Last August 28, the congregation that God had allowed to come out of the ministry of Living Waters Asia celebrated their 2nd anniversary with Colossians 2:7 ("Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.") as the theme. We are happy that the Colossians 2:7 goal we had when we started as a simple Bible study group is still the same goal we have now that we are a bigger group. When most of the churches burden themselves with the task of making congregants enjoy every service they conduct, to the point where things become unbiblical already, our group has focused on understanding God's Word more deeply.
The event was a time of worship and thanksgiving to the Lord. We looked back at what God had allowed us to do in our 2nd year of existence, then pleaded to God to allow us to do more in our 3rd year. We prayed that God would continue to equip us so that our lives would be lived for His glory.
Pastor Tom Limas, an associate pastor of a local church in the province and a missionary pastor at San Miguel, Bulacan, was the guest preacher for the celebration. He expounded on the theme of the event and challenged the members to continue on with our goal of Christian growth that we can only achieve by diligently studying the Word of God.
Year 2 is over. We now start year 3. Another year, but still, the same goal.