Praise God from whom all blessings flow! The 2nd Middle East Youth Congress has finally opened this day! This 3-day basking of God’s presence was held in the beautiful Fabrika Hostel in Tbilisi, Georgia which was participated by youths from the locale churches all throughout the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman.
The welcome service started with a bang! An arousing praise and worship that lifted the spirit of the MEYC delegates was led by the Dubai Praise and Worship Team. Pastor Elleza Palanca, the Head Pastor of Dubai Locale, warmly greeted all the delegates in her welcome remarks. Pastor Andy Pabelico of Doha Locale empowered the brethren through his energetic-filled offertory message.
The words of God in the very first day of the 2nd MEYC was powerfully ministered by the Gilead Area Coordinator, Beloved Bishop Aldrin Palanca. His message centered on the theme of this year’s MEYC, “Standing Upon My Watch” taken from Habakkuk 2:1. He pointed out that in order to fulfill one’s watch, he should set up a tower. He clearly identified that this tower is about the maximum height of the aspect of one’s life and summit of peace.
After the overwhelming opening day, the flash mob followed. By God’s grace, this modern way of evangelism was now fulfilled in the district this year. Special presentations and intermission numbers from the different locale churches were also presented and offered to God during the Evangelistic Gospel Concert. Pastor Elleza Palanca, who was the speaker that night, focused her preaching about the Good News of Salvation. What added to that beautiful night were the Georgian visitors who joined and attended that very moment.