8 Baptisms in Olongapo City
From Olongapo City, brother Higato Tulan, Sr. reports that eight souls were taught and were immersed into the death of the Lord Jesus last April 10 during the annual Central Luzon Family Bible Encampment.
11 Baptized in Baguio City
During the April 8-10 Baguio fellowship of Northern Luzon congregations, a special class for “seekers” was conducted for friends and relatives of church members who have started studying the Bible. Encouraged by the special lessons presented to them and other lessons in the plenary sessions, eleven young people were baptized.
22 Baptized During the Metrowide Youth Camp
Brother Randy Macapagal of the Kalookan City congregation that meets at Morning Breeze Subdivision reports that twenty two young people obeyed the gospel of Christ during the April 7-11 Metrowide Youth Camp held in Nozagaray, Bulacan. Young people from congregations in the MetroManila area, Batangas and Cavite were greatly blessed by the lessons and experiences in this outdoor affair which is arranged by church leaders of the said area.
28 Attends Training in Ilocos Norte
In a text message sent in by brother Abel Mariano of Laoag City, he tells us of a preachers training held April 9-10 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte. There were twenty eight in attendance.
Preachers and church leaders continue to share the gospel to our people. On March 4 three inmates in the Quirino provincial jail in Cabarroguis town surrendered their lives after several weeks of gospel lessons with brethren Banaga, Tangunan and Mercado. Baptized were R. Sumalbag, J. Rivera and R. Ignacio who are serving terms in the provincial prison house. Brother Rudy Mercado and Edward Tangunan conduct classes every Wednesday in this provincial jail.
In the third week of February Mario Bolesa and Ed Tangunan fully taught Mr/Mrs. Pepito Bolesa. Wife and husband decided to obey Christ in water baptism on Febuary 24th.
During the last week of February while brethren Mercado, Concepcion, Lumandaz, Bagachon, Bolesa, Tangunan and others were repairing the chapel in Potia during day time, they preached at night time. After several nights of teaching, four young people were baptized. In the first Sunday of February, brother Eusebio Tanicala visited and preached at Potia, Ifugao. #
Several church leaders in Isabela and Ifugao joined hands this month of February in rebuilding the chapel at Potia, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao. Brethren Rudy Mercado, Mario and Edward Tangunan, among others, labored several days to make the hall a respectable place to study the Bible and hold congregational worship. While the group labored at day time at the building, they also preached the gospel at night time. On February 24th four young men were fully taught and dramatized the gospel of Christ in water baptism at a nearby river.
Brother Emilio Panday reports that three souls were baptized on December 17th bringing the membership of a new congregation to six. Michael Gomez stayed behind a few days in Natonin, Mountain Province to assist the new congregation in holding their first worship service and to give more Bible lessons to the new converts.
A report sent in by Eden Moral-Tulan tells of the baptism of a family composed of Ed, Berna, Jennifer and Phoenix Langaman this January in San Antonio, Zambales. These will form the nucleus of a new congregation in the town of San Marcelino. The four were baptized by Rodrigo Moral, Jr., a fieldworker from the preacher training school in Angeles City, Pampanga last January 2.
Veronica Lumibao of Gabriela Silang district, Baguio City, was baptized on Sept. 12th by Linwill Llado, an intern/student at the Philippine Missionary Academy. This is the 40th baptism of the Cenrepoint Church of Christ Baguio since January this year. (Report by Emil Panday)
HINUNANGAN, SOUTHERN LEYTE- The congregation in Hinunangan celebrated its third founding anniversary on August 10th. Special guests for the occasion were Ken Wilkey and Eusebio Tanicala who also served as speakers in the three night gospel meeting. After the Sunday morning service three elderly people who were taught the gospel submitted themselves to water baptism and were immersed at the ocean which is about 200 meters away from the church meeting place.
The church had a fellowship lunch after the worship service. Orvin Arago & his wife and Salvador Ruflo are the workers in Hinunangan. Samson Octobre of Bontoc, Southern Leyte and three others rode their motor bikes and were able to get in as the Bible Study class was going on.