MCGI Volunteers brings happiness to PWD’s in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil. [November 28, 2016] The advocacy of Kuya Daniel Razon reached the country of Brazil as the Members Church of God International visited Centro Organizado de Tratamento Intensivo à Criança, an organization for children with special needs and Pequeno Cotolengo Paranese for people with multiple disabilities. Kuya Daniel Razon is known for his moniker as “Mr. Public Service” also supports the advocacy for caring for the abandoned babies and children and helping the persons with disabilities (PWD).

COTIC Centro Organizado de Tratamento Intensivo à Criança

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The COTIC – Organized Center for Intensive Care of Children, located at Horto Street, 805 – Horto Florestal – São Paulo / SP, came about through the formation of a group of people who met several times for the purpose of building a private entity Non-profit organization that supports children with special needs and cancer in 1999.

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First of all, thanks be to God for this opportunity that God gave us to the brethren and to participate of a such wonderful event which only few people in the world do, and we are thankful for this opportunity. Thanks be to God and happy anniversary Kuya Daniel Razon, this is for you, thanks be to God.

“Primeiramente, Graças a Deus para esta oportunidade que Deus não nos damos aqui, participando do evento do que maravilhoso que muitas poucas pessoas no mundo fazem, e estamos gratos por esta oportunidade. Irmãos Daniel Razon. Isto é para você Graças a Deus.”

                                                          – Irmao Adão da Silva, MCGI Volunteer

I would like to thank every body for being present here, to do this party for the children to bring the donations, its his anniversary that is been celebrated isn’t it? And it’s been reverted to us which will be of a big importance here, we really need these things, so thanks a lot, thanks to everybody for this wonderful afternoon that we will enjoy here, thanks a lot! — Katia Cilene, Coordinator, COTIC

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Eu queiró agradecer por tudo mundo que presente pra fazer esta festa pra as crianças, neh, trazerem as doações, neh, e o aniversario de que comemorando neh, eis, neh, e no taos revertido para nos que vai se grande importância sou do aqui. Nos tamos realmente precisamos do que tao aqui, e então muito obrigado agradecer o todo mundo por esta tarde a maravilhoso que um vamos desfrutar aqui. Ta bom. Obrigado. – Katia Cilene, Coordinator, COTIC

Another institution is for the caring for the persons with multiple dissability, Pequeno Cotolengo Paranaense was visited by the volunteers in Curitiba, Parana.

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Pequeno Cotolengo Paranaense is a charity for 49 years providing shelter, health and education to people with multiple disabilities. Within a year, they provide more than 43 thousand services, 12 health specialties to more than 200 people who were in the condition of abandonment. Sustainance of their work is not possible without the help of more than 700 volunteers that lend a hand to activities such as Monthly Barbecue, Diaper House, Sewing House, Craft House, Friendship Bazaar, recreational activities and more.

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The organization looks forward to people who offers their support to people with multiple disabilities. Companies and government organizations are welcome. To learn more about this organization, just click here.

One of the member/volunteer who is also a mother and a grandmother explained how she felt about this life-changing experience in visiting the institutions.
“My experience was very wonderful We apprehended not to complain about our life and to endure our difficulties with joy in the Lord. And most importantly, celebrate the year in spirit of our dear brother Daniel God be the glory.” — Sister Josenilda Macêdo

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“Minha experiência foi muito maravilhosa Apreendemos não queixar-nos da nossa vida e suportar as nossas dificuldades com alegria no Senhor. E o mais importante, comemorar o ano em espírito de nosso caro irmão Daniel Deus seja a glória.” – Sister Josenilda Macêdo

Although we are of different races and colors, doing good doesn’t have to have barriers. Bro. Eli Soriano, also a supporter of many advocacies, provides a lot of help  which he also sees an opportunity for others to make use of their lives by giving something meaningful to our fellowmen.  As Kuya Daniel Razon says, “Ang paggawa ng mabuti ay di magbubunga ng masama.”

