The Gilgal Area, comprising the local churches in Iloilo province, held their first area fellowship for 2019 last March 3 at Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo City. With the theme “Rooted and Strengthened in God’s Love” taken from Ephesians 3:17, the brethren’s love and affection for God’s mission, His sent ones, and the Church were further kindled through the message of God’s words.
Sister Geraldine Makalibo was the Master of Ceremony for the event. The venue was filled with utmost praises as Teacher Gibz Geromo led the singing of hymns, followed by the opening prayer by Pastor Marizz Boldios. Pastor Teofilo Zonio guided the congregation in the reading of the Scriptures. Afterwards, the brothers and sisters from the Passi Group rendered a song of praise.
The brethren were even more encouraged to faithfully, cheerfully, and liberally give to the work of the Lord through the Offertory message by Pastor Randy Fernandez. Then, the Iloilo Group brethren exalted the name of the Lord with their song of praise, preparing the hearts and minds of the congregation to receive God’s message.
The attendees eagerly listened to the guest speaker Pastor Dan Perez as he delivered truths about God’s love and the believers’ love for God. According to him, there is a need to widen, lengthen, and deepen our love for Christ by loving the brethren, loving the Church the same way that one loves oneself, and loving the people who still need God’s redemption and salvation.
Guests were clearly moved by the message of God’s true and everlasting love. Reminded of such love and grace they received, the brethren went home with renewed commitment to share the indescribable and unconditional love of God that saves.