Jesus Miracle Crusade
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The Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry (acronym as JMCIM) is an Apostolic Pentecostal religious group in the Philippines which believes particularly in the promotion of miracles and faith in God for healing. JMCIM was founded by Evangelist Wilde E. Almeda in February 14, 1975. It has members in the Philippines, the United States and China.
The Crusade is "one of the largest and fastest growing independent churches" in the traditionally Catholic Philippines with "millions" of followers. It has a focus on faith healing, form both physical and spiritual disorders; its ministry conceptualizes substance abuse, marital problems, and other personal and life issues as spiritual disorders.
2000 Sipadan kidnappings
During the 2000 Sipadan kidnappings hostage crisis in Sabah, Malaysia, and the southern Philippines that began with the seizing of twenty-one hostages from the dive resort island of Sipadan on 23 April 2000, by Abu Sayyaf militants, a group of 13 members of the Jesus Miracle Crusade led by Reverend Wilde Almeda attempted to act as mediators for the release of other hostages. On 1 July 2000 they delivered 70 bags of rice and up to US$ 3,000 in cash to the militants, but were themselves taken hostage.
The JMCIM Apostolic doctrine believes in three manifestations in one GOD: as God the Father in creation, as Son of God in redemption, and as Spirit of God in regeneration.
They also adhere to the Pentecostal formulation of baptism, whereby believers are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, commonly referred to as Jesus-name baptism, rather than using the Trinitarian formula, and promote Pentecostal standards of holiness in conversation, appearance, and way of thinking.
The church also follows the Pentecostal worship practices of spending many hours in worship and singing praises to God.
The Jesus Miracle Crusade TV program was originally launched on IBC 13 from 1975 to 1988. Following the success of the program, it moved to GMA 7 from 1988 to 2002. At present, the TV program airs on PTV-4 every Saturday from 11:00 PM to 12:30 midnight. From 2007 to the present, the Jesus Miracle Crusade radio program, entitled "The Jesus Miracle Hour" airs over DZME 1530 kHz AM Band in Metro Manila from Mondays to Saturdays from 11:00 PM to 12:00 midnight, and dwOK 97.5 MHz in Olongapo from Mondays to Sundays from 11:00 PM to 12:00 midnight.
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