Another year in celebrating the faithfulness of God has come to Madrid Locale. Their celebration of their 19th Church anniversary has been nothing short of marvelous! This gathering of the saints was convened at the Holiday Inn Bernabeu on the 26th of May 2019. The most anticipated event was witnessed by almost 228 brethren of which 58 were first time visitors. It was also graced by the Vice Consul Ralf Roldan from the Philippines Embassy Spain. Ptr Tes Salanap, the Sub-Coordinator of Yellow Gold Area, together with Ptr Tom Salanap, also Sub-coordinator of Red Area were united with the brethren from the days leading up to this memorable event. As the worship programme commenced, the assembly was ushered by the Master of Ceremony, Sis Kamille Ruaring-Muncada, the Ptr of Marbella locale. Sis Maybe Deal Cruz, an MBS student led the glorious praise and worship lifting up the Name of the Lord! The Opening prayer was invocated by Sis Julie Cabrillas, our worker from Barcelona Local church. The church updates was announced to all by Bro Jabinel Day worker from the extension of Marseilles whilst Bro Noemel Muncada, the worker minister from Marbella Local was a partaker for the Scripture Reading. Melodious songs of praises were lifted up to God to the delight of the congregation by the Madrid Cadets, the Madrid Adult Choir and the very talented God’s Property Of Praise. This blessed gathering was also the perfect opportunity to meditate not the wonderful truth of the Words of God. Befitting to this holy service, the message of Offertory was ministered by Ptr Tom Salanap, encouraging everyone to love the Lord and the mission of God in partnering with the sent ones. Introducing the keynote Speaker for this anniversary was Ptr Tes Salanap and the anointed message was ministered by the indomitable Presbyter Violy Concepcion, the Coordinator of Europe District and head pastor of London Locale. Despite her hectic missionary travels, Presbyter Violy had made it in time for this year’s celebration. Praise the Lord! When the Words of God found the seeking hearts of those who understood it by faith, it resulted to all the 54 visitors accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and a further 11 heeded the call to be baptised! Glory to God! This anniversary has seen so much preparations of prayers and fasting but as you entrust everything to God, He will bless every effort with success. Maranatha!
- Sis Cherry Sotero