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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!

A Different Kind of New Year

All over the world, there are many New Year celebrations that are being observed by many. There is Chinese new year, Hindu new year, Roman new year and the list can go on.

For a Christian who believes and follows Jesus Christ, you would also use the same calendar that HE based from.

Some people celebrate their new year on January 1 every year, some celebrate theirs every February while others celebrate theirs on different month of each year.

For the Christians, the transition of the year based on the Hebrew calendar, will be on the 1st day of Nissan, year 5773.

On the Gregorian calendar, today is March 11, 2013, when the sun sets today, it will be the 1st day of Nissan year 5773 in accordance to the Hebrew calendar.

Therefore as I believe that I am a Christian, today, when the sun sets, I would like to greet all Christians all over the world, a Happy New Year!

MCGI Celebrates Thanksgiving Amidst Catastrophe

While others were busy preparing for the celebration of their Christmas, on December 23, 24 and 25 the Members of the Church of GOD International (MCGI) celebrated the 4th Quarter International Thanksgiving to GOD. This event is being celebrated not only in the Philippines but also in other countries across the globe. There have been a total of more than 4,000 chapters, both local and international that participated in this glorious event.

On December 20, the Philippines has been struck by Tropical Storm Sendong that caused flash floods and landslides. This disaster caused the death of nearly 1,000 people and more than 100,000 people were left stranded. Those in the Visayas and Mindanao regions are the ones who have been affected by the storm particularly in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities.

There are also members of the Church of GOD International who have been affected but this catastrophe did not stop them to participate in the event to pay tribute and thanksgiving to the LORD.

Bro. Eli Soriano was also delighted and very thankful to GOD for the continuous growth of the International religious congregation. Just for the last quarter of this year 2011, there have been more than 4,000 souls that were baptized and became members of the Church of GOD International. Meanwhile, the Bible Studies and Expositions and the broadcasts run continuously in different parts of the globe at different time zones.

During the celebration, the Vice Presiding Minister of the congregation officially announced his intent to build an orphanage for abandoned babies. He said, there are many babies who are being abandoned and he would like to provide decent shelter for them. He would like to nurture and raise them in accordance with the Holy Scriptures.

Also, during the event, the future activities of the congregation have been announced. And one of the events that many look forward to is the dinner concert of Bro. Eli Soriano that will be held on January 1, 2012. Also the first scheduled Bible Exposition that will be held for the year 2012 will be on January 6. While on January 22, 2012, the marathon will be held at the grounds of SM Mall of Asia in Metro Manila Philippines for runners in the country’s capital.