Miyerkules, Abril 17, 2013

Bro. Eli Soriano @ 49th Year in service to Go
“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. ” – Acts 20:24
Bro. Eli Soriano: Humble Servant of God
B-enevolent &
R-esponsive to the needs of

L-iving the Christian Life
I-ndefatigable of

S-preading the Good news of Salvation
O-n the Go wherever his duty takes him
N-othwithstanding threats
O-pposed by the Enemies of the Truth

A scene no less than that of last week’s thanksgiving of the whole congregation,Members of the Church of God International again fills  the ADD Convention Center at Apalit Pampanga and all its locales here in Philippines and abroad in worship to the Creator for, among many others, one great reason. Bro. Eli Soriano, MCGI Presiding Minister, turns 49th Year in service to God and the people.
The Music Ministry International and the Teatro Kristiano, MCGI’s chorale and theatrical groups,
 perform during the International Thanksgiving to God.
Photo courtesy of Rovic Balunsay

2:00 pm – The congregational singing of hymns starts led by the Music Ministry International.

2:10 pm – A song of thanks and praise to God for giving His Church a leader like Bro. Eli, the Music Ministry International and the Teatro Kristiano, MCGI’s chorale and theatrical groups, perform Bigay ng Dios (Given by God) to open the thanksgiving presentation part of the program.

2:20 pm – Locales and Church groups in the Philippines are off to the stage for their song number, Pagpapasalamat (Thanksgiving). A video of birthday greetings from brethren in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao plays on TV monitor.

3:00 pm – Moving from Philippines to countries worldwide, brethren from Asia and Oceania, North and South America, Canada, Europe, and Africa divisions sing A Chance to Praise our God.

3:20 pm — Video clips of Remember When concert recall an exciting night with The Platters‘ soulful and rock and roll music. Bro. Eli and Bro. Daniel Razon, sang live with the ’60s popular vocal group. Remember When was Bro. Eli’s birthday concert held at ADD Convention Center in Pampanga, Philippines.

During the concert, brethren especially those from locales abroad went frantic when Bro. Eli sang live their song requests. Dubbed Bro. Eli sings your song, Live by request, fun times on this event are happening again today.

3:50 pm – “Feliz Aniversário Irmão Eli,” South American brethren greet Bro. Eli.

4:00 pm – Another song number from Filipino brethren echoes around MCGI locales.

4:20 pm — In a video, brothers and sisters express how grateful they are to God for His diverse works to them. They are especially thankful for His works of salvation through Bro. Eli. Their song Dalangin sa Dios (Prayer to God) tells all their gratefulness and praises to the Almighty One.

4:45 pm – Newly baptized from Brazil, South America sing a Portuguese version of Tapat na Mangangaral (A Faithful Preacher). It was in the early months of 2009 when Latin America has started hearing Bro. Eli’s preaching. From 263 natives forming the first ever locale in the continent, MCGI in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries has grown significantly.

4:55 pm – Hundreds of converts from the Philippines say they heard Bro. Eli’s bold preaching and were enlightened. So they are giving thanks to God for a Tapat na Mangangaral (Faithful Preacher). The song speaks of God’s servants gratefulness to Him for the preachers He sent to His people since the early times.

5:00 pm – Also very grateful to God, Bro. Eli’s household offers a song of thanks.

5:10 pm – From South America, Bro. Daniel utters how much he thanks the Father for the life He gives to Bro. Eli.

“Salamat sa Dios sa buhay na ibinibigay Niya kay Kapatid na Eli…sa pagbibigay sa atin ng isang kaibigan, isang kasamang laging umuunawa sa ating lahat, at mangangaral na umaakay sa atin sa kaligtasan. Dalangin po natin sa Dios na sana ay lagi siyang maingatan (Thanks be to God for the life He’s giving to Bro. Eli, for giving us a friend, a companion who always there to understand us all, and a preacher who leads us to salvation. We pray to God that Bro. Eli will always be cared).”

5;30 pm – Congregational singing of hymns resumes followed by the congregrational prayer.

6:00 pm – Bro. Daniel welcomes to the Church the newly-baptized brethren. He invites guests for a Mass Indoctrination this Monday, April 8.

"Laging ang message na gusto kong masabi sa lahat ng mga kapatid ay.. Ang DUDA po at Paghihinala, masamang kaisipan ay walang puwang sa Iglesiang Katotohanan. Sa Iglesiang Katotohanan lahat ng duda ay mali.. lahat ng duda ay mali.. duda sa Dios, duda sa Aral, duda sa Kapatid, duda sa Mangangaral, lahat po yan ay MALI... Ang itinuturo sa atin ng Dios ay ang Kaniyang Pananampalataya.. Marunong Siyang magtiwala, maniwala kahit sa mga mapaghimagsik kaya Mahal Niya ang lahat ng mga tao, sumasamplataya ang Dios na may mga taong mananatiling sa Dios sa gitna ng napakatinding pandaraya ng kalabang si satanas..." -Bro. Eli Soriano.

Happy 49th birthday of service to GOD Bro.Eliseo Soriano
Thanks Be to God for Giving us a preacher like you.
We are so grateful to God Almighty for giving us a Leader whose main concern is to spread God's Words to all nations and to bring back people to Righteousness.
We love you po Brother Eli, and we miss you here.
Nawa'y pagkalooban pa po kayo ng maraming taon sa mundo.
Dalangin po namin ang inyong mabuting kalusugan at pagiingat po sa nyo gayundin po sa nyong sambahayan .
Samahan po nawa kayo sa nyong paggawa ...
Happy Sabbath Day po and wishing you good health always.
Salamat sa Dios.TO GOD BE THE GLORY

"sa lahat ng bumati, salamat sa Dios!!!" - Bro. Eliseo Soriano

As a member of the Members of Church of God International, I have learned a lot from Brother Eli. This is not say that I am perfect, I stumble once in a while, human as I am, but the line to tow though imaginary, is there. The lessons are very sharp to the sinners, soothing to the distressed, cleanse the heart of the repentance, thereby making hopes visible in the distance.

I invite you to observe our doctrines.

Thansks be to God for his unspeakable gift!
(II Corinthians 9:15)