Newly Baptized Testimonials: November 6, 2015

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on November 6, 2015 at the Ang Dating Daan Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Sis. Corazon Payoc, 46, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

For the longest time that my husband has been bringing me to the locale, I get to hear the teachings of God.

My husband never forced me to become a member, as I don’t want that, because I want to feel that it is God who is calling me.

Then, there came a time that whenever I would hear that the time is coming, I would feel afraid because I didn’t want to be left out. That’s when I realized that perhaps the Lord was calling me already.

I asked the Lord that He give me wisdom that I would be able to fully accept in my heart. And I felt that.

During a Thanksgiving service, it was announced that there was a Mass Indoctrination. I told my husband, “Pa, after such a long time, I think now is really the time for me to join.”

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My husband has been bringing me to Church services since 10 years ago. [Laughs] At first it was just to Worship Services, but lately, also to Thanksgivings.

Whenever he turned on the television, I would hear Bro. Eli as well. Actually, I didn’t know then that he was a member already during that time.

He started reading the Bible at home then, and he would bring me and our children to Church services.

I think he’s 15 years in the Church already, certainly, more than 10 years. Before, it was only him who attended, and he would just bring us occasionally. But since two years ago, he was very consistent in bringing us to services.

I felt heavy inside because I always went with him and I was just listening to the teachings. I was only hearing the teachings, but I didn’t obey them — I think I was doing more sins that way. [laughs]

On Being Baptized

I felt so happy. I mean, even in just the congregational singing, I really couldn’t explain what I was feeling already. I just felt my tears falling.

Even until now I feel like crying because of so much joy.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that the Lord will give them longer lives. May He will it that they may be able to propagate the good news, that many of our fellowmen will be saved like me.

~o~

Sis. Emilita Nanquilada, 30, Former Catholic, Pampanga Province

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I saw the true teaching that I did not hear from any other.

I have fancied listening to religious groups of all sorts, but it is only here where I heard and understood the teachings that others fail to teach.

I was a Catholic before. Then, I became a member of the Mormon Church. I also attended the services of the Iglesia ni Cristo [INC], and the El Shaddai group. There have indeed been many already.

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My mother and father started listening in 1997. I started listening then as well.

I had immediate interest the first time I heard the teachings. It feels good whenever I hear his [Bro. Eliseo] his words. So whenever they would listen again, I really liked joining them.

This time, I wanted to change already. I have forced myself to change for many times now. I told myself that I can do it on my own. But I’ve tried it, and I just can’t.

On Being Baptized

I cannot explain it. All I know is that I’m happy. Honestly, I feel can now carry all the problems that I couldn’t bear before.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will be able to lead many more people.

~o~

Sis. Danica Mae Deang, 20, Former KNC, Bataan Province

On Joining the Church of God

I know that this the right one. There’s nothing wrong with the doctrines, that’s why I didn’t have any doubts in joining.

My father is already a member, and he has been bringing me to Church services since I was little. He also always watched on television.

The first time I completed the indoctrination, I felt that I wasn’t yet ready. There was something in me that still weighed things, even when it came to the seventh and eighth sessions.

But then in the last one, I thought that I really should already, because there is nothing you can say of the doctrines as they are all true.

On Being Baptized

I felt happy. It was a different feeling.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I hope that they will still be with us for a longer time that they may be able to help us more through teaching us. I hope that we can overcome trials.

~o~

Sis. Rafaelle Patricia Gloria, 18, Former Atheist, Batangas Province

On Joining the Church of God

I started out as an atheist. All of my family are Christians. It seems I couldn’t feel anything; I was out of place.

The time came when my mom was urging me to go with them in the indoctrination sessions. We would fight because I refused her invitation then.

However, when they had finished it and got baptized, I decided to get indoctrinated as well.

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The first time I attended the indoctrination, I just went there as if I didn’t have any choice. I didn’t have any plans.

I don’t know what happened. I was sitting there listening to the teachings, and I couldn’t believe how I could be in such a place where I really felt the presence of God.

For quite some years, I didn’t acknowledge God, like he didn’t exist. But never did I imagine that in only a few days of listening that would be changed.

On Being Baptized

I felt so light, because before I felt so heavy. I used to think of attempting suicide. I didn’t know what to do with my life.

I felt empty then, as if I didn’t have any purpose. I just went to school and went home on a day-to-day basis, and it felt like I had nothing more.

However, when I was baptized, I felt that I then had purpose. I now know for whom I live.

On Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon

I’m thankful for them because they have been used as instruments in propagating the word of God.

To God be the glory

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