Luzon Region Enters Two Songs as Finalists to ASOP Mid-Year Finals 2013

At the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga, winners take pose after the awarding ceremony of the ASOP Luzon Region Finals on June 9, 2013.
Winners pose for photos after the awarding ceremony of the ASOP Luzon Region Finals last June 9, 2013.

Pampanga Division and North 1 Division bested eight other entries from Luzon Region and officialy entered the finalists slate for the upcoming A Song of Praise (ASOP) Mid-Year Festival come July 8, 2013.

“Alay Sa’yo,” (For You), Pampanga’s song entry, was composed and interpreted by Sis. Dalisay Painaga. Meanwhile, “Salamat sa Pagkakataong Umiral” (Thanks for the Opportunity to Exist) from the North 1 Division was written by Bro. Ronald Morales.

Luzon Region held its ASOP finals last June 9, 2013.

The ASOP Music Festival is a bi-annual songwriting event of the Members Church of God International (MCGI). Church Leaders Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon started the songwriting fest in 2004 with the vision to hear the best “Church-grown” songs of praise for the Lord.

Regional finals are being held all across the globe to hear and pick song entries for the mid-year and year-end finals of the ASOP Songwriting Festival. Ministry helpers serve as judges during such elimination rounds.

The Mid-Year finals will happen right after the International Thanksgiving of the whole Church from July 5-7, 2013.

(Written by: Yanna Faye Ferrera)

(Photo by: Kenji Hasegawa)

Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 31, 2013

Read short testimonies of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 31, 2013.

Bro. Sherwin Pilon, 33, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
I listened through the TV program and before I remembered the “Ang Dating Doon” segment on “Bubble Gang.” That was a long time ago. It was there that I got curious as to who they were imitating.

I feel happy because I was already baptized. I’m happy in the sense that I know I did the right thing. I know that I am in the right religion.

Before I was like a lost lamb looking for the truth. I was dissatisfied with what the priests taught, the same thing over and over again. I felt like I wasn’t learning anything.

Now, I finally learned about the verses in the Bible. Although it was hard to understand at first, in the end I was able to discern why other religions do not fully disclose the truth — because they have hidden agendas. It’s really difficult to do what is good.

On MCGI Leaders
Many people misinterpret Bro. Eli. If they would only try to understand, everything has its reason.

For example, even if you see a person on TV having an argument with someone, it’s because he knows what is good. It’s like how one reprimands his child when he did something wrong. You cannot avoid getting a little mad. That’s just my opinion.

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Bro. Baylon Rom, 53, Former Catholic, Bataan Province

On Being Baptized
I liked watching the TV program [The Old Path] on Channel 37. It has good teachings, so I told myself that I would go on with baptism. I even said to myself that I hope after being baptized I would not be tempted again, God willing.

It’s good, so if people are really looking for the truth, I think we should not look for another. This is it.

On MCGI Leaders
Thanks because of them I am finally here. That’s all I can say – Thank you very much.

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Bro. Reymar Gonzalvo, 29, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Being Baptized
I feel good because now I know what I have to do, which I didn’t learn when I was still a Catholic.

On MCGI Leaders
Thank you. I thank Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel because if not for them, my soul will not have a chance for salvation.

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Sis. Marites Gonzalvo, 29, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Being Baptized
I feel happy because I am now part of the Church of God. I feel very happy.

On MCGI Leaders
First of all, I wish good health for Bro. Eli so he can convince more people with God’s help. I also want to thank God for Bro. Eli. Because of the Lord, I was able to listen to how he reads the Bible. I understood a lot about the Word of God. It was through it that I learned God’s teachings.

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Espallardo Couple, Former Catholics, Manila

Bro. Alvin Espallardo: I feel refreshed with all the things Bro. Eli said during indoctrination. I fully understood what he said, as to what we need to respect, who we should worship, and the proper way of worshipping.

I also learned that we should acknowledge our true Father, and that is He who is in heaven.

Sis. Aiza: The first time I listened to Bro. Eli was actually when I was still a child; I was 10 years old that time.

We had only one TV set in our house and my older brother would always watch [The Old Path] program. I had no choice but to just watch with him.

