Vietnam Locale Aims High in Perfecting the Partnership of the Gospel as it Turns Three
Involvement in global evangelization is not an easy task. There is a proliferation of radical religious teachings in the world today. This is compounded by the language and cultural barrier in the foreign destinations. While many would take the easy way out and simply withdraw, our foreign missionaries are equal to the task. As declared in the Scriptures, God has not given His children the spirit of cowardice but of boldness.
Numerous houses of worship being built and pioneering works to establish new foreign churches are living proof of the fulfillment of this passage. One can clearly see the manifestation of God’s work as the locale of Vietnam celebrated its 3rd year of founding on June 8, 2014.
The Vietnam brethren have a lot to be thankful for as they have experienced many blessings as promised by God to his children. “Perfecting the Partnership of the Gospel in the Coming of the Lord”, was indeed an appropriate theme for the event.
Empowered ministers were present at the anniversary service. Sis. Iyvette Ballesteros was the master of ceremony. Sis. Laily Alderosa led the congregational prayer. Bro. Eddie Levida led the reading of the Scriptures. Sis. Amy Olog gave reminders about the upcoming church events. Bro Jojo Ballesteros served as the messenger of blessings.
The guest speaker came from Laguna, Philippines, which is demonstrative of God’s hand reaching His children in distant places. In her message, Pastor Raquel dela Cruz encouraged those in attendance to remain be vigilant while waiting for the Second Coming of Christ.
More than a hundred were present. The congregation was largely comprised of Vietnamese locals. The remainder were Filipinos, Japanese and Australians. A number of visitors responded to the call for salvation and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior. Glory and honor unto God were offered by the brethren as their church anniversary was a success. (J. Mirano)