Nagoya, Tokyo Districts hold baptism as Church turns 108
By JANSEN DANGANAN and RONNIE H. MUTYA
Date Posted: August 24, 2022
The twin districts of Nagoya and Tokyo each conducted baptism of new members in July, the month the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) turned 108 years, further increasing the number of Church members in Japan.
In the Ecclesiastical District of Nagoya, Japan, district supervising minister Brother Amante Rodriguez officiated at the baptismal service which took place at the house of worship of the Nagoya Congregation on July 29.
Brother Herbert Lazala, assistant district supervising minister, officiated at the two other baptisms, July 17 and 31, at the place of worship of the local congregations of Kitakyushu and Okayama, respectively.
Meanwhile, on July 28, 2022, the new converts in the Ecclesiastical District of Tokyo, Japan received baptism held at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Saitama. It was led by Brother Manny Benedicto, the district supervising minister.
Among the newly baptized brethren, Sherrille Fueda, from the Gunma-ken Congregation in the Tokyo District, said, “In the past, I didn’t know what I was looking for. I didn’t know where I should go. There was no direction. Then, through the Church Of Christ, I came to learn the true teachings of God,” she said. “I thank God for all His help. I promise to obey His commands and never miss attending worship services.”
“The baptisms are manifestations of God’s faithfulness; and it proves that the Church Of Christ is of God. He continues to fulfill His promise that no matter what happens, He will uphold and strengthen this work [of salvation],” said Brother Benedicto. — With reports from INC News Section and Hyanelle Lunday