I started watching regularly until it became a habit of mine. There was this really good feeling while watching. It was really different. You will surely be enlightened by the Word of God.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope Bro. Eli continues, which I know he will really do.

I want him to have a longer life, the same for Bro. Daniel. That’s what I always ask God. I pray for it because I want him to be able to preach to other people that haven’t really heard the word of God.

That’s what I really hope for, that they will be able to continue in that even my children and grandchildren will learn the word of God.

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Bro. Godofredo Stamaria, 65, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
I am thankful because I was changed and I found the true church: the Church of God.

I have been listening to Bro. Eli for quite some time now, but I haven’t paid much attention to it. But it was like a calling to me, like I felt something with his answers to people’s questions. They are all true and all are written in the Bible, so I really believe in him.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope Bro. Eli will be able to guide more people. I hope that His words — which are only truth — will remain and grow in people. That’s the only thing I wish for him, to lead many more others.

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Sis. Jhoanna Marie Paira, 16, Former KNC, Bulacan

On Being Baptized
I feel delighted because I can now serve the Lord. Even though I’m still young, He gave me a chance to join the congregation, for me to walk in the right path.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope they can continue preaching in different places, that they be able to preach the Word of God, and that the Lord give them strength to do so.

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Sis. Katrina Mae Flores, 15, Former KNC, Bulacan

On Being Baptized
First of all I thank God because he gave me parents that guided me to the right path that teach me and will show me the true Church.

I am really happy! I feel true delight in the heart because at last I was able to return to Him and that He called me to have a deeper meaning in my service to Him.

On MCGI Leaders
I thank God for giving us an amazing preacher. I know, with the mercy and help of God, what he is teaching us is really the truth and justice, and the laws that we should know as children of God.

MCGI Youth Told: “Put Faith First”

Youth gathered at the ADD Convention Center participating in one of the group dynamics during their annual convention.
Marching in line, MCGI youth participating in the group dynamics portion of the annual convention held at Apalit, Pampanga.

 

Aimed at inspiring youth support for global evangelization, the Bulacan Youth Convention gathered the youth members from one of the biggest Church of God International divisions in Luzon region at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga for two days.

“Put your faith first before all other things,” Bro. Eli advised youths on the last day of the convention. “The most important thing for us is our connection with God because it is not only here on earth that we will live.”

“After our life on earth, we will live in two directions. There are those who will go to eternal life, and there are those who will go to eternal shame, (Dan. 12:2),” Bro. Eli further explained via live video streaming after the consultation part of the event.

It was on the last day, May 21, 2013, of the event when the Church Leader gave time to hear out any problems the youth may have about their faith.

The annual convention included games and other activities to promote health and foster brotherly bonding. Its main goal is to help with the youth’s spiritual needs and growth, however.

Bro. Soriano stressed one’s worthiness in attaining life everlasting will be determined by his or her service to God. “While you are young, the Bible says to ‘Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth,’ in Ecclesiastes 12:1,” added the preacher.

Studying for Life

Bro. Eli also gave word on what courses can be useful in the global propagation of the Gospel: “Study languages, that you may be helpful in translations.”

Recently, Members Church of God International (MCGI) started its The Old Path broadcast on Costa Rican television via Canal Nueve, where it airs in Spanish. Though the multi-award-winning program is carried by satellites across six continents of the globe, MCGI eyes on adding more television broadcasts in the Americas.

As MCGI broadcasts increase its global footprints however, so does the demand for Coordinating Centers where people can gather. The demand for Church Workers rises as well, a fact that is happening now in South America.

There are places wherein the preaching comes in the form of a compact disc (CD), which they play in their respective locales. While technology proves to be a helpful hand, the roles that a Church Worker plays in overseeing both brethren and guests in coordinating centers cannot be undermined.

To this, Bro. Eli appealed to the youth, “study technical courses that can be used in broadcast, and study being a Church worker. I am inviting you all and I know that you won’t be sorry if you will be faithful in your duties.”

