TAICHUNG CITY – While the Taiwanese community celebrates the Lunar Chinese New Year, and even amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak, around 3000 Overseas Filipino Workers from different cities and counties of Taiwan flocked to the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) Auditorium in Taichung City for the Jesus is Lord Taiwan (JIL TW) Leadership Conference 2020 last January 25-27.
For more than two decades now, JIL Taiwan has been regularly holding Leadership Conferences for its leaders, workers, and new believers to equip them with biblical principles and truths for practical application in their daily lives.
For this year’s conference, the theme was “Fully Charged,” based on Ephesians 5:18b, “but ever be filled and stimulated with the Holy Spirit.”
Powerhouse guest speakers included Rev. Dino Tobias, Ptr. Menchie Tobias, Rev. Joey Crisostomo, Ptr. Ellen Crisostomo, Rev. Alex Garcia, and Dr. Lilian Garcia. They shared inspiring and powerful messages on how to maintain one’s zeal in his/her personal relationship with the Lord and in serving God’s ministry considering the everyday challenges in life.
Pastors from Cambodia, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, and Laos were also present. Other special guests also include Bro. Marlon and Sis. Joanne Oliveros, who led the worship team.
The “God of Juanders” parade and presentations officially opened the conference. It was a thematic dance competition showcasing the talents, creativity, resourcefulness, and unity of JIL Taiwan’s leaders and workers. Among the fun-filled activities was the Campers’ Night, where the delegates donned their “boots and beanies,” sang JIL signature fellowship songs, and met old friends. Delegates also shared a hearty Filipino breakfast a la boodle fight.
The conference concluded in a commissioning service where everyone renewed their commitment to the Lord and was anointed by God through the guest speakers and also, by JIL pastors from the JIL International Operation – Asia, Middle East, Micronesia and Africa (AMEMA).
The JIL Taiwan Leadership Conference was managed and hosted by JIL Taiwan under the leadership and guidance of couple Rev. Edgar and Ptr. Recilyn Valdoria.