Newly Baptized Testimonials: August 29, 2014

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on August 29, 2014 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Pacita Umali, 70, Former Catholic, Bulacan Province

On Joining the Church of God

My friend was inviting me to attend, and I liked what I was hearing; it was in a Thanksgiving last year.

Now when there was indoctrination, I went to it and I learned something wonderful. I was a Catholic before, and there wasn’t anything I learned there. I have attended Catholic mass for about five years now, but it’s the same again and again. That’s why I joined Bro. Eli.

On Being Baptized

I felt good. It’s like the heavy feeling I had is now so light.

On MCGI Leaders

They’re well and they are able to encourage many to become members for the Lord. That’s what I [see]. They are able to lead many members, and of course [people] will join because their explanations are good. It is for the Lord.

~o~

Bro. Dante Pascua, 59, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Firstly, the doctrines are good. A friend invited me to attend. “Just listen; just listen,” [he told]. I said at first, “I will go with you, but just don’t expect that I will join you.” But when I did go with him, I liked it, and I continued with it. It was a Bible Exposition last June.

The doctrines of this brotherhood is much brighter than the previous one I was in, wherein it was just sermon after sermon. With Bro. Eli, he really explains it clearly.

On MCGI Leaders

I’m thankful to Bro. Eli because he has enlightened my mind, and I have learned many doctrines. Thanks be to God.

~o~

Bro. Jonathan Telesforo, 20, Former Born Again Member, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I was able to listen to [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on television. At first, I just ignored him. When I came here [to Manila], my uncle tuned into UNTV. I was out of work then and I just stayed at my uncle’s house.

I listened, and there were many people asking him, and he knows the answers. Also, his explanations are so clear; they are always supported by verses, and the verses are so many. He will read other verses wherein the words in them have meaning as well, so I really got inspired to really listen to the doctrines.

Then, when I went to the locale, I was from work at the time, there flashed on the locale’s television screen about indoctrination at a specified place and time. So I went at that time, and when I got there, they said they had just started. I went inside and went on with the [indoctrination] until I got to this point that I’m here now.

On Being Baptized

I felt light. When I was in line [to be baptized], I was crying and I felt nervous. I was crying and nervous, but I just didn’t want to show it.

At the time that I was already in the water, I really felt His presence. It’s really good if you will be baptized.

On MCGI Leaders

I want to thank Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have been able to hear the words of God that are truly different. What you teach is really different.

~o~

Sis. Erlinda Vicente, 61, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized

My husband invited me, and I proved the lectures of [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] to be good and what he reads are truly in the Bible. So I really liked it and I continued till this day.

We listened on television as well, and we [saw] that the explanations are good and biblical. I told my husband that I liked it.

I’ve been a worker in the Catholic church for about four years now. Sometimes, I would feel offended when they would fight each other inside the church; it’s like my concentration on the Lord is being taken off.

What Bro. Eli says is really good. When you search for it in the Bible, you will really see it there. The words he speaks are not just made up by men, but what’s really in the Bible so I really believe it.

It’s very different from what I learned in Catholicism as the things they say are not in the Bible. So I have really proven now that the works here are a far cry from those of the Catholics.

On Being Baptized

It’s like I was carrying this burden that was just taken away from me. I said, “Before my heart was so heavy.” Also, the little problems before – sometimes about business – I already didn’t worry about ever since I got to listen to the doctrines.

I said it’s like, “I feel light now.” Unlike before when I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night sometimes because the problems I had seemed so burdensome. But since we got indoctrinated, I felt light and I didn’t anymore worry if we had anything to eat the next day or none at all.

The heaviness I had from thinking about problems are now light. I feel as if I have a new life. That’s why I’m happy here.

On MCGI Leaders

I’m thankful to Bro. Eli for what he has done to lead people in a good way. Also, to Bro. Daniel I’m thankful because I’m really a member of the [true Church] that all my doubts and problems now feel light. I’m content here. Many, many thanks.

~o~

Bro. Archie Masinda, 21, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

Because of all the hardships I have experienced. I should have been a member long ago as I have been a KNC [Kawan ng Cordero or Children’s Ministry] of Calumpang since I was three years old; my late aunt was a member of the Church of God.

My life became a mess, so I experienced hardships that seemed unbearable. Then there came that fateful time when I just found myself suddenly walking towards the Locale of Tayuman in Rizal, and saying, “Brother, I want to be indoctrinated.”

I was looking for work then; I was applying for a job when I passed by the Locale of Tayuman. And my feet seemed to have they’re own will and just walked across the street and entered the locale.

It wasn’t part of my plan that day, to be indoctrinated. All I can say is that all the doctrines I heard, from Doctrine 1 to Doctrine 8 are all right. I received them all wholeheartedly.

On Being Baptized

My body felt light, and I felt as if I were a newborn baby who just wants to sleep. Also, it’s like I wasn’t thinking of anything, like my whole being has been cleansed.

On MCGI Leaders

Bro. Eli, I’m thankful for your eagerness in spreading the good words to the many people who are still lost. May the Lord give you more bodily strength to be able to speak to others that they may hear the Word of God. Take care. Thanks be to God.

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