Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines. On December 28, 2013, at a weekly Thanksgiving of the Members Church of God International at ADD Convention Center in Apalit Pampanga, that day is filled with our dear lolo’s and lola’s. Most of them arrived earlier than usual and secured a place in the front-most.
At ninety three years old ( 93 ), lola Rosalina F. Sanchez, accompanied by her granddaughter, is one of those who came up on stage. It is such a delight to see the elders giving thanks and singing praises to the Lord. Everyone is rejoicing for another opportunity to see His creations.
Although had difficulty in hearing, everyone thought she is a thousand and three (1,003 ), after a few times been asked how old she was, finally understood — ninety three ( 93 ) Everyone is very happy and Bro. Eli Soriano has this to say:
“Dapat pagka matanda na, dapat maintindihan nyo na pinagpapasensiyahan na yung mga matatandang bingi. Si Papang, namatay, 97. Ang nanay ko 93 nung mamatay. Yung kapatid na 93 na yan, malakas pa, awa ng Panginoon. “
( It is already difficult for elders to hear. Elders need patience. My father died the the age of 97. My mother died at 93. So, the 93 year-old sister is still strong, with the help and mercy of God. )
“Makikita nyo ang ebidensiya sa mga taong ito. 80 … 70 mahigit, 90 mahigit, yang mga taong yan, nakalagpas na dun sa mga maraming pagsubok, maraming mga panganib. Kaya magkakaisa tayong kalooban ngayon. Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Dios sa mga taong ipinagkaloob niya sa atin. “ – Bro. Eli Soriano
( “You can see the evidence from these people — 80, 70 and more than 90 years old, they are the ones who have surpassed the dangers and trials. So let us unite altogether in offering Thanksgiving to God for all the years He had given to us.” — Bro. Eli Soriano )
The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
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