(Written by Art Cruz)

(Photography by Kenji Hasegawa)

Central Division Picks “Great Calling” as Mid-Year ASOP 2013 Entry

In the first finals of the bi-annual ASOP Music Festival of MCGI, an interpreter from Laguna Province belts the high parts a song entry during the  ASOP Mid-Year Finals in 2010.
An interpreter from Laguna Province belting the high parts a song entry during the ASOP Mid-Year Finals in 2010.

Pampanga, Philippines – The song entry about one person’s search for answers then finds meaning in life after heeding God’s call and fulfilling the purpose of his creation has earned a ticket to be in the A Song of Praise (ASOP) Luzon Region Finals come June 9, 2013.

“Dakilang Pagtawag” (Great Calling), composed by Bro. Rafael Deyto was picked from a total of nine entries from the Central Division Elimination last May 21, 2013. All entries were in Filipino.

Chairing the judgment board was Ministry Helper Bro. Ric Erese, who remarked that “writing songs of praise is difficult,” having tried making one himself.

ASOP Central Division Committee patterned the program after the Luzon Region Finals. The committee aims to have a more solid team of composers and interpreters who altogether will work for the best songs of praise to achieve the intent of ASOP Music Festival creators: Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon.

“To God be all the glory,” exclaimed Bro. Deyto before performing the song. He has also previously won in the weekly finals of ASOP on UNTV in 2012.

The ASOP Division Finals took place at the ADD Convention Center Lobby in Apalit, coinciding with the second day of the annual Bulacan Youth Convention.

International Music Summit: 13th in 2013

With new songs of praise, chorale groups Church-wide presented their song and dance numbers during the 13th Annual International Music Summit.
Chorale groups comprised of youths Church-wide presented their new songs of praise at the ADD Convention Center during the 13th Annual International Music Summit or IMS.

The Music Summit that Members Church of God International (MCGI) leaders, Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon started in August 2001 has reached its 13th year last May 26, 2013.

Hundreds of youth choirs congregated at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga and key locale chapters across the archipelago and abroad to participate in this once-a-year musical festival and learning experience.

Choral groups from Visayas and Mindanao joined via live video streaming and MCGI’s satellite facilities. Participants outside the Philippines included countries from Brunei and South Korea in Asia; to Perth and Brisbane in Australia; to New York and Vancouver in North America; and London in the UK.

Through previously recorded videos from the Church leaders, the youth choirs also had the opportunity to listen to advice as to how can they perform their duties according to the will of God. “Singing is one of the few things that we can do for God… Do it with sincerity,” remarked Bro. Eli through a recorded video message.

Bro. Daniel, on his part, gave his advice to the participants on performing their duties according to the will of God. He said a biblical checklist should be followed so that the ministry’s endeavour of singing songs of praises will always be fruitful.

Bro. Razon used pnemonics to help remember the following virtues written in 2 Peter 1:5-8: faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity.

First called as the “National Music Summit,” the event’s name changed to fit the growing number of youth choirs Church-wide, especially those abroad over the years.

The much-enjoyed group dynamics wherein the participants were divided into twelve groups served as the event’s ice breaker. This portion was composed of cheering, speech choir, quartet and dancing presentations and a final production number of each group’s interpretation of Kaibigan (Friend), a song penned by Bro. Daniel, the Vice-Presiding Minister to MCGI.

“I have learned a lot from the activities in the group dynamics. I have all the more realized the significance of unity and cooperation and the importance of looking for each member’s welfare,” said Bro. Roger Salvaleon, conductor of the Metro Manila Division Choir. “It is my twelfth IMS this year and so far, I can say that this is the best,” he added.

Annual Themed Song Festival

This undertaking is also a venue where members of the Music Ministry from different divisions present their own compositions that revolve around a theme set by the organizers.

This year, the songs composed are about God-given duties. Bulacan Division’s entry emerged as the Best Song while the Metro Manila  Division Choir grabbed the title of Best in Interpretation.

In the Foreign Ministry, the Middle East Division’s entry was named the Best Song while the Best Video Presentation award went to the Division of Asia Oceania.

