CONVERGE 2016 | April 25-27 | Penang, Malaysia
As one nation-- with our friends from Cebu House of Prayer, Makati House of Prayer and Gateway House of Prayer. This was during Converge, last April 25-27 in Penang Island, Malaysia. This is an annual regional gathering of leaders' from different Houses of Prayers all across Southeast Asia.
With our International Family of Affections! It's a great joy to be journeying alongside these ones til' every nation sings.
BURNING HEARTS PHILIPPINES 2016 May 17-19 | Vigan City
This year marked the third year for Vigan HOP to host the said conference. It was indeed a remarkable gathering! As we gathered, we said yes in responding to the invitation set before us, having the same vision and heart to partner with the Son of Man in His pursuit of His Bride in this nation.
It was also quite significant since this was the first time that Makati House of Prayer and Gateway House of Prayer came into solid partnership with us, teaming up for the pre-conference preparations and such. We were also again privileged to have Josh Yeoh (Director, Penang House of Prayer), Jason Chua (Founder, Burning Hearts Singapore) speak during the conference. Of course, we had Stephen Paul Ocampo (Director, Gateway HOP) and our very own, James Lee Lacaden (Director, Vigan HOP) who delivered timely messages as well.
It was definitely a powerful time of worshiping together, interceding together and as one, responding to the invitation to enter into the reality of Isaiah 42: 10-12:
10 Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
11 Let the desert and its cities lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar inhabits; let the habitants of Sela sing for joy, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory to the LORD, and declare his praise in the coastlands.
1:11 CONFERENCE | June 15-18 Singapore
As a team, we were able to attend the 1:11 Conference in Singapore earlier this year. It was indeed a privilege to partner with Burning Hearts Singapore and other HOPs all across Southeast Asia for this one gathering. There was such a weighty focus on the marriage of Prayer, Worship and Missions and how we can all partner with Jesus in this hour of church history. Francis Chan, Andy Byrd, Daniel Lim, Aaron Walsh and Jason Chua were among the speakers during the conference. The messages released sparked visions and dream to come alive and marked hearts unto one pursuit; In seeing Malachi 1:11 become a reality we all can walk into.
“My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.” | Malachi 1:11 NIV
IGNITE INTERNSHIP 2016 | July 3-9 Vigan City
We consider Ignite Internship a milestone for this house because it's our first time to faciliate our very first Internship. We prayed into it, stepped out in faith, and said Yes to the Lord in pursuing this. We have proved that to be courageous is to do something you are unqualified to do. And that's exactly what we did. We may have felt unqualified to push through with it, but time and time again we have experienced His sufficient grace over us.
22 Interns signed up for this, from different locations--Ilocos Norte, Baguio, Quezon City (Luzon House of Prayer), Makati (Makati House of Prayer), and of course from Vigan City. We also had our friends, Stephanie James (Penang House of Prayer), Shalom Fung and Ephraim Thong (Burning Hearts Singapore) come and help us with the whole process. Their partnership and help is irreplaceable and certainly the messages they released here ignited a deeper hunger for the Son of Man.
Themes for the topics discussed during the Internship revolved around Identity, the Bridal Paradigm, Intimacy with the Lord, and such. We also had a Harp and Bowl Workshop,daily Bible Studies and as well as community time which refreshed us all a lot. Overall, it was a learning process for us, but it shifted things in our spirits causing us to believe Him for greater things. All the more it provoked our hearts to dream and partner with Jesus until every island and nation sings.
12-HOUR BURN | 6 PM-6 AM | Dec 5-6
For the last HOP set this year, we did a 12-hour overnight burn having Him set the agenda for us as we burned incense going upwards His throne. It was our first time to do the overnight burn in the small space we are renting. A deeper cry for a habitation and a hosting of His presence increased, leaving us with hearts ignited with a fresh fire of love from the Son of Man.