Related links:

http://www.cotic.org/quemsomos.php

http://www.institutogrpcom.org.br/ong/pequeno-cotolengo-paranaense

 

Bro. Eli Soriano puts an end to Brazilian pastors’ exploiting the law of ‘tithes’

Palmas, Brazil (10/20/16) The Presiding Minister of the Members Church of God International (MCGI) Brother Eli Soriano, his zealousness in conducting live Bible Expositions (Exposição da Bíblia ) and Mass Indoctrinations (Doutrinação Em Massa) in different parts of Brazil like Belo Horizonte, Divinopolis and Palmas produced 15 newly baptized brethren. Most of which, Catholics and Evangelicals and other religious denominations.

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photo: Renata De Olliveira Castro

Dízimos / tithes

Bro. Eli noticed how generous Brazilians is in giving tithes to their pastors. Questions about “dizimo” is always brought up in every exposition and through the Mass Indoctrination, he crushed that practice. Brazil is a big country with vast lands but there are many families remain poor after years and years believing miracles will soon come and by giving in to the pastors every wish.

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Pastors getting rich collecting tithes while its members getting poor giving tithes.” 

Importance of Baptism

“Let us study the power of the holy spirit,” says Bro. Eli. He shared his experience when he was young and had been suffering from asthma. “I’ve learned how to live with the difficulty of breathing.” After his baptism he continued preaching even though the doctors forbid him to do strenuous works.

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photo: Renata De Olliveira Castro

He is known in the Philippines as the walking Bible” because he can answer questions based on the Bible, even without opening it. “You have seen me answering questions without notes. Because of this, I believe in the power of God and what it can do for us.” He finished up the statement by this words.

“Submit ourselves in the power of God.”– Bro. Eli Soriano

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photo: Renata Castro

A bigger place of worship

Because of the ever growing number of Brazilians attending and getting baptized, there is a need for a bigger venue.

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photo: Renata Castro
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Bro. Eli Soriano’s plea to the Filipinos, Don’t blame it all to the government

Apalit, Pampanga Philippines. [10/12/16]  “My plea to the Filipino people, don’t solely blame the government”.  This is Bro. Eli Soriano’s statement regarding the killings of drug addicts in the Philippines. He reiterated that the government of President Duterte is doing its best to eliminate rampant drug addiction. Adding to the presidents’ problem is the media, paid by the rich men behind these drug traffickers to go up against him.

 (Article regarding shabu raid in Pampanga, click here)

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This plea is prompted by Belinda Era, a Catholic from Tunasan, Muntinlupa City asks about “freewill”. Also, as a mother, she is concerned about the safety of her children and to the lives of the innocent ones at the Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Exposition held on October 7, 2016.

“Kaya lang po ako naging concerned ay dahil isang magulang din po ako. Lalong lalo na sa mga inosenteng nadamay sa ganito.” (I am a parent and concerned of what is going on, especially to the innocent ones being killed.)

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It is inevitable that innocent ones are also affected because of unpredictable circumstances. He cited an example about a recent raid that killed a 5-year old in a drug operation. Bro. Eli pointed that it is important to keep an eagle eye on our children. An example of keeping a safe environment is at the school premises. La Verdad Christian College is implementing strict ordinance against a possible drug activity. The school prohibits cigarettes and beers making drug dealers impossible to even sneak in a drug inside the campus. Fraternity is also prohibited because it leads to physical violence against human lives. The school is being monitored and strictly guarded.

Bro. Eli, point by point shows how it is unfair to easily pinpoint the government as the culprit in extra-judicial killings in his blog Controversy Extraordinary.  (Click here to read more)

DOHA, QATAR  Who should we worship?

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God, Christ and the Spirit should be worshiped. Christ’ crucifixion represents our sins. His death redeemed our sins. Christ should be worshiped because he is the son of God. “I will prove that Baptist is not true. Its name is not in the Bible and even call their members Baptist, when in fact they are not even officiating baptism. In the Bible, the term baptist is a name given to a baptizer like John who is a baptizer. You will discover gold mines if you listen to the word of God. Christ should be worshiped in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24) Jesus Christ became the redeemer. His death redeemed our sins. (Hebrews 2:14)

POLOMOLOK, SOUTH COTABATO  65year-old Mormon

Who is Joseph Smith? Is he a true prophet?

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Joseph Smith is a liar, swindler, deceiver, many concubines, all sort of foolishness he’s done it. He is a false prophet with 40 wives. Another doctrine of the Mormons is that they believe that the dark-skinned or “negro” is cursed by God. It is only on June 9, 1978 that black skinned is allowed to Mormon priesthood since its foundation on April 6, 1830.

CALASIAO, PANGASINAN  58 year-old Methodist

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I thank God that you are zealous in propagating the word of God.- Merle Coguia

What is the difference between the Church of God’s doctrine to other religions? What is the status of a person that prioritize material things? How about the pretentious? They say that they are of God but it is clearly not seen through their works and attitude. What will be the judgment for these kind of faith?

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There is a big difference. There is no other church in the Bible but the Church of God. Some people think that they know better than God. They changed the name, commandments that the apostles wrote and also the commandments of God. We strictly adhere what is written in the Bible. Purely Biblical. The doctrine, name, integration, good deeds written, we conform. We preach freely. The manner of clothing, we do not let our members dress up in garish.

TALAVERA, NUEVA ECIJA, an INC Member

Where did Cain get his wife?

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Iglesia ni Cristo’s teaching is that Adam and Eve has only 2 sons. That is not true. When Cain killed Abel, the process of pro-creation did not stop.

Other places like Apalit Pmpanga,  San Joaquin Ilo-ilo and Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam also joined in.

The Philippine government is currently on its transformation, battling different issues like poverty, corruption and a lot more that includes prevalent drug problems. The Ang Dating Daan Worldwide Bible Exposition is a venue for our fellowmen to take time and focus on their spiritual needs, doubts, questions or anything regarding religious matters.

Ang Dating Daan program has been airing since its first episode in 1983 answering peoples queries anything and everything. Now the program can be seen and heard through different languages such as English (The Old Path Channel ), in Spanish (El Camino Antiguo ), Portuguese ( O Caminho Antigo ), Swahili (IDHAA YA UKWELI) and of course, Tagalog (Ang Dating Daan).

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Visit these channels for Biblical-based answers:

https://www.youtube.com/user/angdatingdaan

https://www.youtube.com/user/theoldpath

https://www.youtube.com/user/elcaminoantiguo

https://www.youtube.com/user/ocaminhoantigohd

https://www.youtube.com/user/idhaayaukweli

Bro. Eli Soriano’s Fruitful Preaching in Laguna, Brazil

Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines. [/8/24/2016] Bro. Eli Soriano’s zealousness to preach the word of God produced more souls and God-fearing people in Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil. For more than a month, Bro. Eli  conducted a live indoctrination session after seeing that there are people wanting to know the truth, evident through their persistent question after question.

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The first day Bro. Eli stood in front of them, he reiterated that his mission is to tell the truth and nothing but the truth about the teachings of God. Guests is encouraged to ask questions that has been haunting them in their current religious affiliations.

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photo: Fabiana Santos

“I do not come here to be your enemy. I come here to help you find salvation. In the name of the truth. That is why, do not get mad at me. I am just talking about the truth. The truth. I hope you will understand me later. I am thanking everyone who came. We hope to meet you together. I hope you will come again. I hope that you will not be offended of what I am saying. In Galatians 4:16, Have I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”  

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“I have a feeling that there are people here who are in search for the truth and I want to help you. Even if you do not receive us, I just want the word of God to be instilled in your mind so that nobody else can deceive you. That is our intention. But if you will be joining us, even if you are the poorest of the poor here, you are welcome to the Church of God International. That is our proposition to everyone of you. That is our proposition.”

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photo: Fabiana Santos
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Laguna is a Brazilian municipality located in the southern state of Santa Catarina, 120 kilometers south of the state’s capital, Florianópolis, and north east of Porto Alegre with a population of 44,650 as of 2015.  Along with the live indoctrinations, the TV Program O Caminho Antigo  also broadcasts through You Tube  and Facebook Live.  

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Prelude to MCGI’s 3-day Thanksgiving to God

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.

4:15 a.m.

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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

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6:12 a.m.

At 23 degrees, its a fair weather perfect for the upcoming event.

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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.

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Me: Take a rest irma.

Adri:  I wont take a rest haha I cant. Thanks be to God.

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2nd MCGI Thanksgiving in Brazil Marks Memorable Days

Como eu conheci o programa do irmão Eli Soriano 

As told by Irmão Tiago da Silva Sousa

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.

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Brethren upon arrival

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.

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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.

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Specially, I was happy to see brother Eli and brother Daniel again.

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.

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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.

ts7We 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!

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“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!”

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