It’s the first day of the International Thanksgiving Celebration of the Members of the Church of God International. Presiding Minister – Brother Eli Soriano was early to greet the brethren from all around the world. The whole Apalit Convention Center was roaring with well wishers and participants of the great gathering of people who strictly adhere to the commission of the bible.
Why these people are celebrating for three days is still a mystery to most of their religious counterparts. A single look in their eyes would prove that these people have seen what they haven’t seen. The general idea, according to them, is to give thanks and honor to One Being to whom they owe their new lives, One whom they subscribe the rest of their lives and all they are capable of accomplishing.
Others may have considered this a great waste of time, but for these people who have seen the doings of the God they believe, there is nothing more sensible and logical to do than to dedicate three days of great celebration and merry making for the huge number of neophyte believers strengthening this household of faith by more than 10,000 headstrong souls.
The programs started with a highly electrified exhortation and dissertation of the word of God followed by joyful singing by the crowd as led by Vice Presiding Minister Bro. Daniel Razon.
The crowd was surprised in a positive manner by the sudden changes on the process for Consultation as the KNPs and TPs, and Bro. Daniel. These men of God mingled with the crowd asking everyone what problems and issues they are facing in their own local chapters and in their private lives. Many of the problems presented were resolved with the crowd giving an affirmative applause every time Bro. Eli gives his just verdict on each of the cases presented.
The celebration has yet so much packed into it and it is just the first day. All the brethren are moving in unison in praises and dances, together every time as they listen to the teachings of the bible as presented by Bro. Eli. One can be sure that it is going to be more spirit-filled, more inspirational, with higher and more wonderful thanksgiving.