Today we had the privilege of celebrating the 30th Anniversary of GMA Church with our special friends the Tias. As we drove to the church this morning, we realized very quickly that we were going to be delayed as the Barangay elections were in full swing and we encountered several marches with people walking, motor cycles, candidates on the front of Jeepneys with microphones doing last minute statements and even a marching band!
While it was very interesting to watch all of this, we had a schedule to keep! NOT! When you are stuck in traffic on a narrow road with parades and all, you just ease along with the traffic and hope you make it to your destination before the closing prayer!
We did make it in time for most of the sermon, as the DS who was speaking that day was coming from the same place we were, but luckily he had left before us. We enjoyed the sermon and were blessed with partaking in communion with this wonderful group. After the service, lunch was served and we enjoyed visiting with many people while we ate and we even fit in a quick meeting with the Field Strategy Coordinator before we left to head back home. Luckily going home only took about an hour as apposed to the two hours it took to get there!
We didn’t make it to the house yet, we stopped at the office to take care of some last minute details for the conference that is starting tomorrow and found more details that needed to be taken care of, so we are doing what we do best! Helping, communicating, and filling in the gaps.
Please pray for the leaders here and all those attending the conference from Korea. Our prayer is that this conference would build unity among God’s people and that we would be sensitive to what God would say to each of us, as we meet together.
Please pray for our team here at WMC as we are trying to assist in whatever way we can to help them feel welcome and also are providing audio and video coverage along with anything that we find that needs to be done.
Your thoughts and prayers throughout the day and night are what keeps us going. Our favourite saying in the office is that we know we are over the target (meaning we know we are doing what God wants us to) because we are catching flack (the devil is working hard to make trouble for us.)
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The photos are by Ervz Tia
Down the years, when your great grandchildren are reading the book about your years in the Philippines, they won’t know what GMA means–nor do I. Do you think I am the only one who doesn’t know? Maybe so, if most of your readers are Nazarene. Let me know so I can include it in the book.
Gotta hurry now, Mom