Finally, the busy month of July is over and we were able to complete the month long celebration of our church’s 50th anniversary. It was tiring but well worth it, everyone also enjoyed the presentations that featured the church’s history as well as the talks on how the church will move toward the future. Here is a nice picture of me leading worship on the culminating event.
Being a dad has surpassed all my expectations and preparations. And even with my second son, it did not get any easier. However the ironic thing about this experience is that I would never exchange being a dad for anything in this world. Just look at the their smiles:
In days where I feel down and tired, I just take one look at them, and my strength is quickly renewed. Seeing their eyes light up when we pass by cars, trucks, pickups with a rear bike rack, and ofcourse their favorite train – is more than enough to keep me going. I know even more challenges await in the future but I push on for their sake, and I am glad that I am never alone because we all have our heavenly Father watching over us.Read More
As the director for the music ministry, part of my responsibility is making sure that we had the gear that we need, and that they are all properly working. It’s a very big responsibility that I would normally just say no – its just that this time around, there was a clear calling for me to help out.
Thanks to the kind hearts that the Lord moved to donate for the ministry, we’ve been gradually upgrading our church audio equipment, starting with the speakers. We then installed a new monitor amplifier and monitor speakers. Right before our 50th anniversary, we also got a new and bigger mixer and extension speakers. We’ve also been upgrading our mics and instruments – a very prosperous year for the music ministry indeed.
Right now we are looking for a new keyboard amplifier and maybe a new fun synth to handle horn and lead sections. We have however put on hold any further purchase until the church building is better suited for more instruments.Read More
When I’m not being a dad, or working at home, I am usually at church – heading the music ministry, training musicians and at times doing guitar duties and leading worship.
This pic was taken during our special “lunch” event at the Church. We were providing some background worship music while the congregation enjoys their meal and enjoys the company of each other. The anniversary celebration is almost at its end, and everyone is enjoying – specially the King of Kings – of which all of this effort is for.
Since it was our 50th anniversary and it was a Sunday that we remember our church back in the ’60s which was when it was born, the music team was required to dress up for the occasion. Superficiality aside, the event was a success, achieving our goal of remembering God’s faithfulness right from the foundation of our local church.Read More