When Czarina left for New Zealand last April 29, TBC was not certain if there is a reformed Baptist church in her residence. Barely a few days after her arrival, Czarina texted Pastor Rodel, requesting him to check out Emmanuel Church in Auckland. Soon Pastor Rodel and Pastor David Yan, the pastor of the church, were communicating with each other regarding Czarina.
Czarina attended her first worship service in Emmanuel Church last Sunday, May 5. She said that almost all church members are Asians and relating with them is not a problem. She, however, is the only Filipino. They also have potluck luncheon fellowship just like in TBC . In her latest letter, Czarina said “she had an awesome first day at Emmanuel Church.”
The Lord answered TBC’s prayer for Czarina. He led her to a church with sound reformed teachings where she will be loved and cared for just like when she was in TBC, and Lord willing, where she can also minister to fellow believers.