- Posted August 15, 2014 by
Three Hundred Thousand Unite in Peace
While Africa struggles with the Ebola Virus, Israel with the Gaza conflict and North America strives to revive its economy, there is a place where over 300,000 people from 45 nations breathe peace on earth.
Hundreds of thousands of followers of different nations and races, all dressed in white, united in song and prayer yesterday in the Beautiful Province of Guadalajara, Mexico. Songs of Praise could be heard in Spanish, English, French, and a Mayan dialect, among others. The differences between the nations seemed to go unseen as the spirit of fraternal love and harmony spread throughout.
Believers traveled from near and far to celebrate the Holy Convocation, a solemn feast of The Light of the World Church, which commemorates the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Holy convocation is a week long celebration of prayer and worship from August 7 to August 15.
Even if in their countries there is conflict the faithful that gathered in the Beautiful Province found peace. Martha Bejarano, of Fresno, Calif., said, with tears in her eyes, “I feel at peace here, I feel loved, I feel happy, I feel like this is where I belong,” This feeling of tranquility comes from participating of The Holy Supper, Bejarano said.
The streets on the 14 acres that surround the temple overflowed. The temple which capacitates 12,000 members was insufficient to accommodate the large number of followers that came to partake in the celebration. The festivity was held in three sub sites simultaneously, in Bethel, Master Aaron Joaquin, and in the Recreation Center Samuel Joaquin Flores where 60,000 youth joined in the celebration.
Believers from the United States, Israel, Europe, Haiti, the Philippines and other parts of the world rejoiced as they part took of the “bread and wine” symbols of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ.
Today the Farewell Ceremony of the Holy Convocation will begin at 10:00 a.m., in which the faithful of the seven continents will depart to their home lands, with a fervent prayer for their safe return and fraternal embrace to one another.