The Intimate Fellowship is the Church in the End-Time’s celebration of the calling of Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol, the Goodman of the House. It is a time when the Apostle’s family, seasoned and newly ordained ministers, and church elders and officers, come together to appreciate the life of the person who was instrumental in the faith of each and everyone.
This year, the Intimate Fellowship, held on January 14, 2013 at the AATF Sports Complex in Cavite, grew more intimate and solemn, as the rest of the church brethren and more of the Apostle’s very good friends from the Protestant community celebrated with the Apostle and the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ.
Celebrating 77 years of the Apostle’s life and 51 years of his faithful ministry, and drawing inspiration from the theme, “Discipling All Nations Through Apostolic Authority” (Romans 1:5-6), the Intimate Fellowship centered on the faith and dedication of the Apostle in fulfilling his God-given responsibility. A video presentation showed a day in the life of Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol. For those who have not spent a day with the Apostle, it was a great opportunity to witness how the Sent-One of God went about his day.
A living testimony and example to the whole Church, Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol starts his day with prayer at 3:30 in the morning. From then on, the Goodman of the House will visit several local churches, meet with local pastors, and deliver inspiring messages. As part of his holistic approach to serving God, the Apostle also makes it a point to give time for exercise despite his very busy schedule. As if that weren’t enough, at the end of the day, the Apostle always asks himself if he has done the best for God.
An Example to All
The life of the Apostle is an example, not just to the ministers, but to the whole Church. It is his dedication and the transparent way that he lives his simple life that shows everyone his strong commitment to God. It is also the reason why God blessed his ministry immensely – one of the very main reasons why the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) has grown very rapidly in such a short amount of time.
Now, the Apostle’s example is being emulated not only in the country, but across countries and continents as well. Leading the pack, the bishops were the first to apply the teachings of the Apostle into their lives, followed by the ministers and then the brethren. Even his Protestant friends, chiefly Bro. Eddie Villanueva, spoke highly of and blessed the Apostle’s life and dedication.
A Blessing to All
The life of the Apostle is a blessing to everyone in the Church and the Intimate Fellowship blessed everyone once more as the Church continues to witness God’s work in His Church through the Sent-One. It was an intimate event indeed, a time when everyone can reflect on God’s goodness and His very wise choice of calling Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol to be an apostle and the Goodman of the House in the End-time. (A. Miciano)