Special awards were also given to participating divisions: Central Division, the Most Disciplined; Bicol, Best Sopranos; North 2, Best Altos; Bataan Zambales, Best Tenors; Quezon-Marinduque, Best Basses; Cavite, Best in Harmony; Rizal, Best Choral Arrangement; Pampanga, 1st Runner-up in Song Interpretation; and Laguna-Batangas-Mindoro-Romblon, 1st Runner-up in Song Composition.

Also included in the program were the graduation rites of MCGI’s Orchestra trainees, special numbers from the Bible Readers (BREAD) Choir, National Choir and Music Ministry Core, and lectures about technical know-how to help participants in improving their crafts.

Aside from this annual event, the Music Ministry leads members in congregational singing during every Church gathering, and conducts 24/7 singing duties.

They also organize and support the biannual songwriting festival dedicated to praise songs, the A Song of Praise Music Festival (ASOP). This Church-exclusive event became open to non-members through a program aired weekly on UNTV after the same name.

(Written by Emmy Borromeo) (Photography by Jerson Ona)

Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 24, 2013

Read short testimonies of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 24, 2013.

Bro. Ryan Montino, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
It feels light inside. It just really feels good. It’s good and it’s light. The doubts in my heart were gone. It’s really a big change.

I was actually resting as I watched UNTV when I heard someone ask about eating blood in the Bible Exposition. That’s when I knew that what Bro. Eli says is right.

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, I hope you’ll have more life in preaching the Word of God because it’s a great thing to save many souls from damnation. I hope his life extends and also that of Bro. Daniel’s. I hope that the preaching of God’s words will spread to the whole world.

I hope his life extends and also that of Bro. Daniel’s. I hope that the preaching of God’s words will spread to the whole world.

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Bro. Ramuel Abueva, Former Baptist, Rizal Province

On Being Baptized
First of all, it’s a really good feeling. It’s overwhelming and it feels like the heaviness in my heart is gone.

My former life that had burdens and anger in my heart, [including the] hassles in my mind, it’s as if all those disappeared.

I feel that my life now has assurance that God will shed light in the path that I will tread.

On MCGI Leaders
Whatever trials will come in this life, I hope they will overcome. May they have more strength and good health, and life that they may be able to spread more about God. 

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Sis. Felicitas Gotangonan, Former Catholic, Pangasinan Province

On Being Baptized
My husband got baptized in the year 2000 [and] he’s 13 years in the Church now. He often brought me and my children here. That time, I couldn’t leave the children alone in the house as they were too young and need to be constantly looked after. But since now that they’re grown-up, I told my husband that I’m decided to be indoctrinated. I feel happy, as if a load has been lifted from me.

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, I hope you’ll have to live a long life so you’ll be able to spread the words of God and preach the truth more to people like us who have turned back to Him.

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Sis. Janet Bacani, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
My heart feels unburdened. As Bro. Eli said, when you get baptized, it’s like you’re born again, like you’re a baby again.

My father was already a member since 2010. I would watch [the program] till 3 in the morning, like my father does. The first time I heard it, I already learned a lot that I didn’t learn from Catholicism.

I didn’t know that worshipping idols was prohibited. Bro. Eli’s reasoning was right. Why are you going to worship stone or wood when they wouldn’t know it? Besides, we don’t really even know what the Lord looks like.

On MCGI Leaders
May the Lord God will for Bro. Eli to live a long life that he may be able to help many more, to lead many more to join the true Church of God. The same with Bro. Daniel.

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Sis. Reanne Gabuyo, Former Catholic, Pangasinan Province

On Being Baptized
I got to listen to Bro. Eli Soriano’s Bible Exposition program this year on television. Then, I was invited by my cousin who is already a member here to attend the indoctrination sessions. Now, I feel light inside and I learned more about God.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that he continues to indoctrinate people, and I wish him more strength so that he may lead more people.

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Bro. Edgardo Estinor, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Being Baptized
I attended Bible Expositions and Bible Studies since last year. I also watch on television. Then, I attended indoctrination at the Locale of Sibunin. I feel good now.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that they will have a long life so that many more people will become members [of the Church] and be brought to God.

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Bro. Marcelito Villanueva, Former Catholic, NCR

On Being Baptized
I’ve been listening to Bro. Eli for a long time, for about ten years now. I’ve heard almost all questions. I’ve understood almost all that’s why I decided to be baptized because I may be too late someday.

