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Cubao and Marikina Update

By: Danni de Vera

A year after the devastating flood cause by typhoon “ONDOY” still no statistic can capture the cost to human life, the toll on emotions and the little heroics that will forever etch in the memories of this generation of Filipinos. Slowly many Filipino’s are still trying to recover, in Marikina alone the damages is approximately 10 billion pesos.

Our brethren in Marikina continue to serve our God, the God who never leaves us nor forsake us.

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Last September 1 three young girls age 11 and 12 decided to be immersed for the forgiveness of their sins. All of them grew in Sunday school and knows the scriptures well. They receive their first tagalong Bible after their baptism. They are faithfully attending Bible studies and worship service every Sunday. We are praying for these three young girls for their spiritual growth.

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To Seek & Save is one of the greatest responsibilities that we can be proud of. This month we started our campaign at Camia Street in Twinville. Majority of the children studying in our tutorial center at Twinville lives in these areas. Also our Wednesday groups Bible study in Balubad Phase 1 are going strong.

 

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Campaign

 Distributing flyers in market area is one of our regular means of reaching the lost souls. We also conduct door knocking and interview evangelism.

 

 

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Bro. Danni teaching Parable of the Sower makes the brethren of Cubao realized what kind of soil are they. These parables wake us all to be more faithful to the works of the Lord.

 

 

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A parent meeting was held in Twinville and at Friendship road. Brother Danni teaching the way of salvation before the meeting started. This one way we can teach other parents who do not have time to attend group Bible study. Bro. Mike discusses the improvement of their children and their progress at tutorial center.

 

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Wichita, Kansas Update

 306.JPGThe Friday night Bible Study and fellowship resumed in September with different speakers giving devotionals every week. The topic for this season is about “Faith and Actions”. We will be done 3rd week of November and will resume again in January. It was really good convictions for Christians and non-Christians alike on how we can practice our faith and put them into works. Thank you to all who participated and spoke and those who made this season very successful with an attendance ranging from 15-30 each week. God is good and He is in control with this ministry.

Asian Festival Fundraiser:

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We have a great fundraiser at the Asian Festival in Wichita, Kansas on October 30, 2010. Mylene, Philip, Matthew and Remy together with some donated Filipino desserts from Carmela and Tess sold a lot that evening for their funds to go to the Philippines next summer of 2011. We also sold crafts from the Philippines. It was a great turnout that we will double the selections of food next year! Thanks for all those who helped make this a successful one!

DE CASTRO COC UPDATE

Blood-letting Project
We had a bloodletting project last october 16 in cooperation with other congregations around Manila and MARCH Medical Mission.  The Philippine Red Cross conducted the said bloodletting at Samar COC, Quezon City.

As reported by Bro. Raj Buo in his Facebook account, out of 35 participants of only 17 passed the screening and successfully bled.

The donated blood is intended to help fellow brethren in the future in case they need blood especially during dengue season.  The Philippine Red Cross issued card for each donor and Bro. Raj will be keeping it for future use.

Hopefully the blood will not be used by the brethren but if it is needed then there are about 17 bags available for ready use.

Big thanks to all those who supported this event.

Merging
During our meeting with Bro. Raj Buo and Bro. Sonny Catalan, they mentioned that Kapitolyo COC needed help since they do not have a full-time preacher and minister.  The first plan was to preach there in the morning and then preach at De Castro in the afternoon.  But then we thought that why not merge both congregation to uplift both congregation.

Without delay, I met with Bro. Jun Cayanan and talked about the possibility of merging both congregation.  He was very excited and relieved that they would finally have a full-time worker to take care of the congregation.  He then relayed the plan to Kapitolyo COC.

As a preliminary meeting with the men of Kapitolyo, I was invited to preach there last october 10 where I preached about Reviving their Commitment to the mission and vision of the church.

After preaching there, I reported to De Castro congregation about what we talked with the men of Kapitolyo.  We immeidately planned our first joint fellowship which was held last October 24 at De Castro.  After worship we had lunch fellowship and celebrated the birthday of Borgy the son of Bro. Cezar Ola.

We also had a meeting about the merging.  There were about 8 men during the meeting.

Others
I also preached at Twinville COC last October 17 and I was asked to talk about giving.  After the worship we had lunch fellowship and I was given the chance to fellowship with the brethren in Marikina.


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August 2010 Update

by Danni de Vera

August is the month of nutrition, a time to execute feeding program to all impoverish children. It is also time for all of us to nourish ourselves by the Word of God.

