Ministry Report-3rd Quarter 2016

Twinville church of Christ  

imageDanni DeVera reports that in July they began to focus more on the Tutorial Center Program’s children and parents at the Twinville church.  In focusing more on the families of tutorial students, they distribute fliers and tracks to the young people to continue to encourage and train them in our Lord Jesus Christ.  During the distribution, they have lunch together as well as devotionals after the work is complete.   The monthly door knocking campaign by the area churches in Manila was hosted by Pasig-Centennial church of Christ and resulted  in invitations to attend church as well as Bible studies. They also met to discuss the Evangelism Workshop held at Coloocan church building. The tutorial program at Twinville church of Christ continues to teach children about our God. Recently, they began working on alphabet sounds using telephonic water pipes to learn phonetic sounds of each letter.  The continued learning of Bible verses from the students is going well. The students, one by one, recited their verses in front of the class.  Tutorial examinations were conducted in August and text books were given to the parents to study with their children.

 

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Finally, the quarterly meeting for the Twinville church of Christ and area worship service was conducted.  A review of the upcoming activities, evangelism programs and financial status was completed with the church.  It was reported to the congregation and accepted with great joy that several of this year’s students are now attending church regularly. Danni is requesting prayers for the continued work of the Twinville church and evangelism in the Balubad area.

 

Calamba and Mayapa church of Christ

 imageJonathan Faldas continues to work extremely hard in his areas of ministry. He travels regularly to Mayapa CoC to encourage them as well as working with the Dreamland location. He reports that weekly activities include Monday Bible studies with CTC (children’s tutorial center) parents, Wednesday CTC teaching of moral lessons from Bible characters, Tuesday & Thursday Bible studies, Theology Bible studies at Rosario, Batangas visitation on Saturdays, Sunday worship services at Mayapa & Calamba, and encouragement of the brethren. As you can see, Jonathan is very busy all the while raising his children in the Lord.

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Last month, Metro Manila Ministries helped with the church roof construction. The church raised half of the money to put a roof on their building since they get flooded when it rains. They can now worship without being rained on.

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Jonathan reports plans are under way to conduct a feeding program for children during their time of outreach in Calamba.  They are excited about helping families in the area of this outreach and to further the good name of the Lord’s church there.

 

Jonathan is requesting continued prayers for his children and their good health, his continued recovery after personal tragedies, the health of his mother, and for the congregations where he serves faithfully. He is requesting assistance with funds for the upcoming feeding program. Would you partner with Metro Manila Ministry to help Jonathan in this outreach to feed hungry children with food and especially spiritual nourishment?

 

 

 

 

 Friendship Road Church of Christ

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Steve Sepulveda reports that his primary focus for this quarter is the visiting of the CTC parents of Friendship Road church in order to encourage the tutorial families and conduct Bible studies with them. He also reports that they are beginning the construction of a new baptistry at the Friendship Road church.

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Steve is requesting prayers for his health as he has been in and out of the hospital due to kidney failure.  His kidneys are now functioning at less than 4%. His mother was also taken to the hospital due to a stroke and his sister has stage 4 colon cancer.  We are imploring you to pray earnestly for Steve and his family. His desire to serve the brethren and community around Friendship Road is hampered by continued health concerns. He is requesting financial help with medical expenses as you can well imagine are growing significantly.  Would you be willing to partner with us to help Steve?

 

Mission Trip

 

     The Kingsley family which comprise of Dale, Remy, Jasper and Justine will be flying from Wichita, Kansas in January 2017 to go on a mission trip to the Philippines.  Their son, Philip, who is a missionary intern in Saskatchewan, Canada will be flying from Regina and meeting them in Manila.Another team member, Barrion Palmer, from Huntsville, Alabamawill be joining them for two weeks. Philip and Dale will be in Manila about a month. Remy, Jasper and Justine will be there until March to attend the Tutorial graduation.

They plan to conduct a feeding program, teach one-on-one Bible studies, and teach group seminars. During their stay there, they hope to encourage the workers and the brethren by working alongside them and fellowshipping with them at various congregations..

Please pray for the success and safety of the crew as they go and spread God’s Word in the Philippines.

 

 

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