SEC Recognizes Court-Declared PGCAG Leadership

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The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) recognizes PGCAG leadership as declared by the Regional Trial Court Branch 75 through a DECISION on July 16, 2014 and Writ of Execution on January 6, 2015.

Referring to a response to the series of Correspondence made by the Office of the General Secretary, the Commission admits that it has mistakenly appropriated the “Defendant Faction B” to the group led by Rev. Sobrepeña in its letter dated October 27, 2014.

The Commission also recognizes that the Defendant Faction B is referred to the group led by Reverends Reynaldo Calusay (General Superintendent) and Joseph Rommel Suico (Assistant General Superintendent), the rightful leaders of the Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God, Inc. (PGCAG).

Furthermore, the Commission will mark and annotate the dispositive portions of the DECISION and the WRIT OF EXECUTION to the General Information Sheet (GIS) submitted by the group of Rev. David A. Sobrepeña.

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PSA (formerly NSO) Recognizes Rev. Calusay as PGCAG Head/General Superintendent

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), formerly National Statistics Office (NSO) recognizes Rev. Reynaldo Calusay as the Head/General Superintendent of the Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God, Inc. (PGCAG). The Authority’s MEMO is addressed to ALL INTERIM REGIONAL DIRECTORS (IRDs), PROVINCIAL CARETAKERS (PCs), OFFICERS-IN-CHARGE (OICs),CITY MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRARS directing them to recognize endorsement for CRASM Application from Rev. Calusay and to stop receiving and processing endorsement from Rev. Sobrepeña effective March 15, 2015. PSA MEMO re PGCAG CRASM

A Call to Fast and Pray for PGCAG 75th Anniversary Celebration

To All PGCAG Members and Churches,

In anticipation of the forthcoming 75th Anniversary Celebration coinciding with 2015 Triennial Convention of the Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God, Inc. (PGCAG), on April 28 – May 1, 2015, let us dedicate the month of March as a month-long emphasis on fasting and prayer, interceding for our movement and its milestone.

Let us devote time to fast and pray during weekends of March on a theme “THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN”.

To synchronize our intercession, here’s is suggested schedule and prayer focus:

Schedule
March Weekends: 6, 7, 8 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 – Fast and Pray in Groups or Individuals
Big March: 27, 28, 29 (Two-Hour Night Meetings) – Pentecostal Service and Prayer

Prayer Focus
· Pray for 75th Anniversary Celebration – Revival and Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
· Pray for All Participants and for our Speakers
· Pray for the General Council’s Business Meeting and Election on May 1
· Pray for National Issues
· Pray for Global Issues

Together in prayer, let us humble ourselves and recognize the mighty hand of God, the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ and power of the Holy Spirit who see us through, UNRESTRAINED, by the challenges within our movement through the years.

Fast and pray, then the LORD will hear us from heaven.

Yours in Christ,

(Sgd)
Rev. Reynaldo A. Calusay
General Superintendent

Church as Co-Celebrant for the 75th Anniversary of PGCAG

RE: Being A CO-CELEBRANT for the 75TH ANNIVERSARY of PGCAG

Dear Church,

Choice greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus.

From a humble beginning, PGCAG as a movement, has grown into becoming the fastest growing and the biggest evangelical group in the Philippines. 2015 is a special year of celebration for all God’s people in the Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God. We are celebrating the 75th year of God’s faithfulness to the PGCAG missions. The venue is the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City (part of the Mall of Asia Complex). The dates of the event is from April 28 to May 1, 2015.

The theme of this celebration is “Unrestrained!” – taken from Acts 28:30-31 of the Holy Bible. We have great anointed speakers from the USA and other parts of the world, celebrating with us.

This is therefore our opportunity to invite you as an affiliate church of PGCAG to become co-celebrant with us. Here’s some ideas how you can celebrate in a God-honoring way:
1. Announce regularly this great event in your services and praise God!
2. You can come and attend with your Pastor as a group to represent your beloved local church – or if not;
3. You can send your Pastor (and his wife) to this celebration – with your all out support!

