Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Then, the wait was over, two weeks ago, Ptr Mary visited our brethren in Kelowna and Penticton to challenge them towards the opportunity of a JIL Outreach opened in these two cities. Two weeks after, a Pastors and Staff outing including their families was decided. It will be a road trip to Osoyoos and Kelowna. And whenever you placed everything in Gods hands, things will go His way.
It was last Saturday when we met our willing and excited brethren from Kelowna to do some cherry picking and a fellowship dinner afterwards. It was through these simple activities that the door to officially conduct the 1st Sunday Service the next day was discussed. It was a step of faith that they took by renting a space in a nearby hotel even before we came. God was truly involved in it!
Two target cities, one is already opened and the other is being prepared. God is good! Now, we can truly declare that Jesus Is Lord over the Okanagan Valley and we are on our way to seeing other cities opened in the nearby future as well.
Things were moving and JIL Kelowna has formed its Leadership Management Team (LMT) from five (5) enthusiastic and faith-filled women. In addition, they will also attend the upcoming Encounter. Praise the Lord!
You are all very much part of what had transpired in the City of Kelowna as the “Best Blooming City. ” A JIL Outreach was opened as a result of its declaration and JIL Church experienced it first hand. There is no coincidence with God but all are part of His purpose and plan. When we become obedient to it, we will see His mighty hand move in a mighty way. Keep praying for more JIL people willing to partner with God in the Great Commission. Let God be glorified!
Friday, July 16, 2010
However one looks at it, God will never open doors of opportunity without His guidance and favor in order to see it work successfully. This is how the ministry becomes easy. There is no struggle whatsoever even in the midst of challenges...
As JIL Canada reaches its milestone, great things are sure to be ahead...What a sight to see God's people at work for His glory alone...
Until next time...God bless us all as we do His work and purpose in our lives.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
There were many highlights to share but the greatest impact will be upon the city of Vancouver. It was a night to plant a seed of faith from the many voices of God's people seeking revival and renewal for this city as a whole. A continuous bombardment through worship and prayer must be offered to experience a mighty breakthrough. i believe that when it comes, it will be a glorious day...Let's keep on praying...It is coming on the horizon....
Sunday, April 25, 2010
JIL Abbotsford brethren were filled with joy and excitement as another milestone is unfolded right before our eyes. God graced the event with His presence and the Music Ministry was jamming away in God' presence led by Marjorie and her team with the congregation fully into it. I had the opportunity to share the message, "People Need the Lord." I had fun also in serving this way.
Altogether, the whole event was a testimony to God's faithfulness to His people. A big congratulations to the JIL Abbotsford leadership and congregation headed by Fred Pangan as the Outreach Coordinator. Way to go! It has begun and be ready to see God's power at work.
Their service will be every Sunday @ 4:00pm. For more information, please contact Fred Pangan. Pictures will be posted soon at the JIL Canada website: www.jilcanada.com. Keep visiting!
To God be all the glory!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
2 Cor 1:20, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.” NIV
The promise of God is always in our behalf and never against. It will be for our benefit to know them and to provide a canopy of strength and courage during difficult times. But most especially, let the promises of God become a rock-hard source of everyday power to face all kinds of situation. We only need to glance at the newsprint and hear news media of varying degrees of corruption caused by human nature imprinted with sin to recognize the need for God’s intervention. This is where God’s promises allow us to rise above all of it without being distant to the reality of where we are. People need a better promise that can be fulfilled without being influenced by personal desires. Many have done so but a promise backed-up by God will prevail always.
Remember that the enemy will always cause us to doubt God’s promises both in good times and bad times. Therefore, never give him a chance to do so. How do we do it? Keep hearing the promise of God and receive them with faith. When we do, our perspective of life will change significantly with a great impact in all aspects of our life. Try it and you will never be the same again. God’s promise yields a tremendous blessing in all season. Furthermore, it speaks to all levels of our concerns. The greatest about it is this: it is given for all generations to come and for all eternity.
We have promises that do not expire but works best at the most dire situations of life. C’mon, it is always available and easily accessible whenever we open the Scriptures. Men’ promises fail us but God’s promises will not and will never fail.
Friday, February 12, 2010
I was accompanied by my wife, Pastor Monette and having her with me in all my mission trips provides additional favor as well. To be with one's partner both in life and ministry makes it even better.
I thank God for the opportunity to serve Him....Looking forward for more....
