Celebration in Argentina
Written by Administrator Thursday, 23 September 2010 14:43
Something outstanding, historic and unprecedented happened in Córdoba, 9-11 September: G12 Argentina celebrated its 5th Annual Conference in both the Ferial Complex and the Orfeo Superdome simultaneously. Vision of the Future Church came together in the first venue, and all the other churches that are implementing the vision from the International Charismatic Mission gathered in the other.
It was necessary to do this because the facilities were not sufficient to accommodate everyone, that is to say, nothing like this has ever happened in Argentina before. Vision of the Future Church gathered 6658 of its members and there were 5584 from the other Churches, namely: "Jesus is here," "People committed to Jesus," "The house of blessing," "International Christian Church," "International Charismatic Mission," "Living Hope," "Extending the kingdom," "A Better Life," "Christ is the answer," and "Henderson Evangelical Church."
The speakers were practically the same in both venues: Pastors Cesar and Claudia Castellanos, Juan Carlos and Betty Rojas, Raimoth and Ilma Garzon, Fernando Ramos, the band Soulfire Revolution, Reverend Omar Jr., and Alejandra Cabrera, current G12 Coordinators for our country, along with some Argentinian pastors and Rómulo Talero from Bolivia. Manuela and Sara Castellanos headed up the dance, along with other national teams.
The message "REACH your generations" brought a revelation of being used in this time, and awoke the potential given by God to conquer our Nation. We held a Kids Conference under the same name for 5-12 year olds. These children with conquerors' hearts received the same Word, hungry for the blessing. With an attendance of 1039 kids, surely they will march as an army of warriors and will play a predominant role in society.
The number of attendees at both conferences, including adults and children was 12 242 people.
Highlights included artistic dance combined with video in the Ferial, and the welcome and words of Pastors Emanuel and Silvia Ramos who complete the national team of 12. We must point out the humility, love and unity with which the G12 pastors have conducted themselves especially in the face of changes. All were able to understand that they were there to serve and not to be seen, which shows that this is a really special team.
Those who focussed themselves on their purpose and who spiritually-speaking, took the burning "torch," will bring light to our generation and will pass it on to the next. Pastor Cesar Castellanos taught: "You and I are challenged to take the torch and to not let the sacred flame of the love of Jesus Christ go out." As a Church we have arisen as spiritual government over our nation to pray that Argentina returns to the rhythm set by God.
And there's more...!
The large united celebration in Córdoba's Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening gathered together more than 13 thousand people. The outstanding band Kyosko played and the Argentinian folklore group XTO launched their latest disc "Tengo más" ("I have more"). Then bands Valor Interior (Inner Value), the worship team from Pastor Gliget's church, and that of MCI Argentina played. There was so much joy in the meetings, people were jumping, hands were raised, people were waving flags, they sang the different tunes in unison, and spontaneous songs broke out: "I am a Christian.... this is a feeling that I can't stop feeling"
The Soulfire Revolution concert prior to Pastor Cesar Castellanos' message prepared hearts so that the hand of the Lord rested on each one, redeemed and healed. Once again the choruses could be heard coming from the stalls: " Come to see him, come to see him, it's not River or Boca, it's Jesus Christ of Nazareth." The night culminated in Pastor Fernando Ramos' Stand Up Comedy "Jerry, from conqueror to conquered," and he led those who desired to, to receive Jesus as their Saviour.
'Reach' is a memorable Conference because of the number of entrants (which has not stopped growing since 2006 when the first conference was held in Buenos Aires). It is incredible because of the impact on the attendees, who will rise up as one people that will reach their generations through the media, politics, education, music, arts and science, and will transform the world of today and the future.
The fire of God is burning in Argentina....! The fire of God lit hearts so that they may be a light to their descendants as they reach their generations.
You can view photos of the conferences here: