Prof. Dr. Roland Fischer, president of Friedensau Adventist University in Germany expounded a deeper understanding of the parables of Jesus to the AIIAS community during the week of prayer on September 9-15, 2018.
An expert in the field of Practical Theology, Fischer included narrative and lessons from his rich pastoral background into his messages that were delivered in two separate sessions daily. “Jesus wants us to seek and earnestly search for His kingdom … If you receive the kingdom of God, you have to give back your old life by giving yourself to Christ. Seek first the kingdom and his righteousness, but thank God that he sought and found us first,” appealed Fischer.
The Student Association Officers under the leadership of Religious Chair for Student Association 2018-2019 Rafael Bampi de Oliveira, the creativity of MPH student Miguel Quiñones and his team of decorators, and staff from the Physical Plant department gave great effort in preparing the stage of the auditorium and the amphitheater. Displayed were white panels, elaborate props, a replica of a fishing boat, and an altar was made for people to bring in their prayer offerings of requests, thanksgiving, and praise.
Another highlight of the week of prayer was the call to donate food, clothing, and toys for those in need. Through the generosity of the AIIAS community, a heap of clothes and shoes were collected to help the victims of the recent typhoon Ompong that made landfall in the northern area of the Philippines.