Northeast California District marks 45th year
By NESLIE CAVERO and MARK ANDRO T. MILAN
Date Posted: March 9, 2021
Having reached their district's 45th anniversary, Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members from the Ecclesiastical District of Northeast California gathered virtually on February 20, 2021.
The district supervising minister, Brother Crisostomo Lotoy, officiated at the event. He preached from the Bible the importance of further intensifying the propagation of God's words. Reflecting on this, Carl Perez, KADIWA district vice president from Vallejo, said, “People in the world today are trying to find that place where they can have that peace of mind and in their heart ... they can find that here in the Church Of Christ, and we have an obligation as members to share our faith.”
After the special gathering, a musical evangelical mission was held. Choir members presented a number of musical performances, interspersed with Bible verses read by ministers of the gospel. Through music, the brethren and their guests were reminded of the urgency and benefit of sharing and remaining in the true faith.
“What motivates me to share my faith,” said Ron Menorca, a choir member from Sacramento, “is the realization that in our lives, especially last year, things can go in many ways that we don't predict.” He emphasized, “Finding security in knowing that God is in my life, that He guides and protects me, is something I want more people to experience, too.”
Having been instrumental in inviting her fellowmen, Roisin Menorca, also a choir member, shared, “We had one guest, Rosalind. She really enjoyed the musical evangelical mission. She even contacted me afterwards and then she … recently agreed to become a Bible student to learn more about the Church.” — With reports from INC News Section