The first of many celebrations of church anniversaries and thanksgiving in the Philippi District of Europe has commenced with Rome Locale. They have joyfully remembered God’s faithfulness and love through out the years beginning from their inception. This annual event was held on the 15th of April, 2018 at the Via Trequanda, Rome, Italy. This celebrations ushered in a total of 65 attendees with almost a third of the numbers are visitors. Ptr Fina Manarang, the local Pastor expressed her gratitude towards God and the brethren in Rome for all their labours of love for the victory of this holy gathering. Bro Rey Manarang instilled faith and trust to God as he proclaimed the message of blessings. Selected brethren also lifted up the Name of the Lord with songs of praises! The guest speaker, the District Coordinator of Europe, the much loved Presbyter Violy Concepcion exhorted the brethren of the need to continuously do the best for the Lord, as the imminence of His second coming is already evident! The teachings of the Goodman of the House perpetuated the entire assembly as Ptr Violy constantly reminded them of the need to serve, sacrifice and watch for Jesus in His true Church!! After the worship service, a dinner fellowship was enjoyed by everyone. The Rome locale’s youth and adult watchers also prepared a gospel concert in commemoration of this year’s anniversary. As their 13th year of establishment has begun, everyone has been invigorated because of the words and promises of our Lord, that God is not unjust; he will not forget our work and the love we have shown him. (Hebrews 6:10) To God be the glory!!
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