MINISTERS AND EVANGELICAL WORKERS OF WESTERN CANADA ANSWER THE ALLEGATIONS OF THE EXPELLED MEMBERS AGAINST THEM
THE expelled members in their attempt to malign the CHURCH ADMINISTRATION, recentle posted in Social Media mentioning the Ministers and Workers from the Ecclesiastical District of Western Canada are being FORCED to give part of their allowance (“tulong”) for the construction of a “barangay chapel” in one of the remote areas in the Philippines. Sherlock also made a personal attack the District Minister of Western Canada, Brother Rolando Gaviola. However, the ministers and workers of Western Canada responded against the attack and allegations of the expelled members against them. Here are some of them:
BROTHER OLIVER CASTILLO GABRINTINA
In a recent Facebook post from Sherlock, he mentions that the Ministers and Workers from the Ecclesiastical District of Western Canada are letting their voices or cries be heard that we are being forced to give $24 from our allowance (tulong). Sherlock also mentions that the District Minister of Western Canada, Brother Rolando Gaviola became a District Minister only because he was “sip-sip.”
If anyone has seen this post from Sherlock, first thing we should notice is that this person who wrote to him asked, “…pakitago ang pangalan ko” (please hide my name). Why believe in someone who refuses to reveal his/her identity? When it comes to these types of allegations, why not approach someone who is actually from Western Canada, from a Minister or Worker assigned at the District of Western Canada?
The truth is, we were NOT FORCED to sign and give $24 from our allowance (tulong). It was voluntary. The $24 would go to helping in building Barangay Chapels in remote places in the Philippines. These Barangay Chapels are a great help for the brethren who live in these remote places, who live far from other Places of Worship of the Iglesia ni Cristo. It is a great privilege for us Ministers and Workers in the District to help these brethren out by building Barangay Chapels. This voluntary help we are giving to these brethren is in line with Gods’ teachings in Hagai 1:8, to “…build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the LORD.” And with our voluntary help, just like the Bible says in II Corinthians 9:12, we help supply the need of our fellow brethren. That is why we voluntary send our help, filled with faith and love!
The District Minister of Western Canada, Brother Roland Gaviola, “sip-sip?” Sherlock, have you ever met Brother Roland, spoke to him face-to-face? Who are you to judge? Christ taught us not to judge (Matthew 7:1-5). If you are to call our District Minister in Western Canada “sip-sip”, then you are calling all the Ministers and Workers, not only in Western Canada, but all over the world, “sip-sip.”
“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.” Hebrews 13:17 NIV
This is the Voice of the Ministers and Workers in the District of Western Canada!
I AM AN EVANGELICAL WORKER IN WESTERN CANADA AND I AM ONE WITH EVM!!!
BROTHER CHRISTOPHER SALABIT
Sagot sa issue na “sapilitang kaltas” sa tulong ng mga Ministro at Manggagawa:
Mahahalata natin na hindi Ministro o Manggagawa ang nag-message kay Sherlock dahil ang tunay na Ministro o Manggagawa ang siyang unang una na nakauunawa na walang “sapilitan” na ginagawa sa alinmang gawain ng Iglesia. Dahil sa kagustuhan ng mga Ministro at Manggagawa sa Distrito ng Western Canada na makatulong sa mga kapatid na nasa liblib na lugar sa Pilipinas na magkaroon ng sariling bahay sambahan upang hindi na kailangang maglakbay ng mahabang panahon at dumaan sa mapapanganib na lugar, ipinasiya namin sa pangunguna ng aming Tagapangasiwa na kusang loob (at hindi “sapilitan”) na tumulong dahil alam namin kung gaanong paghihirap ang ginagawa ng mga kapatid sa mga dakong iyon para makadalo ng pagsamba. Ang pasiyang ito ay bunga ng pag-ibig namin sa mga kapatid na handa kaming ibigay hindi lang ang aming mga tinatangkilik kundi maging ang aming sariling buhay kung kinakailangan na ito ang itinuro sa amin ng Pamamahala na nakasalig sa Biblia:
