Pampanga, Philippines [4.1.2016]. On April 1, 2016, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) is celebrating its 3-day Thanksgiving simultaneously, in different parts of the globe. Many arrived earlier than usual to find a perfect place for the event.
I am so anxious what the place looks like. I asked a friend, Adriana Sato, to let me see the center of the event, Sta. Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil. It is still dark when they arrived, but nonetheless, I really appreciate her taking time to grant my little request.
A little time-lapse of their arrival
At 23 degrees, its a fair weather perfect for the upcoming event.
at 6:56 a.m…
The sun is already up and so is our brethren as they eagerly awaits for the time, they have to rehearse for one last time.
Me: Take a rest irma.
Adri: I wont take a rest haha I cant. Thanks be to God.
Hosted by Robbi Domingo and Gretchen Ho, 50% of the overall vote is comprised of well known personalities in Philippine music, arts, entertainment and broadcast industry. Cory Quirino, National Director of Miss World Philippines and Mitch Valdez and OPM Chairman of the Board graced the event. The winners recieved a trophy and 100,000 pesos given to their respective beneficiaries.
Promising artists Sassa Dagdag, Darren Espanto duet with Morissette, Maki Ricafort and Leah Patricio, Karlos Labajo, Jessica Reynoso performing Motown and R&B. , The Voysing sings an Elvis Presley classic, “Blue Suede Shoes” and Gerald Santos sang the station ID of Wish 17.5.
See you again next year for another Wish Music Awards!!!
“In behalf of Kuya Daniel Razon, to our spiritual leader Bro. Eli Soriano, to my co-host Ms. Tony Rose Gayda, thank you PMPC.”
Aired at Sundays 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., ASOP is the only song-writing competition in the Philippines made to create songs of praises to the Lord. This is one of the advocacies of Kuya Daniel Razon, to support original Filipino music and further their creativity.
This is open to all amateur and professional composers. ASOP brings in different singers and composers every week to make constructive criticisms to all of the finalists.
Another UNTV 37’s program, the KNC Show (Kawan ng Cordero) bagged the “Best Children Show and Best Children Show Host” respectively. Eric Cabobos, accepted the award in behalf of all other KNC kids.
“Thank God for we have Bro. Eli and Kuya Daniel Razon for conceptualizing these kinds of shows that has the heart for our fellowmen. To God be the Glory!”
Julius Lecciones, Executive Director of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center thanked the group for its quarterly donation and making a difference in the lives of those terminally ill and needed blood every single day.
Initiated by Bro. Eli Soriano and Bro. Daniel Razon, the group had donated the highest with 5,000 bags of blood last year. The quarterly blood-letting activity had gone a long way since it was first joined with 1,900 bags last March 13, 2011.
Quezon City, Philippines. Kuya Daniel Razon is celebrating his 32nd year in service to God through concert-for-a-cause, “In the Eyes of a Child” this November 23, 2015 that would benefit children living and working in the streets.
Different institutions like Boystown had benefited for a week feeding program and requested mono blocks.
Special guest performers include the following:Darren Espanto, Gwyneth Dorado, Chacha Cañete, Myka Cloma, Wanlu and His Puppets, Halili Cruz School of Ballet, KNC Hosts, KNC Chorale, Aaron Razon, Joshua Razon and Stephen Capulong
Upon managing UNTV, Mr. Daniel Razon had stayed the stations’ vision and advocacy. Public service. He was recognized by different award-giving bodies such as the “Makabata Award” from Anak TV Foundation for its child friendly shows.
Manila, Philippines. [October 6, 2015] The 3-day Thanksgiving of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) on October 2-4 presented one of the most valuable lessons in life: seeds of abraham that is impossible to be counted, caring for our children and the fulfillment of the prophecy of Gods people. It rained for days but this had not stopped them from giving thanks to God to and travel to reach the ADD Convention Center in Apalit Pampanga and attemding other remote points with 1,361 satelite recievers around the globe.
