Kuwait City, February 27 – The Filipino Language Christian Congregation (FLCC), a Full-Gospel Filipino Church under the umbrella of the National Evangelical Church in Kuwait has celebrated its 23rd Year Anniversary on February 27 at the Fintas Wedding Hall, Fintas, State of Kuwait. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Behold… the Dawning of a Great Increase.”
The whole day event commenced with a Thanksgiving Worship Service. Bishop Jun Nones, the Senior Pastor and the Overseer of FLCC Churches Kuwait and FLCC GMPI Churches (Philippines) delivered the anniversary message wherein he exhorted the whole congregation to be faithful to their calling. He also challenged them to continue sharing the love of God to the less-fortunate people and keep on becoming a good example to everyone whether they be at their flats or at work.
During the lunch break, as everyone savored the delicious food catered by Mario’s Restaurant, the awarding of certificates of completion to the graduates of various trainings like the Growing Strong, Colossians Series and TT was held. The trophies and medals were also awarded to the Champion and Runners-up of the recently concluded FLCC 5th Great Commissioner’s Cup. The Champion’s Trophy was awarded to Alpha and Omega Church-Salmiya while the first runner-up trophy was received by the Fruitbearers Church-Riggae.
After lunch, the much-awaited FLCC 4th Bible Quiz Olympiad was held with ten participating teams from Harvesters Church-Fahaheel, Abundance Church-Farwaniya, Faithful and True Church-Jleeb, Cornerstone Church-Jahra, Fruitbearers Church-Riggae, Shekinah Church-Kuwait City, Heirs of the Kingdom Children’s Church-Kuwait City, Agape Church-Hawally, More Than Conquerors Church-Maidan Hawally and Alpha and Omega Church-Salmiya. The following were the winners:
- Individual Champion – Zenaida Sotto-Alim of Fruitbearers Church-Riggae.
Individual 1st Runner-Up was Macario De Jesus of Shekinah Church.
Individual 2nd Runner-up was Gemma Atinon.
- Team Champion – Fruitbearers Church-Riggae. Fruitbearers was the defending champion and the champion for the past three Bible Quiz Olympiad. The Team was composed of Zenaida Alim, Gemma Atinon and Marilou Cabile.
- Team 1st Runner-Up – Shekinah Church of Kuwait City composed of Maricel Miranda, Macario De Jesus and Crizaldo Hermoso.
- Team 2nd Runner-Up – More Than Conquerors Church of Maidan Hawally composed of Vicky Nones, Rona Abrera and Jejeh Abejar.
The Bible Quiz Olympiad Championship Trophies were donated by Mr. Yaqoub Al-Hijri of Jollibee while the Medals for all the finalists were donated by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Balunso.
During the breaks of the Bible Quiz, several special presentations were rendered as follows: song number by the NLD 8th Generation graduates, song number by the Heirs of the Kingdom Youth, a dance by the Heirs of the Kingdom Children, a tambourine dance by the FLCC Praise Dancers, an interpretative dance by the Cornerstone Dancers and a tear-jerker (ala Maalaala Mo Kaya) by the Faithful and True Dramatics Guild. Audience participation was also done with exciting games and raffle draws. Raffle draw prizes were donated by the FLCC Satellite Churches. The Masters of Ceremony were Lenie Romero and Lielani Occena.
Bishop Jun Nones would like to thank the Organizing Committee headed by Michelle Lomboy, the committees which took care of all the different aspects of the celebration, the whole FLCC family, the sponsors and most especially to God, Who had enabled FLCC to successfully hold this event. To Him be all praise and all the glory.
(Photo attached courtesy of Rommel Tan)