Feeding Program

Last August 2 and 3, we fed the students of tutorial center in Friendship Road and in Twinville tutorial center. In this program we were able to encourage children’s parent to visit us every Sunday and listen to the Word of God and eventually established Bible study at their homes. Next October we will have another big feeding program for 500 children’s in Balubad Phase 2.

Campaign

As part of metro wide campaign we continue to help other churches of Christ on their campaign to herald the Word of God by doing door knocking campaign. Last August 13, we attended the campaign hosted by Metro South Church of Christ in Makati City. This is also time for leaders of Churches of Christ around Metro Manila to hold their monthly meeting.

Last August 28 we also conducted door knocking at Cubao and we were able to encourage 15 souls to study the Bible thru correspondence and we also visited the students of our tutorial center in Cubao church.

Seminar

Bro. Danni started the series of “the Parable of Jesus” in Cubao Church in order to stir the faith of the brethren to become mission minded.

Mission

To Seek & Save the lost  must be the mission of every Christian today. We continue to teach the Word of God everyday by conducting home and street evangelism for young and adults. We regularly held Bible study in different places in Marikina city and also in Cubao, Quezon City.

Visitation is one of the main factors in encouraging souls to continue studying the Bible. We regularly conducted surprise visitation to all our Bible students especially parents of our students in tutorial center.

Baptism

Three souls were added by the Lord in His kingdom in Cubao (2) and Marikina (1), all of them are parents of our students in tutorial center. Tutorial cent

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Our tutorial centers in three areas (Cubao, Friendship Road & Twinville) continue to educate little children on how to read and write. We are now planning to have 1st inter-tutorial quiz bee before the end of the year.

25 Years of Christian Service

25 years of Christian service is already milestone for Cubao Church of Christ. They held their thanksgiving last August 15 at Camp Aguinaldo near in Cubao area. On its 25 years they were able to accomplish their goals in having permanent place and planting church of our Lord. They were very thankful to God and for all the brethren who help Cubao in her mission. Now, they continue to press on toward the goal on becoming self supporting congregation.

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June 2010 Update

by Danni de Vera

Rain or shine the gospel of our Lord Jesus must be preached to all. Month of June is the start of another school year and rainy season in the whole archipelago of Philippine Island.

Baptism

Another three souls were added by the Lord in His kingdom at Marikina Church. Last June 2, after midweek Bible studies at Twinville and Friendship Road, Cyrus, Aj and Nerissa decided to be baptized.

Parent’s orientation

Tutorial Center starts its school year 2010-2011 with the orientation of parents. It was conducted in three locations where the free tutorial center was held (Cubao, Friendship Road, and Twinville).

Father’s Day

A tribute for all father of Friendship Road Church during father’s day was a big surprised to all. Sunday schoolers gave token to each of them. Bro. Danni spoke about the importance of having a father in family but he preaches that there is only one great FATHER in heaven that will never leave us nor forsake us.

Good Samaritan

Young People and some ladies joined the Good Samaritan group in cleaning and painting the church building of friendship road Church of Christ. The Good Samaritan is once a month ministry of Friendship Road Church it was also bonding time for men and time to discuss their plans and evangelism activities.

Tutorial Center 2010-2011

The Children are very much excited on their first day of school in our tutorial center in three locations (Cubao, Friendship road and Twinville). They also received their free bags, pad papers, pencils, erasers and notebooks.

The youth lead in worship service

 Training young men to lead in worship service is a great job that every man loves. It was a joy to see young men leading in praising and worshipping our Almighty God in heaven thru Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

 More church activities

Planting the word of God in the heart of men continue in Cubao, Friendship Road and in Twinville by distributing leaflets, door knocking, conducting home and street Bible studies and children bible school.

Youth Overnight Prayer meeting held at Twinville before the opening of the school. This is a great bonding time and fellowship of the youth in order to have one mind on pressing toward the goal.
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July 2010 UpDate

by Danni de Vera

Starting this month of July, the Philippines will experience more typhoons. The Philippines will again face another danger of more floods and landslides. We are all praying that there will be no typhoon “ONDOY” part 2 as the weather bureau warned that there is possibility another disaster if more typhoons enter the area of responsibility of the Philippines.

Baptism

Bro. Steve Sepulveda was in-charged to teach young people age 11 up on our mission campaign at Balubad area. After series of lessons about way of salvation, four young lad decided to be baptized for the remissions of their sins. At their very young age they understood the essential of baptism in order to be saved and be added by the Lord in the Body of Jesus. Bernard also decided to be immersed after hearing bro. Danni’e preaching about true meaning of baptism. He is a devoted baptist before he learned about the Church of Christ.