We urge you to help your Pastor to be able to go to this event by raising money enough for his board and lodging and for his fare. This will be the best demonstration of your thanksgiving to God for the Assemblies of God – sending your pastors to attend.

Thank you for your care. We are

Unrestrained!

Reynaldo A. Calusay
General Superintendent

Join International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Let’s join the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on November 9 or 16, 2014 in our churches. Here’s a guideline for prayer.

The General Situation of the Suffering Church
The situation of the suffering church has worsened in 2014. Countless thousands of brothers and sisters are victims of discrimination and persecution; many have lost their lives.

Focus Asia
Prayer subject:
Please pray for people suffering persecution, imprisonment, and even death for being a Christian.

Focus Africa
During a morning worship service on Sunday, January 26, 2014, members of the Boko Haram forced their way into a church in Chakawa, Adamawa, in northern Nigeria and opened fire on the worshippers. The attackers carried long knives and slit the throats of church members, who desperately tried to escape through any open door or window. Outside, other terrorists eagerly awaited gunning down as many fleeing people as possible. Fifty-two Christians died that day. Later, a few others died at the hospital as a result of injuries incurred. The goal of Boko Haram is to wipe out Christianity in the entire region. The magnitude of the attack combined with the looting and destruction of Christian homes proved that Christians were definitely singled out. All the believers are in a very difficult time. But in all this they are resolved to show love to their enemies. Revenge has no value. Hatred must be replaced with God’s love.

Prayer subject:
Pray that God will heal the victims, build His church on the seeds of the martyrs and change the hearts of Boko Haram and other Muslim extremists.

Focus Middle East
According to statistics, more than 25% of the Syrian Christians have left their country. However, there are Christians like Fathi (pseudonym) who stay in the country and help the people in need through the local churches. The city of Aleppo has experienced fierce fighting for more than two years. Lately there are rumors of the so-called Islamic State fighters being ready to overtake control of the whole city. “Of course, on the other side I thought of my family. I am afraid for their lives, but not for myself. The last years the Lord had to protect me when I was stopped at checkpoints, went through certain areas of the city and the country. God protected me; that keeps me going”, Fathi said.

Prayer subject:
Pray for men and women like Fathi who help people who have to leave everything in their villages or cities in Syria and flee to Aleppo. Pray that they will be strengthened by the Lord, and helped to cope with the trauma caused by many years of war. Pray that the Lord gives wisdom how to respond to difficult situations.

Download Call for International Day of Prayer.

The Court has Spoken on the PGCAG Intra-Corporate Case

All Members & Affiliated Churches
of PGCAG, Inc.

Beloved,

After almost three years of grueling wait, Valenzuela Regional Trial Court has finally rendered its decision on Civil Case No.7-V-12 and copy of the decision was received August 28, 2014. The court ruled on our favor and ordered the following:

1) Nullifying the removal from office of Revs Reynaldo Calusay and Joseph Suico by the BOT led by David Sobrepeña;
2) Nullifying the lifting of the Suspension Order of David Sobrepeña and his assumption as Acting General Superintendent;
3) Nullifying the triennial meeting and election called by the group of David Sobrepeña; and
4) Upholding the right of Rev. Reynaldo Calusay, the rightful General Superintendent, to call the 2012 Triennial Convention, declaring the election results held during this convention as valid and the Board of Trustees elected as authorized to designate the authorized signatories for and in behalf of PGCAG.

Hallelujah! The Lord has truly been gracious and affirmed the mandate of our current officers. All of you had risked your stake in this struggle – all of you have been in the painful wait and prayer. This victory is yours and worth the celebration.

The next thing to winning this case, of course, is winning back our churches and ministers, gathering the fragments, renouncing hate and vindictiveness, allowing forgiveness and healing to take place, and restoring order in all our district and national councils.

