2013 has been a very memorable and blessed year for the brethren of Dubai locale. And as everyone gears towards the coming new year, the brethren never failed to glorify God thru their testimonies during the Watch Night Service at the eve of 2014.
The mighty works and guidance of God were evident in the lives many brethren, particularly to those who stood-up on the pulpit to share their testimonies. Majority testified how God has protected them during their carolling this month of sacrifice. One brother even narrated how the super typhoon Haiyan became a blessing-in-disguise in reconstructing their own home. In conclusion, God has been faithful with them through good times and even more through bad times.
And to fully prepared the spirit of the brethren this 2014, beloved Bishop Aldrin Palanca preached the Message of God saying “How To Prosper Our New Year?”. He mentioned that above all things, our own soul or spirituality should first prosper (3 Jn 1:2). And to become prosperous, one must believe in the Sent Ones of God (2 Chr 20:20), an individual must repent and be converted (Acts 3:19), and be generous to God (Prov 11:24-25). After the Message, Bishop Aldrin led the congregation in a solemn prayer and symbolical fagot service.
While waiting for the fireworks displays overlooking Burj Khalifa, brethren were all excited to serve themselves with sumptuous dinner prepared on colourful, articstic and themed booth arranged by each area of Dubai locale. And to give credit to the best booth, Pastor Elleza Palanca gave the award to Fuchsia Area.
We are all grateful to God for a very wonderful 2013, and we are excited to experience what He has in store for us this 2014!! To God be the glory!!