The Bible explicitly states that where the two or three are gathered in the Lord’s name, the spirit of God is in the midst of them. But on the 19th day of October, the Pentecostal Missionary CHURCH of CHRIST (4th Watch) made history by reaching tens of thousands in attendance during the Opening Ceremony of the 25th International Convention held at the AATF Sports Complex, Malagasang, Imus, Cavite, with the theme inspired by Acts 4:31, “Preaching the Gospel Boldly through Prayer.” The program began with a dance number of beautifully adorned women presenting the various nations reached through the preaching of the gospel all over the globe. The parade of partakers, church council, and bishops signalled the start of the divine worship. With high energy and great command, Sis. Rachel Ferriol led the congregation in singing songs of exaltation unto the Lord. Everyone lifted their voices and hands in praise of the name of God. Bishop Art Ferriol cheerfully greeted all the delegates who came to attend such glorious gathering during his welcome remarks.

The jam-packed venue was engulfed with resonating songs of praise rendered by El Avah Shir Chorale, MBS Chorale and brethren coming from Goshen Area. Pastor Teody Verano, minister from Galilee Area Coordinator delivered the offertory message which emphasised that tithes and offerings are intended for the advancement of the End-Time mission. The man appointed by God to prepare the Church in the end of the last days, the Goodman of the House, Apostle Arsenio Ferriol, ministered a message about the tasks entrusted to his people — to watch and pray until we behold the imminent return of the Lord.

The Apostle then prayed a prayer of healing, prosperity and spiritual growth for all the attendees. Seeing the view of unified brothers and sisters both inside and outside of the complex would greatly prove that the Church’s latter end has indeed increased. The Lord has done all these and it is surely awesome in our eyes. (R. Camposagrado, K.B. Dezeda)