Remaining with The Lord
Once a year, All Apostles, national rectors as well as administrative officers gathered for the annual NAC SEAsia meeting. This year they gathered during last weekend from 17-19 January 2020 in Jakarta. Country specific dialogues and deliberations of spiritual topics from the desk of Chief Apostle as well planning and strategic issues were on the agenda.
The ministers from Jakarta and Banten district and their wives were invited to a divine service by District Aposlte Edy Isnugroho on Sunday morning, 19 January 2020 in Depok (Indonesia). The District Apostle strengthened the ministers that we must not allow trials and temptations, but stay humble and trust in the Lord. He based the service with the passage from Luke 22: 31-32:
Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat, but I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.
In the afternoon, all Apostles served in various congregations in Jakarta and Banten regions. The District Apostle himself served in Bogor congregation where the rector, Priest Daryanto and his wife received a blessing on their silver wedding.