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

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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.

How To Adopt A Church

Here are some guidelines on how to participate in the Adopt-A-Church Project Yolanda program recently launched by PGCAG to help churches destroyed by the super typhoon in their repair and rebuilding.

  1. Select from the list of Yolanda-hit Assemblies of God Churches that your church or organization wants to adopt.
  2. Determine the amount that can be raised your church or organization. The amount needed for the reconstruction ranges from P10,000.00 to over P500,000.00 depending on the extent of damage.
  3. Contact us at (02) 294.6136 or (02) 292.6613 or email us pgcag.communications@gmail.com so we can help you in the adoption process.
  4. Deposit your donation to PGCAG bank account and designate it to your adopted church.

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“Adopt-A-Church” Project Yolanda

[Updated December 13, 2013. 6:55 pm]

We have launched the ‘adopt-a-church‘ program to help the 127 affected AG churches in the typhoon stricken areas rebuild or reconstruct their damaged worship centers and parsonages by the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

For more details about this program, kindly contact us at (02) 292.6613 or (02) 294.6136 or email at pgcag.communications@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, here’s the list of Yolanda (Haiyan)-hit Assemblies of God Churches as of Dec13.

Total power outage and down communication lines in the hardest-hit areas contribute to the delay of data gathering.

Below are the photos of some churches we have documented. Click on the name of church to see the extent of damage to the facililty caused by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

  1. Balanggiga Assembly of God – Balanggiga, Eastern Samar : Ptr. Elmer Gandia
  2. Guinapondan Assembly of God – Guinapondan, Eastern Samar : Ptra. Vicky Vidas Fiel
  3. Guinob-an Assembly of God – Guinob-an, Lawaan, Eastern Samar : Ptr. Carlito and Ptra. Lanie Abayan
  4. Basey Full Gospel Assembly – Market Site, Basey, Western Samar : Ptr. Raymund Inalisan
  5. Tacloban Full Gospel Assembly – Tacloban City, Leyte : Rev. Vaden Matiga
  6. Camansihay Full Gospel – Camansihay, Tacloban City, Leyte: Ptra. Marietta De Paz
  7. Living Word Ministries AG – Tacloban City, Leyte : Rev. Dan Quincy Moquia
  8. Jesus Our Refuge Assembly of God – Tanauan, Leyte : Rev. Joel Lerios
  9. Santa Fe Assembly of God – Santa Fe, Leyte : Rev. Nena Ibanez
  10. Albuera Bethel Temple AG – Albuera, Leyte : Rev. Noel Ducusin
  11. New Life Christian Fellowship AG – Merida, Leyte : Rev. Lowen Acabal
  12. Christ is the Answer AG – Culasi, Antique : Rev. John Mark Garfin
  13. Community Christian Center AG-Martinez – Tibiao, Antique : Rev. John Mark Garfin
  14. Community Christian Center AG-Malabor – Tibiao, Antique : RevJohn Mark Garfin
  15. Granada Assembly of God – Carles, Iloilo : Rev. Bernardo and Analou Dapiton
  16. Stream in the Desert Christian Fellowship Center – San Rafael, Iloilo : Rev. Lanie Barzo
  17. Sara Christian Fellowship – Sara, Iloilo : Rev. Emelita Alegre
  18. Bingawan Assembly of God – Bingawan, Iloilo : Rev. Jerry Arsenia
  19. Dayhagan Assembly of God – Carles, Iloilo : Rev. Haji Alarcon
  20. Lemery Assembly of God – Lemery, Iloilo : Rev. Giltadeo Capote
  21. Smyrna Christian Fellowship – Carles, Iloilo : RevElenie Biboso
  22. Promise Keeper Christian Assembly – Asturias, Cebu : Rev. Annanias Magnanao
  23. Christ is the Answer –  Pinamungajan, Cebu: Rev. Eldeopher Potot
  24. Jesus Reigns Church – Daan Bantayan, Cebu : Rev. Vic Nokiaou
  25. Anointed Savior Christian Church AG – Tigayon, Kalibo, Aklan : Rev. Perry Malbas
  26. Faith Assembly of God – Pob. Madalag, Aklan : Rev. Nick Labasug
  27. Tayhawan Assembly of God – Tayhawan, Lezo, Aklan : Rev. Jervie Dolendo
  28. Jesus the River of Life Church AG – Albasan, Memancia, Aklan : Rev. Nenita Flamiano
  29. Jesus the Living Stone AG – Joyao-joyao, Numancia, Aklan : Rev. Garry Autencio
  30. Emmanuel AG Church – Pob. Makato, Aklan : Rev. Arnaldo Ganila
  31. Tamarura Christian Fellowship – Sitio Tamarura, Culasi, Ajuy, Iloilo : Rev. Lani Banaban

