Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Use Google Calendar Through Your JIL Canada Account

7 reasons to use Google Calendar

Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of life's important events all in one place.

1. Share your schedule
Let your co-workers, family, and friends see your calendar, and view schedules that others have shared with you. When you know when everyone is free or busy, scheduling is a snap.

2. Get your calendar on the go
With two-way syncing to your mobile phone's built-in calendar or a mobile version of Google Calendar that's made for the small screen, you can access your calendar while you're away from your desk.

3. Never forget another event again
Customizable reminders help you stay on schedule. You can choose to be notified by email or get a text message sent right to your mobile phone.

4. Send invitations and track RSVPs
Invite other people to events on your calendar. Guests can RSVP to your events by email or via Google Calendar.

5. Sync with your desktop applications
Access your calendar however and whenever you want by syncing events with Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird.

6. Work offline
Know where you're supposed to be even when you don't have internet access. With offline access, you can view a read-only version of your calendar no matter where you are.

7. All this is free?


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Design Making Contest

Calling all JIL International Operation-1 Members!
(North America - USA & Canada, Europe, Australia/New Zealand)

JIL International Operation-1 2011 Background Design Making Contest


Background design must effectively communicate the theme.
Entries must be emailed to


1) Elements in the submitted entries must be all-original and in jpeg format, and must be designed/made by a bona-fide JIL (North America / Europe / Australia / New Zealand) member.

2) Church Pastor/Coordinator's recommendation must be included in the submission of entry. Failure to submit recommendation will mean exclusion from the entries.

3) Deadline for submission of entries will be on December 15, 2010.

Winning entries will receive the following awards:

1st Prize:
Cash Award - US $1,000.00
Design will be used as the official backdrop in the July 2011 JIL International Convention.

2nd Prize:
Cash Award - US $500.00
Design will be used as the official 2011 backdrop in the JIL International Operation-1 local Churches effective January 2011.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

JIL BC 20th Anniversary and A Night with Bro. Eddie and Sis. Dory Banquet Diner

This might be the longest blog so far. Please bear with me as you read it...

Thank you very much and congratulations to all JIL BC congregations, Pastors and Coordinators, leaders and workers for being part of what God has done in the past 20 years. You are a precious partner in the ministry of the JIL Church Worldwide. Your presence and prayers have made the celebration victorious and glorious. Having been at the beginning seems just like yesterday and to see how God has blessed this ministry this past 20 years is truly His work and for His glory alone! There's more to come!

The Anniversary celebration held at the new Vancouver Convention Center was the place to honour God's faithfulness towards us. He deserved the best place in this city to shower His Majesty with the adoration and worship of His people. The whole atmosphere from beginning to start was amazing and all aspect of the service was indeed designed to please our only audience of One. I believe that the glory was given to Him alone. Congratulations to all who have assisted and given their time and effort to make this celebration a truly historic one. Celebrating 20 years only come this time and it was all worth it. Thank you very much. It is God that will bless you mightily for honoring Him.

What made this celebration even historic and memorable was the presence of Bro Eddie and Sis Dory Villanueva together with their family. The last time they were here was during the celebration of the 10th Anniversary at the Michael J. Fox Theater. Having them in this gathering and double decade celebration being the spiritual parents of the JIL family was indeed a glorious one.

Congratulations to the recipients to the Award of Appreciation for being part of the early years of JIL BC since 1991. How the years have passed and you are a testimony to us all of your faithfulness to a Faithful God! We have all grown old together with God's youthful favour and fervour for God's ministry. We have all shared a vision to see this celebration and we have made it this far and will complete it until Jesus comes!

The Banquet Dinner was equally worth the attendance seeing many aspect of honoring the Lord and honoring His people who deserved it occurred. One of the memorable aspect was how every table had their picture taken with Bro. Eddie and Sis. Dory Villanueva. I had fun doing it with them going in each table. Although it was not an easy thing to do yet as the people enjoyed it, Bro Eddie and Sis Dory, like a newly married couple joyously went in each table having their pictures taken with the people they cherished and loved. It was a great time for all. They rounded up around 70 tables and it was such a wonderful time....Wait for the official rendering of the table pictures. You will like it, I guarantee!

Yet the Lord has something great reserved not just for the JIL Family Worldwide but for the JIL First family as well on the appointment of the new Full-Time CYN Pastor in the person of the youngest daughter of Bro. Eddie and Sis. Dory Villanueva, Edelisha Jovi Villanueva- Binalla. Hallelujah! Truly this is a historic celebration. Congratulations to the CYN International for having a Pastor like David that will fulfill her purpose for God's glory alone!

