Newly Baptized Testimonials: October 9, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on October 9, 2015 at the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Jonathan Librojo, 23, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It’s about time. I just felt it. My parents are [members] as well. They’ve been in the Church for more than 10 years already.

It was on Youtube that I was able to search for whatever [teaching of Bro. Eli] I wanted to listen to. But it was when I got indoctrinated, that’s when I started listening intently.

I learned a lot as it was so informative. It was really amazing. Everything that Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel say is right.

On Being Baptized

I was of course happy, and I felt light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Keep doing what you are doing. It’s really delightful to know that there are people like them who have been given such an understanding of the Bible.

~o~

Bro. Maximo Pedrigo Jr., 63, Former Aglipayan Church Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Ever since I was assigned in Cavite, as my boss was there, I always carried around a radio.

One time when I was sleeping, I was awakened at around 1 am when I heard the Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path] program. And I wasn’t able to get back to sleep anymore because I liked the question and answer portion.

Since then, it stuck in my mind that that program was good. Also, as I listened on the radio, I found that there are many people who are asking about the true religion.

Bro. Eli said that the true religion is the Church of God, not the Iglesia ni Cristo [Church of Christ], etc. I was assigned in Cavite for six years, and I listened to Bro. Eli the entire time.

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Now, I heard on the radio that there was a locale near Blumentritt, where one of my children lived.

I rode the LRT and saw the signboard of Ang Dating Daan [The Old Path] in Libertad, and the thought of it didn’t leave my mind.

It was last month; perhaps the Lord God has already called me to be in the true religion. So I boarded off the train and looked for the coordinating center in Libertad.

I found a sister there and I asked, “Is this the coordinating center?” She responded, “Yes, what can we do for you?” At that moment, Bro. Eli was speaking.

I told her that I was from Malibay, Pasay City. She said that there’s a locale there by the 7-11 store.

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That same day I went and searched for the locale. There were two 7-11’s there: One inside the district and one by the highway. At the onset, I didn’t see it. But the second time around, I found that it was near our place, and I went there.

I found a Bro. Kenneth there. I said to him that I wanted to be baptized or get indoctrinated. They indoctrinated me right then and there, and I continued from then on.

The first time I got indoctrinated, I was so happy and even when I was already home. My heart was enlightened and saw that this was what I was really searching for that was lacking in my life.

In my baptism today, it’s Bro. Philip who assisted me as I’m the only one who got indoctrinated at the time. Last week, he also brought someone here to be baptized.

On Being Baptized

I felt as if the heavens were opened unto me. I cannot explain now the joy that is in my heart. I’m really very happy. If it weren’t for Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, I might have been truly lost in faith now.

I hope that my family will follow. I want my wife to join the Church as well. I told her, “Come attend with me.”

She said, “It’s just debates.” I said, “No, you’re just going to listen first. It’s not a debate. People just ask him questions and he answers.

She replied, “Okay. I’m not stopping you because it’s good for you to change.” I said, “Yes, I’m already good to you, so please come with me.” But she told me that I should go first, and so I did. I will gradually try to convince her, for her to be in the true religion.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I have not seen any one who is like him who answers every bit of question asked him, actually even family problems. That’s why I always hope, I always include the two of them in my prayers. They were the ones who lead me here through their explanations on TV.

~o~

Bro. Zandro Gonzales, 45, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I saw the true change in a person, because many people have been changed by this already.

I was a drunkard back then, but when I heard the words of Bro. Eli, I voluntarily submitted myself to baptism.

I have long been listening to Bro. Eli, about a month now. But the first time, I didn’t decide yet on being baptized; I thought about it first. When I returned, that’s when I pushed through with it.

On Being Baptized

I feel pleasant. I feel light inside.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful that I have now been baptized and for their teachings that have helped me with God’s help.

~o~

Sis. Fely Tabula, 55, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

It’s on TV that I hear Bro. Eli Soriano. My husband watches him also and he told me to watch it as well.

Before I said to him, “I don’t want to watch that. I don’t want to listen.” Then one time when I did listen, there was a topic about Catholicism.

There was one who asked him about this and that in Catholicism, and Bro. Eli said that it is prohibited in the Bible to ask for fees for baptizing someone, and his lecture surrounded that topic.

Then I thought, when I was given a Bible in Catholicism it had payment. Listening to Bro. Eli’s words that time, I felt that my heart was touched and it got inculcated in me that these teachings are from the Bible.