PARTIAL LIST OF DAMAGED CHURCHES BY TYPHOON YOLANDA

Partial List of Damaged Churches By Typhoon Yolanda AS OF  Nov. 18, 2013 REPORTS FROM DISTRICTS

The following is the partial list of churches that have been affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.  Those who wish to adopt a church are requested to coordinate with PGCAG Office for further information about the church.  As much as we appreciate your generous concern, we would also like to avoid duplication, and ensure that help is accorded evenly to all affected churches.

I. EASTERN VISAYAS DISTRICT COUNCIL (EVDC)

  1. LIVING WORD MINISTRIES AGBrgy Otap, National Highway, Tacloban City (Pastor Dan Quincy Moquia) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  2. TACLOBAN FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY – Brgy Calanipawan Bliss, Tacloban City (Rev. Vaden Matiga) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  3. JESUS OUR REFUGE ASSEMBLY OF GOD133 Solano St. Licod, Tanauan, Leyte, 6502 (Rev. Joel G. Lerios) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  4. BETHEL TEMPLE CHURCH ASSEMBLIES OF GODPob. Gungab, Albuera, Leyte (Rev. Noel Ducusin) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  5. NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP AGTinago Pob. Merida, Leyte (Rev. Lowen Acabal) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  6. LIGHT OF THE WORLD ASSEMBLIES OF GOD – Antipolo Isabel, Leyte (Rev. Lester Dave Morales) TOTALLY DAMAGED

II. NORTHWESTERN VISAYAS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

EASTERN CAPIZ SECTION

  1. LOCTUGAN AG – Brgy.Adlawan, Roxas City (Rev. Emily Prado) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  2. PANAY AG – Linaturan, Panay, Capiz (Rev. Pat Martinez) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  3. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF ROXAS, MISSIONS, Inc. – Mabini St. Roxas City (Rev. Rey/Zeny Calusay)  PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  4. PANITAN AG CHURCH – Pob. Ilawod, Panitan, Capiz – (Rev. Rodelio Eulalio) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  5. PONTEVEDRA JOYFUL AG – Tacas, Pontevedra, Capiz (Rev. Eduardo Sucgang) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  6. PILAR AG WORSHIP CENTER – Natividad, Pilar, Capiz (Rev. Roderick Arcete) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  7. CASANAYAN AG – Cally Once, Brgy.Casanayan, Pilar, Capiz (Rev. Mary Jane Lucindo) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  8. MAAYON AG Church – Pob.Tabuc, Maayon, Capiz (Rev. Leoncio Bonilla II) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  9. PRES. ROXAS FULL GOSPEL – Marita, Pres. Roxas, Capiz (Rev. Moreta Reci) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  10. QUEVEDO AG – Quevedo, Maayon, Capiz (Rev. Gilberto Balasa) Waiting for response
  11. BADIANGON CHRISTIAN CHURCH AG – Brgy.Badiangon, Pres. Roxas, Capiz (Ptr. Jeomeler Flores) – Waiting for response

TOTAL CHURCHES : 11 (Totally Damaged: 2 Partially Damaged: 7)

WESTERN CAPIZ SECTION

  1. JESUS CHRIST ASSEMBLY MISSION – Dumala, Capiz (Rev. Danilo Ansag) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  2. DUMARAO CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – Pob.Ilaya, Dumarao, Capiz (Rev. Gil Foscablo) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  3. ARK OF NOAH AG CHURCH – Jaena Norte, Jamindan, Capiz (Rev. Rosita Morata) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  4. IVISAN FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY – Pob. Sur, Ivisan, Capiz (Rev. Jemina Villar) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  5. SAPIAN AG – Pob.Sapian, Capiz (Ptr. Bertuldo Lavado) Totally Damaged
  6. DACUTON CHRISTIAN FELOOWSHIP – Dacuton, Dumarao, Capiz (Ptra. Merly Legaspi) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  7. NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – Taft St., Brgy.Pob.Dumalag, Capiz c/o (Hagie Gilbaliga or Verne Fajemos) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  8. BILAO AG – Bilao, Sapian, Capiz (Ptr. Bermegildo Deleña) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  9. JAMINDAN FULL GOSPEL CHURCH – Brgy.Baye-baye, Jamindan, Capiz (Ptr. Nelson Ordanel) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  10. JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR – Pob. Ilawod, Cuartero, Capiz (Rev. Jino Lumbo) TOTALLY DAMAGED

