Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Maraming Salamat po, KA ERDY!

My whole family is one of the lucky brethren who got a chance to met Bro. Eraño " Ka Erdy" G. Manalo. That experience is one of the most treasured moment of our lives. The first time I saw and touch the hand of Ka Erdy was during my Elementary days. During early 80's my family always travel to Manila to visit my lola and relatives who lives in Caloocan City. Our stay in Manila will not be complete if we will not be able to visit the Central Office to see Ka Erdy every Balikbayan Day. I can still remember that our reunion will start with attending a worship service at the Central Temple before proceeding to another activity. Ka Erdy, is one of the most humane person I've ever met in my life. He is a great Spiritual leader. He has a great influence not only to the whole Church but to the nation as well.

The last time I saw and shake the hand of Ka Erdy was in 1994 when he lead the worship service at Locale of Caloocan. Fifteen long years had past but I can freshly remember that I cut classes so that I will be able to attend the Special Worship Service. The worship service that time was schedule at 6 pm but I was in the church as early as 3pm, thats how excited I am but mind you I almost not able to enter the church compound cause a lot of brethren was flocking as early as 8 in the morning according to the guard. The overflowing crowd never stops me to enter the church. Though, no more seat for me inside the Church but being inside alone is enough for me. That is one of the most unforgettable worship service of my life, I can't hardly breath because my heart is full of joy. The tears in my eyes shows how lucky I am to be a member of the Church of Christ.

Last August 31, 2009 at around 3:53 pm. Ka Erdy was rested by GOD at the age of 84. When my family learned it, our tears flow because of so much sadness. The whole church is mourning of his death. We know Ka Erdy is a big lost to our lives but we believe GOD will continue to shower his blessings and guide the whole church through Ka Eduardo V. Manalo. Ka Erdy Maraming Salamat po sa pagmamahal, pagmamalasakit, patnubay at pangunguna sa buong IGLESIA. Ang alala po ninyo ay mananatiling buhay sa aming mga puso at patuloy po kaming maglilingkod at itataguyod namin ang aming pananampalataya sa ating AMA. Muli, MARAMING SALAMAT PO, KA ERDY! MAHAL NA MAHAL NAMIN KAYO!


AJ said...

i do admire INC's unwavering ways and discipline. my sis & family was converted few years ago..

No doubt why Ka ernie's a well loved man like Ninoy & Cory. Our sympathy..

AJ said...

pardon my wrong spelling, its KA ERDY..