Newly Baptized Testimonials: October 17, 2014

Read short testimonials of faith from some of MCGI’s youngest brethren baptized on October 17, 2014 at the ADD Convention Center in Apalit, Pampanga.

Bro. Paul Albert Alejo, 22, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is the true religion spoken of the Bible.

After I graduated, I immediately underwent indoctrination.

On Being Baptized

I feel light. It’s like you’re flying.

On MCGI Leaders

I hope that they will spread the Word of God more, and may they better keep their bodily strength that God gives us.

~o~

Bro. Gerardo Mendoza, 49, Former Church of Latter-Day Saints Member, NCR

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I found the truth, and what he [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] says about the Bible is true. Also, all of the righteousness he teaches come from the Bible, not from his own intentions nor from his own principles. All are based in the Bible, as the prophets of old have done.

I always watch [The Old Path] on TV. My father is also a member, as well as my eldest daughter; she was the one who told me, “Papa, listen for you to know the true religion.” So I listened nightly since 2013 until now.

I studied the verses because I understand the Bible as I watch [Bro. Eli]. As he explains, the verses and everything he says comes to my mind. Everything he says is true; he doesn’t say anything that doesn’t come from the Bible. He doesn’t reason out from his own, but from the Bible. That’s what I like about him.

On Being Baptized

I felt as if a bird that got free from its cage. I felt like a thorn from my heart has been pulled out.

I also felt as if I were walking, floating over clouds. I felt so blessed; I can’t explain it. It feels light inside, like I’m a new man.

On MCGI Leaders

I hope his life will be longer and that he’ll be able to help more people.

~o~

Sis. Fatima Angelica Cruz, 14, Former KNC, NCR

On Joining the Church of God

I wanted to know the doctrines [my parents] follow. I learned a lot of good teachings, because of that I feel light.

On Being Baptized

I’m happy; I feel light.

On MCGI Leaders

May they continue, that they may be able to help many more people.

~o~

Bro. Noel Merciales, 33, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

This is the true Church. It’s unlike Catholicism wherein they hide the Word of God. That’s what I realized the first day I listened to the indoctrination sessions, that this [Church of the] true God is better.

Even on just the second day [of the indoctrination sessions], I already learned something; it really pierced my heart. “This is perhaps the true religion that I must join,” I told myself then. So I continued until I completed the indoctrination.

I have a friend who is already a member. One time he invited me, “Bro, why don’t you try going to The Old Path?” I replied, “Okay, let’s try.”

The first day of indoctrination, I could already relate to what is being said. “Perhaps everything that is happening in my life is already here,” I told myself. Because every time I attend…

That day, what happened to me in the morning, Bro. Eli spoke of [in the indoctrination]. I said, “This really seems like the truth.” The second day, the same thing happened. So when my wife asked me, “Are you going to continue in that?” I answered, “Yes, I’ll continue. Because this is the true religion, and I will side with it.”

Ever since then, every time I would go home [from indoctrination], my wife would be bewildered by how kind I was. I said, “This is what The Old Path does to me: To change, to be humble.” Everything changed in me since I knew The Old Path, the Church of God.

On Being Baptized

It felt really light, like so many problems and evil spirits were gone from my body.

On MCGI Leaders

My message to Bro. Eli is, may he be able to continue this until he spreads the Word of God in the whole world. And to Bro. Daniel, the same as well. May they both take care of their health.

~o~

Bro. Noel Merciales, 33, Former Catholic, Rizal Province

On Joining the Church of God

I heard the truth. Also, in my previous religion there really is no true doctrine; this is only where I found the truth through the instrumentality and teaching of Bro. Eli.

My older sister was baptized first; then my parents followed. I learned about [the Church of God] through my parents.

When Papa learned that my older sister became a member, he got curious as to why she did so, because they didn’t know about it. So they tried and watched on [Channel 37]. In the wee hours of the morning, he listens. That’s when we say that it’s right, and Papa got baptized as well.

On Being Baptized

I feel so new. It feels light inside, and the old burdens are no more.

On MCGI Leaders

To Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, many, many thanks. Because of you, we learned the truth. Thanks be to God for giving you as instruments to teach the truth. That’s all and many, many thanks.

~o~

Sis. Marian Joy Hiceta, 17, Former KNC, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

This is where I proved the true Church. I’ve been listening for five years, as my parents are already members. But since I see that the end is nearing and nearing, I thought to myself that I really need to serve God already while I am still young. That should the end come, I will be with Him in heaven, God willing.

Many thanks to God for giving me a chance to serve Him, and thank Him with my whole heart. So I grabbed this opportunity to serve Him.

