Despite the rain, the team was determined that the crusade must go on, and so were the people in the community who came to attend. After the message, people came forward during the altar call and 21 souls received Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
On June 25, 2017, EFC-Solano celebrated its second year church anniversary. They celebrated the occasion at a new rented building. God provided them a bigger place of worship.
The two-part nine-day course was a milestone not only for the 19 participants but also for the seven TMFI facilitators who conducted the entire training in the Cebuano language for the first time. Despite the participants’ limited access to reading materials, they were able to fully grasp the Cebuano-translated Kairos course which deepened their understanding on global missions.
It’s been 5 years since Pastor Willy and Pastora Rosemin Pontillas set their hearts and ears to God’s prompting for the Hiligaynon-speaking people in the south of Mindanao. In 2012, the couple met with their JECPP Regional Directors Rev. Peter and Christine Wee to discuss the possibility of planting another Evangel Family Church in the heart of South Cotabato. That meeting ushered the first Sunday fellowship of the pioneering EFC-Koronadal at AGREDA Village, Bo. 1 Koronadal, South Cotabato.
EFC-Iloilo, formerly known as EFC-Jaro, was planted in 1994 at Brgy. Quartero, Jaro, Iloilo City. Road widening and floods during rainy season caused much hassle to the church that it finally decided to transfer after 20 years in Jaro. The church moved to a building space at Ortiz Street, Iloilo City. The new place was comfortable but not spacious enough to hold more people. The water system was another inconvenience. For the next two and a half years, the church prayed and waited for God’s next move.
Every Sunday afternoon in Little Tondo at Barangay Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City (CDO), bright faces of children and EFC-CDO volunteers eagerly gather to worship Jesus. But on this special day of June 18, fathers joined the fun.
With great desire to strengthen the family unit, the 8th Tribal Family Camp was held last May 22-25, 2017 at Evangel Family Church-Marahan with more than 250 campers from the different outstation churches. The participants came with eagerness to bring family members to God’s Kingdom.
Twenty years of serving the Lord, and Pastor Bene Cabase and wife Pastor Leah could look back and marvel at God’s workmanship in the lives of His servants.
After the fiery trial that reeled the JECPP family in Luzon, our young people took the lead in rebuilding. Like a baby learning to walk, each wobbly but determined step is a break through, a new confidence to firmly stride and march in to new assignments and positions in the Kingdom.
The mighty warrior Joshua, whose exploits in God continue to shine today, began his humble training as a youth. Just like him, the present generation of young warriors are eager to pledge their faithful devotion, active obedience, and unwavering commitment to the call of Almighty God. Gone are the days of folly, wander, and backsliding. Today’s end-time warriors seize their destiny as their mouths confess, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord…today!”
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