On the first day, Bro. Daniel Razon talked about the importance of including our children in all church gatherings. It is a fact that children is often neglected and being shoved off in almost all events of the family. They are seen as an annoyance and disturbance because of their nature as temperamental and easily get bored.
Higher regards or importance to children. A screechy voice of the children will not annoy God unlike the scribes and Pharisees do not want the children. Those who have Christ in their hearts wont feel ill about the noises. Brother Eli Soriano reiterated that in all means, children will go to heaven. God nurture and gives importance to children. A good example is the conversation between Our Lord Jesus Christ and the chief priests and scribes in Mathew 21:15-16
But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant; 16 and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read,
‘Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings
thou hast brought perfect praise’?”
Bro. Eli pointed out its importance, as it is written in the Bible,
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.- Proverbs 22:6
Parents are encouraged to bring along their children to hear and be familiar with the songs and praises to God. As for other members, they are advised to be patient and understanding to their little ones. The Members Church of God International, seeing the importance of kids hearing the word of God, they were also given a room in every locale called KNC Rooms. A destined worker will supervise and teach the children about stories from the Bible. There, they have activities such as Bible reading, singing, and even preaching. Through this motivation of encouraging parents to bring along their kids, the KNC Show is taken into the television program to further reach every household.
Enjoy while learning. This is the aim of the program – to learn and at the same time, having fun. Kawan ng Cordero aims to help our children to be God-fearing as well as be an example to other kids. As UNTV’s only Bible School on Air, its main goal is to foster mental, social, emotional and spiritual well-being for generations to come. Every episode will cater to the artistic and sporty side of the children.
Twelve years after its first episode in 2004, the program received awards from various award giving bodies like the Golden Dove Award for Best TV Program and Anak TV Seal Awardee in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Kawan ng Cordero can also be seen via Dream Cable ch.9, Destiny Cable ch.9, Sky Cable ch.33 and of course, UNTV Channel 37 weekdays.
Latin Americas Scatters Seeds
The propagation of the word of God through Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon had produced an astounding number of souls hungry for the word of God. The Latin Americas is 90% dominated by Roman Catholic.
THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECY
The humble beginnings of Ang Dating Daan’s propagation had encountered the hardest, amazing, unusual, controversial journey. But all these trials had paid off because of the ever growing numbers of members around the globe.
Year 2001 to 2010 is the dawn of the Members Church of God International and Bro. Eli Soriano which program Ang Dating Daan is being barred from his freedom of speech. That doesn’t stop there. The MTRCB completely stopped him from guesting to other programs which shackled him from preaching on television. A fabricated case against Bro. Eli that made him decide to fled to another country.
The first broadcast of the program in Porto Alegre is embraced immensely. Within just 3-4 months, the hotel was jam-packed because of the unexpected attendees of the Bible Exposition. Inside, guests were crying whilst the program is on-going. Touched by what they heard, deepest emotions were seen throughout. Hindrances and many other problems encountered by the group, still, the demand to hear the word of God is astounding. Locales were immediately placed.
Uruguay, under Brazil, the first Spanish country to have the broadcast. The program was opened in Argentina, Peru, Bolivia. Baptism in Peru and Bolivia is conducted without a locale and workers. God leads the way to seek the program and reached Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras and El Salvador, in which the program can be seen 24/7. The map which started at Uruguay , the propagation is going up to the map.
The antipodal map showing the straight line connecting the Philippines and Brazil.
Ang Dating Daan is the longest running religious based TV show in the category of religion.
Pasay City, Philippines. The long wait is finally over as UNTV Cup Season 4 opens at SM Mall Of Asia Arena on August 24, 2015, Pasay City. The event is highlighted by introducing the teams from different branch of the government.
APF Cavaliers, BFP Fire Fighters, DOJ Justice Boosters, GSIS Furies, House of Representatives Solons, Malacanang Patriots, NHA Builders, MMDA Blackwolves, PNP Responders, The Senate Defenders, The Judiciary Magis.
The Ombudsman Graftbusters were added to the line up of the players. Expect the best game plays and best moves for this season has to offer.
