Ministers coming from different parts of the region, elders, brethren, MCA students and parents, and visitors flocked together at the renowned Kia Theater to celebrate the 30th founding anniversary and thanksgiving service of the Manila Locale church. This remarkable gathering of the saints is inspired by the theme “Declare His Glory and His Marvelous Works” acquired from 1 Chronicles 16:24.
The event started with a parade followed by the opening production of MCA students with Dokimos Big Band, New Creation Chorale and the Maranatha Symphony Orchestra. Bro. Kemuel Quillao led the congregation in offering praises unto God through glorious singing. A special video presentation recounting the great history and displaying the marvelous works of God in the locale church of Manila brought everyone in praising the Lord. MBS Chorale under the tutelage of Sis. Joy Ferriol-Guerrero also graced the occasion by singing hymns for the Lord. A surprise tribute was given to the church leaders through the headship of the Goodman of the House, Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol, church evangelist Ptr. Let Ferriol together with Bishop Osinando Quillao and Jerusalem Area coordinator, Ptr. Mona Quillao. Dokimos Big Band, New Creation Chorale and Symphony Orchestra lifted the wonderful name of the Lord by their superb renditions of Christian songs. Apostle Arsenio T. Ferriol ministered a powerful message that once again fortified the faith of every believer.
The locale church of Manila is noted for its untiring devotion to support the works of the Lord. Hence, one of the highlights of the said gathering is the Thanksgiving Ceremony wherein the Goodman of the House solemnly prayed for the sacrificial offering made by the brethren in the Church. The finale production was well participated by each attendee. True to the title of the song, this celebration is indeed glorious. To God be the glory!