Executive Minister leads dedication of Cauayan City house of worship, ordains 16 new ministers
By PRECIOUS DEL VALLE and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN
Date Posted: May 19, 2021
Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ), led the dedication to the Lord God of the newly renovated 1,605-seater house of worship of the Local Congregation of Cauayan City.
This was during a worship service he officiated in the Templo Central in Quezon City on May 15, 2021 during which he also ordained 16 new ministers, the third ordination so far this year. The Cauayan City Congregation, together with congregations that marked their milestone anniversaries, connected to the main site via livestreaming.
“The Church Of Christ members from the Local Congregation of Cauayan City received more than what they expected. Theirs is the biggest house of worship ever built in Region 2-Cagayan Valley [Philippines],” said Brother Gil Caberto, district supervising minister of the Ecclesiastical District of Isabela East.
On behalf of the congregation, resident minister, Brother Reyno Lacambra, said, “We thank the Almighty God, and the Church Administration He utilized so that we be blessed to have a big and beautiful house of worship. We promise that we will take good care of it.”
“This is a great blessing from God. Despite the pandemic, it is now completely constructed. This has inspired us to all the more be united in all Church activities,” said Brother Oliver Francisco, congregation’s head deacon. “Through our faith and trust in God, we firmly believe that He will give us spiritual blessings here in the house of worship.”
Sister Remedios Yango was grateful that despite her old age she was not only able to witness the sacred occasion but even performed her duty as choir member. “We will value this new house of worship. Here we will take refuge in God, especially when we have problems. Thanks so much to Him. He let me reach this special day,” she said. — With reports from INC News Section