TOTAL CHURCHES : 10 (Totally Damage: 9  Partially Damaged: 1)

WESTERN AKLAN SECTION

  1. JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOR CHURCH – Tolingon, Nabal, Aklan (Ptr. Wenie Mariano) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  2. CHRISTIAN FAMILY CHURCH – San Isidro, Ibajay, Aklan (Rev. Ferdinand Bugna) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  3. BADIANGAN AG – Badiangan, Pandan, Antique (Ptra. Elsa B. Magluyan) Partially Damaged
  4. LIGHTHOUSE OF FAITH AG – Poblacion, Ilawod Seawall, Ibajay, Aklan (Rev. Antonio Señeris) PARTIALLY DAMAGED

TOTAL CHURCHES: 4 (Totally Damaged: 2 Partially Damaged: 2)

SOUTHERN ROMBLON SECTION

  1. BUENAVISTA FULL GOSPEL – Buenavista, San Jose, Romblon (Ptr. Roque Mariano) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  2. CALAGONSAO AG – Calagonsao, Alcantara, Romblon (Rev. Daniel Gaan) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  3. CAGUMOC FIRST AG – Cagumoc, Busay, San Jose, Romblon (Rev. Aproniano M. Agustin) TOTALLY DAMAGED

TOTAL CHURCHES : 3 (Totally Damged: 1 Partially Damage: 2)

EASTERN AKLAN SECTION

  1. NEW ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH – Old Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan (Ptra. Ruth Gregorio) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  2. ANOINTED SAVIOR CHRISTIAN CHURCH Tigayon, Kalibo, Aklan (Ptr. Perry Malbas) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  3. ALTAVAS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – Man-up, Altavas, Aklan (Ptr. Mario Posadas) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  4. WORD OF HOPE AG – Velarde Bldg. Roxas Ave. New Washington, Aklan (Ptr. Hope Sodusta) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  5. FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD – Navarette St., Madalag, Aklan (Ptr. Nick Labasug) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  6. BATAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – Batan, Aklan (Ptra. Annaliza Bautista) Partially Damaged
  7. THE GATEWAY ASSEMBLY OF GOD – Lezo, Aklan (Ptr. Tony Sanbuenaventura) Partially Damaged
  8. JESUS THE LIVING STONE – Joyao-Joyao, Numancia, Aklan (Ptr. Garry Autencio) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  9. BETHEL TEMPLE – Banay-Banay, Malinao, Aklan (Ptr. Eduardo Rogano) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  10. JESUS CARES – Banga, Aklan (Ptra. Kotes Floro) Partially Damaged
  11. BRIONES CHRIST IS THE ANSWER FELLOWSHIP – Briones, Kalibo, Aklan (Ptra. Beauden Fernandez) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  12. CAJILO ASSEMBLY OF GOD – Cajilo, Makato, Aklan (Ptr. Levi Maagma) PARTIALLY DAMAGED

TOTAL CHURCHES: 12 (Totally Damaged: 4 Partially Damaged: 8)

III. WESTERN VISAYAS DISTRICT COUNCIL (WVDC) OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

ANTIQUE SECTION

  1. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CENTER – Martinez, Tibiao (Ptr. John Mark Garfin) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  2. CHRIST IS THE ANSWER AG – Batonan, Culasi (Ptr. John Mark Garfin) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  3. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CENTER – Malabor, Tibiao (Ptr. John Mark Garfin) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  4. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CENTER – Santa, Justa, Tibiao (Ptr. John Mark Garfin) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  5. BARBAZA AG – Barbaza (Ptr. Loreto Laureano) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  6. CARMELO 1 AG – San Remegio (Ptr. Melchor Alagos) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  7. JESUS CARES AG – Villa Laua-an (Ptr. Timmy Vasquez) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  8. BUGASON AG – Bugasong (Ptr. Antionio Cepeda) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  9. MIRACLE LIFE AG – Villiallio (Ptr. Guadalupe Fernando) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  10. SAVED BY GRACE – Hamtic (Ptra. Ma. Fe Nepomuceno) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  11. CALVARY TEMPLE – Lagdo, Sibalom (Ptr. Adolfo Cabanig) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  12. TOMYONG AG – (Ptr. Allan Cebretas) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  13. MARIA AG – Santiago, Laua-an (Ptr. Emilio Alera) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  14. RECONCILIATION AG – Gen. Luna, San Remegio (Ptr. Jogie Gallano) PARTIALLY DAMAGED

