Asia and Oceania
“We have expectations; may God take us like the horn of a unicorn because we want to continue working in His work. We have an arduous labor in Japan. God is opening doors in Japan, allowing the work of the Worldwide Missionary Movement to keep forward throughout the entire territory, as well as in the South, in the Okinawa Island and the City of Hiroshima.”
On the other hand, the supervisor of the WMM to Japan commented that a delegation of 5 brethren arrived at the Spanish country to be part of the 2nd European Congress “Edifying for the Kingdom of God with Uprightness.”
The church of the Worldwide Missionary Movement in India held its 13th National Convention in Kristhukula Ashram Tirupattur, Tamilnadu, South India, from May 25th through the 28th.
By singing spiritual songs and praises in their native language, Tamil, thousands of believers praised God with joy. They had great men of God as guest speakers, such as Rev. Carlos Guerra and Rev. Humberto Henao who preached the Word of God to the people. These messages were given and interpreted into English, Spanish and Tamil. The superintendent of the Work in India, Rev. Sam Jacob, expressed his thankfulness to God at all times.
A crowd of believers lived pleasant moments in the presence of the Almighty One during each service of this convention. Rev. Humberto Henao, international trustee of the WMM, shared the Word of God under the theme: “Who Will Start the Battle?” based on 1 Kings 20:13-14. During the Bible dissertation, Rev. Henao claimed that each believer has his/her own battle; the spiritual and ministerial life is a permanent battle because we know our enemies are not flesh and blood. The Word of God says that we wrestle against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Rev. Carlos Guerra Suárez, from Costa Rica, was the bearer of the Word of God in the missionary service and promotion of laborers and pastors based on Luke 19:1-3. After the Biblical disclosure, the promotion of laborers and pastors was carried out, and a group of laborers and pastors were promoted to continue serving in the Lord’s vineyard.
That night, Rev. Humberto Henao, international board member of the WMM, preached under the theme: “Give Me This Mount,” based on Joshua 14:6-12.
In the last service of this great event, the Word of God was preached by Rev. Samuel David Mejía, Missionary Supervisor of Asia, under the theme: “Elijah Obeyed God Despite His Going Through A Deep Depression,” based on 1 Kings 19:1-6.
From May 3rd through the 5th, the 16th National Convention of the Worldwide Missionary Movement in Japan was celebrated, attended by Rev. José Arturo Soto, international vicepresident, and by Rev. Rubén Concepción, international secretary, both of whom God used in the preaching of the Word in a special way.
Hundreds of brethren from the churches established in Japan gathered in the city of Narita at Kokusai Bunka Kaikan Chiba Ken Narita Shi Tsuchiya 303. Rev. David Veramendi Takaeda, supervisor of the WMM in Japan, was in charge of the general organization of this activity.
Rev. Rubén Concepción was in charge of the opening message under the theme, “A New Beginning,” based on Joel 2:28-29. In the biblical message, he stated that adversity serves God’s purposes. These are fertile times to see the hand of God because trials allow us to see divine purposes.
During the second service of this holy convocation, Rev. José Arturo Soto Benavides shared the Word of God, with the theme, “Commitment and Its Crisis,” based on Exodus 8:25-29. Pastor Soto said that today more than ever, we must commit ourselves to the Lord. We are children of God, and He expects us to be faithful in the midst of any vicissitude.
Rev. Rubén Concepción was the spokesperson of the Word of God, based on Exodus 15:22-27, in the third service of this great event. In the exposition of the Bible, he affirmed that in times of difficulty, we must cry out to God, and we can come close to Him through Jesus Christ.
“Let’s Seek the Balance,” based on Luke 10:38-42, was the title of the message during the fourth service. Rev. José Arturo Soto, spokesperson of the message, explained that Martha was troubled about cooking and pleasing the Master, but Mary decided to choose the better part, to be close to the Lord Jesus Christ. Believers have to dedicate time to the Lord because we will only find fullness in our life when we come closer to God.
On the last day of the spiritual feast of Japan and missionary service, Rev. Rubén Concepción preached under the theme, “God Calls,” based on a missionary conference written in 1987 by Rev. Luis M. Ortiz, founder of the work of the WMM. “Be attentive to God’s calling because God is who calls. God did not bring us to fail. Those who stay far away from God’s plans fail.” A calling of God is the divine act through which God calls us to undertake a specific task. God is not led by human instructions because God does not make mistakes.
God calls us with a purpose. There are souls to be saved and places to be conquered. His first calling is to salvation. We are saved by faith. The second calling is to consecration. The body is to serve the Lord. Then He calls us to have fellowship with Him and to serve Him individually. God keeps calling. There are callings to be obeyed immediately, but there are also callings for a determined time in the future. Some do not obey due to personal interests, and others do not obey because they do not believe. God called in the past, and God calls in the present. When God calls you, remain firm to the calling with an attitude of obedience.
