"God has given all things into the hands of His son Jesus. Therefore the health field rightly belongs to Him! But the enemy has usurped it, so we, His children need to claim what rightfully belongs to Jesus Christ."
Thus, declared Dr. Lourdes D. Ramirez, PHCF National Coordinator in her welcome remarks at the PHCF 5th National Prayer Summit on October 24-26, 2014 in Tagaytay City. The summit which focused on the theme, "Raising Up An Army of Intercessors in the Health Field," draw 65 healthcare workers from various hospitals and clinics nationwide.
The guest speaker, Rev. Beulah Badua, president, Filipino Christian Friends of Israel, enlightened the participants during the three-day teachings on Intercession founded mainly on Apostle Paul's instruction:
"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." (1 Timothy 2:1-29, NKJV)
Rev. Beulah Badua
A foremost intercessory leader and teacher on prayer and Israel in the country, Rev. Badua challenged the health workers to be a "Wall", Repairer and Rebuilder in their workplaces, cities and to the nation.
Everything that God intended to happen in the summit fell into their proper places as each session began with adoration and worship led by Pastor Mike Muyot of Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn and Pastor Connie Macauyam of Zion of the Glorious Redeemer Church(ZGRC).
Special surprise awards were given to the following: Earliest registrant: Marjorie Remulta (The Medical City); Hospital with most participants: Quirino Memorial Medical Center (Luzon) and Davao Doctors Hospital (Mindanao); Earliest participant: Dr. Noel Gloria from Digos City, Davao del Norte.
Healthcare workers from various hospital groups and church members together with the PHCF staff and National Action Team
The summit's culmination was the solemn commissioning ceremony of the participants to their enormous task as God's Army of Intercessors in the Health Field. Balloons and confetti were released in celebration of the glorious event.
The participants were one in expressing verbal gratitude and written appreciation for the summit. God truly worked in their hearts. They accepted the urgent call to be intercessors and committed to help each other to fulfill such call. They left Tagaytay City brimming with hope that the Spirit of God will initiate fresh breakthroughs for the ministry of PHCF in winning the Health Fields for Jesus Christ.
Glimpses from the 5th National Prayer Summit at Christian Development Center, Tagaytay City