Since then, I always listened to him. It started in September. I always tuned in to him and followed the topics he discussed.

In Catholicism, the teachings are not read from the Bible. A verse from the Scriptures would be read, but then that’s it.

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I would watch a movie on TV, and finish it, but whenever 10 pm arrived, I would tune in until the wee hours to The Old Path program.

Then Bro. Eli had an invitation on TV to attend and listen in the Mass Indoctrination. So I searched for a locale in San Juan.

We my husband and I went to UNTV and they showed us where the locale was in San Juan. It was the former college campus in Domingo.

We saw the brethren there and I told them that I would attend the indoctrination on Monday. I felt then that I was being called. I guess it was the Spirit telling me that this is the truth.

On Being Baptized

I felt peaceful; it’s that feeling of being content inside, like you have no fear anymore.

Of course, you cannot dismiss the fact that sometimes there will be those who will persecute you. Actually, even when I wasn’t yet baptized, there were already such people.

I was accustomed to wearing pants and shorts, and never wore skirts. So when my neighbors saw me, they told me things.

I realized, you really cannot avoid being mocked, and you really will be persecuted, because they don’t understand why you’re doing it.

For me, it’s okay. That’s the way it is; there will be trials. They may do what they want with their lives, but I will continue with what makes me happy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I thank him [Bro. Eliseo] because he was the one who encouraged me to join. My gratitude is great, because of course your life will be changed now.

You won’t see yourself anymore chattering or engaging in rumor talks. You’re just going to be at home and read the Bible.

I think my neighbors believe I’m sulking myself at home. They don’t know I’m reading the Bible.

My gratefulness to him is great because my life views have been changed.

~o~

Sis. Veronica Ballesteros, 23 Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I was invited by someone to attend the indoctrination, and it’s only then when I realized the wrong things that Catholicism is teaching. So it’s about time that what I believed in became right.

I have been listening for just less than a month. I think it was in the first week of September that I started listening.

I really had no idea about The Old Path before. But the impact of the doctrines was really great.

On Being Baptized

I felt happy and with such a light feeling inside, like you have no constant worries or anything.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will continue what they’re doing, and may they have more courage for their message to be heard by a greater number of people.

~o~

Sis. Maricel and Louise Gonzales, 38 & 19, Former Catholics, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Sis. Maricel: I should have become a member a long time ago, perhaps since about 15 years ago. Only, my husband didn’t want to as he didn’t want us to have different religions.

He said, “If it’s Catholicism, it’s Catholicism.” So that was the point where I got hindered. I later on got baptized at the Cathedral of Praise in Taft Ave. But I didn’t feel anything.

Then one time, I got to listen to Bro. Eliseo through TV, and there were those in our neighborhood from whom I got CDs of Bro. Eli’s preaching. You will really understand the teachings.

I soon attended in a locale in the city. She [pointing to Sis. Louise] was still 5 years old then. But then my husband really didn’t want to listen, and he would argue with me. Now, even if he does, it’s okay. I know he doesn’t understand it, but it’s needed.

Sis. Louise: Whenever mama watched the program, I would get to watch, listen as well, and I wanted to join as well already. So I followed mama.

On Being Baptized

Sis. Maricel: It feels light inside. I was shaking and I felt that I was a new person, and I can’t explain it.

It’s the first time I ever felt something in my life. I was truly sorry for all the wrongs things I have done, and sought the Lord’s forgiveness.

Now I feel that I really want to obey Him and walk in His statutes. That’s what I felt before: That I wanted to obey God.

Sis. Louise: I was shaking then, and I felt that there was something new in me that I cannot explain. It was just really a different kind of feeling.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

Sis. Maricel: I hope that their preaching will last that many more people will be lead here unto the Church of God and be changed. I wish for more strength for Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, that they may lead the many people who depend on the teachings they give.

Sis Louise: May they continue their preaching to people that many more may be awakened unto the truth, may learn the doctrines.

To God be the glory

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  • Gina Icaro Torres Altamirano Dec 05, 2015 at 12:12 am

    Salamat po sa Dios,sana makasama ko sa tunay na relihiyong ito ang mga kapatid ko at mga kamag-anak ko, sana loobin ng Dios na tawagin na sila para magkasama-sama kami dito sa tunay na relihiyong ito na na itinatag ng Panginoon nating Dios.

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