Songs of Praises, Worships Cap Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry Concerts, Evangelism in Philippines, UAE

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - First Page -

A SERIES OF CONCERT AND EVANGELISM by the Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry – from the Philippines in Southeast Asia to the United Arab Emirates in the Arabian Peninsula – praising and spreading the words of God – was a huge success with tens of thousands of people attending the religious events of one of the country’s most influential religious organizations.

The recent event in Abu Dhabi held at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda – dubbed Revival Crusade – was spearheaded by Minister Wilde James Almeda, Jr, who travelled all the way from the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates for the 15th anniversary of JMCIM church there. He was assisted by prayer warrior Brother Danilo Cuarteros and his wife and other JMCIM members.

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Minister Wilde James – who is based in San Francisco in California – is the son of Evangelist Pastor Wilde Estrada Almeda who founded the JMCIM. Minister Wilde James was in Zamboanga City recently where he led hundreds of worshippers and supporters during their 20th anniversary there that was also attended by Mayor Beng Climaco and other local government officials. Mayor Climaco, herself a religious woman, also met and spoke with Minister Wilde James and praised the JMCIM for its steadfast promotion of peace not only in Zamboanga City, but the entire country.

Minister Wilde James also thanked Mayor Climaco and her group for their strong support to the JMCIM. He said their next crusade would be in South Korea and Minister Wilde James regularly holds services in at least 8 outreach missions in Canada; and the Middle East, among other countries. “We’ll just continue to spreading the gospel, sharing the gospel at kagaya ng ginagawa ng aming mahal at beloved Pastor Evangelist Wilde Estrada Almeda na ipangaral ang ebanhelyo ng kaligtasan kasi maraming tao talaga ang nangangailangan ng kaligtasan, lahat talaga tayo kailangan ng kaligtasan,” he said.

Minister Wilde James also participated in concerts in Manila late in December – Christmas Concert at the SM Aura Premier Mall at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, and at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City dubbed as GLOW or Go Light Our World; and also at the Liceo University in Cagayan de Oro City in northern Mindanao. The concerts were also participated by the Almeda Sisters, and Annaliza Almeda-Smith and American Evangelist Luke Smith and Jermaine Smith.

Having been exposed to the crusades of JMCIM, Minister Wilde James said- he started young as a member of a band that went out to different areas in the country and played gospel music. “I remember it we had our first crusade here in Zamboanga and I was 20 then. I grew up really sa crusade in the church, so we go everywhere in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. And now we have more than 1.5 million members in the country and it’s steadily growing and this is aside from memberships we have around the world,” he said.

Brother Cuarteros said the concerts were a rousing success and attributed all to God. “All praises be to God. The huge success of the concerts is all because of God. We are all just a mere instrument of peace, of God and we are spreading the praises and words of God to all mankind anywhere in the world,” he told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner.

In many JMCIM concerts, the production numbers also drew praises and were likened to a Hollywood musical play because of the interpretative rendition of God’s words into beautiful songs and worships.

Just recently, the JMCIM also launched for the second time last year, the “Yes for Peace” at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City. Peace advocates, including the police and military and government officials have praised the launching of this and renewed support to the JMCIM.

Also last year, the JMCIM led by Evangelist Pastor Wilde Estrada Almeda, launched “Yes for Peace – Bayanihan para sa KKK (Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran at Kasaganahan)” in support to President Benigno Aquino’s peace efforts.

Minister Wilde James is actively involved in the advocacy and Yes for Peace campaign in the country, saying, “We launched this Yes for Peace because this is part of the gospel, ang kapayapaan ay para sa lahat ng tao and ultimately buhay na walang hanggang.”

The Yes for Peace, an unfunded, non-government initiated peace education and advocacy campaign, is being supported by Department of Education; the Philippine Postal Corporation, the Presidential Communications Operations Office; the Philippine Information Agency; the Philippine News Agency; and the National Printing Office, among other groups.

The Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry concerts and crusades - from the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates - with Minister Wilde James Almeda, Jr. and Annaliza Almeda Smith and evangelist Luke Smith with the Almeda Sisters and the JMCIM Choir. (Photo from Brothers Danny Cuarteros and Andy Binas)

The Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry concerts and crusades - from the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates - with Minister Wilde James Almeda, Jr. and Annaliza Almeda Smith and evangelist Luke Smith with the Almeda Sisters and the JMCIM Choir. (Photos from Brothers Danny Cuarteros and Andy Binas)

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