Philippines

The 12 Annual Mission Conference was held October 29-November 1, 2018 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Plaridel, Aborlan, Palawan. There were about 140 participants including pastors, church workers and delegates.

The Theme of the Conference was “HOLDING GOD TIGHTLY, UNTIL HE BLESSES YOU. “

Day 1— October 29, 2:00- 5:00 pm was the arrival and registration. The hour 5-7pm was for dinner and preparations for Acquaintance Night. The program started with prayer by Rev. Amorio S. Lansap, pastor in Tabon, Quezon, Palawan. The Welcome Address was given by Rev. Jimmy L. Ombang, pastor of the Plaridel FWB Church. Inspirational singing by the South District Music Team was enjoyed by everyone. Pastor Freedom G. Amenin, pastor in Abo-Abo, shared an inspiring message from the Word of God. The hymn leader during the service was Rev. June P. Buscano and the closing prayer by Rev. Edito S. Madduma.

Day 2—October 30, 2018 The South District provided the special music followed by a lecture by Rev. Bernardo Borja, pastor of the Cararay San Vicente FWB Church. This was followed by the lecture. of Rev. Armando R. Manzano, pastor at Canigaran Church. The afternoon session started at 1:00–1:30pm with praise and worship followed by the lecture of Rev, Romeo G. Galleto Jr. Chairman of North District, followed by District Reports. Session 4 was lead by Rev. Orlando Garcia, pastor of the Main Church. The evening worship time was opened in prayer by Rev. Raul A. Galfo, Central District Chairman, also pastor at Anilawan and Manalo Church. The speaker was Rev. Marcos P. Taladro, who delivered words of encouragement, that the Lord is always faithful to all His servants. Closing prayer by Rev. Armando R. Manzano.

Day 3 of conference—Early in the morning October 31, 2018 every one woke up with a happy face which was a sign of blessed hearts. This is the last day of the conference. It began with opening prayer, followed by the North District Music Team. After the praise and worship we were ready to give our hearts and minds and listen to the lectures of Rev. Alvin Dagot of Balacan Church, Brooke’s Point, Palawan, followed by Rev. Andrino R. Segay the CEO and pastor of Emmanuel FWB Church, San Pedro.
1:00–1:30 pm This session started by praise and worship lead by South District Music Team, followed by the lectures of Rev. June P. Buscano of Aribungos First Free Will Baptist Church, Brooke’s Point, Palawan, and Rev. Marcos P. Taladro about Christians need to remain loyal and faithful servants of the Lord.

5:00–7:00 pm Dinner and preparations for the Challenge Night Worship Service with opening prayer by Pastor. Rolly J. Jardin, of Taytay First Free Will Baptist Church in Taytay Palawan. Before the message of Rev. Andrino R. Segay concerning our Commitment to the Lord, the pastors rendered a special number.

Rev. Andrino R. Segay imparted the very meaningful message from the Word of God about Commitment to the Lord and to the task that was given to every believer in the service of the Lord as men and women of God. Christians are the light of the world that shines in the midst of the darkness. After the message of Commitment there was a ceremonial Communion of the Lord Supper. Closing hymn leaded by Rev. Armando R. Manzano. The Conference was ended with the closing prayer by Rev. Marcos P. Taladro.
We are thankful to God to all pastors, church workers and delegates who supported the conference. We give thanks to all of the lecturers who imparted their knowledge and wisdom that gave inspiration and encouragement to all the participants. Everyone was blessed by all that they learned and experienced during this Mission Conference. We give all the honor and glory to God..

“The LORD Reigns Forever and Ever”

Cebu, Philippines
By Arnel Panares

We celebrated along with 82 provinces of the Philippines in declaring there is ONE LORD in ONE NATION, as ONE VOICE. Jesus, You reigned over our victorious celebration last November 30, 2018 at Mandaue, Cebu!
From the Jesus Reigns Summit, Worship Team Retreat, float decorations, and all other preparations leading up to this awaited day, the Lord has given us His abundant blessings and His overwhelming grace. We experienced an amazing visible colorful rainbow from the sky all over the place. Genesis 9:16 “And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.” The rainbow signifies the presence of our powerful God and His promises to us His children, that Jesus Christ will reign in our country, in our provinces, in our cities, in our barangays, and in our communities. Our powerful God will intervene in the graft and corruption in our government. He will unite all Christian churches who obey and do His Great Commission and most of all our powerful God will prepare us for His coming.
May we position ourselves uprightly before God as we receive His favor to bless our barangays, our town, our city, our world, and to declare as ONE in Cebu Philippines that Jesus Reigns!