Before, my wife disagreed with me but God willed for us to be together here. She told me to say that she’s with me and that we have no further to disagree upon.

With God’s mercy, I’ve finally been baptized and I’m very thankful. It’s as if my dream long ago to be a member had finally come true.

On MCGI Leaders
Out of all preachers, they are only the ones I have proven that can answer anything you can ask about the Bible. I’m amazed by them.

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Sis. Melinda Reyes, Former Born Again, Batangas Province

On Being Baptized
I feel light and happy. I really asked from God for the forgiveness of my sins, and it has been granted now. I’m happy that my sins have been fully forgiven, and that I’m ready to change. Now that I’ve been baptized, I’m ready to obey the laws in the Church.

On MCGI Leaders
For Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, thank you very, very much. If it weren’t for your Bible Exposition, for Ask Bro. Soriano, I wouldn’t be baptized; I wouldn’t reach this place.

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Sis. Ginasilva Albano, Former Independent Catholic, Isabela Province

On Being Baptized
My son is already a member here. He got baptized in Dubai. He said to me that I should try and listen. When I did, I found that Bro. Eli’s doctrines were good, that it is really the truth. I’ve been to many religions before. I’ve been a Catholic, an Independent Catholic, and yet I didn’t hear what I learned from Bro. Eli in the indoctrination sessions. I feel happy and I feel I’ve achieved my life’s fulfillment.

On MCGI Leaders
For Bro. Eli, may the Lord give him long life to live and health that he may preach the truth to many more people, the same with Bro. Daniel. I also hope that I can help bring what I heard to my grandchildren, to my family, and to the people of Isabela.

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Bro. Joey Pedrita, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
I’ve been listening to Bro. Eli since the year 2000. The program [Ang Dating Daan] was still on SBN 21 back then. In 2000, I already underwent indoctrination, but it is only now that I went on with the baptism. I feel relieved inside.

On MCGI Leaders
May God give them more strength and health that they may continue preaching the words of God to the whole world.

New Crop of Church Worker Hopefuls: High Point of Youth Convention

After the annual Pampanga and Central Youth Convention ended, some participants take a pose at the ADD Convention Center stage in Apalit, Pampanga.
Taking a pose on the ADD Convention Center stage in Apalit, Pampanga are participants of the Pampanga and Central Division Youth Convention on May 27, 2013.

About 140 youths expressed their intent to be Church Workers during the Pampanga and Central Division Youth Convention on May 27, 2013. MCGI Leaders recently made fresh calls on the youth members to take part in the global evangelization works.

Apart from games and physical exercise, organizers conducted activities to inspire youth members from Central Apalit and Pampanga Division to become workers and help Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon with the preaching of the Gospel and attending to the brethren.

The leaders of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) have recently called out to the youths in the Church to fill its large need for workers, especially in Latin America.

In May 2013, El Camino Antiguo (The Old Path) launched on national television in Costa Rica via Canal Nueve – the latest addition to MCGI’s worldwide broadcast listing.

In a Thanksgiving service, a Church minister based in Costa Rica told congregants that after just a week of broadcast in the country, inquiries have been flooding their emails and phone lines as to where people can attend gatherings.

The youths will be trained by the MCGI Leaders via live video streaming through Internet and satellite facilities of the Church.

New Songs of Praise for All Ages

Capping the day was the A Song of Praise or ASOP Pampanga Eliminations night.

Both entertaining the youth and gearing up for the Luzon Region Finals on June 9, 2013, ASOP interpreters sang new songs of praise made by members from the Pampanga Division.

“Alay Sa’Yo” (My Offering to You) by Sis. Dalisay Painaga emerged as the chosen song entry for the ASOP Luzon Region Finals come June 9, 2013. The song talks about offering one’s whole heart, mind and soul to God for the light and love He has shown in his life.

The event came a day after the annual International Music Summit where choir groups comprised of youths Church-wide also presented new songs about duty in the Church.

(Written by Rigor Arellano)

(Photography by Kenji Hasegawa)

Newly Baptized Testimonials: May 17, 2013

Read short testimonies of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on May 17, 2013.

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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