I was able to compare Bro. Eli to my preacher-father. Even if both of them gave the same teachings, still the understanding of Bro. Eli is deep.
I am a child of a preacher (A preacher of his own understanding, I came to find out).
However, I am an admirer of Bro. Eliseo Soriano.
My preacher-father was the one who told me to watch the program, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path), the TV program of Bro. Soriano.
My father said, Bro. Eli is true – and Apollo Quiboloy of The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, the name above every other name, and Willy Almeda of Jesus of the Miracle Crusade cannot even be one-half of Bro. Eli.
In our family, you know, whatever our father says, we believed it as truth because he is the preacher among us.
So when my father said Bro. Eli is real, I believed him and I watched all of this preacher’s broadcasts on TV (RPN9 Davao).
Then came the time that I could not sleep and I wanted to follow the congregation led by Bro. Eli.
Everytime I listened to him I was glad and my heart and mind were enlightened.
They placed an invitation on TV for indoctrination. After my class in college, after every 7pm, I would attend the indoctrination sessions.
Eventually, I was able to compare Bro. Eli to my preacher-father. I said to myself, even if both of them gave the same teachings, still the understanding of Bro. Eli is deep.
I found myself going through all the indoctrination sessions and was ready to get baptized.
I thought my father would be glad, but I was wrong. He was very angry and he wanted to stop me. However, I told him that I won’t attend the baptism rites, but will attend a meeting in school.
In truth, I went through with my baptism on July 20, 1996 at 10:35 a.m. in Tigatto River of Davao City.
I joined the Seminarian batch 1998-1999 in Apalit, Pampanga. In February 1999, I became a worker.
In October 2005 I was destined to Thailand and until now, I am here.
To God be the glory!
By Mely J. Maravilla