TOTAL CHURCHES: 14 (Totally Damaged: 5 Partially Damaged: 9)

NORTHEASTERN ILOILO SECTION

  1. CALVARY TEMPLE – Bay-ang, Ajuy (Ptr. Lani Banaban) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  2. JESUS LOVES YOU AG – Luca, Ajuy (Ptr. Lani Banaban) PARTIALLY DAMAGED
  3. AJUY AG – Poblacion, Ajuy (Ptr. Lani Banaban) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  4. SARA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – Sara (Ptr. Emelita Alegre) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  5. PURUNGAN CHRISTIAN CENTER – Sara (Ptr. EmelitaAlegre) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  6. STREAMS IN THE DESSERT AG – San Rafael (Ptr. Lani Barzo) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  7. LEMERY AG – Lemery (Ptr. Giltadeo Capote) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  8. MT. ZION CHURCH AG – Odiongan, San Dionisio (Ptr. Virgie Bandojo) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  9. MT. ZION CHURCH AG – Alinsolong, Batad TOTALLY DAMAGED
  10. BATAD CHRISTIAN CENTER – Batad (Ptr. Denny Bandojo) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  11. AG CHURCH – Batad (Ptr. Jingle Ondayang) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  12. AG CHURCH – Bakhawan, Carles (Ptr. Hadji Alarcon) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  13. SMYRNA CHURCH – Carles (Ptr. Elenie Biboso) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  14. GLAD TIDINGS AG – (Ptr. Ramon Lagos Jr.) PARTIALLY DAMAGED

TOTAL CHURCHES: 14 (Totally Damage: 11 Partially Damaged: 3)

SOUTHWESTERN ILOILO SECTION

  1. BINGAWAN AG – Bingawan (Ptr. Jerry Arsenia) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  2. LAMBUNAO AG – Lambunao (Ptr. Jesusa Defacto) TOTALLY DAMAGED
  3. ALIBUNAN AG – Alibunan, Calinog (Ptr. Lina Lozada) PARTIALLY DAMAGED

TOTAL CHURCHES: 3 (Totally Damaged: 2 Partially Damaged: 1)

PARTIAL SUMMARY REPORT

EVDC (Eastern Visayas)

  • TOTALLY DAMAGED – 6

NWVDC (NorthWestern Visayas)

  • TOTALLY DAMAGED – 18
  • PARTIALLY DAMAGED – 20

WVDC (Western Visayas District Council)

  • TOTALLY DAMAGED – 18
  • PARTIALLY DAMAGED – 13

CVLL* (Central Visayas Lower Leyte)

  • TOTALLY DAMAGED – 4

 NODC* (Negros Occidental District Council)

  • TOTALLY DAMAGED – 10

*The district has not yet provided the detailed church information. PGCAG would make an update as soon as the reports are received.

Church Planting Institute

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In line with PGCAG’s goal to have 5,000 churches by 2010, the leaders of Northern Luzon District Council are currently training 43 men and women as church planters at the global missions center of APTS in Baguio City. The institute runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 6, 2006.

Urgent Prayer Request!!

Here’s a letter PGCAG received from Bicol:

Our senior pastor, Rev. Salvador L. Belen, had an accident last night (Sept. 19th?). He was operated on early this morning because of blood clots in his brain. Right now he’s still in the recovery room. Attached are pictures taken of him this afternoon.

Ptr. Belen had been a Bicol District Superintendent for quite sometime.

We are appealing for prayers and financial help for him, since their funds are used primarily for their children’s schooling. Two of his children are graduating this school year; one from nursing, and another from dentistry. They’re also sending a grandchild to elementary school.

We are using our church funds to assist them now but due to the possible magnitude of the expenses, we are asking for help from others.

Thank you very much for whatever assistance you can provide for him. God bless you!

Very truly yours,

LILLIAN ALICE D. LOPEZ (ladlopez@gmail.com)
Church Secretary

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