The National Convention in Japan was a great blessing where hundreds of brethren were anointed by the Holy Spirit and edified through the Word of God. Keep praying for Japan so the Lord continue to bless His work and continue to open new fields and churches throughout the Nippon country.
With the theme, “There Is Hope in Christ,” the WMM Christian Pentecostal Church of Australia celebrated the 2016 National Convention from March 10th to the 13th, hosted by the Australian Blouza Association, 157 Blaxcell Street, Granville, NSW 2142, Australia.
The first service of this glorious event took place amidst songs of praise, testimonies, and the participation of brethren and pastors from the work of the WMM of Australia.
Rev. Humberto Henao, WMM international board member, was the spokesperson of the opening message, “Growing in Faith,” which was a great blessing for the people of God gathered in this convention.
Moments of glory were lived in the second service of the convention at the Australian Blouza Association. Rev. Humberto Henao, preached under the theme, “The Danger of Spiritual Sleepiness,” based on the book of Ephesians 5:14.
In the biblical exposition, he affirmed that when the believer feels security in his/her life, he/she tends to fall asleep because he/she does not perceive any danger, for sleepiness is a symbol of indifference. We believers were set as sentinels to be sounding the trumpet and warning the people of the imminent dangers from the enemy, who is lurking.
During the third day of convention, Sister Elizabeth de Villamizar was in charge of the songs of praise. The exposition of the Word of God was in charge of Pastor Isaí David Ríos, who cited the book of Matthew 28:16-20, through which he motivated the people to preach to the four winds that Jesus Christ saves, heals, and is coming back again.
In the fourth service of this grand convention, the missionary service took place, where songs allusive to the missionary work were sung by Sister Mary Cerdan de Ramos and the choir of the Church of Liverpool.
Also, in the fourth service of the 21st National Convention of Australia, believers worshipped the Lord in spirit and in truth. The choir of the Church of Melbourne praised God with the theme, “Sing to the Lord.” Rev. Enoc Ramos Chumpitaz, national supervisor to Australia, was the spokesperson of the biblical message.
Rev. Ricardo Villamizar, pastor of the church in Melbourne, was in charge of the direction of the service during the fifth service. Rev. Humberto Henao, was the biblical discloser of this service, who cited the book of I Kings 18:41-46, with the theme, “The Ending of Summer.”
During the exposition of the Word of God, he affirmed that when a believer has hunger and thirst of God, he/she must put into practice the spiritual resources that the Lord has given, which are based on prayer, fasting and attending the House of God. When we are in need of the Lord, we must quench our thirst in the fountains of living waters.
In the closing service, Rev. Humberto Henao, international board member, was the spokesperson of the Word of Jesus Christ, with the theme, “Lost Opportunity,” citing the books of Genesis 27:30-38 and Hebrews 12:15-17.
Rev. Enoc Ramos Chumpitaz, supervisor of Australia, was in charge of the general organization of this convention. We also highlight the LIVE broadcasting through Bethel Television and the different mass media that were connected to this signal.
From April 2nd to the 5th the WMM Church in Australia, held its XX National Convention in the city of Melbourne, with the theme: "In Jesus there is Hope."
This activity was held at the Tullamarine Public Hall, 60 Spring Street, VIC 3043 Melbourne. This important event was attended by Rev. Humberto Henao, director on the Board of international officers, Rev. Enoc Ramos Chumpitaz, supervisor of the WMM in Australia, and Rev. Andrés Espejo Luna Victoria, national officer of the WMM in Peru.
Upon completion of this activity, the participants reconciled their lives with the creator of heaven and earth: Jesus Christ.
From May 2nd to the 4th the WMM in Japan carried out the XV National Convention of Japan. This activity was held at Bunka Kaikan Kukusai Shi Chiba Ken Narita Tsuchiya, and gathered pastors and brothers of God's work in Japan. Rev. Gustavo Martinez Garavito, international president of the WMM, Rev. Jose Soto Benavides, international vice president of the WMM, Rev. David Veramendi Takaeda, supervisor of the WMM in Japan, and Sister Carmen Valencia de Martinez attended this activity.
During these days, the Lord's people in Japan lived moments of fellowship and worship in the Lord's presence. Bible teachings were set forth in the following order:
On Friday, May 2nd, the inaugural sermon was presented by Rev. Gustavo Martinez Garavito, international president of the WMM, who spoke under the theme, "Not Following the Wise Counsel Robs us of God's Blessings,” based on 2nd Chronicles 10:1-15.
On Saturday, May 3rd in the morning, the message of Jesus Christ was shared by Sister Carmen Valencia de Martinez, biblically based on the Gospel of John 6:11.
In the evening, the biblical teaching was shared by Rev. Jose Soto Benavides, vice president of the WMM, with the theme, "The Almighty Protects His People," citing Job 1:1-11, 20, 22.
On the last day, Sunday, May 4th, and closing with a clasp of glory, Rev. Gustavo Martinez Garavito, international president of the WMM, preached the Word of God in the missionary service with biblical support in the Gospel of Matthew 9:38.
