Men’s Conference 2020
November 29, 2020
“FIGHT!” MEN’S CONFERENCE
By Rem Sagarino (Heralds, UAE)
“Fight! Fight! Fight! Ahoo! Ahoo! Ahoo!” This was the battle cry of more than 300 men gathered in a virtual conference via Zoom. For the first time, The Lords Flock (TLF) conducted a 3-hour spiritual symposium for male members and non-members alike on November 29, 2020, likewise simultaneously featured live on Facebook. It was an amazing sight to behold men coming together with different backgrounds, age groups, and from different locations in the Philippines, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and America. We were all gathered to learn how to fight the good fight of faith and for the destiny that God has in store for all male of the species.
Bro. Froilan Hong, TLF Senior Head Servant, officially opened the conference and set the tone by affirming that men face many difficult battles in life in the areas of health, finances, relationships, work, and others. He encouraged the audience to anticipate the keynote speakers’ real-life testimonies: Bro. Bobby Rodriguez (Tatay Bob), TLF Elder and Founder; and Bro. Derick Santiago, International Head Servant.
The online viewers related well to the speakers’ witnesses and discourses. Tatay Bob reminded us of who we are – not men of the world, but soldiers of God (2 Tim. 2:3), facing spiritual battles, fighting spiritual enemies, and armed with heavenly battle gear (Eph 6:10-17). Bro. Derick added that man’s major responsibility is to be a warrior that protects the family, advances the kingdom of God and fights spiritual battles.
Some notable comments from men, as well as women viewers Zoom and Facebook are as follows:
“Wooww, super thank you tatay Bob for your powerful and inspiring sharing, nakaka-bless po!” Mario Mellapes, Taguig City
“It was a very interesting and informative conference. A very unique kind of conference where men gathered to share and discuss God’s teaching in handling the most important battle in life. You will come out victorious knowing you have a living, loving and merciful God” – Rheimar Labial, UAE
“Very touching sharing of your family trials, Bro Derick Santiago.” – Leah Mariano
“Thank you, Lord, for using Tatay Bob as your mouthpiece to share Your Words.” – Adolfo Tan
“Thank you Tatay Bob for sharing your life and your faith” – Andrew Oribiana
“Even though I already know well Tatay’s life story, he still makes me cry everytime I hear him share his life. God has truly blessed Tatay Bob to touch hearts.” – Te Florentino, Brethren,
Kudos to the workers conference: moderators, Bro. Gem Espina and Bro. Nesty Centeno, who smoothly handled the program transitions and energetically kept everyone entertained from beginning to end; game masters, Bro. Russel Viernes and Bro. Joben Avila, who rendered the games enjoyable; the Technical Team ensured that the program ran smoothly; the Psalm Ministry band led by Bro. Kent Gallido led the audience to a Spirit-filled Praise and Worship that opened up the hearts of participants.
The conference was an overall success, moving us men to fight for another day, one more round in the “ring”, with God as our strength. “The mass of men leads lives of quiet desperation (Henry David Thoreau)” when we don’t have God as front and center in our daily battles. God has been calling us men for a conference since the Old Testament times, and even more so in these desperate times. With united and grateful hearts, we TLF men express our biggest appreciation to The Lord’s Flock for helping us answer the call.
To God be the Glory!