Festive Thanksgiving celebration despite of destructive Typhoon 1 October

On Wednesday, 23rd of January 2008

The New Apostolic Church in the Philippines celebrated its annual Thanksgiving Day, Sunday, 1st October. Nationwide the congregations came together for a special thanksgiving service, which this year was under the motto “Thanksgiving is a matter of heart not head” It is not circumstantial either. We owe God thanks for everything and at all times.
A devastating typhoon hit Metro Manila on Thursday, 28th September. On Thanksgiving-Sunday electricity, water and communication lines were still down. Nevertheless at Makati Church the joyful celebration took place. Already Saturday many members brought fruit and vegetables for the decoration of the altar. After the divine service on Sunday conducted by Apostle Hebeisen, the congregation of 265 joined in fellowship and feasted on the produce. The Youth packed bags which were taken home by the poor and marginalized.