Returning back to the SAB Bible College, Batu, where Dr. Sos and Barbara were received with great enthusiasm. The students of all classes were put together of the teaching on the subject “Vision Key to Achievement.” In the evening, the pastors taking theology studies joined the students for last session of the day. It was a real blessing to hear from the students in the A & Q session on how this teaching helps them to get greater understanding of their call and also of the responsibility of full-time ministry.
After a successful conference, Dr Sos and Barbara traveled to Tegal, ministering at “PPDI Mahanaim” Pentecostal church. Beginning with the staff and leadership, ministry to the youth and continuing with 3 services on Sunday. Every service was very special. Rev. J.S. Minandar, an excellent teacher, known throughout Indonesia for his sound theology, and a pastor with exemplary leadership abilities, is moving this growing congregation towards great harvest.
Dr. Sos and Barbara continue their ministry in Central Java, at the National Working Conference of GPdI. Rev. Dr Max Wakkary invited Dr. Sos to speak in their services as well as to teach at the morning sessions. His topic was” Truth vs Pragmatism.” Dr Sos was very blessed to see the responses to his ministry. Many new things have been presented to the leaders in anticipation of expanding the Kingdom of God in Indonesia. The Lord moved mightily during the altar call. Thank the Lord for His blessings.
Every year Dr. Sos and Barbara return to Singapore for ministry at New Life Christian Centre. Dr Sos teaches seminars to equip the leadership of the local church, but also to help the pastors in Myanmar through materials that are made available to them by NLCC. The Pastors are working very hard to develop good leadership and equip the saints for the work of evangelism to their community. The seminar on “Law & Grace” was a very timely topic, not only for the participants, but also for the whole congregation.
After traveling for two days Dr Sos arrived in Freetown, West Africa. The General Superintendent Rev. Tommy Bangura and former Gen. Superintendent Rev. R. England received Dr. Sos at the port. On Saturday, a seminar for pastors and leaders took place at the New Evangelical AoG church. Sunday morning service at First Assembly of God. The church is presently expanding the building to increase their seating capacity. Although the roof is missing, the presence of the Lord is not. Great service.The seminar on “Spiritual Leadership” continued this week. Pastors and leaders from different churches and cities came to take part on that very needed topic. The interest and participation grew each day. Dr Sos asked for the teachers of various Bible Schools to come for a day seminar on “Teaching principles” and how to teach Dr. Sos’ three text books. Every evening Dr. Sos ministered in revival meetings. The Lord has done great things. The power of the Holy Spirit moved among the leaders and pastors, lives and ministries have changed. What a powerful time, well spent time here in Sierra Leone.
Dr. Sos and Barbara enjoyed a few days in the USA visiting with two of their children. Their daughter Manuela and her family live in West Palm Beach, Florida and their Son Benjamin and his family live in Glendale, CA. After arriving on the 30 December back home, the ministry at Southside Pentecostal Assembly continued. The New Year began with a New Years service and then the first weekend of January, Southside Assembly celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the church. Dr Sos was invited to speak about mission at the celebration service. It was a great blessing to take part in this event. The Lord has done great things in the last 75 years, we praise Him for that.
The last weekend Dr. Sos ministered at Gran Rey Church. Like every year, Dr. Hugo Weiss prepared a seminar for pastors and leaders of his and the extension churches. Some of the pastors traveled 800 Km to take part of this event. On Friday night there was an exclusive session for pastors, Saturday all day seminar for all participants, concluding with the evening service. On Sunday Dr. Sos spoke in two evening services. The presence of the Lord was very strong. Many have renewed their commitment for ministry, others received anointing for continuation of their ministry. The theme, “Renewing our Passion for God and Ministry” truly happened on this weekend. The year 2014 will be a year of great harvest.
It has been eight years since Dr. Sos last ministered in Moron. Dr Sos and Barbara were looking forward to being there and to see what the Lord is doing in this city. Rev. Moises Barrientos is the lead pastor of this evangelistic minded congregation. Many new churches have been planted in these years. The evening was full of anticipation. Dr Sos ministered the word of God and the prayer for the sick and needy continued into the night. We are praying for a greater harvest in the year 2014.
Another night in the presence of the Lord. Dr Sos’s ministry was so well excepted last year, that he was invited back for a special ministry evening. Rev. Gustavo Bonacina, a young and vibrant pastor with a vision for the city and surrounding towns is reaching the needy and the lost through special evangelistic programs. The church continues to grow and the Spirit of the Lord is moving in a special way. The ministry to leaders and the congregation was very powerful. Even after the late ending of the service people lingered around just to pray and enjoy the fellowship in the Lord.
The ministry at Loma Hermosa, where Rev. Ruben Alegre is lead pastor, is very missions minded church. One of their children is a missionary in Norway, some of their people are either short term missionaries or workers in support of mission. This growing church is also reaching out to poor neighbourhoods providing some basic necessities and with the gospel of Christ. The Lord ministered to many in this service.