older sister has long been a member, as well as my mother.

When my mother passed away, she told me, “Join here, my daughter, because this is good.” When she died, I obeyed her…

My older sister also encouraged me. She’s a choir member in their locale in EDSA Muñoz, as was my mother in Las Piñas. I was with her in Las Piñas. Now I’m in Cavite, in the Locale of Molino.

[The doctrines are] really good. I understood what the Catholic priests weren’t saying. In mass for example, those things are not explained.

After or before communion, though I didn’t eat it, [the priest] would tell stories already, and that’s all. He doesn’t speak things about the Bible.

On Being Baptized

I felt light. It’s like your feet weren’t touching the concrete. You were walking, but it’s like your feet kept on searching for a ground to walk on.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

For Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, oh how pleasant your teachings are in the Bible! I really can’t say anything about them. Many thanks, many thanks to God that I was baptized this day. It’s my birthday today.

~o~

Sis. Elizabeth Maquiling, 16, Former KNC, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

My mother is already a member, and I see [certain things in] her. She also wants me to be a member, so I joined as well.

[On Bro. Eli’s teachings,] all questions have answers, and they all come from the Bible.

On Being Baptized

I felt light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful because he teaches from the Bible.

~o~

Sis. Elena Malaga, 40, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I really like the way Bro. Eli leads. It was only last month when I [first heard Bro. Eli]. It’s good. We understood every teaching. He really explains it well.

On Being Baptized

I felt happy and light.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Continue it; we’ll support him. That’s all. [laughs]

~o~

Bro. Raul Camua, 40, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I have been seeing this before, but I didn’t pay attention to it. And it’s because of what other people or my family might think or say about me.

Then, it seemed like I have been called a few times already, but I didn’t respond [every time], so I was bombarded with problems.

One time my friend brought me [to the indoctrination], but I didn’t pursue it so I had problems again.

Years passed by and I still didn’t give it time. Then lately, as I watched the program continually, it was like I had a dream again saying, “You’re very hard-headed.” So I took it seriously from then on.

I can’t interpret it much, but [in the dream] I was doing something. Perhaps, this is it. This is where I found it. I can’t explain it. All I know is that there were many people before me.

On Being Baptized

I felt somewhat light. I also wished for something back there, but it’s for the better.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be able to teach me that I may teach others as well… May he continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit…

~o~

Bro. Prince Albert Galindez, 17, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I felt that this is the true Church. Also, it’s unlike others that… I really felt that this is the one. I also wanted to change my life.

My uncle and aunt would take me [to Church gatherings]. Then, [I listened] on TV and on radio, and through every other means like on the Internet and in Bible Expositions.

I have been going with them since 2010. This year, I felt that it was time already.

On Being Baptized

The feeling was so light, like I was a new man. I felt clean, and as if I was floating on air. That’s how it felt.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be able to continue with God’s mercy. I hope that they will be able to help many more people like me.

To God be the glory

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