Edwin E. Vicente, Director of the WEI Learning Center in San Fernando City, Luzon Island, has led more than a dozen WEI students to Christ during the Covid pandemic.
Having come from a Catholic background, Edwin invited Erben L. Gonzales and Clemente G. Lazaga, seasoned preachers from churches of Christ in the city of Calasiao, to help him plant the WEI Learning Center and a new congregation on a solid biblical foundation. Until recently, Erben and Clemente have baptized Edwin’s students and have led the church in worship.
For more than two months, now, Edwin has been preaching every Sunday and leading the congregation in singing.
In an email dated 6/22/22, Edwin writes, “Our last immersion was the baptism of Vincelle May Dela Cruz, which was my first immersion, with the help of Aldrin B. Lagahit, my son-in-law,who assisted me last May 1, 2022. This was very meaningful to me.”
Edwin writes, “As of now, we have 40 students. In our worship service, 20 are attending. The other 20 are from other religions, and they are still in the process of learning the truth.”
God has blessed Edwin’s ministry with such healthy growth that Edwin is no longer able to teach all the students plus prepare sermons and songs for the Sunday worship services. Consequently, his younger daughter, Amara Claire (AC) is teaching the younger children. His older daughter, Edle Joy (EJ) is teaching the older children, and Edwin is teaching teenagers and adults.