The Worldwide Missionary Movement in India (no comma between the subject and the verb) celebrated the XII National Convention, which was held from May 27th to the 30th at the Christhukula Ashramam, Antantulla Appam Prayer Hall in Tirupattur.
Rev. Samuel Mejia, supervisor missionary in Asia, Rev. Sam Jacob, supervisor of India, pastors, workers, and thousands of brothers of the more than 200 churches established in this large Asian country attended this convention, where the Holy Spirit moved freely among His people. We give all the glory to God for the remarkable growth of the work in India in recent years.
The Eleventh National Convention of the Worldwide Missionary Movement in India was held from June 25th to 28th, 2014 at the Prayer Hall of Christhukula Ashramam, Tiruppattur, 32 kms from Yelagiri Hills.
According to the Lord’s Word in Psalm 133:1-3, brethren from all the churches of the nation gathered together in the Lord’s presence with a great expectation. We could witness a great revival, renewal, restoration and resurrection. It was a Pentecostal feast for all the attendees.
Reverend Gustavo Martinez, our International President from Colombia with his Beloved wife, Sister. Carmen Martinez, Reverend Samuel David Mejia, our Missionary Supervisor for Asia and National Supervisor of Colombia, and Rev Alvara Garavito, International Director from the Republic of Guatemala attended the event and shared the Lord’s Word.
The Lord manifested His power and presence in this precious event. Each preaching was glorious, touching and provoking. The Word of the Lord revived every life of our pastors and believers. It also resulted in a great transformation in everyone’s character, churches, and cities of India. It was glorious to see when the pastors and delegates committed their lives to God and His Work.
Delegations and special guests, pastors, and believers from New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman Nicobar Islands, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai gathered together for the convention. And also we had Delegations from Oman, Kuwait and Srilanka.
25th June, 2014
This Spiritual event opened with great joy and gladness on 25th June, Wednesday, at 6:30 pm. The First service was a great blessing and the delegates were touched by the message delivered by Pastor Alvaro Garavito. The message was about “Being in the Presence of God”. Pastor Alvaro Garavito explicated from the life of the Paralytic man at the Pool of Bethesda. The ministerial body and the Delegates submitted their lives to God and decided to be in His Presence.
Morning Devotions were held every day from 6:45 am to 8:00am. The Lord used Pastor. Sam Jacob, the National Supervisor of WMM India, Pastor. Babu Kutty Samuel, WMM Oman, Pastor. Samuel Jebaraj, WMM India
26th June, 2014
On the convention’s second day, in the morning, Pastor Gustavo Martinez, our International President, preached under the theme, “STEPS TO VICTORIOUS LIFE.” The message was delivered from the life of Hannah. Everybody understood and submitted their lives to have a fruitful life. It was a Prophetic message.
In the afternoon, a special meeting was conducted for Pastors and their spouses in which Pastor Gustavo and Pastor. Alvaro Garavito preached and exhorted all the Pastors. It was a remarkable meeting and the blessings of the Lord were poured upon all Pastors and their spouses.
In the evening, Pastor Alvaro Garavito preached under the title, “CONVICTION OF HAVING DETERMINATION.” At the end of the service many showed their determined life through submitting their lives to the Lord. It was a challenging service.
27th June, 2014
On the third day, morning time, Pastor Gustavo Martinez preached on Paul’s life and exhorted the congregation and specially Pastors, how to be on fire and preached on the importance of FIRE always burning on the ALTAR. Before the Preaching Missionary service was held. In this glorious event, 25 brothers and 15 sisters were promoted to the position of Lay Preacher. 13 servants of God were promoted to the position of Licensed Pastor, and 6 Licensed Pastors were promoted to the position of Ordained Minister.
In the afternoon, a special meeting for families was conducted. In this Family Service, Our Beloved Sister, Carmen Martinez preached on the Life of a Successful Mother-JOCHEBED.She expounded the life of Jochebed and ended the service with Prophetical words to the families and the servants of God. It was a great blessing to everyone who attended this service.
In the evening, Pastor Samuel David Mejia, preached a message entitled “THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST.” The presence of God was manifested during this session. Through this message the ministerial body and the Believers acquired the knowledge of understanding and Knowing Jesus Christ. Prayers were offered for the sick.
28th June, 2014
On the last day, the closing service was held in the morning. Pastor Gustavo Martinez preached under the title, “NO OBEDIENCE, NO RAIN.” The message was explained and Our Pastor stressed that without obedience there is no rain (blessings of the Holy Spirit. The whole gathering saw and experienced the glory of God.
The messages were translated from Spanish to English and then to Tamil. Pastor. Samuel David Mejia translated from Spanish to English and the English messages were translated to Tamil by the National Supervisor of WMM India-Pastor. Sam Jacob and Pastor. Sharon Devaprassannam, National Treasurer –WMM India.
All the attendees witnessed the great blessings poured out on each service. The Holy Ghost’s presence was evident by speaking to our lives and leaving a permanent mark on each of us.