Brethren across Austria join hands to share the true faith in Salzburg
By ANGELA DOMINGO and RONNIE H. MUTYA
Date Posted: March 11, 2022
Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members from various local congregations in Austria traveled to the city of Salzburg to share the true faith through an evangelical mission on February 20, 2022. This was the first evangelical mission held in the city.
The brethren, led by the Church officers, traveled from various cities such as Linz, Bergen, and Vienna in order to personally invite friends and acquaintances residing in Salzburg. They then gathered, together with their guests, a rented hall at Hans-Sachs-Gasse 26, 5020 Salzburg, Austria to listen to the words of God.
The propagational activity started with an audio-video presentation introducing the Church Of Christ. Brother Kevin Luth Heitmann, resident ministerial worker of the Steyr Group Worship Service (GWS), translated the audio into the German language.
This was followed by Brother Jake Edic, assistant district supervising minister’s preaching of God’s words. He proved from the Bible that to be saved on Judgment Day one needs to join and remain in the true Church of Jesus Christ, that is, the Church Of Christ or Iglesia Ni Cristo. After the lesson, Brothers Edic and Heitmann answered using also the Bible some commonly-asked-questions about the Church and its beliefs.
After the evangelical mission, the brethren extended to the guests invitations for them to further examine God’s words by attending Bible studies on doctrines and worship services. They also gave out copies of Pasugo: God’s Message magazine.
Airen Metzinger, a deaconess, said, “We always wanted to give honor our Almighty God. That is why even though this [Salzburg] is far away from us, we gladly participated and shared our faith.”
“The brethren were able to bring many guests. Already there were those who registered as doctrinal instructees,” said Brother Heitmann. “Hopefully, with God’s help, they may continue on [in their membership] until they received their baptism.”
In an interview, Brother Edic, said, “It is important that Church Of Christ members are zealous in the work of propagation because people need God. And, where can we find the true God? Only here in the Church Of Christ. So, if a person joins the Church and obeys God’s commands, he can be sure that he has the strength from God, and most especially he can be assured of the promised salvation.” — With reports from INC News Section