Sunday, September 19, 2010

JIL BC 20th Anniversary and A Night with Bro. Eddie and Sis. Dory Banquet Diner

This might be the longest blog so far. Please bear with me as you read it...

Thank you very much and congratulations to all JIL BC congregations, Pastors and Coordinators, leaders and workers for being part of what God has done in the past 20 years. You are a precious partner in the ministry of the JIL Church Worldwide. Your presence and prayers have made the celebration victorious and glorious. Having been at the beginning seems just like yesterday and to see how God has blessed this ministry this past 20 years is truly His work and for His glory alone! There's more to come!

The Anniversary celebration held at the new Vancouver Convention Center was the place to honour God's faithfulness towards us. He deserved the best place in this city to shower His Majesty with the adoration and worship of His people. The whole atmosphere from beginning to start was amazing and all aspect of the service was indeed designed to please our only audience of One. I believe that the glory was given to Him alone. Congratulations to all who have assisted and given their time and effort to make this celebration a truly historic one. Celebrating 20 years only come this time and it was all worth it. Thank you very much. It is God that will bless you mightily for honoring Him.

What made this celebration even historic and memorable was the presence of Bro Eddie and Sis Dory Villanueva together with their family. The last time they were here was during the celebration of the 10th Anniversary at the Michael J. Fox Theater. Having them in this gathering and double decade celebration being the spiritual parents of the JIL family was indeed a glorious one.

Congratulations to the recipients to the Award of Appreciation for being part of the early years of JIL BC since 1991. How the years have passed and you are a testimony to us all of your faithfulness to a Faithful God! We have all grown old together with God's youthful favour and fervour for God's ministry. We have all shared a vision to see this celebration and we have made it this far and will complete it until Jesus comes!

The Banquet Dinner was equally worth the attendance seeing many aspect of honoring the Lord and honoring His people who deserved it occurred. One of the memorable aspect was how every table had their picture taken with Bro. Eddie and Sis. Dory Villanueva. I had fun doing it with them going in each table. Although it was not an easy thing to do yet as the people enjoyed it, Bro Eddie and Sis Dory, like a newly married couple joyously went in each table having their pictures taken with the people they cherished and loved. It was a great time for all. They rounded up around 70 tables and it was such a wonderful time....Wait for the official rendering of the table pictures. You will like it, I guarantee!

This celebration have also become an opportunity for the ordination of Rev. Raymund Dagampat, Rev. Amy Vilog and Rev. Malou Quilitis who started from JIL BC and became Pastors as well. Congratulations! They are an exemplary model servants of God's Kingdom and genuine assets of the JIL Church Worldwide. I salute you!!!! They are an inspiration for me personally seeing them doing what God has assigned them to do. Truly remarkable achievements for God's glory alone.

Also, this celebration became an opportunity for the appointment of the New Regional Supervising Pastor of JIL Canada Region 2: British Columbia and Manitoba in the person of Rev. Mary Juarana. I am personally a witness of how God transforms His servants as mighty men and women for His glory alone. She has exemplified being a genuine servant of the Lord. Personally, she has been sent to where the Lord has opened the door to minister and there she will be without hesitation but with much dependence on the Lord for His mighty things. She will fulfill this new task with excellence. Congratulations for I know that the Lord will yield tremendous things for JIL BC in the next years to come....Be ready JIL BC!

Yet the Lord has something great reserved not just for the JIL Family Worldwide but for the JIL First family as well on the appointment of the new Full-Time CYN Pastor in the person of the youngest daughter of Bro. Eddie and Sis. Dory Villanueva, Edelisha Jovi Villanueva- Binalla. Hallelujah! Truly this is a historic celebration. Congratulations to the CYN International for having a Pastor like David that will fulfill her purpose for God's glory alone!

Last but not the least, I am filled with utmost gratitude for all of you that became part of JIL BC since the day you came and have partnered with us. Our joy as ministers of the Lord was to fulfill our calling. Ptr Monette and I are truly privileged to be of service to all of you whatever we can together with all the pastors, leaders and workers of this ministry. Thank you for your commitment to this journey. Another level is yet to come. Let's all be ready for it!

Together, let's lift up Jesus Is Lord over British Columbia!

Friday, September 10, 2010

JIL Ontario 19th Anniversary - Sept 12, 2010 @ MTCC, 12:00pm

It was 19 years ago when a small bible study started in Toronto by a group of JIL workers from Hong Kong emigrated to Canada as Contract Workers. They were also armed with a vision and passion to see the banner of Jesus Is Lord raised in this part of Canada. It was faith-filled actions that led them to gather and declare Jesus Is Lord and started God's work in the biggest city of Canada. Today, many churches and outreaches has been planted even in the neighbouring province of Quebec and New York as well.

Seeing first-hand how it has grown to where it is now, overwhelming joy is overflowing within me that God's favour and mighty blessings are upon JIL Ontario since then. Having been part of its life in the early stage provided greater inspiration to serve more the purposes of God in my life and others. Truly, it was a worthwhile journey towards great things. There is more to come!

With this, I congratulate JIL Ontario and JIL Quebec with its pastors, leaders, workers and every JIL people led by its passionate and vision-driven Regional Supervising Pastor Bong and equally outstanding wife, Ptr Rose Gonzales. The whole JIL Ontario and Quebec Churches and Outreaches are working together to see Jesus lifted up where they are and will do so until He comes. Keep up the good work as you seek to fulfill the JIL MVV!

Our prayer are with you for there are great things that the Lord has prepared for you....Watch out for it! God bless!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JIL BC 20th Anniversary

JIL BC Chapter has reached 20 Victorious years! It is only by the grace of God and His faithfulness with the JIL people's faithfulness that we have reach this far. This will be a glorious celebration. And your presence must be there to witness it.

The JIL BC Leadership believes that the best venue to celebrate it is at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It is a place that projects greatness and the Lord deserves it. He is worthy to be lifted up on September 18 by the JIL people from the different JIL BC churches converging to lift up one voice of praise.

That's why, in this important milestone, we have invited Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director to minister to us on this very special occasion. Make sure not to miss it no matter what. This is our 20th year celebration and it will not be complete without your presence.
Don't miss it!

Whatever schedule you might have, find the time to be a part being a family member of the JIL Church. I guarantee that you will never leave empty-handed but filled with new perspectives for the next 20 years of our church life.

Let us see each other on September 18 @1:00pm sharp. Don't be late, there are many things in store. We don't want our Guest of Honor, the Lord Jesus Christ waiting. Come and be blessed! Bring someone along with you aside from your family. It will be a day that we will never forget!

God bless us all and see you there!