There is much to be grateful for in the dawning of a new year. One of reason is simply because of God’s great faithfulness that continuously unfolds in our church. Last January 10, 2014; the Armor Bearers celebrated their 2nd year anniversary which is a testament not of man’s great working, nor the continues devotion of the church and its workers to impact youths; but because God is so faithful that He blessed His church and empowered the saints to impact the lives of the children in Napindan Taguig and Quezon City thus turning each hardened heart into obedience to Christ.
Standing true to the call set forth to the church which could be found in Luke 1:17 which states-
“and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared”
Pastor Lyle Lopez, Pastor Akeem Lumongsod & AHFi by the grace of God and the unwavering stance for His truth have worked tirelessly to draw the youths of the land to come to Christ, turning away from the call of the world and its sensual appetites; and drawing near to Christ not by mere decisionism but by divine election.
Praise God as He adds to our number daily those who are being saved. It is truly amazing to see the Armor Bearers mature in the Lord and grow in His truth. May God continue to bless and build up His church as more transformed lives would come forth as a product of God’s truth.
May His light shine on each of the Armor Bearers in order that they be a light to their families, to their friends, to their schools and to this nation as they stand a generation of obedient, God focused youths who stand for the wisdom of Christ in all things.
In this we lay hold of the simple truth to which we stood to uphold from the start of the first Armor Bearer’s service; even to this day:
Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
The Armor Bearers Short Film was lovingly created and written by Winchaell Villarico who stands as a youth minister and the head of Multimedia of AHFi. The film chronicles the calling set forth by God as He elected each one of these youths to stand for Him and shine His light.This we uphold as we stand in prayer to fulfill the call set forth by Christ not by might nor power, but by His Holy Spirit. To God be all the Glory, Honor and Praise!