Friday, January 21, 2011

JIL Canada Region 3 and 4 Cell Leaders' Conference

God is good! It is a declaration of joy after seeing what transpired in the recent Cell Leaders' Conference in JIL Canada Region 3 and 4. The atmosphere was dynamic as the JIL Life Group Leaders in attendance of more or less 350 showed it. Everyone was filled with expectation for what God is going to do. Even if the weather forecast was snow, it was not a reason to miss such a great event. From the beginning towards the end, it was clearly seen that God was at work in all of the participants including the pastors and coordinators. God never lets you down when He shows up!

A big congratulations to the Regional Pastors, Ptr Bong Gonzales and Ptr Imelda Cari and all the Staff, Pastors and Coordinators including the Life Group Leaders for the success of the conference. Everyone came with a huge excitement. Ptr Monette and I were there to serve as one of the conference speakers and we were indeed blessed with all the participants. Having the 2-day conference held in Niagara Falls was an added bonus. Seeing the majestic falls reminds us all of the wonder of God's creation. It was indeed a grand day!

Pastor Monette and I are truly grateful for the fellowship and the opportunity to serve God and His people in this conference. We were inspired to see that the greater things are indeed possible with those that believe. And we truly believe! The JIL Milestones is indeed a source of challenge but also a great opportunity to see God at work. Get ready to soar like eagles and to seize the day as God's Champions!

Thus, I encourage all to pursue our calling with all diligence and perseverance because our labor will never be in vain. Moreover, it will yield the desired fruit as we release our faith in doing them wholeheartedly. We are in this together and with God, everything is possible!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011: "Raising Up Champions"

How would 2011 become different from 2010? The Scriptures provide an answer for all of us found in Lamentations 3: 22-23, "The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." What a great promise that brings hope for this year. God will never runs out of many great things to offer to those that looks forward to it.

I am excited to see what He is preparing for those that loves Him. When a life is turned over to Him, he will assume full responsibility for it. The past year was filled with both exciting and challenging times but they were all necessary to make me what I am today. I look forward again to what 2011 will bring to myself and my family. Together we will face them with faith and hope in God's promises.

I choose to believe that God will raise up champions this year including myself and many others that has the same faith. Life has many things to offer but God provides the best of it.

God bless to all as we begin another journey in 2011!