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Living for Jesus Christian Fellowship marks 15th year

NEW members are an inspiration for the pioneering members of Living for Jesus Christian Fellowship which celebrates its 15th anniversary this month.

The enthusiasm of the new worshippers participating in various church programs has further deepened their faith in Jesus, according to Angel Carandang, one of the pioneering members.

He said they continue to share the good news about salvation through Jesus to the people on island.

“Our faith is strengthened by our constant fellowship,” he added,

The other pioneering members are Erlinda Carandang, Esperanza Navera, Donald and Rhofora Gotwald, Rufino and Maria Theresa Cayading, Edith and Joseph Villamena. Among the new members are Zenaida and Edmundo Garcia.

The church will fail if they don’t allow Jesus to guide and lead them every day,  Edith Villamena said in a recent church service as she discussed the importance of recognizing Jesus as the “mediator” and go-between for humankind.

“We should not refuse to let Jesus work in us,” she said, adding that they will not find solutions to their problems without God’s help.

Pioneering members of Living for Jesus Christian Fellowship pose with their new members and guests during their 15th anniversary celebration.  Photo by Junhan B. TodiñoPioneering members of Living for Jesus Christian Fellowship pose with their new members and guests during their 15th anniversary celebration. Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

Villamena said Jesus is their “perfect rest” and “His plan is reliable.”

A recent church service on Chichirica Avenue in Garapan. started at 10 a.m. with songs of praise and worship led by Angelina Barcelo.

Edmund Garcia offered the opening prayer, and the program was highlighted by special numbers performed by Joseph and Hans Villamena, the Youth Ministry, and the Women’s Ministry.

A potluck-style lunch was served after the service

As part of their church-development program, Theresa Cayading said they are planning to bring in a full-time resident pastor.

It is important to have a regular pastor to lead the church’s ministry, she said.

In the meantime, she added, they will continue their outreach and evangelization program in the community.

“Our ministry is active through the work of the lay leaders,” she said.