With an overwhelming anticipation to be equipped with God-given blessings, Bethlehem Area Fellowship concurred in two separate venues. With the theme, “Suffering is the root of Freedom” guided from Hebrews 5:7-8, brethren coming from Bethlehem A (La Union, Benguet and parts of Pangasinan local churches) gathered at PMCC (4th Watch) Baguio Locale while brethren from Bethlehem B (Abra, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte local churches) gathered at Sto. Domingo North Central Elementary School, Sto. Domigo, Ilocos Sur on July 1, 2018 simultaneously.
Both venues were filled with glorious praises and adoration as the fellowship came to a start. The overflowing manifestation of God’s goodness continues as La Trinidad, Mangaldan and Baguio City locale of Bethlehem A and Abra and Vigan City locale of Bethlehem B praised the name of the Lord through their special numbers. The brethren from Baguio City gave their tithes and offerings through the message of blessing delivered by Pastor Rey Libao while the Ilocano brethren gave theirs after Pastor William Pagarigan’s offertory message.
Presbyter Reynald Sulayao and Pastor Yollie Sulayao administered the Word of God at Baguio City and Sto. Domingo locale respectively, pertinent to the theme of suffering being the root towards freedom. The brethren and visitors were blessed as they heard the Word on how the sufferings of Christ and His sent ones of God became the key to the Church’s freedom.
During the fellowship, outstanding brethren were recognized for their efforts and sacrifices to make the event possible. Afterwards, everyone went home equipped with God’s unending grace with the challenge of elevating their service for the next fellowships to come.