Monthly Archives: December 2006

Ground breaking ceremony for new chapel in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte

Ground breaking ceremony in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte

Brother Pat Aguda, one of the elders in the Honolulu Church of Christ, led the ground breaking ceremony on December 28th.With him in the picture is our editor. Brethre Abel Mariano and Eusebio Tanicala work together in raising  funds for the lot and initial funding for the chapel.

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Transitions

  1. Brother Anastacio Mundacruz of Domalandan, Lingayen, Pangasinan has moved on to the next life last September 14th. As an evangelist, he labored for many years in barangay Domalandan.
  2. Brother Leonardo Gallo went on to his reward in the Lord on November 21. After losing consciousness in the morning, he passed away in the afternoon at the Cajiles Clinic in Alicia, Isabela.  He lived San Mariano, Isabela for many years and served the church over there.
  3. Brother David Lachica, Sr. of Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur left this world at early morning of December 16 and was buried December 28th. He was a strong influence in establishing several congregations in his hometown. Also he served several terms as municipal mayor.
  4. Brother Noberto“Toto” Onez, evangelist who was based in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, succumbed to cardiac arrest in the evening of December 16 and was laid to rest on the 24th.  He graduated from Philippine Bible College in the early eighties, taught school in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte then moved back to Cotabato. He was serving as director of the Southern Mindanao Bible College at the time of his demise  

Activities from Davao

DAVAO CITY-Love, Choosing a Mate, Courtship and Marriage” was the theme of the quarterly youth fellowship last Dec. 22-27 hosted by the Davao City congregation. Lecturers were brethren Josefino Costales, Ali Fortez, Wendel Avisado and Bob Buchanan.

Earlier Dencio Solis reports that on December 4-7, the PBC Extension Class conducted a seminar on “Biblical Leadership.” Teachers were Sammy Facun, Ali Fortez, Crispin Gregorio, Jr., Bob Buchanan and Josefino Costales.

Abra Lectureship

A year-end fellowship-lectureship for churches of Christ in the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Abra was held on Dec. 21-22 in Naguilian, Sallapadan, Abra. Theme was “The Holy Spirit as the Bible Teaches.” Lectures were given at day time and gospel lessons were shared at night. Ninety one were in attendance; nine were taught the gospel and were baptized. Speakers were Oscar Locaberte, Rodrigo Arellano, Roger Nonog, Felipe Marania, Nicanor Graneta, Jovencio Gundayao and Emilio Panday. Evangelists who are serving in the Naguilian congregation that hosted the affair are Marcos Ortega and Crispin Gayyed.

 

Preacher training school looking for new students

Philippine International Bible Institute (Angeles City) screen applications and make interviews in April and May for those who wish to enroll for the June semester. Fourteen full-time students are enrolled this second semester of the current school year, reports brother Higato Tulan, Sr., the administrator.

Leadership training held in Ilocos Sur

SAN EMILIO, ILOCOS SUR –   Church leaders of the three congregations in this town attended the Dec. 7-9 Church Leadership seminar conducted by brethren Dick Baguioen and Eusebio Tanicala. After the worship service on Dec.10 attended by the two above mentioned evangelists, four souls obeyed the gospel call and put on Christ in baptism in a nearby creek.    

Leadership training held in Ilocos Sur

SAN EMILIO, ILOCOS SUR –   Church leaders of the three congregations in this town attended the Dec. 7-9 Church Leadership seminar conducted by brethren Dick Baguioen and Eusebio Tanicala. After the worship service on Dec.10 attended by the two above mentioned evangelists, four souls obeyed the gospel call and put on Christ in baptism in a nearby creek.