THE IGLESIA NI CRISTO’S SUCCESSFUL INTENSIVE EXPANSION IN AFRICA: ESTABLISHED A FOOTHOLD IN 16 COUNTRIES IN AFRICA IN 2016 ALONE
Matthew 24:14 NIV
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) Executive Minster Brother Eduardo V. Manalo with some of the INC members in South Africa after the dedication of the new building of worship in Johannesburg on August 20, 2016 (Photo courtesy INC Executive News)
THE IGLESIA NI Cristo continues its fast spread in Africa, as it established a foothold in 16 countries in this continent in just this year alone. Also in this year, Brother Eduardo V. manalo himself led the dedication of two new houses of worship in South Africa (Johannesburg and Capetown). Eight more are to be opened in 2017. And also this year alone, thousands had been baptized in Africa, and they are not Filipinos, but allare the locals based in this continent.
Outreach programs of the INC were also held in King Williams Town, Johannesburg and Ladybrand in South Africa, Nairobi and Kiberia in Kenya, and Maseru and Semongkong in Lesotho. Aside from this, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church OfChrist) has also established eco-farming communities in South Africa.
The government of South Africa itself highly regards the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) as it recognized the milestone achievements of the Church in Africa. Proof of this is the courtesy call made by South African ambassador to the Philippines, His excellency Martin Slabber, to INC Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo on July 20 this year at the INC Central Office in Quezon City.
He also greeted the Iglesia Ni Cristo Executive Minister on the occassion of the seventh year anniversary of his dynamic leadership in the Church last September. In his congratulatory message to Brother Manalo, Ambassador Slabber said the Iglesia Ni Cristo has “an important role to play not only in the lives of the members of the Church, but in the lives of the Filipino people, and people also here in the world.”