Calgary, Manitoba, Ottawa, and Southern Ontario districts hold baptisms
By RONNIE H. MUTYA
Date Posted: February 15, 2022
Toward the end of January, four districts of the Church Of Christ in Canada held baptisms, reaping the fruits of the collaborative and intensive efforts of the Church members from this part of world in spreading the true message of salvation.
On January 28, the Manitoba Ecclesiastical District held the baptism of new converts at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It was officiated by Brother Sidney Santos, district supervising minister, who, during the preaching of God’s words, reminded the candidates for baptism the qualities they must uphold to remain true members of the Church Of Christ.
Aaron James Trotter, one of the newly baptized brethren, encouraged those searching for the truth to know more about the Iglesia Ni Cristo and its biblical teachings: “They should definitely give it a try. There’s a lot of good to be told and to be taken from it.”
In the Ecclesiastical District of Southern Ontario, the candidates for baptism gathered at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Mississauga West on January 30 for the final step in their joining the Church. Before their actual baptism, the district supervising minister, Brother Raul Adalla, reiterated to them the great benefits of receiving the true baptism one of which is to receive the hope of salvation through Christ.
On the same day, the Ottawa Ecclesiastical District also held a baptism at the house of worship of the Nepean Local Congregation. The holy occasion was officiated by Brother Jose Razon II, district supervising minister. From the Bible, he emphasized the value of one’s membership in the true Church so that one may be counted among those who will inherit eternal life in the Holy City.
Grateful to the Lord God, newly baptized member Teodorico Waje from the Pointe-Claire, Quebec Congregation, said, “I feel blessed and happy. Through the help of God, I was able to endure all the trials.”
Meanwhile, still on January 30, Brother Rolando Gaviola, Calgary District supervising minister led a baptism of new converts at the Downtown, Alberta Congregation’s house of worship. He reminded the would-be-members of the privileges they were about to receive as part of God’s chosen people, greatest of which is the right to be saved on Judgment Day.
Rosette Libao, one of the newly baptized brethren, shared the reason she decided to join the Church: “I have learned that there is a big difference in the teachings of my previous religion from the lessons being taught in the Iglesia Ni Cristo [Church Of Christ].” — With reports from INC News Section