What a strong start to 2018 for JIL Churches in the Maritime provinces of Canada! Within just over a week, three historic events started the year, already manifesting our declaration "Know Your God, Be Strong, and Do Great Things."
JIL HALIFAX CELEBRATES ITS FIRST YEAR
The week started with JIL Halifax, Nova Scotia celebrating its first anniversary! On January 28, 2018, over 60 people gathered as our God showed JIL Halifax His awesome presence.
In its first year, JIL Halifax has proven to be a lighthouse to the Halifax and Dartmouth community. For JIL Canada, the launching of JIL Halifax last year was remembered as the first new province reached in a number of years, and the first in the Maritime region of Canada.
Pastor Bong Gonzales, JIL Director for International Operations - Americas, travelled from Toronto to preach and meet the JIL Halifax congregation. JIL Halifax is lead by missionary pastor, Pastor Mercy Galera, together with the missionary help of TJ Gonzales.
Photos from JIL Halifax's First Anniversary - January 28, 2018
JIL MARITIME PROVINCES ENCOUNTER GOD
The following Friday and Saturday, JIL Nova Scotia and JIL New Brunswick conducted its first Encounter God Retreat in Moncton. 12 delegates experienced the power of the Holy Spirit and encountered God in a mighty way.
The 12 delegates received healing and deliverance, ministered to by Pastor Bong, Pastor Mercy, and TJ, together with Pastor Rose Gonzales, JIL Canada East's Administrative Head, and the wife of Pastor Bong. The delegates also made their life's decision to be water baptized, publicly declaring their faith in Jesus Christ
Photos from JIL Nova Scotia and JIL New Brunswick's Encounter God Retreat (Pioneering Batch 1)
JIL CHURCH EXPANDS TO NEW BRUNSWICK
Finally, on February 4, 2018, JIL Moncton, New Brunswick officially launched! With over 40 people in attendance, Pastor Bong Gonzales officially declared JIL Moncton as a church, open for anyone to know Christ and receive His life and blessing!
JIL Moncton's pioneering team is composed of workers formerly from JIL Taiwan. Upon hearing of the launching of JIL Halifax, they contacted Pastor Mercy and our church office, and asked to start a Bible Study in their area. Truly, God had a great purpose in allowing them to move to New Brunswick from Taiwan.
Photos from the launching of JIL Moncton, New Brunswick
The Maritime Provinces of Canada are composed of four Canadian provinces - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador - of which two provinces, and many cities are still not occupied by a JIL Church! We can look forward to the rest of the year, where JIL Maritimes will "Know Your God, Be Strong, and Do Great Things!"
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Copyright 2018, Jesus Is Lord Church Canada Chapter
Jesus Is Lord Church is a Philippine-based, Christ-centred Full-Gospel Christian Church that is doing ministry work since 1978. It is currently present in 55 countries around the world. In 1987 Jesus Is Lord Church international outreach started its ministry work in Canada and found a home in six of its provinces - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.