Thank you for your commitment to this journey. Another level is yet to come. Let's all be ready for it!

Together, let's lift up Jesus Is Lord over British Columbia!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

JIL ONTARIO-QUEBEC 19th Anniversary Celebration

To our dearest ECR Pastors, Partners and Pray-ers,

Glory, glory, glory be to God in the Highest!

Our 19th Anniversary Provincial Celebration held at Metro Toronto Convention center today shown the unwavering faithfulness of God to all of His JIL people in this part of the world.
Who can imagine that God has already blessed us with so much favor. Let me share what's in my heart at this moment..

  1. Amazed - for the wonderful presentation of all our Areas, both individual and group. Amazed on how God has satisfied us with His presence in anointing all of our brothers and sisters both in the platform and the out form.
  2. Impressed - on the unity, harmony and charity of all our participants both those who performed and brought someone. Impressed of the excellent talents and passion of every one.
  3. Humbled - for all the respect and support of all of you in delivering your best for the glory of God and pleasure of men. Humbled because I am always recipient of recognition for all your efforts and sacrifices. I and Rose prayed to God and presented to Him all the praise and honor, all due to His name.
  4. Convinced - for what God had done in our midst, for the grace of bringing here our great leaders and for the crowd who filled up the place, inspiring the Holy Spirit to move. Convinced that if we can fill that place, we can fill up Air Canada Center by 2012. Let's pray where we can be this 2011 celebration.
  5. Blessed - of the message of songs, kind acts of every JIL people and most especially with the preaching of God's word - full of passion and accuracy. Blessed because we had the opportunity to bless our Spiritual Director and the CEMT with our show of love and generous giving.
  6. Inspired - to serve God more with you and wherever He will lead me. Inspired because of you.
  7. In love - To God and His people. Serving God with people like you is our greatest favor, for you are all God's gift and deserving of the Agape love through Christ.

Well, thank you for being a blessing. You made a Significant Impact in the heart of God, our leaders and people!

So proud of you all, So proud of the Pastors, So proud of the leaders, so proud of the workers, so proud of the partners. So proud of you!

With all the joy of the Lord,

Ptr. Bong Gonzales

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Banquet - JIL BC 20th Anniversary

Having reach this milestone of 20 years prove that God is able to sustain those that fully trusts and entrusts their life to Him in many ways. Celebrating His faithfulness is a must whenever we can to show our deep gratitude and appreciation for what He has done especially in the past 20 years. The JIL BC Churches will celebrate it with a desire to do just that, thus, our participation is solicited greatly. Though it may incur significant expense on our part, I believe that it will be all worth it for the One who really deserves it.

Thus, I would like to encourage all of you to join the banquet celebration of this anniversary and show our unity in coming together for this wonderful occasion. I appeal to all of you not to look at the registration as a stumbling block but an opportunity to enjoy what God has given us in the past 20 years. Consider it carefully and do not immediately decline to attend due to personal and financial reasons. If we allow these reasons to hinder us, we will surely miss many things. I believe that nothing is impossible to those who believe. As what a Filipino saying states: "If we desire it, we can make it happen, if we are not interested, we can give many excuses." Let nothing hinder us this time.

As part of the JIL Family, your presence is an important ingredient in making this celebration all the more worthwhile. We will only celebrate 20 years this year and let this be the primary reason why you will not miss both events. Your presence in these events will give God the due honor that He deserves from His people. The anniversary is a time to appreciate God and the banquet is a time to appreciate each other and the work we all have contributed towards fulfilling God's plan for our lives. Remember that it is not about how long you have been in this church or what ministry you are in, it is only this one thing: we are part of this family and your presence cannot be missed.

Think about it and make a decision to join both celebrations no matter what. Let's see each other there to declare God's faithfulness. God bless!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

JIL BC 20th Anniversary Celebration

JIL BC Chapter has reached 20 Victorious years! It is only by the grace of God and His faithfulness with the JIL people's faithfulness that we have reach this far. This will be a glorious celebration. And your presence must be there to witness it.

The JIL BC Leadership believes that the best venue to celebrate it is at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It is a place that projects greatness and the Lord deserves it. He is worthy to be lifted up on September 18 by the JIL people from the different JIL BC churches converging to lift up one voice of praise.

