On Easter Monday Dr. Sos and Barbara returned to Zagreb, where Dr. Sos had a special meeting with the main leaders of the fellowship. The theme for this session was “The Law Of Involvement.” Basic principles of leadership and proper relationships can expedite the work of the Lord, making His ministry more effective. Tuesday the church prepared an additional service. Dr Sos preached the Word and Barbara shared with congregation a personal update and about the ministry. The response to the message was great and the Lord touched many hearts.
For Dr Sos and Barbara, the Easter weekend ministry started in Sibenik, on the coast (Adria) of Croatia. Rev. Jasmin Avdagic planted a church several years ago. It wasn’t an easy start. Today the situation is different. Evangelism is the priority for this growing church. The Lord is adding many new people to the church. Dr. Sos was teaching a seminar for the leadership and the next day he ministered in the Word. Many came to receive a special anointing and some received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Easter Sunday the ministry continued in Split, at Evangelical Pentecostal Church, where Rev. Igor Vrgoc is the lead pastor. This is a beautiful port city with Mediterranean flavour. Several new church plants took place in the last few years, yet the progress is very slow. Dr. Sos and Barbara were excited to be able to visit one of the new congregations. Barbara also shared in that service. After the message, the hunger for more of God’s power and the anticipation to receive from the Lord was an excellent opportunity for Dr Sos and Barbara to invite people to a time of minister and prayer.
The last service on this Asia ministry trip was at “Church of Singapore” Baliester, Singapore. Rev. Mark Lee is the lead pastor, in charge of the main services and Chinese congregation. Rev. Lee also travels to several countries in Asia, teaching pastors and planting churches. Dr. Sos ministered in their English service. Good to see a growing congregation.
Rev. Karel Siwi, the District Superintendent of South Sumatra , and lead pastor of GPDI church in Palembang, invited Dr. Sos to teach a seminar on “Ministerial Ethics” and preach at the spiritual renewal service in the evening. It was an exciting time to see pastors receiving the fire of the Holy Spirit and a new touch from the Lord.
In addition to that Dr Sos was teaching the students of SAP Bible school. The theme “Anointing” was very relevant, since many students did not have a proper understanding how the anointing works in the ministry. Most of these students are going to plant a church in an unreached place of Indonesia.
The last service in the Philippines was with the River of Life Church in Bacolod. Rev. Emilio Henares and his wife Lori are working in their city and beyond. Church plants and social ministry are very much part of the vision of the church. We are looking to combine some of our efforts in the future projects.
Sunday morning, Barbara and Dr Sos were at “Koinania Church” for a time of ministry. Pastor Caryl Sam A. Calvo has been coordinating events and seminars in the Kabankalan area for a while. The church has three services on Sunday. Dr Sos ministered at the first service, it was well attended. It’s great to see this congregation grow. We pray that the word of the Lord will bring much fruit.
Every year Dr. Sos is organizing a church plant crusade. This year we started with the first crusade in Cauayan Public Plaza. Rev. Sammy Pacleb, district leader of Fellowship Churches, Negros Occidental, who worked very hard with his team to set up this crusade. Invitations were distributed ahead of time and on the first and second night of the crusade, Bible School students went out and invited people personally. The results were very good. Many people came to know Christ and we were also able to minister to physical and spiritual needs of the believers. We trust the Lord for an excellent growth of this new work.
Two days of “2014 Leadership Enhancement Seminars” is the continuation of Dr. Sos’ teaching in an interdenominational setting organized by the Kabankalan Pastoral Leadership Committee. Dr Sos was teaching on “Building believers to the Glory of God.” After each session discussions took place. The participation of the Bible School students was seen as a positive sign of unity among different institutions. At the conclusion after some time of worship the pastors broke out in joyful shouting and prayer under the mighty anointing of the Holy Spirit. Thank the Lord for this opportunity.
Barbara went shopping for some personal goods for the pastors who live in the mountains and have no excess to stores like you would find in Kabankalan. Each pastor also received 10 kg of rice for their families. It was exciting to see them go home with supplies for the next few weeks.
City Revival Church, pastored by Rev Suresh Sundram, continuous to develop good leadership, for the purpose of expanding their ministry beyond the local church in Subang. Since its beginnings, Dr Sos and Barbara teach and equip the saints for better involvement in ministry. This time Dr SOs was teaching on topic, “Serving in the Kingdom of God with Love.” Sunday morning service was an excellent conclusion of their ministry at CRC.