Johnedel Cardel of the Blackwolves used to play for the Negros Slashers (Metropolitan Basketball Association); Warren Ibanez of the Judiciary Magis (former player of the Red Bull Barako); Boyet Bautista (former player of Harbour Center Batang Pier, PBL)– pointguard, AFP Cavaliers.
Veteran players like Arnold Gamboa, Gerald Francisco and Kiko Adriano for the HOR Solons (House of Representatives) , Jeffrey Sanders of MMDA Blackwolves, Kenneth “Captain Marbel” Duremdes, Don “the Hammer” Camaso at Potch Juinio of Malacanang Patriots.
“Mga kasangbahay, sa bawat participation nyo po at pagpunta ninyo sa mga ganitong activities, nagiging bahagi po ng pagtulong sa ating kapwa-tao. Ito po ay hindi para sa mga sarili ng mga naglalaro. Maraming salamat po sa pag participate ng ating mga teams dahil alam natin na, this is for a noble cause at kami po ay nakikiisa na magpagod para makapag bigay tayo ng tulong sa lahat nating mga kapwa-tao na nangangailangan.”
“To our kasangbahay and everyone who participated in these activities serves as an opportunity to help, not for themselves, but for our fellowmen. I would like to thank all the teams who participated for this noble cause to help the needy.” — Kuya Daniel Razon
Edward Joseph “E.J.” Feihl used to play for the PBA Team Ginebra. He stands 7’1” – tallest Filipino player to play at the PBA. He was included in The Ombudsman Graftbusters.
The MMDA Blackwolves beat the Judiciary Magis, 76-56. Still injured, Don Camaso and John Hall of Magis is missed by the fans for their good plays.
“Naniniwala po kami na ang isang bagay na nagpaginhawa sa kalooban ng isang kapwa-tao, yun po ay nakapagpapasaya sa Dios. Pagka po ang isang tao ay naaawa sa isang mahirap o tumutulong sa isang mahirap, is tantamount na parang napapautang natin ang Dios. Yun ang sinasabi sa aklat ng Kawikaan, ang naaawa sa dukha, nagpapautang sa Panginoon. Kaya parang naiisip ko, na yung mga naglalaro – mga senador, mga taong kilala sa lipunan, siguro bawat dribol nun, pag nanalo siya, dinonate yung kanyang napanalunan sa mga nangangailangan, parang nagpautang na siya sa Dios. At pagka ang Dios ang nagkautang, nagbabayad Siya. Kung magbayad ang Dios, maka- pupong mahigit kaysa sa ating ginawa. Yun po ang sinasabi sa kasulatan. “ — Bro. Eli Soriano
“We believe that a chance to ease the pain of our fellowmen pleases God. To feel some pity or the urge to help the helpless, to the needy is tantamount to lending to God. In the book of Proverbs, it says, he who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.In my thoughts, those senators, those well-known in the society … in every dribble, in every win, they would donate it to the needy, it is like lending to the Lord. And if God pays, he pays more than what you have given, more than what you have done for Him. That is written in the scriptures.” — Bro. Eli Soriano
The opening of the UNTV Cup Season 4 is one of the highlights of the 11TH anniversary of UNTV themed UNTV Live Bigger,a two-day celebration.
I remember when my workmate let me watched the program O Caminho Antigo back in 2011. I find it so unusual. First, he showed me two pastors preaching here in Brazil. They were asking for money.
Then he showed me Bro. Eli and I immediately noticed that he was preaching in different manner. He was not asking for money but was reading everything in the Bible.
I was not attending any church events in the Catholic Church since my first communion, so I didn’t know much about what is happening in religions. It was only when I watched Bro. Eli attacking the pastors asking for money that I got to see things more clearly
What follows is that I got baptized after completing my indoctrination to the Members Church of God International (MCGI) on October 12, 2011. The recent thanksgiving held in Florianopolis was my 2nd International Thanksgiving held in Brazil. I would like to share with you my memorable days with the recently concluded thanksgiving here.
