23rd November 2008, Farewell to Bishop Esser

On Sunday, 23rd of November 2008

Our good friend and Bishop finished his missionary commission in the Philippines. Ever since 1989 he visited the Philippines and occasionally also other South East Asian countries, 2 to 3 times a year with the commission of then Ap E. Wagner to ‘TEACH, UPLIFT AND STRENGTHEN‘. Adding up the total amount of time spent in Asia comes to a period of 3 years. Needless to say, he left many traces of blessing, and many areas owe their development and today’s standard to his untiring contributios over 20 years. In a divine service attended by close to 700 members conducted by DAH Hebeisen in our Tupi Church, the Bishop was thanked and bid farewell. The previous night a lively choir concert to his joy and honor was presented by the South Cotabato youth.