On June 22, 2015, Phase 1 of this desperately needed church building was launched. The incredible story of sacrifice that purchased this property makes it a joy to give to the cause. Pastor Steve Stoltzfus has agreed to take the lead in soliciting the funds from many churches in order to provide this church a house of worship.
Pastor Jonathan Pabanil and his family
Last Updated November 25, 2016
Lucena Church Dedication and Evangelism
On October 25, 2016, The Lucena Church was dedicated. At the dedication service, Elder Ronald Garrett preached about the pouring out of revival on the church. Glory to God for the blessings He has provided throughout the whole process of the Lucena Church Building Project. Before the dedication service, all of the young people and visitors who had gathered for the Luzon Youth Camp went on evangelism to invite people to attend the church dedication service. As you can see in the pictures, there were many outreachers and many souls needing to hear the Gospel. Keep Lucena Church in your prayers as we pray for a reaping of the harvest.
Blessings in the form of clothing
Modesty is a foundational standard in the lives of Pentecostals. Ladies in the Burbank church were able to donate many articles of clothing for the women and girls at the Lucena church so that they would have more items to add to their wardrobes. It is a blessing for the women of God to be a testimony because of their modesty!
Lucena Church Progress
Below, you will see pictures of the most recent progress of the Lucena Church. As you can see, it is almost completed! The husbands and young people transport the hollow blocks and sacks of sand to the third floor via a pulley, while the ladies (mothers and young people) shovel and sift the sand. More laborers work inside the church auditorium hammering, putting iron bars on the hardened cement floor, and thoroughly cleaning the church. They are in unity and are happy to help in the church.
Below, you will see pictures of the 14th day after pouring the cement mix on the rooftop (third floor), and all Lucena Church men united to remove the scaffolding and the ply woods.
Below, you will see pictures of the construction progress of the Lucena Church. The Pabanil family has been able to transfer to the parsonage, the second floor is complete, and all plumbing is completed and functional. Construction has begun for the third floor as they are piling hollow blocks for walls and putting square iron bars for the iron beams. The Lucena church brethren are all volunteering, the ladies are putting the sand in sacks and taking them to the third floor, while the boys are carrying the hollow blocks to the third floor. They also have volunteer workers for making concrete stairs on the left side of the building going up to the third floor, and to make the work more efficient and systematic, the men line up starting from the mixing of the cement, sand and gravel and pass the pail to the next man in the line until it reaches the foreman who then pours the cement to the area of the stairs.
9th Week of the Building Project!
They are finishing up the second floor of the building!
8th Week of the building project!
7th Week of the building project!
6th Week of the building project!
5th Week of Construction!
THe Start of the Building project
Thank you brethren!
Contributions already received:
Pastor Michael Ashley--Owensboro, Kentucky Pastor Ron Garrett--Glendale, Arizona Pastor Samuel Ham--Melville, Louisiana Pastor Gary Howard--Tulsa, Oklahoma Pastor Don Hyler--Atwater, California Pastor Fred Jimenez--Whittier, California Pastor Ron Lawrence-- Sunnyvale, California Pastor Homer Looper--Silsbee, Texas Pastor Mark Lareau--Salt Lake City, Utah Pastor Timothy Lareau--Las Cruces, New Mexico Pastor Mike Lollar--Metairie, Louisiana Pastor William Ray--Orem, Utah Pastor A. Rondeou--Las Vegas, Nevada Pastor Andy Simons--Las Vega, Nevada Pastor Steve Stoltzfus--Las Vegas, Nevada Pastor William Weidner--Kingsburg, California Pastor Philip White -- Burbank, California