Monday, April 8, 2013

Ready, Set, Go For Fruitfulness | JIL Alberta LGL Summit 2013

 by Sis. Mylene Padua
Originally posted on March 25, 2013

It's time for the great harvest!

Fifty four (54) life group leaders (LGLs) from Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer and Grande Prairie responded to God's call for fruitfulness in the concluded LGL Summit last March 2, 2013.

It was a whole day of learning, equipping, empowering and fellow shipping among the called generals of God in Alberta.

Because this summit was also a meeting of minds, Pastora Ana Marie Anada, Area2 Pastor, opened the event with a report on Alberta JIL churches statuses from last year to present as well as its strengths and opportunities to multiply. Everyone was just amazed by the moving and working power of God during the difficult times of the ministry. Despite the "storm" that the ministry experienced, there were mighty men and women who stood up and continued the vision of JIL.Pastor Bong Gonzales, NOAH Director for International Operations, with his lovely wife Pastora Rose, also extended their hearts to Alberta LGLs for their commitment and dedication to God's ministry.

Pastor Bong, being the guest speaker of the said summit, emphasized the importance of carrying the vision for fruitfulness in every life groups. The vision covers planting the right seed and choosing the right soil or the place to use one's calling. As Pastor Bong said, "Fruitfulness is for people who don't depend on their own ability but on what God can do to their lives."

With the showing of a documentary entitled The Harvest, Pastor Bong also shared the relevance of preparing before the great harvest comes. A line from the documentary, which is a reminder for everyone, said, "When the harvest is ready, we also need to be ready for us not to lose the whole crop." With that, total preparation for God's workers and leaders is necessary. That includes having the heart willing to obey, hand willing to work, head willing to learn, knee willing to pray and the feet willing to go.

There's no doubt that the presence of the Holy Spirit covered the entire summit from beginning to end as Pastor Bong anointed the LGL's with oil. Heaven came down as the generals, on their knees, poured out their hearts to God. Signs, wonders and miracles happened at that time. There were healing within, restoration of faith, and recommitting of lives among the LGLs.

Pastor Bong said, "Investing for life is investing for something worth living." Indeed, there's nothing more blessed than to be used by God especially in this season of great harvest. Now, LGLs are ready, everything's set and they are going towards the vision of fruitfulness for God and His people.

Genesis 1:28 “Be fruitful and multiply”

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