Jesus Miracle Crusade shines at 41

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - Front Page - ( Mindanao Ex aminer)

THE JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE International Ministry has celebrated recently its 41st Church Anniversary and thousands of people flocked to Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City.

No less than senator and vice presidential candi- date Ferdinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos attended the anniversary celebration led by Minister Wilde J. Almeda Jr and his wife, Christine, and the Minister’s eldest daughter Sister Rachel Almeda-Esguerra and her husband, Minister Jun Esguerra, and the Almeda children and ordained preachers, pastoral workers, prayer warriors, choir members, among others.

Evangelist Pastor Wilde Estrada Almeda, who founded the JMCIM, was also present during the anniversary where members testified the miracles and glory they received from God since joining the influ- ential church, one of the biggest in the Philippines.

Marcos, son and namesake of former President Ferdinand Marcos, spoke during the anniversary and was cheered by the huge crowd. “We can make our nation great again in Jesus name,” he said.

In his speech before some 40,000 members who attended the celebration, Marcos said the long years of existence of the JMCIM whose members have stayed together as brethren is a sign of miracle. He also cited the outreach programs of the JMCIM to help others here and abroad as symbols of

"Alam ko po na kasama sa inyong pananampalataya ang pagmamahal sa lahat ng inyong kapwa. Ang pagmamahal at pagtulong kagaya po sa madaming ginagawang outreach po ng Jesus Miracle Crusade hindi lamang dito sa Pilipinas kung hindi sa iba't- ibang lugar sa buong mundo," he said.

He reiterated the need for all the Filipinos to unite and help one another to bring progress to the country. He said solutions to the lingering problems of the Filipinos are available and needed only to be implemented by a united Philippines in order to succeed.

Minister Wilde James Almeda also led a group of ministers in praying over Marcos, who praised the JMCIM for its steadfast and strong religious following in the country. Marcos also paid his respect to Pastor Wilde Estrada Almeda and other senior ministers before shaking hands and greeting JMCIM members. Marcos vowed strong support to JMCIM and urged Filipinos to continue serving God.

Sister Ruth AlmedaAwas, daughter of Pastor Wilde Almeda said she was honored to have Marcos grace the 41st Church Anniversary.

“I rarely get excited over public figures, but this time, being a Ferdinand Marcos fan and admirer, I just had to meet his son. It's no secret that I am an admirer of our former President Ferdinand Marcos' iron- clad, strongarm rule. I've always believed that his style of leadership is what the Philippines needed and still needs,” she said.

She added that her brother, Minister Wilde James, and Minister Jun Esguerra and other preachers prayed over Marcos after a talk with him inside the tent.

“We pray that the right person will get one of the highest seats in the government. Our dearest Papa and Mama have always supported Marcos albeit any human rights violations during the latter days of martial law ( which came out of the Marcos regime) is something our dearest Papa and Mama opposed. Albeit I am hoping someone with the same leadership style as former President Ferdinand Marcos will again lead our country. I know through the prayer of our beloved Papa, if it's the Lord's will, the rightful candidate will win,” said Sister Ruth – whose husband Minister Filmore Awas, is a professor at the Benguet State University in La Trinidad town.

The JMCIM Choir also performed beautiful songs of worships in the packed stadium.

Just in December, the JMCIM also launched a series of concerts and evangelism in the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates. The concert in Abu Dhabi held at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda – dubbed Revival Crusade – was spearheaded by Minister Wilde James Almeda, 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 while in the UAE. He also led the evangelism in the United Kingdom after UAE.

Minister Wilde James also participated in concerts in Manila – Christmas Concert at the SM Aura Premier Mall at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, and at the Amoranto Sports Complex 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.

He said they are looking at South Korea for their upcoming evangelism. He also regularly holds services in at least 8 outreach missions in Canada; and the Middle East, among other countries.

During the latest anniversary celebration, Minister Wilde James Almeda took the opportunity to call on the public and JMCIM members all over country and abroad to support the advocacy “Yes for Peace – Bayanihan para sa KKK ( Kapayapaan, Kaunlaran at Kasaganahan) “in support to President Benigno Aquino’s peace efforts.

The JMCIM launched the “Yes for Peace” at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City and peace advocates, including the police and military and government officials have praised the launching of this and renewed support to the JMCIM.

The advocacy aims to achieve permanent cessation of armed hostilities between the government and all armed groups; conduct of peace negotiations anywhere here in the Philippines instead of abroad; and promote Bayanihan or the collective involvement and participation for the implementation of programs and projects that have been or will be agreed upon in peace talks.

Minister Wilde James Almeda is actively involved in the peace advocacy, saying, it is part of the gospel. The Yes for Peace is being supported by Department of Education; the Philippine Postal Corporation, the Presidential Communications Operations Office; the Philippine In- formation Agency; the Philippine News Agency; and the National Printing Office, among other groups.

Education Undersecretary Mario Derequito also reminded all school division superintendents and school heads, including regional directors of the Department of Education to support the Yes for Peace advocacy.

He ordered the display of banner in every schools indicating “This School is a Zone of Peace” to remind all concerned to consider public schools as neutral grounds or peace zones and must not be used as battlegrounds and targets of violence.

Senator and vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr poses with Minister Wilde James Almeda and other ministers as tens of thousands of people flock to the JMCIM 41st Church Anniversary last week.

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