Ação de graças do Corpo no Brasil – dias inesquecíveis
When I got to the venue on April 2nd, lots of brethren had arrived.
I saw many of the Filipino brethren I met here in Brazil last PNK I felt so happy to see them all again, all the way in my 11 hours journey from Campinas to Florianópolis I was longing to see them. I am anxious to meet them again and offer thanksgiving to God with them because they’re coming from different parts of the world like the Philippines, USA, Canada, the brethren from Europe and from Middle East. Our neighbours here in Latin America like Argentina, Bolivia, Equator, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia and so many other countries.
It was all so exciting and I couldn’t wait to get there to be part of the prophecy of the Bible written in Zechariah 8:21 cause we learned the will of God to have His people from around the globe gathering together before Him and fortunately the event was held in my country so I was blessed to have the opportunity to be there.
And then when I got there and meet them, I saw many of the brethren that I was expecting to see and talk to and took pictures with them. It’s a great experience and I feel really good! After a few hours we attended the Lord’s Supper as the Bible taught. We learned an amazing topic from our faithful preacher, Brother Eli.
Next day, 3rd of April, it was a great Thanksgiving opening as we sang hymns of different languages like our own Portuguese, English and Tagalog. After the opening prayer Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel started the topic.
We, Brazilian brethren, hearing the topic being translated in Portuguese and the Spanish speaking brethren heard the topic in Spanish as the preaching was being done in tagalog.
Bro. Eli preached in Tagalog but the most amazing thing is that it was being translated in Portuguese for Brazilians and Spanish for Spanish speaking people.
We perfectly understand the things being taught to us with God’s help as brother Eli said, there is God’s spirit to teach. The translation from our Filipino brethren who speaks Portuguese and Spanish were great and it is being read in the Bible in our language. It was not all Tagalog because Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel speak some Portuguese,too!
“Now it’s done and that was very fast, I want more! And there’s more to come next year God willing. To God be the glory!”
The Members Church of God International (MCGI) celebrated the International Thanksgiving of the whole congregation on last April 3-5 2015 at Florianopolis, Brazil and to other remote points all over the globe. Bro. Daniel Razon greeted all brethren and immediately pointed out the importance of an agreement between God and man. An agreement which God recognize and accept.
Misericordia, mercy, kaawaan. The mercy and love of God stands above everything unexplainable. No language barrier. Different testimonies were given by our brethren from Brazil whom they have seen the fulfillment of God’s promise as the second day theme, #MCGIVoiceOfThanksgiving.
Held at Sta. Catarina at Southern region of Brazil 700 kilometers (430 miles) from São Paolo where the first Thanksgiving took place.
The preparation for the Songs for Heroes, A Benefit Concert for the Gallant 44 is in top form as the artist gathers together for one last time for their rehearsals. Expect your favorite songs to be sung at the big event at SM Mall of Asia on the 19th of March.
“Armed Forces of the Philippines ay proud na kumanta kasama yung mga national artists natin – very popular artists natin at hindi lang po iyon, kaisa ang Armed Forces sa pinaka tema po ng adbokasiya na ito, which is True and Lasting Peace for Filipino People.”
— Capt. Edgar Posadas, AFP Chorale
“Aside from the fact that we are singing at par with the professionals, we will be doing this for our Gallant 44 and because this is with a purpose, with a goal and with a reason, very excited po ang buong kapulisan at ang PNP Chorale to be part of this. ”
—Leo Peter Gonzales, Musical Director, PNP Chorale
“Sa pamamagitan ng singing, I can treasure the memories of the fallen 44 at tulungan yung mga naiwanan nilang mga mahal sa buhay.”
— Mcoy Fundales
“Malaking bagay ito sa akin – ang partisipasyon ko sa pagpapakita ng simpatiya at pakikiramay sa kanila.”
UNTV, the only public service station had previously supported a benefit concert for the families of the mediamen killed at Maguindanao massacre. Money raised for the Songs for Heroes would go directly to the families.