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Officially launched: North Vancouver Sunday Service of Jesus Rock of Ages Ministries

Last Sunday, September 16 cannot just be considered an ordinary Sunday when JRAM-North Vancouver is concerned. Although they have started their Sunday service just a week ago from a Home Bible Study Group in the past month and what took place last Sunday was very special indeed. JRAM churches from the Lower Mainland was represented and provided their firm support for the newest member of the JRAM Family of Churches. Although others may not have been there, it is unquestionable that they can feel the joy of this occasion as well.

There’s no doubt that JRAM-North Vancouver was looking forward to seeing many of their brethren seeing another church alive and well to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus in the city of North Vancouver and surrounding cities. The atmosphere was charged with anticipation and excitement as the people came in to witness a grand celebration of lifting Jesus up together in exuberant joy of praise and worship led by the JRAM BC Music Team with Erik Mangao leading it and the JRAM-BC Youth Ministry who led the celebration songs also. Each part of the service and those assigned added in giving honor to what God has done so far especially when the JRAM-Vancouver Dance Team offered a Tambourine number to the delight of all.

The message I’ve shared focused on “The Mandate of the Church” with a simple challenge that the “world will never go to church, thus, the need for the church to go to the world” as Jesus commanded it. Three things must be done: (a) Carry on Jesus’ mandate; (b) Carry out the Great Commission; and (c) Carry through as one of the churches in the Body of Christ the mandate that JRAM received. Thus, JRAM churches must endeavor to become a blessing and not a burden to God’s Kingdom and the community as Jesus’ disciples and servants of the Living God. But most importantly, JRAM will focus on people that need Jesus and leaving behind those that have found Jesus already. The fact is simple: there are still more that need Jesus than those that have found Him.

Over all, it was a grand day to honor God and His mighty favor, blessings and presence as His people lifted Him up in one accord to declare His Lordship as the center of it all. Remembering that no celebration is ever complete without a time of fellowship over a meal prepared, shared and overflowing to all who attended. Everything was great up to the last bite. Thanks to all JRAM brethren for being part of a special day of the official launching of JRAM-North Vancouver and a big congratulations to our brethren, workers, leaders and attendees of JRAM-North Vancouver with their Coordinator, Emer Valdez, together with his wife Lani and their children supporting them all the way. Let’s continue to pray for them as they see God at work in God’s ministry.

JRAM-North Vancouver, get ready for great things ahead. God bless us all as we pursue the utmost for His highest. TOGETHER LET’S DECLARE JESUS ROCKS NORTH VANCOUVER!


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JRAM – BC “Summer SportsFest 2012

Parade position “Ready to go…”

Another wonderful day was provided by God’s favor as JRAM-BC hold its last joint outdoor activity for the summer, “SportsFest 2012.” It was held at Hawthorne Park, Surrey, BC last August 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. There were more or less 700 people who attended from the different JRAM congregations of Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Abbotsford and North Vancouver.

JRAM-Richmond “chanting Jesus Rocks!”

Indeed, it was a day filled with fellowship, fun and food having

JRAM-North Vancouver “Tug-of-War”

cheering competition and relay games in the morning, and volleyball matches in the afternoon. Without forgetting that it was a Sunday, a time was set aside for every church to have praise, worship and exhortation of the Word before any event was started.

JRAM-Burnaby “Cheering joyfully”

Afterwards, churches were gathered to prepare for a special

Parade beginning with Ptr Aldrin and Monette including a special drummer, Lucas Pangan, behind the banner.

parade with their assigned colored t-shirts to begin the festivities of the day. Throughout the day, seeing the varied colors of every church made the celebration truly colorful and wonderful to look at. The cheering competition, Tug-of-war and relay games provided an opportunity for people to root for their church teams. It was entertaining to watch as each church gave their best to cheer and win for their team.

JRAM-Abbotsford “Tebowing” before their Volleyball game…”

From the children to the grandparents, every age bracket present joined in the enthusiasm and participated eagerly, one way or another.

JRAM-New Westminster “Over-All Champion of Summer SportsFest 2012”

Then, the whole afternoon was spent playing volleyball as each church racing to get the maximum points to be declared the over-all champion of the JRAM-BC SportsFest 2012. At the end of the day and after all the thrills of the day, JRAM-New Westminster was declared the over-all champion of the event.

Congratulations for a job well done! And to all other churches, there will always be next year. Therefore, get ready! But most importantly, what was achieved was a genuine time of great fellowship and fun that yielded lasting effects of brotherly love for all to see.
Food, food, food….

Last but not the least, no JRAM activity will ever be complete without the sacrifice of many who shared their time, labor and foodstuff for all to enjoy in this year’s event. Also, a special thanks to JRAM-Surrey for hosting

JRAM-Surrey “Host Church: Summer SportsFest 2012”

this year’s event and to their Men’s Group who went very early in the morning to secure the park for the day’s activities. I do believe that your lost of sleep was rewarded in seeing God’s people filled with rapturous joyfulness. God will always reward you more than you can ever think or pray. Thank you all for doing such a great job!

Wheelbarrow Relay

In addition, as pictures are worth a thousand words and they do speak well of what happened that could always be seen to enjoy and laughed about, we give thanks to our photographers and videographers, both official and

JRAM-Vancouver ” Shout for Joy”

unofficial for taking great and wonderful pictures for all to see. May the Lord bless us all as we continue to pursue the utmost for His Highest in all that we do for His glory alone. Let’s all look forward for next year’s summer events. I hope that with JRAM Whistler and JRAM Kelowna will join us also because their presence was surely missed in this event.

God bless us all!