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Insights from the Word...
by Ptr . Aldrin Navo
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF THE CHURCH
Matthew 16:18b “…and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” NIV
What makes any congregation impenetrable against the attack of its enemy within and without? I believe that it is holding on to the promise that we will not be overcome by it. However, we must secure our grounds at all times and guard what has been entrusted to us with extra care and vigilance. In order to do this, the church must contend with sin that continuously assault God’s people through worldly attractions and distractions. Then it is followed by the constant barrage of temptation by Satan with his cunning strategy of stirring up the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. The main reason is this: to cause God’s people to fall away from their faith. It is a two-prong attack to weaken and demolish every believer’s faith.
Thus, turning the tide against Satan’s attack is through strengthening and maintaining a disciplined Christian life that includes regular bible study, habitual prayer with fasting, fellowship with accountability amongst God’s people, and firm obedience to God’s Word. When these things are closely monitored and adhered to, significant impact is guaranteed in the spiritual realm. But if these things are disregarded, the results will be shipwrecked faith, carnal and worldly lifestyle manifesting inside the church. When this occurs, God’s people and His ministry are totally affected. Thus, significant impact of the church must begin in the spiritual realm first and foremost in pushing Satan’s wiles and plans in order to achieve the intended impact.
In view of this, let me encourage you that although many of our brethren are falling away in our midst; know that there are more believers that are holding on securely in keeping their faith life intact with utmost care and fear of God. There might be stumbling blocks along our way but let us choose to view them as stepping stones instead. And having this kind of perspective will produce significant impact that we desire. Therefore, let the church arise and take its place of victory over all the works of the enemy today, tomorrow and until Jesus comes. May we remain faithful and persevering until He comes!
Let’s talk again!
Friday, January 8, 2010
As the New Year dawned on all of us, what have you thought about its arrival? I hope that a feeling of excitement was boiling within us. If not, then we will be disappointed again. Life must always be filled with longings for better things and a renewed purpose for every year that arrives. Simply put, it is having a shimmering hope that can never be drowned out by any negative circumstances encountered in the past year. There is an attitude of looking forward for a better tomorrow. And this is what God has embedded in us to have as we live our lives. It must reach its fullest potential. Nothing is farther from the truth. Remember that we were made to be a “Somebody” not a “Nobody.”
There is an old legend of a swan and a crane: A beautiful swan alighted by the banks of the water in which a crane was wading about seeking snails. For a few moments the crane viewed the swan in stupid wonder and then inquired: "Where do you come from?" "I come from heaven!" replied the swan. "And where is heaven?" asked the crane. "Heaven!" said the swan, "Heaven! Have you never heard of heaven?" And the beautiful bird went on to describe the grandeur of the Eternal City. She told of streets of gold, and the gates and walls made of precious stones; of the river of life, pure as crystal, upon whose banks is the tree whose leaves shall be for the healing of the nations. In eloquent terms the swan sought to describe the hosts who live in the other world, but without arousing the slightest interest on the part of the crane. Finally the crane asked: "Are there any snails there?" "Snails!" repeated the swan; "no! Of course there are not." "Then," said the crane, as it continued its search along the slimy banks of the pool, "you can have your heaven. I want snails!" Why do we hold on so tightly to what we are familiar with? The things of heaven are so much superior; but we would hate to give up our "snails." We need to pray to our good Lord to help us to desire the things of heaven, the better things beyond this life.
Having such a perspective allows us to maximize our existence on earth and intentionally pursue to better ourselves in every opportunity we receive. It is to acquire a renewed purpose to propel us to gain the best of what is still available. Here’s an illustration from a Sycamore fig tree that the chief tax collector named Zacchaeus who climbed it and eventually changed his life and gave him a renewed purpose in life: A sycamore is a sturdy tree with wide-spreading branches. It has a short trunk with low limbs that allow for ease in climbing. The name "sycamore" is Greek for false fig. A normal fig has soft skin. It is juicy, tasty and sold rather expensively. On the other hand, the fruit of the sycamore tree looks like a fig but its skin is hard. The fruit is inferior to the fig tree and has to be punctured to become edible. The moment a sycamore fruit is pierced, a breath of fresh air enters it and it will ripen into a soft, sweet, juicy fruit--just like a real fig. So while normal figs ripen on their own, a sycamore fruit will not. They require external intervention.
What an interesting similarity that we could draw out from such a tree that resembles many of our situations as the New Year approaches. Each of us whether we agree or not apparently needs an external intervention to have a renewed purpose for living. Jesus was the external intervention that we need to thrust us to greater things that we do not intend to become. It was due to many extenuating circumstances that we have lost our original purpose and became accustomed without it. We must never lose sight of the better things just because we have what we need and they are just that. God’s plan and purpose has many things to offer those that are ready to receive it. If you are willing, then be ready for 2010 because God is in it!
Let’s talk again!