We're sure that you're curious about our biblical origins seminar, "In the beginning, GOD: Why I'm a young earth creationist" that took place last March 1 at SM Baliuag Cinema 1. We'll, we're very happy to inform you that it was a big success, by God's grace. Allow us to tell you why.
Since LWA's managing director, Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos, came from the Answers in Genesis All Asian Conference at Malaysia some two years ago, God has been moving him to share his learning from the conference to people here in the Philippines via a seminar. Dennis was very afraid to do one as he feels that the seminar can get very technically scientific, and this is something that is not in his territory. But still, he soaked himself to studying more of AiG's resources.
Fast-forward to December 2012. The call of God for Dennis to hold the seminar got stronger. He responded with more time in prayer, asking God if He really wants the seminar organized soon... as if it was not yet clear that God wanted it done. In a way, Dennis wanted God to say "No, don't do it". But one evening, God really made Dennis feel that He wanted the seminar held soon, and so, plans were made for the event. When LWA started looking for a venue, Dennis wanted a place that could just accommodate about 250 people. But God was leading him to get something bigger, like a place that could hold 500. And so, they took what God wanted although Dennis doubted if they could pack the venue with people. LWA started inviting schools, churches and other organizations to the event, and from these groups, it was clear that we'll not get 500 in attendance. To make things worse, weeks before the event, two of the schools that committed to grace the event pulled out their reservation because of some conflict with their own schedules. Dennis said that the morning of the event, he was telling God that he'll be very happy already if there would be 350 people in the event.
So what happened on the actual event? God humbled Dennis. God brought 500+ people to the event. LWA even had to let people without tickets to the event because there were no more tickets to sell to them. High school and college students, teachers, pastors and church workers, school officials, Bible seminary students, and many more were in attendance. The feedback for the seminar were so encouraging. And the icing on the cake was the preaching of the biblical Gospel to hundreds of unsaved individuals in attendance.
The event is a testament that if we will just obey God in His leading, the efforts we exert to glorify Him will be blessed. Praise the Lord!
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