The 2nd European Congress of the Worldwide Missionary Movement took place in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. The Work of Jesus Christ gathered more than 5000 believers from the five continents at the feet of the Lord from August 10th – 14th. The spiritual feast, held at the facilities of the Marriott Auditorium Hotel, was led by the international board members of the WMM and it became the most important international event for the work in Europe.
Under the theme, “Edifying for the Kingdom of God with Uprightness,” this event of the Worldwide Missionary Movement opened on the evening of August 10th with a service which emphasized the power of God and the purposes that Jesus Christ has for each one of his followers. Based on 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Rev. Gustavo Martínez, international president of the WMM, preached the Word of God and highlighted that “neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”
On the second day, in the morning, Rev. Rubén Concepción, international secretary of the WMM, shared the good news of Jesus Christ through a message entitled, “The Character of the Builder,” in which he stated that we “must imitate the Lord’s attributes.” Hours later, in the evening, Rev. José Arturo Soto, international vice-president, shared a message with the people of God entitled, “The Judgement of Our Work,” which was based on 1 Corinthians 3:7-15. A day later, starting the third day of the 2nd European Congress of the WMM, Rev. Humberto Henao, international trustee of the Worldwide Missionary Movement, unveiled a message based on 1 Corinthians 3:10 and Hebrews 1:10. In his intervention, Pastor Henao said that “God needs churches with a good foundation.” After that, in the evening service, Rev. Rodolfo González, international treasurer, spread the gospel of the Lord with a preaching entitled, “The Foundation of Our Faith.”
In the beginning of the second-to-last day of this spiritual event, the special service for pastors was held. The service for the training of missionaries and servants of God was opened by Rev. Gustavo Martínez, who disclosed the theme, “Leadership Is a Place of Honor.” In his preaching, based on 1 Timothy 3:8-16, the president of the Work, emphasized that the leader must be an example in word, behavior, love, spirit, faith, and purity. After this, Rev. Margaro Figueroa, international trustee, preached with Biblical basis on Luke 15:28-33.
During the disclosure of the message entitled, “The Cost of a Good Edification,” Pastor Figueroa claimed that “the Christian person must be a guardian of God’s Work.” Later, in the evening service, Rev. Rómulo Vergara, international trustee, shared the message, “Filled with the Holy Spirit to Edify the Kingdom,” based on Acts 1:8.
The 2nd European Congress of the Worldwide Missionary Movement ended with a service in which a missionary march was carried out. Its highest moment was the participation of Rev. Alvaro Garavito, international trustee, who preached a message structured on 1 Corinthians 3:11-14, “Edifying Uprightly to Not Lose the Vision.” Thus, the spiritual feast of the Work ended, which from Spain drew the attention of thousands of Christian people throughout the whole world thanks to the broadcast of Bethel Television.