IT’S A NEW SEASON FOR JREV!
“Behold, I am doing a new thing!”- Isaiah 43:19
We welcome this new season that God is bringing JREV into with a new set of Board Members as follows:
President: Pastor Jerome Ocampo,
Senior Pastor, Jesus’ Flock Gateway Church, Quezon City
Vice President: Bishop Joseph Disarno
Senior Pastor, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, Cebu City
Corporate Secretary: Attorney Phillip Yotoko
Lawyer, Quezon City
Chief Finance Officer: Ms. Desiree Salud
Pastoral Staff, True Faith in Christ, Cavite City
Rev. Patricia Capwell
Director, Institute for Foundational Learning, Laguna
Pastor Paul Yadao
Senior Pastor, Destiny Ministries International, Laguna
Pastor Hiram Pangilinan
Senior Pastor, Church So Blessed, Quezon City
As we continue to contend for revival and transformation in the Philippines, we are excited to witness a fresh wind breathed upon the leadership of JREV for this season. We believe that the anointing, gifts, and fire that each of them carry are valuable in running the vision, as they provide direction and oversight to the ministry. Please keep us in prayers, family.
UPRISING (United Prayer Rising): FROM KOREA BACK TO INDONESIA
It has been more than six months since the UPRISING (United Prayer Rising) in Korea, and we are still lingering on all that God has done in the gathering, much more in the journey that has led to it. It was a delight to see a Psalm 110:3 army of young volunteers lock arms and stand together, united in fighting for the destiny of their generation.
The “NEW WAVE” has just started rolling, the UPRISING has only just begun. After the UPRISING in Korea, participants from different countries who caught the vision are mobilizing for regional or national gatherings with tentative schedules and venues as follows:
NEXT GLOBAL GATHERING
Along with Korea, Indonesia has always played a big role in birthing God’s dreams for generations and nations. In 1984, the IPA was held in Korea. It launched many prayer and mission movements around the world. In 2012, the WPA was held in Indonesia, and again, it marked a new season for the prayer and mission movements. Last year, a new expression of this among the next generation was birthed in Korea through the UPRISING. And so, upon seeking the Lord for the next global gathering in July 2018, the leadership felt: it’s time to go back to Indonesia.
God is raising up a global generation, one seemingly without borders, for a global revival, a GLOBAL HARVEST. They are waiting to be gathered and released to their destiny not only as individuals but as a generation; forerunners preparing the way for Jesus’ return. In this final frontier of world missions, a vast majority of the unreached and least-reached people groups are Muslims. We can only imagine what God can do as the church in Indonesia, the biggest Muslim-populated country in the world, leads a generation in reaching out to the sons of Ishmael, calling them home. So, see you in Jakarta for UPRSING 2018 Indonesia!
Again, thank you for believing in the vision to see a generation from across nations mobilized for UNITED PRAYER. We have never gone this way before; we never have done anything on this scale before, but your heartfelt prayers, encouragement, and support give us the boost we need along the way, and especially when we need them the most. Thank you. Please keep the regional and national gatherings, as well as the global gathering, in prayers.
KAIROS: An Opportune Time
The JREV Missions Outreach kicks-off the year with an interactive course covering an overview of the Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic aspects of World Missions. For 4 Saturdays, 46 participants from 7 different churches embarked on a journey into finding their unique role in God’s global agenda. Here are some of their take-aways after:
“My passion for reaching the lost, even where I am, has been re-ignited.” –Arlene Marcelo, Jesus’ Flock Gateway Church
“After having my eyes opened to God’s global plan through the course, I will dedicate more time to pray for the nations, understanding that a heart for missions is birthed from a place of prayer.” –Daine Valerio, Gateway Family of Ministries
“I should be passionate not just in going but also in giving to the cause of the Great Commission.” –Jemuel Ocampo, Jesus’ Flock Gateway Church
“I never thought of myself being a missionary until this course. I realize now, I have a role to play in the fulfillment of the Great Commission; I can pray, I can give, I can mobilize, and I can go!”
-Ivane Grajales, Lord of the Harvest Community Church
“My prayer is that as a family, we would be open to new possibilities. I just want a renewed sense of abandonment to burn in my heart.” – Ps Erich Santos, Jesus’ Flock Gateway Church
We are living in such an opportune time. “The harvest is plentiful.” As we “pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers (Lk 10.2),” may we find ourselves becoming the answer to our prayers, until one day there won’t be missions anymore, only worship from every tribe, people, and tongue.