Before, I got hindered by things like women’s apparel. But I now understand that women should really wear modest apparel.

On Being Baptized

It’s like I saw a light, and I can’t explain what I feel. I really can’t explain the joy I feel.

Thanks be to God for my parents that they lead me here. I found the true Church, and I hope that I will be one of those who will be in heaven. Thanks be to God.

On MCGI Leaders

To Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel, may they continue propagating about the Church that many more souls like these will be saved with God’s mercy.

~o~

Bro. Joel Galves, 32, Former Catholic, Cavite Province

On Joining the Church of God

It’s our duty to investigate what is being taught to us by our previous religion, and what kind of religion we are joining.

We’ll be able to know which is true, right? As what [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] said, “We’ll know the right teachings from the right preacher; what God wants us to know.”

I was still in high school or college then [when I heard The Old Path], but I didn’t take it seriously. There were also many struggles that happened in my life before I graduated.

I had many ups-and-downs; I had a few ups, but mostly, downs. Then, during the time Typhoon Glenda struck, there were mind-boggling circumstances that happened. It wasn’t [normal] anymore. [I thought] what should you do to change, to be able to encourage others as well to do the same, to find the truth and know what you must do with your life?

On Being Baptized

Well since my eyes were closed, my vision was just dark. At first I saw red, then before the baptism was over, the red shadow [disappeared] and it became lighter. I felt light inside, and while I was walking, it’s what they say that you’re on “Cloud Nine.”

I hope this feeling stays, not only for me, but for others to be moved as well and know the truth.

On MCGI Leaders

I hope that they live longer here [on earth], that while they live, they may be able to lead many more. To those who still feel hesitation, may they be enlightened by Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel.

~o~

Bro. Arturo Jativa, 51, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

Through the program on television, I started listening on UNTV every 10 o’ clock. Sometimes, I started at 9 pm. But sometimes I wouldn’t be able to finish it as I would be so exhausted from work. I loved listening to the question-and-answer portion after work.

I’ve been listening to [Bro. Eliseo Soriano] on television for five years now. Also on radio. I also learned about [The Old Path] through your banners in different places.

Actually, I really don’t like watching TV. I just watch news, but teleseryes (soaps), I’m not really fond of. I don’t have much interest in such as I like watching shows from where I can learn something, something that would help me in my life.

When I lost cable, I got it reconnected because I want to see a clear signal of UNTV. So I can listen to the Word, as I feel different when watching; I feel that I’m happy and enlightened.

There’s a great difference than when I was a Catholic, because there, they don’t really teach who the Lord is. I just knew that God was a statue, and when I go to church, it’s mostly whenever I just feel like it.

The truth is, whenever I have new clothes, it’s like I just go to Church to have them blessed. But when I [heard] the doctrines, I felt something different that I couldn’t explain.

On Being Baptized

Even when I wasn’t yet being immersed, I already felt the Lord’s presence. I don’t know, but I just felt so happy that I cried. I couldn’t express the happiness, the joy I felt. Then, the heaviness [melted away].

When I got immersed in the water, I was still crying. I thank God that I felt the Lord’s forgiveness. After I emerged from the water, a brother assisted me; a little later on, I was given a small paper, and was told that it was my birthday.

I am sure that I didn’t make a wrong move joining the faith I am now in. I acknowledge that that was the Lord [with me in baptism], that I wasn’t wrong in my decision.

On MCGI Leaders

I hope their lives will be longer. May the Lord give them many more years. May they not tire in continuing to share the good words of the Lord. I also hope that they’ll be able to help many more people, that many more will be led to salvation before the Lord returns. May God bless them.

~o~

Bro. Bryan Bolambao, 30, Former Catholic, Manila

On Joining the Church of God

I joined because I want to increase my knowledge and lessen my sins.

A friend brought me to the indoctrination sessions. It was the first time I heard [Bro. Eliseo Soriano].

In my previous religion, Roman Catholic, I didn’t know much what is right or what is wrong. It’s because they don’t teach whether one thing is right or not. They just want to worship and offer things, etc.

On Being Baptized

I felt light, and my sins have been [forgiven], because when you get baptized your whole being is cleansed.

On MCGI Leaders

Bro. Eli, I hope that your life be lengthened, and be given better [health]. Bro. Daniel, please don’t tire in helping people, people who still don’t know what having God in their lives means.

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  • Ruben Bunan Dec 10, 2014 at 05:12 am

    sa awa at tulong nang DIOS na bautizmohan po! ako nbang 2013 local nag zabarte

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