By Antonio G. Papa, Ph.D.
An ambassador is an accredited diplomatic agent of the highest rank. A person who represents, speaks for, or advertises a particular organization, group of people, and activity is called an ambassador.
Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, Executive Minister of the Church of Christ or Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), is an epitome of a true and excellent ambassador of God’s will and of goodwill for humankind.
Do you know why? Yes, because he is the dynamic spiritual leader of millions of INC members worldwide, and an avid promoter and supporter of the INC’s Aid To Humanity or Lingap Sa Mamamayan. He champions for both the spiritual and material needs of mankind.
Ambassador of goodwill for humankind
The unwavering support of Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, Executive Minister of the Church of Christ or Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC)to its various humanitarian programs, especially those that cater to the plights of those who are affected by calamities and disasters as well as those who are handicapped due to poverty, through the financial assistance of Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc. and the Aid To Humanity or Lingap sa Mamamayan worldwide, he gained so much appreciation and accolades from various leaders. Here are some of what they say:
“In appreciation of the positive contributions you have made for the betterment of the community; and as the people of Maryland join together in expressing our great respect, admiration and sincere best wishes for the future.” –– Governor of the State of Maryland
“In recognition of your dedicated and faithful service to the ministry and to the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) as Executive Minister, with appreciation for the spiritual guidance that you provided to members of our community, with gratitude for all that you do to touch the lives of others, and with best wishes for a joyous anniversary celebration.” –– Chris Van Hollen, United States Senator
“In recognition of his dedicated efforts to provide humanitarian service in our community and around the world as Executive Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo.” Kansen Chu, Assembly Member, 25th District, California Legislative Assembly
Worldwide Aid To Humanity
During Brother Eduardo’s 67th birthday on October 31, 2022, the Church will conduct a worldwide Aid To Humanity, through the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, Inc., wherein food packs, medical and other needs will be provided to the indigent families in the respective communities worldwide where there are INC established locale congregations.
“According to Brother Edwil Zabala, Minister of the Gospel and INC spokesperson, “The Church’s outreach programs are ways to promote understanding among mankind and are aligned with the teachings of the Bible.”
Ambassador of God’s Will
Two of the important milestones for the life of Brother Eduardo V. Manalo were: first, the 42nd anniversary of his Ordination as a Minister of the Gospel in 2022, and second, his 13th year at the helm as the INC’s Executive Minister on September 07, 2022.
As an ambassador of God’s Will (II Corinthians 5:20) and as an INC guardian––literal meaning of his name––hereto attached is a poem, a tribute to Brother Eduardo’s triumphant, victorious and successful 13 years as the INC Executive Minister:
INC Executive Minister
In-charge of God’s nation of today’s Church Of Christ
Noble obligation entrusted to him by the Almighty God
Church in these last days, global in form and scope
Exhibits strong and solid unity in spite of its racial diversity.
‘Xact terms of reference are enclaved on Brother Eduardo’s shoulders
Execute intensive propagation and the much needed enhanced edification
Chosen servants of God must be pure and blemish free
Under his loving care to reach the promised Holy City.
Today, the Church of Christ has gained worldwide recognition
In all its sponsored programs duly organized in several nations
Victoriously able in all aspects of its vision and mission
Executed with love and care, steadfast and conviction.
Many sponsored projects and activities – spiritual and social
Included are arts and culture, sports and musical
Noticeable mammoth evangelical missions in glorious recital
Inspired houses of worship are built overseas and local.
Systems are tucked in place under his able and dynamic leadership
To God be the glory, rendered with prompted guide and care
Executive Minister Brother Eduardo V. Manalo – a very vital frontrunner
Regarding Godly rules for all the Iglesia Ni Cristo members.
Through Brother Eduardo’s 13th year of administering the Chruch Of Christ, at present, it has reached 162 countries and territories of the six habitable continents of the world and comprised ot 149 nationalities and races.
To God, be all praises, glory and honor!