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Thanking GOD for all reasons

“Thank you” is one of the common phrases that people usually say many times on a daily basis. People say thank you as exchange to the good deed that someone has done to another. People also say thank you in advance even before a favor has already been granted.

On the other hand however, the act of saying thank you is being forgotten or sometimes untold intentionally.

But why people should be thankful in the first place? To begin with, humans are given a gift of life that they can spend end enjoy. People were provided with a wonderful planet to live in, where they can and enjoy the creatures there in. They are being provided with fellow human beings.

Talking about life I know for one that life is not always and always that o so wonderful and colorful there are also sometime that things become black and white and sometimes blur that you seem to be uncertain whether you would still have a brighter future that will lie ahead of you, that you are not sure if the sun will rise. We are sometimes faced by so many problems that we cannot easily find solutions to, sometimes we figure ourselves in bad situations, hard situations that seem to be inescapable that nothing we can do to make ourselves out from it. We have questions that seem to be unanswerable. The world may sometimes be very, very unfair but you we cannot do something about it, and we sometimes feel helpless and inadequate.

In times like these, who do we turn to? Some of us would turn to the closest person to whom we could cling to. It might be our family or relative or our friends. But admit it or not, sometimes their help and company is not enough to comfort us, to give us some answers and make all things good again as it was before.

In this case, let us not fret and lose hope, because there is still someone we could count on to and that is GOD.

GOD can provide us brightest future unimaginable, the bestest solution to our problems and in situations best or worst, the best company ever!

For seemingly bad and good things, I thank GOD for everything!

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!

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.

Best Decade ever!

With GOD’s help despite of all the odds and obstacles that went along your way as a traveler in this world, you were able survive and reach this chapter in your life. As you continue to live and aim for another 10 years GOD willing, as always with GOD’s help, I hope that your faith and trust in GOD will become stronger than ever.

As a tribute and a way of acknowledging GOD’s innumerous works in your life, listed below are 10 of the countless and marvelous things about your journey as a Christian:

10 years of enduring the sufferings and pains. (carry on, with GOD’s help)

10 years of enjoying the comfort under GOD’s care. (keep on enjoying!)

10 years of residing inside the best – est house ever! (the best place to be, yo!)

10 years since you officially join the platoon that has an unbeatable leader. (this rocks!)

10 years since you have been receiving teachings that are oh so heavenly and fantastic!  (I could not agree more)

10 years of being unprofitable servant.  (So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. – Luke 17:10)

10 years of enjoying heavenly privileges and benefits of being one of the sons who are called inside. (wonderful!)

10 years of living with the inner man in you. (But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. – 1 Peter 3:4)

10 years since you finally decided to leave your religion whose beliefs are unbiblical. (Lucky you!)

10 best years of yours ever! Thanks be to GOD

I wish that GOD will continue to love you more and more and GOD willing i hope that you inherit the eternal life, a wonderful life with GOD

Psalms 90:12 (King James Version)

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Happy 10th (and tick … tock… tick…tick… tock… and still counting) Birthday to you!

May you be blessed by GOD

Thanks be to GOD who causes the lips to say “Thanks!”

Thanks be to GOD for another 3 months that HE allowed me to stay inside HIS home. Outside, I know I will never ever feel the happiness that i feel everyday and the inner peace that i have knowing that HIS eyes are on the people that HE cares for.

Thanks be to GOD for the wonderful blessings that HE gave me. Until now, because of HIS grace and mercy, the blessings that HE gave me are still in my hands. Although i’m unworthy to receive the blessings,  still HE gave it and HE continuously shower me and my loved ones with the gifts coming from above from HIM with love.

Thanks be to GOD for the forgiveness and mercy that HE gave me and to my loved ones and for the understanding and compassion for HIS people that never cease.