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50 Wonderful Facts About Bro. Eli

1. Bro. Eli was born on April 4, 1947 and raised in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.
2. Bro. Eli is the 7th child in their family.
3. Bro. Eli describes his childhood life as simple. Being with his family, watching his mother cook and listening to his mother’s stories and singing Church hymns.
4. Bro. Eli was baptized when he was 17 years old. He was baptized on April 7, 1964, in Sineguelasan, Bacoor, Cavite at 5:45 in the afternoon.
5. One of the most unforgettable moments of his life was when his mother was figured in an accident and he believes that it brings him closer to GOD.
6. Bro. Eli is an introvert, thus his reluctance in going to school when he was young.
7. Finally, when Bro. Eli was convinced to go to school, his career as a student was very promising. He became a consistent dashing honor student.
8. Due to his intelligence, Bro. Eli was entrusted to be an assistant of the school principal
9. Bro. Eli was elected as President of the Student Council.
10. Bro Eli was a substitute teacher not only to his classmates but to those of higher level.
11. Bro. Eli has become very interested in learning the Bible that he stopped going to school to fully dedicate himself in doing it.
12. Bro. Eli even when he was still a student is fond of Science.
13. Bro. Eli was once advised to take up Chemical Engineering and was told that he will be a good teacher, doctor and scientist when he was a student.
14. As early as 3rd and 4th year of highschool, Religion has been a favorite topic for Bro. Eli.
15. Bro. Eli when he conducted his very first Bible study that in Guagua, Pampanga. Where 33 souls was baptized after nights of Bible study sessions.
16. The first Division in the Church that Bro. Eli first supervised was Pampanga.
17. In the year 1972, Bro. Eli was given an ID bearing the title “Minister” by then Presiding Minister of the Church, Bro. Perez proving his loyalty, sincerity and dedication to his service to GOD and to the Church. Historically, he was only the one who has been given such ID.
18. Bro. Eli registered have the Church registered under the name “Mga Kaanib sa Iglesia ng Dios kay Kristo Hesus Haligi at Saligan ng Katotohanan sa Bansang Pilipinas” (Members of the Church of God in Christ Jesus, the Pillar and Ground of Truth in the Philippines, Inc.) on March 30, 1977.
19. Due to the every growing Church members not only in the Philippines but across the globe, Bro. Eli registered the name of the Church as Members Church of God International (MCGI) on January 13, 2004.
20. Bro. Eli was known to his program Ang Dating Daan that was launched in the year 1980. It was first aired on the radio in the Philippines.
21. Bro. Eli used to be a panelist in the radio program, Dis is Manolo and his GENIUS Family” (GENIUS stands for God Eternal News In Universal Salvation). Among the all the other panelist who are pastors and representatives of various religions, Bro. Eli was the only one who was awarded as “Most Outstanding Minister” in the GENIUS Family and this continued for 3 consecutive years.
22. Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) was first aired on TV on the year 1983 where Bro. Daniel Razon, the Vice-Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International (MCGI).
23. It was the year 1997 when RJTV 29 welcomed the Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) in their TV station. Afterwards, in SBN 21 in 2000, the Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) was During this time, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) is not only aired on TV but also in the radio stations, RMN, DZRH, and 100 Radyo Natin.
24. After 4 years, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path) moved to its current network, UNTV 37 with the other programs Itanong mo kay Soriano (Ask Bro. Eli), Bible Guide, Truth in Focus and Biblically Speaking all of these are hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano.
25. During the 1990’s Bro. Eli published a book entitled, “Leaving behind the Fundamental Doctrines of Christ.”
26. Bro. Eli also published articles in The Blog magazine, The Old Path Magazine, Believer Newsmagazine, and Ang Dating Daan Magazine.
27. It was in the year 2007 when Bro. Eli started writing blogs on his own blog site, http://www.elisoriano.wordpress.com.
28. In the year 2009, the blogsite of Bro. Eli Soriano, http://www.elisoriano.wordpress.com.has been awarded as the year’s “Most Educational to Follow” by the Open Web Awards.
29. Bro. Eli has established charity institutions to accommodate the needy where people of different religions and ethnic groups are welcome.
30. It was the year 2005 when Bro. Eli left the Philippines.
31. For almost a decade now, the propagation of GOD’s gospel has been intensively being preached by Bro. Eli Soriano in various locations abroad.
32. To help augment the various public services that Bro. Eli has established businesses like water stations and restaurants.
33. Bro. Eli is a very good cook.
34. Bro. Eli cooks for the Church brethren and for the guests.
35. Chinese food is one of Bro. Eli’s favorites.
36. Bro. Eli likes the color green.
37. Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon are founders of the Christian school in the Philippines that offers free education, free meal free uniforms and free allowance.
38. Bro. Eli knows many alternative medicines and medications.
39. Bro. Eli has a twitter account @BroEliSoriano.
40. Bro. Eli has a google plus page https://plus.google.com/111400634080389154683/about.
41. Bro. Eli has a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BroEliseoSoriano.
42. Bro. Eli has his own website http://www.elisoriano.com/.
43. The Bro. Eli is has won various awards as a n evangelist.
(Please see, for reference http://www.elisoriano.com/awards/)
44. Bro. Eli has never been defeated on a religious debate.
45. When Bro. Eli was in highschool he used to have a girlfriend and both of them have a good relationship. However, it did not ended with marriage.
46. Bro. Eli used to have plans of getting married and having his own family. However, he put has out it aside.
47. As early as 19 years old, he has started preaching the word of GOD. He is preoccupied by the love and dedication to his ministry.
48. Bro. Eli made a vow before the congregation and GOD not to get married and remain a preacher of GOD, forever.
49. Bro. Eli has been very focus to his duty as a man sent by GOD. He never got married and stay single, offering his entire self to his Master, the LORD.
50. Bro. Eli will be celebrating his 50th year Anniversary of his service to the Almighty GOD, Thanks and glory to GOD

Happy Christian New Year!

