Non-Stop Singing Choir in MCGI on Its 4th Year

Apalit, Pampanga — King David’s assembled 4,000 choristers has been the model followed by the continued singing in the choirs of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).

Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon launched the nonstop singing of praises to God last August 10, 2008, then reading as basis 1 Chronicles 9:33, where choristers sing songs of praises to God day and night.

Bro. Daniel, Assistant Overall Servant to MCGI, recalled that during King David’s time the congregations devoted time and effort to the work of singing worship songs to God and so the congregants today should do the same. God is pleased when His people offer songs, said Bro. Daniel, adding that God in return, protects and shields His Church from sorrows, troubles, and evil.

The Choirs of the Members of the Church of God International
Choirs of the Members of the Church of God International

Bro. Bong Rueda, the head conductor of the MCGI Chorale, said that immediately after Bro Daniel gave the directive, the ADD Chorale assembled the next day for the 24-hour singing starting at the ADD Convention Center Chapel.

“Participants from different locales take turns in fulfilling this duty,” added Bro. Bong. Choirs can choose their lineup of songs, and Bro. Bong clarified that their group “was instructed to specifically sing praise or worship songs.” Choristers can also sing solo during their schedule.

The Choirs of the Members of the Church of God

In celebrating their 4th year of service, the Members, Church of God International Choral Group did a medley of praise songs on August 11, 2012 at the ADD Convention Center.

The choir groups in the Church take turns in filling the 24-hour schedule, while the National Choir performs majority of the part. The nonstop singing is being held at the MCGI Chapel at the Convention Center, the Philippine headquarters of MCGI.

Ang Dating Daan Orchestra playing for the choirs of MCGI

Following Bro. Daniel’s instructions, with the supervision of the group’s adviser and coordinator, Sis. Ruth Soriano, the music ministry of MCGI called on their youth members and scheduled the first day of nonstop singing of worship songs.

Apart from the nonstop chorale singing, MCGI also has an hourly prayer round the clock via its Community Prayer online portal on MCGI.org. The hourly prayer program, where members and visitors can also listen to praise songs played over the Internet, started in early 2011.

The regular role of the Church’s Chorale members include the leading of the congregational singing for regular church services, opening songs and intermission numbers for events and other broadcasts.

(Written by: Apple Arco)

Citizen Group Thanks MCGI Servants For Macabebe Medical Mission

A representative of IMPACT, a citizen group in Macabebe, Bulacan, Philippines visited MCGI during a Bible Expo for the Church's immediate medical mission and aide at a time of calamity.
A representative of IMPACT, a citizen group in Macabebe, Bulacan, Philippines visited MCGI during a Bible Expo for the Church’s immediate help at a time of calamity.

A private group of concerned citizens expressed gratitude to the ADD Foundation, the official charity institution of the Members Church of God International, for the medical mission it mounted in a barangay in Macabebe, Pampanga last month this year.

Lito Baluyot, a representative volunteer of the Intrepid Movement of People Against Crime and Terrorism (IMPACT), visited the ADD Convention Center to thank Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon during the Bible Exposition last July 27, 2012.

“Thank you very, very much to your Foundation. Through you, many residents from our barangay were assisted. We hope this won’t be the first and last time that you will help us,” said Mr. Baluyot, a resident of the town of Macabebe, in the Pampanga province, Philippines. In the July 22 medical mission by MCGI in Mr. Baluyot’s barangay, there were up to 1,517 Macabebe residents, including townsfolk from adjacent places who were rendered assistance.

For his part, Bro. Eli also offered to provide assistance to IMPACT whose personnel according to Mr. Baluyot neither receive allowance nor compensation because of their volunteer status. “We can help [you] in different ways like with your uniform or your fare allowance God willing,” the Overall Servant to the MCGI continued.

IMPACT is a private organization that aims to unite Filipinos to stand against crime and other matters deemed offensive to the law. The non-profit group aims to revive “bayanihan,” which is one of the trademark Filipino values that promote unity and the concerted effort among neighbors.

Bro. Daniel, on the other hand, affirmed what the International Evangelist said, indicating that the MCGI group “have medical missions everyday and clinics which are open daily for you.” Bro. Daniel suggested to Mr. Baluyot that a meeting with IMPACT may be held soon to thresh out more public service works they can do together.

As the charity and public service arm of the MCGI, the ADD Foundation Incorporated provides medical, dental, legal and other forms of assistance to the public, especially to the marginalized members of society.

(Written by: Apple Arco)


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