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2019 Feast of Tabernacles: Baguio City, Philippines

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2019 Feast of Tabernacles

Baguio City, Philippines

The Feast started out with the Opening Night welcoming service, highlighted by the welcome video message from our president, Mr. Victor Kubik. The highest attendance we had was 130 people on the sixth day. We were also able to welcome a few brethren from the United States and Australia.

The messages were all uplifting, inspiring and encouraging. They focused on the reality of the establishment of God’s Kingdom that will bring about everlasting peace, true happiness and spiritually abundant living. The messages also touched on why we dwell in booths for seven days as strangers and pilgrims on this earth. We were also admonished to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and the need to pray more fervently “Thy Kingdom Come!” With the help of God’s Holy Spirit, we have been given the ability to now envision how this will truly be made a reality very soon.

We were privileged again to have with us for the second half of the Feast our senior pastor for the Philippines and his wife, David and Denise Dobson. They shared their first half of the Feast this time with our brethren in our Davao, Philippines site.

As in previous years, various wholesome activities were enjoyed by the young and old alike. Everyone had the opportunity to enjoy fun, food, fellowship and games. Youth Day activities took place on the second day for the preteens and teens, while the Seniors’ Dinner on the third day was hosted by our teens and young adults.

Family Day activities were on the fourth day, and included activities for families with infants and toddlers. The Festival Show this year was again held on the evening of the sixth day after the weekly Sabbath. It featured festive songs and dances such as “Pearly Shells” from Hawaii, “Hava Nagila” from Israel and our local folk dance, the Tinikling, among others. All brethren from the youngest and the oldest generations participated in an effort to bridge the generation gap. The spiritually awe-inspiring messages centered on the meaning of “going up to the mountain of the Lord.”

Warm fellowship and the spirit of service and outgoing concern was seen by all at the Baguio City Feast site. We all felt we were blessed by our Great God with a much deeper level of spiritual understanding of the joy, unity, love and togetherness that we will surely enjoy in His Kingdom forever. This Feast of Tabernacles indeed was our best Feast ever!