While other religions have already celebrated their new year, The Members of the Church of GOD International is about to celebrate theirs as Adar II is about to end thus the dawn of Nisan 1 5774.

Jesus Christ, when he was here on this earth in flesh used Hebrew calendar. Presently, as Christians the Members in the Church of GOD also adhere to it just like what Jesus did.

Today, The Members of the Church of GOD International will be celebrating the New Year by praying, singing praises to the LORD and by learning the words of GOD in the scripture presided by Bro. Eli Soriano as a congregation.

Thanks to GOD for past, and for the another year to come with GOD’s grace and will.

Thanks and glory to GOD for everything, forever!

Prayer for the People and for the Entire World

Another milestone on TV and internet broadcasting has came about as the Community Prayer aired today, November 10, 2013 at 12 midnight.

This undertaking is spearheaded by Bro. Eli Soriano, the Presiding Minister of the Members of the Church of GOD International.

The Community Prayer will regularly be aired on UNTV channel 37 as well as on UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350. It will be broadcasted at different times of the day in Filipino and English language.

Aside from the TV and Radio broadcast, the Community Prayer can also be monitored on the Internet via http://www.untvweb.com and http://www.untvradio.com.

With Philippine Time Zone (UTC+08:00) as basis, the everyday schedule is as follows:

4:00 am – Filipino
12:00 nn – Filipino
8:10 pm – Filipino
10: 00 pm – English
12:00 mn – English

Thanking GOD for all reasons, anywhere

We have numerous ways in acknowledging GOD’s greatness to us. I know, as many of us are believer to GOD, know and feel HIS greatness and power in every moment of our lives.

The weather here in our country (yehey, we’re back! ;)) is not so good there have been many landslides happening in many places. Also, in one of the regions, there is ongoing war between the military and the rebels, and of course, some other problems that our nation faces. We too, as individuals have our own.

No matter how tough our days and lives are, we keep on living our lives in many ways possible.

Regardless the manners on how we deal with our lives, there is one thing that I know and certain of, and that is GOD’s power and love that keep us holding on during the hardest moments in our lives, during all our difficult times. GOD himself can make things better and in order for make us see the light at the end the darkest tunnel and to see the wonderful sunshine past every hardest of all rains.

We are thanking GOD for everything HE has done (and did not :)) to me, my husband and our family.

Thank YOU GOD! YOU never fail to amaze us! All Glory are YOURS. Amen.

Church of GOD International Members in Isabela Gave Thanks to GOD Almighty

Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel’s preaching of the word of GOD has reached the far places of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines.

From Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao many of people have turned away from their false religions to become a member of the only one, true religion.

Last Saturday, May 4, 2013 the Church of GOD International Members in Isabela have offered their sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD for saving them from multitude of dangers and for giving Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel as faithful leaders of the Members Church of GOD International.

One of the locales that was established in the Isabela District, Sierra Madre Coastal Area is Maconacon.

The locale of Maconacon was established in the year 2007. In there, the electricity is supplied only during night and the commodities are expensive and the transportation is limited. Not only it is limited but the way to go there is also dangerous and long. The fastest travel is through air via single engine plane from Cauayan, next is through boat where the travel would take an hour and lastly, by foot and it would take 3 and a half days plus the dangers that you would encounter along the way. Dangers, such as the rebels and vicious animals the truth that is according to the Bodgie Dy, the Isabela governor himself.

Just to share you a brief history of the Philippines, it was in Palanan, a remote location in Isabela, where Emilio Aguinaldo, a former president was captured after 2 years by the Americans in 1902 during the Philippine-American war. From then up to the present, still, there is no concrete road that has being constructed in the Sierra Madre Coastal Areas.

A baptizer was set to officiate baptism but was stranded in Cauayan airport for 2 days because it was very cloudy. Using boat as their mode of transportation, people who are set to be baptized was accompanied by the Church elders to Casiguran so that in there, they will be baptized. With GOD’s help, the baptism were able to push through despite of the hardship that they encountered along the way. On this, there 7 souls were baptized on April 25, 2013.

With the grace of GOD through Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel brethren were blessed with satellite dish receiver and generator so that the brethrens in Maconacon, Dimasalansan, Bacovian and Palanan will not be left behind on listening and learning the teachings that Brothers Eli and Daniel are preaching before the congregation.

Since there is no adequate medical centers and institutions in their area, they were also given medicines and vitamins in addition.

All thanks and praises are to GOD!