Wow! 18 years! It seemed just like yesterday when my family packed everything we had and hopped on a plane to join WIN Ontario on its second anniversary. Life, as we knew it from that point forward, would be radically different. Looking back at those years, I can say that it was not only different, it turned out to be an adventure!
I beam with joy as I remember our trials and triumphs, each one of them paving the way for a testimony of God’s faithfulness. Through the years, I’ve realized that God not only gave us a church to pastor, He gave us a family to be a part of. We’ve shared not only Sunday mornings but life itself. I’ve seen my share of childbirths, dedications, weddings, lay-offs, break-ups, and reconciliations, and everything life itself is made of. It has been my privilege to witness how our church family has grown both numerically but most importantly, spiritually.
Today we celebrate yet another milestone. What was once our dream is now a reality. This worship center is the fruit of our sacrifices and born out of our faith. It is more than a building, it is a constant reminder of God’s goodness to us.
While it seems like we have much to celebrate about, I believe we are still just beginning. God has strengthened us so that we can do more in fulfilling the mission He gave us – to win people and make them followers of Jesus Christ. It’s time to Proclaim His Name.
Happy Anniversary and congratulations WIMO Family!
— Pastor Jong Duterte