Jesus Reigns ‘phenomenal’! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 14:00

By MIMI DOROJA-BAYOG

 

For the first time, last November 30,  Zamboanga City and Zamboanga Sibugay joined the “JESUS REIGNS PHILIPPINES” with its grand celebration and an extravagant worship to Jesus Christ, held simultaneously throughout the country with 82 provinces joining.

As one of its  Core Values, ‘EXCELLENCE’, was the attempt in all preparations, believing, our Lord and Savior deserves the best! We chose the largest venue to accomodate at least 10,000 people! And to achieve this desired turnout, we considered seriously how to bring the ‘UNITY OF THE BODY’, which happens to be another Core Value of “JESUS REIGNS”!

These seemingly apprehensions were appeased, when a  a day before the great rvent, the motorcade last Saturday, November 29, showed a participation of almost 300 riders from different churches, displaying UNITY like never before.. And truly, more than 10,000 people filled the Coliseum for the “JESUS REIGNS ZAMPEN GRAND CELEBRATION”!

The 10,000 plus t-shirts and caps sold out and the number of food packs served, confirmed the number!. PHENOMENAL!

With such an overwhelming project, the estimated expense was almost P3,000,000!  So, this made us to consider another ‘JESUS REIGNS’ Core Value: ‘SACRIFICIAL GIVING’. We rallied to all churches, west, east coasts to Sibugay Province, and even city-proper churches (7-km radius), to offer generously and sacrificially, (just like JESUS) in terms of money, food packs, buying of T-shirts and Caps, bringing in their ‘gifts and talents’, and especially ‘manpower’!

The response was PHENOMENAL! Churches gave money donations. One, P150,000, some P10,000, some P2,000, East Coast churches brought in truckload of bananas, West Coast gave pigs, etc. Some churches subsidized the costs of t-shirts and caps for their members. Christian businessmen partnered with us in their donations of food packs, bottled water, fruits. Absorbed printing expenses of streamers, tarpaulins, flyers, etc..Churches volunteered for physical arrangement, security, ( in coordination with Task Force Zambo, Phil. Coast Guards, barangay officials, Phil.Red Cross, et al), manpower in food distribution, talented musicians, dancers, singers, and the list went on..and as much as possible, all with ANONIMITY, which is another ‘JESUS REIGNS’ Core Value!

PRAYER, is ‘JESUS REIGNS’ main Core Value. Acknowledging, that only in God’s power, will we able to bring all other Core Values to fulfillment. Prayer Journeys were done West and East Coasts, hitting as far as Siay, Zambo Sibugay. We were constantly holding Overnight Prayers, every First Monday of the month, and every day of the week, there was a  Prayer Group that meets, gearing all Intercessions and petitions, for the success of ‘JESUS REIGNS ZAMPEN GRAND CELEBRATION’. On the week of the CELEBRATION, November 24-28 there was a Marathon Prayer and Fasting. Vision of God’s Hand upon us and His manifested Presence, assured us, He is in control, and this Great Event, is His desire, more than ours!

JESUS REIGNS PHILIPPINES is no doubt from God. The victory and the success of the ‘JESUS REIGNS ZAMPEN GRAND CELEBRATION’, is the best proof and a great testimony! That when we lift the Name of The Lord JESUS CHRIST, the Name above all names, the only Son of God, it is PHENOMENAL! In Divine ‘Lingo”, MIRACULOUS. for His glory and honor!!!