Seminar

Bro. Danni ended his series of lectures about “the work of the Lord” in Cubao Church of Christ. He will continue doing seminar once a month at Cubao church. Next topic on his seminar will be “Parable of Christ”; this series of seminar will bring the Church at Cubao in preparing and becoming self supporting congregation.

Campaign

Series of teaching the Word of God is a daily routine of Church mission team in Marikina and in Cubao despite of occasional rain. They continue to plant the seed (word of God) to the hear6t of men by house to house Bible study and distributing leaflets.

Tutorial Center 2010-2011

Tutorial center is one of the most effective ways in winning souls in Cubao and Marikina. In this ministry we can lay down the foundation of friendship before teaching the Bible to every parent of children studying in our tutorial center.

Team Bonding

Team bonding was started by brother Danni last July 9 in order to promote unity and teamwork among mission workers of Cubao, Marikina and Pasig. On this bonding we can talks about helping one another in propagating the Kingdom of God. Next month we will try to invite the mission of workers of Antipolo and Cainta in order to widen the communication among the mission team.

Please see more pictures of our July mission work at the following sites:

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Flowers are blooming all over Baguio City the summer capital of the Philippines. May is flower festival in our country and many cities are conducting what they call “Santacruzan”. But for mission workers their faith is always blooming in order to encourage more people to study the Word of God.

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Another pediatric/dental medical mission was conducted at Twinville Church in cooperation with the M.A.R.C.H mission. Bible studies was established at Balubad area after the Medical mission. Three souls were also baptized as a results of constant follow up/Bible studies of mission workers. Most of all the Church of Christ was known in their new location.

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The ladies of Cubao and Marikina held their annual retreat and their theme “Taking Steps to Christian Maturity” is needed towards educating young ladies in the church. It was held at Tagaytay City where the famous Taal volcano located.

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The Mother is the heart and light of the family, the whole world are celebrating Mother’s day. It was time for the Church in Cubao, Friendship Road and Twinville to give cheer and thanks to our faithful mother.

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Vacation Bible School is usually held on this month, it was common activities of Churches of Christ all over Metro Manila and nearby provinces are conducting this kind of summer school for all children and youth in the Church. The Cubao, Friendship Road and Twinville also invited children around neighborhood in order to promote the Church and the tutorial center for the glory of God.

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Baptisms

8 more souls were baptized for the forgiveness of their sins this month in the kingdom of God. Three of them were going to attend in Cubao and the other five in Friendship and Twinville respectively.

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Bible Studies

Preaching the Word of God to all creatures continue in order to win more souls for the Lord. Bible studies, door knocking, constant visitation are the main priority of the mission workers.

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Before the end of this month the Twinville church held fellowship to give thanks to God for the place they are now using as church building. They have fun after having devotional and lunch.

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Report by: ALDOUS ECHEGOYEN (De Castro COC-Minister)




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Paul said in Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Despite of global warming and very hot weather in the Philippines, the Cubao and Marikina continue to do well unto all men by preaching the Word and by helping the needy.

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It was great time to conduct youth bonding on this month becaue it was two months summer break to all schools here in the Philippines. Last April 2 the youth of Cubao, Friendship Road & Twinville Marikina held their overnight prayer youth fellowship. Philip Kingsley the guest lecturer did wonderful job in stirring the faith of the youth during lectures. John Philippe Fernandez and Rhaymark Bianan was trained to become a youth leader someday led the youth in the all night affair.

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Twenty One youth from Cubao & Marikina participated in NYC 2010 held at Indang, Cavite City. The young people of Churches of Christ around the Philippines became survivors during the NYC because their theme this year is “Surviving the evil days thru Jesus Christ.” It was a four day camp with lectures, fellowship and games for the youth in order to become the true survivor for Jesus.

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Planting the seeds on every heart of man continue in order to win more souls for Christ. The mission team does its work without wavering under the scorching heat of mighty Sun. They conduct Bible studies even the Philippines experience the hottest weather so far since 1950’s. May the Lord bless our work in His vineyard.

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Brother Danni together with bro. Steve conducted summer school for Marikina brethren using the ISBS basic courses he finished from the school. Classes start at 9:30 am to 2 pm every Saturday.


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12 more souls were added by the Lord in HIS kingdom at Cubao (1) and Twinville Marikina (11) as the results of continues planting the Word of God by mission workers.  The 11 souls in Marikina are the results of tutorial center ministry and the one added in Cubao is the result of “Text mo…Tanggap mo Bible lessons” flyers distribution.

