Newly Baptized Testimonials: July 26, 2013

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s newly baptized brethren on July 26, 2013.

Bro. Bing Teves, 51, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Being Baptized
I’ve been listening since 2000 or 2002, but it’s only now that I took it seriously and continued with the baptism. Actually, my wife and daughter are already members. I feel happy.

On MCGI Leaders
For me, may God give them longer lives that they may help more souls who are lost, that they may help many more people, not only spiritually but also with their other needs.

~o~

Bro. Ronald Lerio, 17, Former Iglesia ni Cristo, NCR

On Being Baptized
I feel alive. It’s like I’ve left the sins I’ve done before, and now I’m new. I will now avoid to do things that are not in accordance with God’s will.

My friend here [pointing to a brother in faith] told me to listen to Bro. Eli, to watch Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) on television.

On MCGI Leaders
My message to Bro. Eli is that may he be able to help many more people, and save many more souls who are in other religions. May he still be able to lead them.

~o~

Bro. Jaime Salva, 64, Former Fourth Watch, Rizal Province

On Being Baptized
My tongue can’t utter what I feel in my heart. It’s hard to explain; this happiness I feel is hard to explain. I can’t explain the happiness I feel since I’ve been baptized in the true Church of God. I really can’t.

I’m really sorry that I only found the Church of God now. I’m old, and yet I only found it now. I’ve wasted a long time in serving in a wrong church. That’s why God willing, if I will be given permission, Starting now, I will dedicated myself in serving Him, in being an instrument.

If Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel will also permit, I’m ready to undergo Bible Schooling. I will dedicated my life because I really regret the time that has passed; I really wasted my life.

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, I know that you are the true sent and prophet of God in these last days because everything you teach can be read in the Holy Scriptures; no more, no less. What you read, what you hear, that’s what you say, without adding anything.

It’s like a cleansing product that’s a 100% pure; it’s effective. Bro. Eli, may you be blessed by the Lord. May he give you a longer life, together with Bro. Daniel, Sis. Luz and your fellow workers, and the whole Church of God. May we have blessings from God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

~o~

Bro. Catalino Cultivo, 63, Former Iglesia ni Cristo, Rizal Province

On Being Baptized
Since I was able to listen on radio, I listened to it till the wee hours just for me to hear Bro. Eli.

I listened until I learnt that there are people who don’t believe in God; they’re atheists. With that part, I was really amazed because I said, “Why does Bro. Eli know that there are those who don’t believe in God?”

I can’t express what they debated about, but in the end of course, the truth prevails.

My wife and I underwent indoctrination, because we really liked what we heard, and now we are here, baptized. I also want my children to be here. What my heart searches for, I didn’t find in the Iglesia ni Cristo religion; I couldn’t feel any Spirit there. You know you’ll feel that there is the Spirit that is there between you when you talk, like here now. I can’t explain it.

On MCGI Leaders
Bro. Eli, I believe that you are really a worker of the Lord. What he says is really true. The doctrines cover all the five senses; he explained all what their functions should be.

In others, pastors don’t tell their members what’s prohibited, but here, Bro. Eli does. He teaches everything so when people will commit mistakes, he won’t be liable; he won’t be blamed.

That is why I decided to join the Church of God. So here I am. Despite I know I had many obligations, but I left them all. I said, “Those things aren’t important to me.” I really want to finish my obligations here in the Church so we can be baptized, until two days we’re going to be here. Even if it takes a whole week, no problem.

~o~

Bro. Enrique Lacsamana, 25, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Being Baptized
It feels really nice because I feel really light. I’m thankful to God because I knew Him. I hope I’ll be able to bring my loved ones here. I hope that many more people willl be here.

I’m actually from here in Pampanga, and I used to hear Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) before. Time came however that I moved to Laguna.

Now, our television there could never pick up that channel (UNTV). Then one time I adjusted the antenna, and when I turned the TV on, immediately it was UNTV! I’ve heard Bro. Eli Soriano already, but then I got the more interested and I said, “Perhaps I should become a member already.”

I drive a tricycle and I saw in the town proper that there was a locale. I said to my wife that we should be members there already. I was also thinking of the distance, but since I really couldn’t help the feeling anymore, I pursued going there and with God’s mercy, I was able to bring with me a friend and his wife.

From then on, I decided in myself that “This is really it. No more backing out.” That’s why I thank God and I became a member here.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that their program widens more in scope. May God bless them and may their works spread more and may the Lord always keep them.

