Empowered and Blessed. These are two words to describe the recently concluded Goshen Area Fellowship held In three different locations, namely North Caloocan, Novaliches and Karuhatan last 23rd of June, 2019 with the theme “ The Liberated People Are In the House of God ” derived from the book of John 8:35.
Equipped with their unwavering Faith and Desire to glorify the Lord, brethren from the locale churches of Northern Metro Manila gathered once again to celebrate this holy gathering
Group 1, comprising of locale churches from North Caloocan, Bagong Silang, Bagumbong and Del Monte started of the Worship singing “Holy, Holy, Holy”, made the ambiance more intimate and spiritual. Pastor Valen Matillano, the Master of Ceremony headed the brethren in singing soulful songs unto the Lord. Hymns of Praises and Worship unto God filled the venue as Sister Lizly Ann Martinez and the North Caloocan selected young people sang joyful songs for the Lord. Pastor Aurelia Taguinay entrusted the whole fellowship to God in her opening prayer. Announcements were given by Sister Cristina Gamboa to serve as our guidance in our fruitful service to the Lord. Pastor Joone Alina and Pastor Samuel Ferriol, Head pastors of the locale church of Bagumbong and Novaliches ( Group 2 ) rescpectively delivered powerful offertory messages reminding the congregation of how blessed we are for the liberty that we received from the Lord and how are we going to use this freedom to serve Him passionately. Heavenly voices were heard as our brethren from Bagumbong, Bagong Silang and selected youth in North Caloocan offered their songs of praises unto the Lord. Presbyter Oscar Alano Jr., Goshen Area Coordinator and North Caloocan locale Head Minister introduced to us the keynote speaker. Through Livestreaming, Group 2 of the Goshen Area covering of the locale churches of Novaliches, Munoz and Fairview joined the Group 1 in welcoming our guest speaker, none other than “The Goodman of the Hose”, Apostle Arsenio Tan Ferriol. He inculcated in the hearts and minds of all those who attended and watching through live streaming that being liberated from the bondages of sins gave us the privilage to be called the Children of God. And the Faith that we have in Christ is better than all the riches and treasures a man can attain in this world. Group 3 which includes the locale churches of Karuhatan, Polo, Ugong, Malinta in Valenzuela, Caloocan and Malabon also held their Goshen Area Fellowship where Presbyter Oscar Alano Jr. administered the Words of God through his message during Worship.
To be part of this holy gathering is considered a blessing but being liberated from the bondages of sin and to be called Children of God is an honour and privilege need not to be wasted leading us to be more productive and fervently serve God til the Second Coming of Christ.