August 21, 2017
Special GLC Edition
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Greetings from Los Angeles! It has now been two weeks since the historic Sunday Worship Service of the 2017 Global Leadership Conference (GLC) – VICTORIOUS! Highlights included the memorable Kingdom Appointments of Dean Lam now of Hong Kong, and Aaron & Sharmayne Viscichini of New York City; a moving Communion by John & Anna Malnegro – the Cebu Mission Team Leaders; and a stirring Contribution by Chi Leong – the Hong Kong Mission Team Leader! Following came the extraordinary Fifth Commencement Of The International College Of Christian Ministries where 93 degrees were conferred! Then Tim Kernan preached the inspirational, closeout message – THE HARVEST OF THE EARTH IS RIPE! Ensuing was the exhilarating Send-Off of the Cebu, Guam, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and the Twelfth (and last) Crown of Thorns Mission Team – Hong Kong!
The gallant Cebu Mission Team!
The heroic Guam Mission Team!
The vibrant Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Mission Team!
The fantastic and final Crown of Thorns
Mission Team - Hong Kong!
During the service, we witnessed four restorations, four baptisms and six place memberships – three of which were Blady, Cielo and their son Bryce Perez who formed the Phnom Penh (Cambodia) Remnant Group! And to close the service, the 1,300 in attendance gathered arm-in-arm and sang The International Version Of The Glory Song giving God all the glory for the week-long, fantastic GLC festivities!
DAY ONE – Sunday, July 30th
For the World Sector Leaders, the 2017 Global Leadership Conference "officially began" at the IGNITE Teen Sunday Service held at the I'M Hotel in Makati – a key city of Metro Manila!
Metro Manila and the surrounding
provinces have a population of
30.7 million - making it the
fourth largest city in
The majority of the IGNITE Program was held the previous week in a rustic retreat site about three hours outside of Metro Manila.
On the IGNITE Day of MERCY, the IGNITE Leaders
and Teens traveled to Caloocan City to
serve the poor and needy!
The IGNITE Teen Sunday was the grand finale as the entire service was conducted by the IGNITE Teens! Ricky & Coleen Challinor of LA – the Directors of IGNITE – selected 32 baptized teen disciples from around the world to participate in this Leadership Training Program!
The 2017 IGNITE Leaders and Teens!
Of special note, eight of these teens came from the churches in Metro Manila and Cebu! Also selected by the Challinors were eight gifted Interns to help oversee the teens: Frida Avila, Joey Gregory, Krystal Legarda, Alfredo Lopez, Karen Maciel, Sean O'Connor, Rosas Sobrino and Carlos Robielos – who will leave LA in January to return to his homeland of the Philippines! (Here is the 2017 IGNITE Video which documents the IGNITE Program: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5w3ismqWQcgRldzMEdvZWFIUlk.)