~o~

Bro. Ernie Funtanilla, 29, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Being Baptized
I feel really nice and light inside. I hope that people outside [the Church] will widen their understanding, and may they find the true path and know where they should go.

My wife had this old Bible that she inherited from her grandfather. I read and read it. My wife on the other hand, as she went on from one television channel to the next [found Bro. Eli Soriano].

[As he read] I wrote down on paper the verses and looked for them in the Bible. I found them all there and so I’m happy that I got here.

Bro. Enrique Lacsamana [neighbor and friend]: At first, I thought he wasn’t going to go with me [to the locale] because I went to him and he seemed uninterested. But time came when he frequented our house and it’s as if he started to like Bro. Eli’s program.

I then asked him, “What do you think about it?” And he said, “Yes, it’s really nice. He’s telling the truth.”

Bro. Ernie: He’s [Bro. Eli] really telling the truth. I actually feel confused with what people say [about him]. But then as I watched him, I found all of the verses he read are in the Bible!

Now, we are successfully here, and we will continue in this. This is really apart from all other religions, from Catholicism, from Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) — this is the best of all! The best we’ve heard, the clearest are those from what Bro. Eli says. I said to my wife, “Ma, I won’t leave this. I’ll continue this till the end.”

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that their preaching will widen more in scope and may we be able to bring all our loved ones here.

~o~

Bro. and Sis. Joe Cawayan, 46 and 30, Former Catholics, Manila

On Being Baptized

Sis. Cawayan: I was a Catholic before, but though I felt slightly touched in my heart being one, there was always something lacking. It’s as if there’s this gap in my heart that I still keep longing to fill.

We started watching on television. At first it was just me, then I invited my husband so we were already both listening to him. I noticed that when he [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] speaks, there’s something in it. It’s as if you’re going to get hooked to it, that something in you is being awakened.

When we were listening for a long time already, I invited my husband to get indoctrinated here. Then as I was being baptized, I tried to keep from crying, but tears just flowed from my eyes. I don’t know but perhaps it is the Spirit of God whom I felt.

That’s why I said, the religion I chose is right. I was a Catholic fanatic before, but now, I feel that I’m in a better religion than before. I feel light and I feel as if I have worth in the world.

On MCGI Leaders
To Bro. Eli, thank you for the words of wisdom. He really knows the Bible; he explains it point by point. I hope that his life will be longer so that he may be able to lead many more people to salvation.

I believe in what he says that judgment day will come. So now that we still have time, I hope that he’ll be able to lead many more so that all men may be saved. I hope that I can also bring my family, my parents who are Catholics here, God willing.

~o~

Bro. Ernesto Latupan, 65, Former Catholic, Laguna Province

On Being Baptized
I feel that I’m a new man right now. It’s a new feeling; I feel light. I have also made it to forgive the people who have wronged me. That is something I learned here in the Church of God. I’ve been listening for a long time, about five years ago.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that through him, many more lost souls will be reached. I hope that he won’t stop until all have been brought to salvation.

~o~

Bro. Luther Legaspi, 35, Former Catholic, Manila

On Being Baptized
All I can say is that before, I used to have so many heartaches with my siblings and parents, but now, they are all gone. I feel as if my heart’s been cleansed.

On MCGI Leaders
I hope that they’ll live for many more years, many, many more years, that he may lead more lost souls in the whole world to the truth, to the Word of God.

The teachings that I learned from Bro. Eli Soriano, I have not heard from other religions as I listened to them before. Here [MCGI] what you’ll know and hear is very satisfying. I heard from him the teachings of God. I had many questions before that were all answered as I watched him on television. I hope that he’ll be able to lead many more people to the Lord.

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Comments

  • Manuel Ramirez Aug 25, 2013 at 09:08 am

    I am a paralyzed person of 70 years. I’ve been wondering how I can still help in spreading the words of God to more souls so, I thought of using the Facebook as my medium, although I observe that many people take spiritual things lightly. So, I am trying to be different from the others by my style. I am posting Bible verses with illustrations to make it attractive. I’m hopeful that what I’m doing is right and will serve its purpose. That is to help people know the words of God in the Bible.

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  • Benito U. Angeles Aug 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Ang kapangyarihan po ng Dios ay aming nararamdaman kapag may nababasa po kaming magkakapatid ng mga patotoo ng mga bagong bautismong kapatid. Nawa ay magpatuloy ang pagtawag sa mga taong di pa naaabot ng doctrina ng Panginoon sa pamamagitan ng kapatid na Eli at Daniel. Salamat po sa Dios at sa Dios ang kaluwalhatian at karangalan.

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