Pagadian City - OPIF Philippines inaugurated yet another addition to its growing member church, this time in Pagadian City being the 8th Sector in the Philippines and the first in Mindanao chain of islands on March 10, 2019.
Present in the inauguration rites were Pastor Victor Notario, OPIF-PHIL National Council Overseer, Pastor Noel Balanay, the National Home Mission Director and currently the resident Pastor of Sector 6 Cebu, Pastor Solomon Belic, resident Pastor of Sector 3 Laguna and Pastor Rommel Galupo, the newly ordained resident Pastor of Sector 8 Pagadian.
Part of the pre-inaugural activities included the distribution of tracks in Barangay Saloagan, the 2 days Evangelism Crusade and a seminar on Holiness and the Godhead conducted by Pastor Balanay. The 2 days crusade gathered over 140 visitors in attendance while 11 of them submitted to water baptism in Jesus name.
Meanwhile, 60 people attended the inauguration rites held simultaneously during the Sunday Service. Fifteen of them were visitors.
In a written report obtained by the Digest News Team, Pastor Notario said the week-long events were successful and evangelism work with other members of Sector 8 family will be sustained by Pastor Galupo to include cottage prayer meetings among its member households. Another evangelism crusade will also be launched in Pastor Galupo’s hometown in Surigao as well as Pagadian before the church anniversary slated next year.
A church member testimony during the Service stressed “I now found what I was looking for; the true teaching on salvation and faith and that there is only one God who is powerful, the Lord Jesus Christ”. He used to be a drunkard and came from other denomination before he heeded the call to repentance.
OPIF Incorporated Philippines has now 8 Sectors spread all over Luzon, Vizayas and Mindanao in the span of 4 years from incorporation. Currently, it has opened cell groups in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija with close to 30 weekly attendance and in Tiaong, Quezon with 38 regular attendees.
OPIF Inc. has now 22 local sectors coming from 4 Country affiliates worldwide.