August 20, 2017, Sunday – It was indeed a celebration of overflowing joy and gratitude for the Lord as the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) Chiba Locale celebrated its 10th Anniversary and Thanksgiving and Church Inauguration in their new House of Worship in Yachiyo, Shimoichiba, Chiba-ken.
“Abounding Thanksgiving for God’s Glory” was the theme of the joyous celebration taken from 2 Corinthians 4:15. Looking back from their humble beginnings up to the present, the brethren were overflowing with gratitude for God’s abundant love and mercy through the years. Through relentless faith, ceaseless prayers and prosperous giving of the brethren, they were able to offer a better and suitable House of Worship for the Lord.
Together with our Japan District Coordinator and Guest Speaker Pastor Maya Cruz were Brother Mannie Zata, Head Pastor of Chiba Locale, and the Ministers who were present during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Thereafter, Brother Mannie Zata gladly welcomed everyone.
Energized by God’s presence and graces and the excitement for the Words that were about to be delivered, Sister Nene Libra together with the brethren opened the celebration with glorious songs of praises to the show their great admiration unto the Lord.
With guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Maya Cruz delivered an encouraging message about sincere thanksgiving and reminded everyone about all the blessings God has provided us and will provide us in the future. She uttered these words, kilalanin ang Diyos sa kanyang mga kabutihan at mas marami pang pagpapala ang ibibigay Niya sa inyo,” because every good thing comes from the Lord. Therefore, He is worthy to be praised. She concluded her message by saying, “Graces will be upon those who acknowledge the goodness of the Lord because in this, He is glorified.”
Following the worship was a feastful lunch delightfully prepared and shared by the brethren and a raffle draw with a grand prize of 3D2N Boracay Trip and stay at Boracay Grace Hotel. Everyone blissfully went home with hearts filled with happiness and thankfulness to the Lord. All glory and praises to God.