First Lord’s day of September 2014

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September 7, 2014

In him (Christ) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace ~ Ephesians 1: 7

We celebrated the Lord’s Supper this evening. The joy of having fellowship in the Lord and remembering His suffering and death for His people is in deed an invaluable means of grace. In the cross we could see how God’s justice and God’s love has met fulfilling His will of saving His people. On top of the joy of celebrating this means of grace is the joy of having two more souls to celebrate with us as members of the church. We have received Ylor Sedol and Jerome Mangahas into membership. Both are still studying in the university.

image(L-R) Pastor Ramon Macapagal, Pastor Ismael Montejo Jr., Jerome Mangahas, Ylor Sedol and Pastor Brian Ellis

We have also heard testimonies of conversion from three young people who are attending the church.

image1Alizza Anatan

Alizza is a daughter of one of the former members of the church who is now residing in the provinces. She is currently studying in the university and regularly attends the Lord’s day services of the church.

image2Angeline Ebajan

Angeline formerly lives in the girl’s home of Christian Compassion Ministries. Through CCM, she was able to finish her studies and apply for a job. She thought then that freedom from the “bondage” of being in the church and the Bible teachings of CCM will make her life happy. When tragedy struck her, it was then she knew that the Lord has found her in darkness.

image3Reginald Detabali

Reginald is a young man who from Leyte. He came to Cubao so that he could find a job. He is currently studying at Grace Ministerial Academy. He also asked to be baptized by immersion, since his previous baptism was done by pouring of water.

We also heard a testimony of repentance from a former member of the church who was disciplined. Please pray that the Lord will give wisdom to the church as we go through a process of restoration.

Soli Deo Gloria

First Lord’s day of March 2014

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On the first Lord’s day of March 2014, by the grace of the Lord, we witnessed 2 baptisms, 3 additional people in membership and 1 testimony of an applicant for membership.

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In the morning, we baptized Ethan Smith and  Tabitha Anne Macapagal (also known as Abby). Abby is the eldest daughter of our Pastor Ramon Macapagal. Ethan Smith started attending CRBC last year.

Elders and new members

Before we celebrated the Lord’s supper, we accepted Ethan, Abby and IS (Immanuel Samuel Bautista) into membership for which we give thanks to the Lord.

Testimony of Norwina Cruz

We also heard the testimony of Norwina Cruz. She is the wife of one of our members, but her desire to become a member of the church came later. She said that she was confused as to why they have to leave their former church whom she already have friends. However, after hearing the teachings and messages in CRBC she was convinced that she has to become a member of the church.

Praise the Lord for all the work of salvation in the souls of these people. Soli Deo Gloria!