What made the inauguration more significant was that it was witnessed by 24 ministers ordained that same day, in a special worship service officiated by Bro. Eduardo. The ordainees included a South African, two Japanese, and a German.
The worship service held at the makeshift tent was also viewed via video link in Tokyo, Japan; Bonn, Germany, and King Williamstown, South Africa where worship services of the INC were also conducted.
The ordination was a solemn, momentous occasion. The number of ministers ordained by Bro. Eduardo had reached almost 2,900 since he became the INC executive minister, with more ministers coming from different parts of the world as the INC becomes a more global church.
Madodandile Tyulu, 29, a native from South Africa, became the first South African minister of the INC. He expressed how happy and inspired he was by what he had witnessed that day.
The same sentiment was shared by Shuta Uchiyama who became the second minister of the INC of Japanese descent. He said he was also inspired by the INC Administration to help more people.
“Ang pamayanang ito na self-sustainable at may eco-farming system, garment factory, fish-drying plant at mga housing unit ay itinatag ng Iglesia Ni Cristo sa pamamagitan ng FYM Foundation Inc., “ read the marker at the site unveiled by Bro. Eduardo on Friday.
“Ito ang katuparan ng hangarin ng Pamamahala ng Iglesia na matulungan ang mga kaanib nito na sinalanta ng bagyong Yolanda noong 2013 upang sila’y makabangon at magkaroon ng maayos at matatag na kabuhayan. Sa gayon, makatutulong din ang Iglesia sa Pamahalaan ng Pilipinas na maiangat ang pamumuhay ng libu-libo nating mga kababayan dito sa Leyte. Purihin ang Diyos!”