Jesus Reigns Zampen : a phenomenal event PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 December 2014 14:16

(Here’s heavenly good news about the success of the Jesus Reigns Zampen in Zamboanga City from Mimi Doroja-Bayog. Our city is one among the provinces nationwide that participated in this call to honor God.)  

For the first time, last November 30, 2014, Zamboanga City  with Zamboanga Sibugay joined the ‘Jesus Reigns Philippines’ with a grand celebration and extravagant worship to Jesus Christ. Held simultaneously throughout the country, 82 provinces from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

With a strong value of 'Excellence' we prepared and believed that our Lord and Savior deserves the best. We chose the largest venue, Zamboanga City Coliseum, to accommodate at least 10,000 people. A paramount task but nothing is impossible with God.

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  day before the Great Event, the motorcade a day before, November 29, showed participation of almost 300 riders and supporters from different local Christian churches, displaying strong unity never seen before.

And truly, more than 10,000 people amazingly filled the venue for the grand celebration. The printed 10,000 plus t-shirts and caps were sold out and the number of food packs served was more than enough to feed the participants. A phenomenon!

With such an overwhelming event, the projected expense was almost P3 million. 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 ‘Anonymity,’ which is another 'Jesus Reigns' core value.

‘Prayer’ is 'Jesus Reigns’ main core value. Acknowledging, that only in God's power, will we be able to bring all other core values to fulfillment. Prayer Journeys were held in the 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.’

A week before the celebration , from November 24 to 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’  in Zampen 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!!!

By Dante Corteza

“Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 150:6.