“Dito natin nakikilala ang tunay na pag-ibig: inialay ni Cristo ang kanyang buhay dahil sa atin. Dapat din nating ialay ang ating buhay dahil sa mga kapatid.” (I Juan 3:16 MB)
Ang isa pang katunayan na hindi Ministro o Mangagawa ang nagmessage kay Sherlock ay dahil sa hanay ng kaniyang pangungusap ay mahahalata natin na mahilig sa “chismis” ang taong ito. Sa pagtuturo ng Biblia, sa halip na pakisamahan, i-“entertain” o pansinin ang ang mga taong masyadong masalita o “tsismoso”, dapat silang iwasan:
“Ang tsismis ay pagtataksil sa isang pagtitiwala, kaya iwasan ang taong masyadong masalita.” (Kawikaan 20:19 NPV)
Kapag hindi natin iniwasan ang mga tsismosong tao ay ihahatid lang tayo nito sa kapahamakan:
“Ang bibig ng masama ang maghahatid sa kapahamakan At ang labi niya ang maglalagay sa kanya sa kapanganiban. Ang tsismis ay masarap pakinggan Gustung-gusto ng lahat na pag-uusapan.” (Kawikaan 18:7-8 MB)
Salamat ng marami sa nagmessage kay Sherlock dahil nalalaman ng mga Kapatid na ang mga Ministro at Mangagawa sa aming Distrito ay hindi tisod sa alinmang gawain ng Iglesia kasama na ang pagtulong sa mga kapatid na nangangailangan sa Pangunguna ng Pamamahala.
I'M A MINISTER IN WESTERN CANADA AND I'M ONE WITH EVM
BROTHER FERNANDO MANIO MANALOTO
It was truly upsetting to see this post from Sherlock a.k.a. Rovic Canono's Facebook Page that says, "Sa Distrito ng Western Canada ay pinapirma na ang mga Ministro at Manggagawa sa 'sapilitang pagkaltas' ng $24 sa kanilang weekly tulong." ("In the District of Western Canada, the Ministers and Evangelical Workers were forced to sign agreeing to deduct $24.00 from their weekly financial allowance").
First of all, as a Minister in the District of Western Canada, I know that this is a lie trying to make the Church Administration look bad. For clarification: we were not "forced" to sign a form to deduct from our weekly 'tulong' (allowance). Motivated by faith and love, we, ministers and evangelical workers have agreed to donate a chapel in one of the remote areas in the Philippines (to be taken from our weekly allowance). Why is that the concern of Sherlock and his companions? They just aim to discredit the Church Administration and to seemingly forcing the Ministers and Evangelical Workers to do something that they do not want to do. They envy the fact that the Church continues to construct and purchase houses of worship and succeed in all aspects.
Now, why did we, the Ministers agree on donating from a portion of our weekly allowance for the construction of a chapel? This is not a new thing. We are fulfilling the will of God as recorded in Haggai 1:8 NKJV, "Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the Lord." So we intend to give glory to God in doing this.
So, Sherlock, read this carefully: The duty that we have as Ministers is a great blessing and that we do not consider this as a small matter, just like what we can read from Numbers 16:9 GNT, "Do you consider it a small matter that the God of Israel has set you apart from the rest of the community..." So, to pass on to others the great blessing that we received, is just a small fraction in comparison to the overwhelming graces we received in the holy ministry.
What else are we ready and willing to give for the Church? Our very life for the sake of the Church and for the fulfillment of our duty, as recorded in I Thess. 2:8 GNT: "Because of our love for you we were ready to share with you not only the Good News from God but EVEN OUR OWN LIVES. You were so dear to us!"
So, what about you, Sherlock a.k.a Rovic Canono, what are you willing to do for the Church? Are you willing to give your life for the Church? Certainly not! You even connive with your so-called 'friends' who are fond of stealing each others' financiers and supporters aiming to destroy the Church.
I AM A MINISTER IN WESTERN CANADA AND I AM ONE WITH EVM
Sher Lock and the rest of the “Fallen Angels” are indeed pathological liars, and will use all lies and deceptions to malign the CHURCH ADMINISTRATION.
BUT, ALL THE MINISTERS, CHURCH WORKERS AND BRETHREN OF WESTERN CANADA, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD ARE ONE WITH EVM