The significance of the 50th year of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s foreign mission was highlighted by the dedication of a new house of worship in Ewa Beach in Hawaii in a special worship service that was officiated by the Church’s Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo on July 27, 2018.
“A few hours ago, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, our Executive Minister, led the dedication of a house of worship there in Ewa Beach, Hawaii,” said INC Spokesperson Brother Edwil Zabala.
“And that’s just the first. We’re expecting 21 more house of worship dedications until the end of this year, outside the Philippines, specifically in US and Canada,” he explained.
He said that this year alone, the INC is dedicating a new house of worship every two or three days, the INC spokesperson said.
He said that the dedication to God of the new 810-seater house of worship in Ewa Beach in Oahu, Hawaii was significant as it was in this area that the INC held its first worship service exactly fifty years ago.
On that day, July 27, 1968, then INC Executive Minister, Brother Erano G. Manalo officiated that historic first worship service held in a small plantation house in Ewa Beach.
This started the mission of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Far West, Zabala said.
The construction of INC houses and buildings of worship will continue, even as the Church also continues to buy church properties of other religions because of the increasing number of INC members worldwide, he said.