The fervent believers from the local churches of Batangas District gathered to commune with the Lord in the afternoon of March 11, 2018, at Batangas City Convention Center as they held their area fellowship this year. Delegates from different local churches of Batangas region filled the convention center with enthusiasm as Sister Lanie Sio, the Master of Ceremonies, called the attention of the brethren to give their highest praises unto the Lord.
The service started with uplifting adoration and triumphant joyful singing led by Sister Jam Magadia together with the Batangas City Praise and Worship team. Pastor Dante Abainza, the newly appointed church presbyter, local head pastor of Tanauan, and coordinator of Shiloh Area, greeted and warmly welcomed the brethren with gladness.
The offertory message was delivered by Pastor Mel Ebojo, the local head pastor of Batangas City. He moved the congregation into more fruitful and joyful giving. Songs of triumph and glorious adorations were rendered unto the Lord by the local churches of Sto. Tomas and Rosario followed by the District Adult Officers to exalt the holy name of the Lord and to prepare the brethren and guests for the Word of God.
The event was highlighted with the dedication of the newly ordained presbyter, Pastor Dante Abainza, which was led by beloved Bishop Domingo Ferriol.
The service won’t be complete without the overflowing blessings of God through the meditation of His Word. Bishop Domingo Ferriol, one of the church bishops and church overseers, reminded everyone to always have a strong, fervent faith and devotion to God. Above all, through His Word, the brethren were taught to clothe the garment of love in order to be in perfect harmony.
The unending grace of God overflowed as many guests and visitors have stepped forward and accepted Christ as their personal Savior. The area fellowship was a success. It was evident that the Church was destined to perfection until Christ comes.