Belmonte Balagso of Tu-i, Daguioman, Abra departed this world in the afternoon of November 4. This news was sent to us via text message by sister Naty Layugan-Corpuz, a relative of the deceased.
First Sunday of November three were baptized into Christ in Barangay Aguinaldo, Ramon, Isabela. They are Justin Baroro who works in a bank and resides in Santiago City, Isabela; Roy Lingolinggo, a business man; and Jun Gamas, a self-employed friend. We are happy for these brothers who have submitted themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ed Tangunan)
The Christian Chronicle, an international newspaper for the members of the Church of Christ published an article which sought to answer –
Is there an “identity crisis” in Churches of Christ today? In other words, do we know who we are and what we stand for like we once did?
Can we learn from their insights?
Ten congregations together with Tarlac City Church of Christ will host the Panagkakaddua 2008 during the “holy week” next year with the “Fear of God” as its theme. The venue of the gathering will be in Sapang, Moncada, Tarlac. Read More…
Seventy church leaders from congregations in theand Cotabato provinces attended the Nov. 12-16 seminar on “Building Spiritual Strength” that was held at the Bible Study Center along Uyangaren Street in downtown The discussion and study followed the booklet written by brother Brian Garnett, minister of the Nueces Canyon Church of Christ in .
Featured speakers were Joel Carpio, Josefino Costales, Roberto Ortega, Ken Wilkey, Richard Emperado, Gabriel Valdez, Sammy Facun and Bob Buchanan.
Our editor was in several sessions held on the first and second days of the seminar. — (E.Tanicala)
Twenty seven are currently enrolled at the Southern Mindanao in Kisante, Makilala, Cotabato. The downtown congregation in directs the school. Families and local congregations in the area provide for the food of the students.
Brother Eusebio Tanicala visited the school on Nov. 7-8 and shared with the students a bird’s eye view of Islam. He especially noted that the person, nature and work of Jesus Christ show the big contrast between Christianity on one hand and Islam on the other hand. Christianity believes in the deity of Christ, that He is the Son of God, that he is a mediator and savior, that He died at the cross as a propitiation for the sins of the world, that He was buried in a tomb, that He resurrected on the third day. These are denied by Islam. Islam says that Jesus the Christ is one among the 25 notable prophets in its list.
Cotabato province has a Muslim population of no less than a third of the whole. Thus, these current students will likely interact with some Muslim friends, hence the need to have some ideas to talk about. — (E.Tanicala)
On the second Sunday of September of this year, the new congregation in this town started its worship service in the family house of the Peraltas at Poblacion Sur.
This month of November, the average attendance is fifteen. The people who were contacted during the September campaign are being followed up by brethren Roger Nonog, Rolando Toquero and Roland Lazo.# — (R.T.Nonog)