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CLC Care Groups convene for the Prayer Festival

Nine hundred thirty-five (935) care group leaders and church members joined the first CLC-wide Care Group Prayer Festival on April 6-8, 2018 at the Adventist University of the Philippines.

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The event highlighted the significance of care groups and how it would work wonder in the life of every believer. Most importantly, the role of prayer was emphasized and the power of the Word and united prayer experienced during the prayer marathon and multiple prayer sessions. Indeed, these efforts aimed to bring the delegates into a higher experience of spirituality moving them to participate in the Philippines for Christ 2018 evangelistic efforts.

Aside from the motivating lectures and devotional messages shared by guest speakers Dr. Bienvenido Mergal of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division and Pastor Bryan Sumendap of Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, care group testimonies that resulted to the baptism of new believers from selected churches were shared to encourage other care group leaders. During the break-out sessions, delegates attended the discussions on care group involvement.

Moreover, included in the program was the distribution of Ellen White’s book “Steps to Christ” early morning of Sunday, April 8. Delegates joined the groups and participated the distribution of literatures. It was a run- through for the upcoming activity Family Hope Impact 2018 on April 21 where members would distribute the book “The Power of Hope” to families, neighbors, and friends.

Aside from the seminar, the Music Ministries also launched its fourth original song composition album entitled “Huwag Mag-alala." Singers and composers presented each song included in the new album which was released in July 2018. The songs integrate and uphold truths and doctrines foundational to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Following the Sabbath afternoon of praises and lectures, Pastor Gerardo Cajobe, CLC Ministerial Secretary made an appeal inviting the 28 individuals who decided to accept Jesus to stand. They were the product of Care Group Ministries. In addition, he presented the goal for the Philippines for Christ initiative while Pastor Romeo Mangiliman, NPUC President prayed for the baptism goal.

As of the moment, CLC has 3,450 care groups in 512 churches and companies, only a little short to the goal of 5,000 care groups set.


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