200 new Church officers in Italy South District sworn in
By NICOLE CONSTANTINO and VINCE T. BASCO
Date Posted: June 28, 2022
The leadership of the Ecclesiastical District of Italy South inducted 200 brethren into various offices in their respective local congregations during a special gathering of all Church officers in the district, which was held on June 12, 2022.
The house of worship of the Local Congregation of Rome served as the host site. Other local congregations connected through videoconferencing.
“We thank the Lord God for the Church Administration’s approval for this oath-taking of many officers. We praise God for adding about 200 officers. It is a blessed gathering and oath-taking because we felt God’s guidance. Despite the hardships and trials, the brethren accepted their duties because they believe that is one of the foundations for salvation and for inheriting the eternal life,” Brother Camilo Buay Jr., district edification overseer, said.
Brother Randy Macalinao, the district supervising minister, through a Bible-based homily, reiterated to the attendees the importance of being fully committed to fulfilling their duties. He emphasized to them that being devoted to their duties is God’s will and would further ensure their salvation. He also pointed out to them the need to live righteously as they are expected by God to be good examples for the brethren.
After the homily, Brother Vizar Balcita, assistant district supervising minister, administered the oath-taking of the new Church officers.
“I firmly believe that the newly sworn in officers are an added strength to the Church and help to its Administration for the continued success of its endeavors, for the glory of our Lord God,” said Nesencio Villarico Jr., head deacon from the Local Congregation of Roma Ovest. — With reports from INC News Section