Greetings Brothers and Sisters in the Lord!
It’s that time of the year which we call Harvest; a time where churches should be involved in evangelism and outreaches; praying the Lord of the harvest send out the laborers, and welcoming newcomers to our church events and fellowship. It’s always exciting to witness new believers take a step of faith in baptism for it reminds us that the kingdom of God continues to grow and the gates of hell will not prevail! Praise the Lord!
We just returned from this year’s ministerial conference held in Lomita, California at New Hope Christian Center. Pastor Sam and Sis. Susan Fillon, and their incredible team welcomed us and extended great hospitality to all who attended. During this conference we really enjoyed an awesome time of worship as their leader, Pastor Cliff and his team of exceptionally talented singers and musicians ushered in the presence of the Lord. This year’s theme was “Lift Up the Standard” —Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-17. Our speakers this year brought a fresh and youthful flavor ministering on our theme and did a great job “leading from the middle”. These young anointed ministers imparted words of encouragement and wisdom with such enthusiasm that not only enriched us but challenged us as well. We also came to realize that through the years the God we serve has been preparing and anointing leaders since our inception and we believe that our beloved organization will be in good hands for the future-to God be the glory! May our precious Lord bless each of you as we endeavor to glorify His Name!
Gratefully in His service,
Rev. Ben Refuerzo
IAFB General Superintendent