A successful gathering of the people of God of Thessalonica area was held last July 8, 2018, at PMCC (4th watch) Hall, Kalibo, Aklan. Brethren and guests from the provinces of Aklan, Antique and Capiz went together in fellowship with a theme “Suffering is the Root of Freedom” taken from Hebrews 5:7-8.
The whole-day fellowship started with a joyful singing and a seminar ministered by the guest speaker, Pastor Archie Ferriol. It was followed by the Divine Worship wherein the words of God have once again become the focus of this event. The encouraging and empowering words from His sent one, delivered once again by Pastor Archie Ferriol, has made an impact in the minds and hearts of the brethren that in every service that is being done for the Lord, there must be a suffering. But that suffering is only essential to fully realize the will of God in continuously serving Him.
The rejoicing of fellowship continues in the afternoon as young and adult watchers had separate gathering. The young watchers were brought together to hear the words of God. After that, they went out to evangelize through a flash mob and performing spoken word poetry in two different locations in
Kalibo, Aklan. Simultaneously, the adult watchers, with the leadership of Church Elders, celebrated the Elders Month 2018 with a theme “Shepherding the Flock”
At the end of the day, happiness and fulfillment filled the brethren’s hearts because not only their faiths have been strengthened but they were also able to share to others the beauty of a life that is dedicated in serving the Lord.