The Brethren from the UK were truly showered with the blessing of God's word in the celebration of London's 11th Church Anniversary on the 15th of June, 2014. As well as receiving the inspiring messages of God during the Sunday Service, the strength of God's word was also manifested in the days leading up to the anniversary. The revelation of the strength and marvel of God's character was admonished to the brethren through a two days Spiritual Empowerment Service, with the beloved Ptr. Joseph Concepcion, the Head Pastor of San Diego Locale, as the keynote speaker, with the title: 'Strengthening our commitment for marvellous works for our Marvellous GOD'. Everyone were truly blessed by the empowering messages of God, inspiring them to strengthen their works for our marvellous God, and to once again reaffirm their faith in God's almighty hands.
On the day of the Anniversary, the Chiswick Grand Hall was filled with songs and praises of adoration for God and His abundant grace towards the believers. The London anniversary united the locales in the UK and the European brethren together in worship and fellowship. The presentation of a very special video greeting from the Goodman of the House, Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol touched everyone’s heart, so inspirational indeed. The Offertory message was given by Ptr. Tanie Noche of Paris Locale, testifying the faithfulness of God when we continuously support the mission. Ptr. Joseph Concepcion, the special guest speaker, administered the words of God, with a very current message that effectively relates to many of our brethren and visitors in that very special day, culminating with many visitors and guests responding to the altar call.
After the grand worship, the brethren enjoyed fellowship with one another over lunch and the launching of the Second Eurovision CD, "Diaspora". These performances expressed the God-given musical talents of the European brethren. Other talents were made known to the audience when London artist chorale performed a rendition of the life and story of Moses, using the song 'Deliver us'. Dances from the Manchester and London youth, cadets and adults were likewise presented for the glory of God.
The Europe District Coordinator and Head Pastor of London, Pastor Violy Concepcion concluded the event by giving tribute to all the fathers present by acknowledging their commitment and dedication to God and their respective families; as the same date coincided with the celebration of Father's Day! All the attendees went home fully fulfilled and spiritually renewed holistically by the Grace of God. Indeed, The Lord is faithful to His Church. The manifestation of which was very palpable in this said very special event. Glory to God!
Sis Rchie Sotero