Through the years, the marvelous works of God were evident in the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) Chiba Locale. This year, they once again celebrated their marvelous 13th Church Anniversary and Thanksgiving at Ooki Building in Yachio City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan last August 2, 2020. The theme of the event was derived from 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In All Circumstances, Giving Our Utmost Gratitude To The Most High”.
The Master of Ceremonies was Sis. Nora Pedraza, Chiba Locale Minister while Sis. Nene Libra led the congregation into a high-spirited singing unto the Lord. The hearts of the attendees were united as one as Bro.Dolfo Fajardo shepherded them in a heart-stirring Opening Prayer.
Thereafter, Bro. Rey Pedraza, Chiba Locale Minister greeted everyone especially their guest speaker in his warm welcome remarks. Afterwards, Bro.Onelle Sta. Maria led the reading of the Holy Scriptures. Then, a song of praise was rendered for the glory of God by Sis.Jenelyn Fajardo and Bro. Onelle Sta. Maria.
The message of giving was delivered by Bro. Rey Pedraza. He emphasized in the abounding grace and goodness of God amidst the pandemic. Then, another rendition was offered by selected brethren to lift the name of the Lord. Afterwards, Bro. Rey Pedraza gladly introduced Pastor Celso Rosas, Minister of Gunma Local Church as the keynote speaker. He delivered a compelling message which led everyone to stand strong in faith in all circumstances and to entrust everything to God. He also emphasized that our God is omnipresent and has been always with us in all our works, stating “kaya tayo umabot ng 13 years, ang Dios ang naging kasama natin sa lahat ng ating paglilingkod”. Truly, the hearts and souls of each brethren were renewed and empowered by the powerful message of God.
As a part of the Church Anniversary celebration, an Evangelistic Service and raffle draw were held in the afternoon. The worship hall was filled once again with joyful singing as Sis. Annilyn Higurashi led the crowd in fellowshipping. The celebration continued with an intermission number rendered by Sis. Jasmine Mori and a special dance performance from the Chiba Adult Department. The glorious event was concluded with the closing prayer led by Sis. Nora Pedraza.
Everyone was blessed and empowered by the glorious works of God. Truly, God is worthy to be praised for He is good in all circumstances. To God be all the glory!