That's why, in this important milestone, we have invited Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva, JIL Spiritual Director to minister to us on this very special occasion. Make sure not to miss it no matter what. This is our 20th year celebration and it will not be complete without your presence. Don't miss it!

Whatever schedule you might have, find the time to be a part being a family member of the JIL Church. I guarantee that you will never leave empty-handed but filled with new perspectives for the next 20 years of our church life.

Let us see each other on September 18 @1:00pm sharp. Don't be late, there are many things in store. We don't want our Guest of Honor, the Lord Jesus Christ waiting. Come and be blessed! Bring someone along with you aside from your family. It will be a day that we will never forget!

God bless us all and see you there!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CYN Camp starts today until Sunday

Just wanted to solicit your prayer support for the ongoing CYN camp in Mission today until Sunday. These are young people from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Seattle and BC. They are composed of leaders and workers gathered to be strengthened and equipped to become significant to impact their generation.

Your participation and commitment to pray will ensure that the covering of God's favor and blessings will be upon them throughout their stay....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another JIL Outreach opened in Kelowna!

Seeing the birth of another JIL Outreach as far away as the Okanagan Valley is something to behold. With God’s hand on it, one can only welcome where His hand would lead you. But it was a long road from its inception. Okanagan Valley was one region that our eyes was set on to establish a JIL Church. A declaration was shouted over it through prophetic gestures and prayers for the past years. Even contacts and communication was established with some JIL people living there at one point but it was not yet the proper time.

Then, the wait was over, two weeks ago, our brethren in Kelowna and Penticton were challenged towards the opportunity of a JIL Outreach opened in these two cities. Two weeks after, a Pastors and Staff outing including their families was decided. It will be a road trip to Osoyoos and Kelowna. And whenever you placed everything in Gods hands, things will go His way.

It was last Saturday when we met our willing and excited brethren from Kelowna to do some cherry picking and a fellowship dinner afterwards. It was through these simple activities that the door to officially conduct the 1st Sunday Service the next day was discussed. It was a step of faith that they took by renting a space in a nearby hotel even before we came. God was truly involved in it!

Two target cities, one is already opened and the other is being prepared. God is good! Now, we can truly declare that Jesus Is Lord over the Okanagan Valley and we are on our way to seeing other cities opened in the nearby future as well.

Things were moving and JIL Kelowna has formed its Leadership Management Team (LMT) from five (5) enthusiastic and faith-filled women. In addition, they will also attend the upcoming Encounter. Praise the Lord!

You are all very much part of what had transpired in the City of Kelowna as the “Best Blooming City. ” A JIL Outreach was opened as a result of its declaration and JIL Church experienced it first hand. There is no coincidence with God but all are part of His purpose and plan. When we become obedient to it, we will see His mighty hand move in a mighty way. Keep praying for more JIL people willing to partner with God in the Great Commission. Let God be glorified!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

JIL Abbotsford Outreach Launching

What a great day to celebrate another JIL BC opening of an Outreach in Abbotsford, BC. The place was packed with JIL Surrey 1-3 workers represented that fully supported the event including the JIL Abbotsford brethren. There were visitors who came as well.

JIL Abbotsford brethren were filled with joy and excitement as another milestone is unfolded right before our eyes. God graced the event with His presence and the Music Ministry was jamming away in God' presence. I had the opportunity to share the message, "People Need the Lord." I had fun also in serving this way.

Altogether, the whole event was a testimony to God's faithfulness to His people. A big congratulations to the JIL Abbotsford leadership and congregation. Way to go! It has begun and be ready to see God's power at work.

Their service will be every Sunday @ 4:00pm

To God be all the glory!

Monday, April 12, 2010

JIL Langley Outreach Officially Opened!

The day was hot but God's presence was overwhelmingly present as the JIL Langley Outreach opened yesterday. Everyone who was there felt very excited to see another JIL congregation planted in the City of Langley. Truly, it is another milestone and a significant impact most especially!

Just wanted to share this news to all of you and let us join in praying for God's mighty favor to continue! Congratulations JIL Surrey 2 for your partnership and support to JIL Langley Outreach and to all JIL people who were there as witnesses of God's faithfulness. And most especially to the JIL people who've accepted the challenge to become part of JIL Langley Outreach. The best is yet to come!

Congratulations to all JIL people everywhere for your unwavering support and prayer for this this event to become successful. Until next time!!

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