Iglesia Ni Cristo opens three new GWS in Vanuatu
By CHELSI CASTILLO and VINCE T. BASCO
Date Posted: June 24, 2022
To more closely care for the increasing number of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members in the island nation of Vanuatu, the Ecclesiastical District of Australia East recently opened three new group worship services (GWS), namely, Seaside, Rentapao, and Radio Station. Their inaugural worship service was held on May 27, 2022 via videoconferencing.
“The importance of having additional group worship services is [to] bring the worship services closer to the brethren so that they can all the more dedicate themselves to attending it,” Brother Thruman Amisola, district secretary, said.
Only for the inaugural worship service, the congregants from the Seaside and Rentapao GWS gathered in the place of worship of Port Vila GWS, while those from Radio Station in the place of worship of Espiritu Santo GWS. Succeeding gatherings were now being conducted in their own places of worship.
Brother Felix Santos, the district supervising minister, led the holy gathering from the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Carlingford, in mainland Australia. He preached a biblical lesson about intensively sharing the true faith so that more people—like the brethren from the three new GWS—come to know about and join the true Church Of Christ in order to be saved on Judgment Day.
“I’m very happy that we now have a place of worship in our place. I’m glad to invite my neighbors and friends to join us in our worship service here,” Frances Tausi, from Rentapao GWS, expressed. — With reports from INC News Section