I have never regretted that I have known and been baptized to the true Church of God sometime in April 1980. It took me 4 years to be converted by the two missionaries, a Filipino, and an American. Since I was christened in the Independent Catholic Church, I asked my late mother to permit me to join the above-mentioned Church. She didn’t hesitate. She just simply replied, “Go ahead for I haven’t found anything amiss with that Church.”
By joining the said Church, I have received several callings from a Sunday School teacher to a Seminary and Institute teacher, from Elder’s Quorum President to First Counselor in the Bishopric. I am able to magnify those various callings I have had with the support of my wife, whom I baptize a few months after I was converted.
I feel divinely happy and proud of the authority I have had to baptize my six children. I even ordain my youngest son to the office of the deacon, priest, and to the office of an elder and also confer him the Melchizedek Priesthood. It is an authority coming from God, from the Lord Jesus Christ. I am able to take care that authority faithfully.
The greatest blessing that my family has received is when we go to the House of the Lord or the temple in Manila, Philippines to receive our own endowment, family sealing for time and eternity. And also another blessing is when I baptize my late father and mother by proxy. I know they are indeed happy about that.
My only effective instruments on how I do those things are faith, prayer, service, and love. I know God would never neglect me. It is my faith that tells me so. It is being sustained by the daily prayer I made. It is in service that I believe have been doing to the least of my brothers and sisters. Missionary work, studying the words of God and redeeming the dead through baptism by proxy.
And the greatest love of our Heavenly Father by sending His Son to save us, to redeem us from our sins. This is what I call the unfeigned heavenly love of the Father. We do exemplify it by finding those who lost their way through proselyting and bringing them down to the water of baptism. This is the kind of love I have shown to my whole family.
Our long, faithful membership in the true Church of God is an indescribable feeling of happiness, eternal happiness so to speak which my children, my wife keep on nurturing and in which they feel proud of about me for that. The way I lead them to a spiritually-inspired way of living and my untarnished membership in the Church, my faithful discharge of my different Church callings, my 6 children, my loving wife, and even my in-laws and several grandchildren feel proud about me.
I know it is the Lord’s plan. It is the Lord’s will to serve Him that way. I know He provides the way for me on how to be happy. I pray with thanksgiving for that great opportunity I have in humble service the Lord.
Thus, making me a happy father and making my family proud of me.