By Jeanelle Grace Lorilla
November 3, 2015 was a remarkable day to every church leader and member as they commemorated EFC-Kidapawan’s 10th Founding Anniversary held at Landmark Pavilion, Kidapawan City. Ten years ago, Rev. Tony and Pastor Liza Angelias were equipped with the vision of JECPP to win souls for Jesus.
The anniversary themed “Forward” was attended by 150 people and was deeply enriched by the Guest Speaker Rev. Jessie B. Yu. The church was blessed to listen and understand that “God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Eph. 3:20). These words released hope and hunger for every heart in the room for greater things to come.
During the service, the Maghari family, the first members of the church, were given privilege to speak and testify God’s faithfulness as they remained faithful.
“Pasalamat gid kami sa pagbag-o sang Ginoo sa amon kinabuhi.(We are thankful that God changed our lives.) Ara gid ang panalangin,” (There are blessings.) Sis. Milagros Maghari shared in Ilonggo.
The members were also given the chance to appreciate their pastors. They gave short messages and a love gift. Pastor Tony and Pastora Liza in return gave their sincere gratitude to those who gave them wings to soar on their journey, especially their beloved spiritual leaders, Rev. Peter and Christine Wee.
Everyone shared several mouth-watering dishes after the service. The members were very thankful that this year, not even a single peso was donated because the church funded the food and other expenses for this occasion.
Presentations and a mini concert entertained everyone during fellowship time. The day ended with a song “Turn It Up” by Planetshakers declaring;
“The praise goes up
The rain comes down.”
More beautiful stories to tell as EFC-Kidapawan continues to move FORWARD in fulfilling God’s purpose in the city.