(Bali Room Hotel Indonesia – Jakarta Pusat)
26 November 2015
In celebrating the 10th anniversary of Anugrah Ministries, we conducted our Partner Gathering event on the 26th of November 2015. Anugrah Ministries’ boards, partners, colleagues, and friends came to celebrate with us. Held at Bali Room Hotel Indonesia, at 6.30pm our guests started coming. At the pre function, they were welcomed with a drink, and given a chance to take pictures and greet one another. About 160 guests came to celebrate, to witness the goodness and faithfulness of God for Anugrah Ministries in her first decade.
At 7pm door opened, and the event was hosted by our MC, David Manalu. Different from the previous years, this year’s event is more special because we were having a talk show, hosted by Rhea Arella and Wawan Yap. What makes it more special is that Ps. Daniel Hendrata and Ps. Debby Catharina got to be the guest speakers (they usually interview people, but that night they were the ones being interviewed). During the talk show, they shared about the programs that Anugrah Ministries were consistently doing, such as GoodNews, Church MakeOver (CMO), Adikku Sayang, Outreach, Compassion ministry, and also House of Love and Grace in Uetuwu. While enjoying the set menu dinner that we had prepared, our guests were entertained by Edward and Agnes Chen, UX Singers, Danar Indra, Aboda, and special performance of Christabelle Marbun (Adikku Sayang Ambassador) who sang together with a number of Adikku Sayang representatives (from Jakarta and Bekasi centers).
Besides the performances, we also showed a few supporting video clips, and endorsement videos from Board of Trustees and Partners of Anugrah Ministries. Ps. Timotius Arifin also gave his speech and motivation for Anugrah Ministries to keep moving forward in serving the Lord in the years to come. Then, Ps. Daniel Hendrata and Ps. Debby Catharina shared the word of God, entitled “City on a Hill,” taken from the book of Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Ps. Daniel Hendrata and Ps. Debby Catharina also presented the plan of Anugrah Ministries for 2016.
The climax of the event was the launching of Ps. Daniel Hendrata’s new book, entitled “I am Number Two.” This third book written by Ps. Daniel Hendrata explains about a journey in finding one’s identity and destiny, and teaches us all to always place God as number one in our lives. On top of that, Ps. Debby Catharina also launched her new album, entitled “Your Faithfulness” and closed the night by singing a song. Like the title, this album contains songs that tell about the faithfulness of God. More interestingly, there are three testimonies contained in this album: from Mrs. Angie Yuwono (a cancer survivor), from Exsia (Adikku Sayang student, from Padang Center, who won second place in her school singing competition last year), and from Angeline (daughter of Ps. Daniel Hendrata and Ps. Debby Catharina, whom God healed from Pericardial Effusion). That night, Ps. Daniel Hendrata and Ps. Debby Catharina distributed the new book and the new album as souvenir for the guests, in addition of New Testament audio bible cd, which is presented by Alkitab Suara.
Thank you for all the support given to Anugrah Ministries. We realize that we cannot do this ministry maximally without the support of everyone. May God use us all more mightily in this new-year 2016, like a City on a Hill being displayed by God in the middle of darkness. God bless us all!
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