There came a revelation of the thoughts of purchasing a bigger facility like the place of UCC (Ukrainian Community Centre, which we used as Miracle Service. It was just a plain talk, conversation, talking it one time when Pastor Bong Gonzales said, “what if we buy this place?” It may not be a dream, but it is just a “what if” and “why not” He is a man of Vision and Mission! To him nothing is difficult to say, because to his God, nothing is impossible to do! Amen!
On July 10, 2011 after the JIL International Congress in Vancouver, we hold our service at UCC with Sis. Soc Garcia and Ptr. Bobot Bernardo as our guests. While Mam Soc was greeting the JIL people, a power outage happened. The same day, we found out that the UCC is for sale! This is the work of God! Glory to God!
The following year, sometime in April 2012 the EMB (Executive Management Board) came to visit Ontario, Canada. It was with great joy and blessing to have them visit the place UCC. In the same year, in September, our very own Bishop Bro. Eddie Villanueva stepped upon the place, laid hands and prayed. In God’s faithfulness, the time has come in a year of prayers, negotiation and with both the blessings of the Executive Bishop and the EMB; it all came into fulfillment. God is Amazing!
Psalm 40:5 (NIV) Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
Psalm 111:6 (NIV) He has shown his people the power of His works, giving them the lands of other nations.
Thank you, Lord for the marvelous works You have done!
April 3, 2013 marked one of the most amazing and uplifting events in the lives of the Pastors, Church Coordinators and Staff of the NOAH2 (Ontario) – The “keys” was handed to Pastor Bong Gonzales together with some of the Church leaders and staff. The keys to open every door of UCC-the new acquired property of the JIL Church in Toronto! Which will be called JILMPC (JIL Multipurpose center). The place is so huge! Many room potential for not only for church activities but also for community services like Day-Care, English Courses, Women’s Association, Sport’s clinic, Feed the Hungry, the JIL Christian School, Printing Press, Media and Studio, and many more! The JILMPC will impact the neighborhood and nearby cities! All for the glory of God!
The JILMPC will hold its first Sunday Worship Service as official on April 14, 2013. And very soon, the launching of the ‘I Care Foundation International’ and the ‘CYN Worship Service’! Our God is alive!
We have seen remarkable miracles happened in the JIL Church and in the JIL Family! One thing for sure, God is seeing! God is hearing! God is working! He is the Great Provider! Halleluiah! The JILMPC is the first ever acquired by the JIL Church in Canada, or I say in Noah (North America Hemisphere) that set everyone’s heart and hopes with more greater faith for God`s great glory! Our Faith comes by hearing God and His Word, the more you confess that promises with your mouth, the more faith you are building. Continue to have this ‘faith’ in our eyes, in our ears, in our hearts and confess with our mouth – God wants everyone not only to be consistent but also persistent. Praise God!
The Year of 2013 is the Year of the Lord’s Favour! Congratulations to everyone! God bless! All Glory belongs to God! God said, “I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.” – Leviticus 26:9
Written by Pastor Babes Ocampo for jilcanada.com