Our Board of Trustees, in our last meeting, has outlined the appropriate steps to take as we anticipated this court ruling. Our Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) also may now plan an efficient way to process the people who intend to come back to work with us.

And let us all join our leaders in praying and in their effort to refocus our movement towards our priority reason for being.

Thank you very much, and praying with you for revival and for a great harvest!

Rev. Reynaldo Calusay
General Superintendent/President

Here’s the official letter: The Court has Spoken

PGCAG starts Rebuilding Churches

[Updated January 16, 2014. 2:25 p.m.]

Reports of damaged churches continue to rise as communication lines are now restored in areas hardest hit by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and after PGCAG Assessments Teams have reached these places. Adding to the arduous task of gathering information in typhoon afflicted areas is the fact that our local counterparts, the district officers, had also sustained Yolanda’s wrath.

At least 140 Assemblies of God churches reportedly damaged by the great typhoon. Earlier,  it was reported to be 127 Yolanda-hit Assemblies of God Churches, but as reports coming in from Western Visayas District Council (WVDC) and Northwestern Visayas District Council (NWVDC), there are at least ten churches that were not initially reported to the districts. The extent of destruction to worship centers and parsonages varies from roofs being blown off to leftover debris of collapsed building. The report is also confirmed by the assessment team deployed in the area.

Phase I – Relief

As initial response, PGCAG mobilized response teams and brought aid to the survivors in Leyte, Samar, Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz, Antique and Northern Cebu. We have accomplished this task in partnership with AGMF, Convoy of Hope (COH), Cathedral of Praise and other foreign organizations. PGCAG’s nearby district councils and churches also responded to the typhoon afflicted provinces in their own capacity.  The leadership of PGCAG is grateful to those who extended their generosity in cash, in kind, in the form of service and in their fervent prayer as we respond to this daunting task.

Here’s what we have provided so far to the affected families in different provinces:

  • Leyte & Samar – approx. 2,500 families received food packs, water, shelter kit and clothes.
  • Panay Island (Capiz, Aklan, Iloilo, Northern Antique) – approx. 10,000 families received food packs, water, and medicines. We are targeting to deliver 1,500 shelter kits to Iloilo before the year ends.
  • Northern Cebu – approx. 2,000 families received food packs, water and clothes.

Food Packs contain canned goods, COH meals, and rice. Shelter Kit includes tarpaulin, sleeping mat, mosquito net, and nylon rope.

PGCAG also sent immediate financial assistance to districts that are not heavily hit by the typhoon but still left destruction to churches. The districts are empowered to help their churches in the repair of partially damaged parts. While in heavily hit areas, some district officers whose livelihood were also impaired received financial assistance for mobilization to help them in assessing the state of churches under their care after Yolanda struck them.

Phase II – Rehabilitation

PGCAG is committed to help the churches in rebuilding their damaged worship centers and parsonages. Thus, adopt a church program was launched to encourage churches, districts and organizations to be part of this meaningful endeavor.

Assessment and Rebuilding Team Leaders for Leyte & Samar and Panay Island were appointed separately by General Superintendent Rey Calusay to speed up the reconstruction of churches. They are tasked to evaluate the extent of damage to churches, identify materials needed for repair and organize teams for rebuilding and reconstruction.

Immediately after adopt-a-church program was launched there are some individuals, churches, and organizations that sent donation for the reconstruction of their adopted churches. Thus, we are now starting the rehabilitation phase to 10 churches in Leyte-Samar, 35 churches in Panay Island, 5 churches in Northern Cebu for which funds were initially designated by donors. The task isn’t over yet; we have just begun. ADOPT A CHURCH NOW!

Phase III – Recovery

Since many had lost their livelihood, PGCAG will continue to stretch it arms to help the members of affected churches get back on their feet and start rebuilding their lives. Let us finish this task together.

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