 

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The Twinville Church has its new place to worship the Lord every Sunday, thanks to our Almighty God. They conducted their first worship last April 17.

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Cubao and Marikina Churches of Christ

by: Danni de Vera

The on-going “El Nino” or global warming created lot of problem in the entire Philippine archipelago. Billions of pesos lost because many rice fields were destroyed due to very hot weather that results to drought.

But the Word of God must be preached in season and out of season. The work of the Lord continues in Cubao area and in Marikina area.

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Preaching the Word of God in season and out season must be done in order to win more souls. We continue reaching the lost souls thru conducting Bible study to the kids and to their parents at Balubad daycare center. Balubad daycare center is under the management of DSWD Marikina chapter. We also conduct monthly regular feeding program in this school.

Group Bible studies also done weekly in Balubad areas both in 030520101086.jpgphase 1 and phase 2. Sis. Remy Kingsley visiting us and help us in mission field teach the women in phase 1. She also help us teaching non-christian and became an influence to all women in Twinville church @ Balubad. Sis. Prissy during her stay also works hard in winning more souls by conducting one-on-one Bible study in the area.

 

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Seminars for Men’s, Ladies and youth were conducted by visiting brothers and sisters. Bro Derin Dopps and bro Tim O Neal conducted men’s seminar at Caloocan Church building, Sister Prissy Sellers and Remy Kingsley conducted ladies seminar at Marikina Church building and Philip Kingsley conducted youth seminar at Cubao church building. Seminars like this are great help to strengthen the faith of the brethren in order to focus their life to press on toward the goal.

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The Balubad mission team’s goal for the year 2010 is to feed two thousand children at Balubad area. They are planning to feed at least 500 kids every quarter of this year. Last March 11 they started to do this goal and to their amazement with God’s provision they were able to feed more than 600 children. In this kind of ministry the Church of Christ has been known in the community and was able to invite people to study the Bible.

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Medical Mission

The Cubao church held their Pediatric Medical mission with the help of M.A.R.C.H. medical mission ministry. They held this limited medical mission in order to concentrate on those children’s that needs medical attention and most of all we can bring their family to our Lord’s church. M.A.R.C.H. mission helps a lot of Churches of Christ in the Philippines in conducting this kind of charity works to serve our neighbors and to preach the Word of God!

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Thirteen precious souls were added by the Lord in His Kingdom 12 in Marikina and 1 in Cubao Church. This is because of God’s guidance thru our Tutorial Center, Feeding Program and constant Bible study and visitation. The saying is true…”if you plant…then you will reap”, planting the seeds in season and out of season to the heart of every men is indeed the best way to win more souls for the Lord.

 

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After one year of hardship in teaching the kids on how to write, read, and count and Bible stories they receive their certificate as the proud parents watch them accepting it. Those receive special awards and honors are very happy as their parents put the medals to them. Some of them are now ready and confident going to elementary level. This school year 2009-20010 the numbers of graduates are 32 and there are 31 souls (parents and relatives of kids) were baptized and added by the Lord in His church. Tutorial center is one the big tool to bring more souls to the Lord.

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The Good Samaritan is one of the ministry of Marikina churches of Christ in cooperation with the Metro Manila ministries. Here the mission workers help bro. Bok and sis Jasmin building their small house with the M.A.R.C.H. mission provided the construction materials.

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Cubao and Marikina Churches of Christ: Evangelism campaign…

cubao03101.jpgcubao03102.jpgWe continue to reach the lost souls by teaching the Gospel of Chirst in streets near at Cubao Church building, in tracts distributions at bussiness area and door knocking. Last February 13 we also hosted the monthly door knocking at Friendship Road Marikina city and brethren from different Churches of Christ help us in reaching the lost.

 Feeding Ministry…

cubao03103.jpgThe feeding ministry continues to share the love of Jesus to every kid in a remorse place of Marikina City, the Balubad area. This is the area where many kids cannot go to school due to poverty. Thru this ministry many parents started hearing the Word of God and learned about the Church of Christ. We have now three areas in Balubad where we conducted the regular feeding program

 

Bible Studies …

cubao03104.jpgRegular Bible studies conducted by mission team led by brother Danni continue to plant the Word of God to every listener. Brother Sammy also conducted regular Bible studies for kids in two areas at Balubad. They also distributed toothbrush, toothpaste and noodles to the kids.

 

cubao03105.jpgSister Remy Kingsley and sister Prissy Sellers together with Philip Kingsley visited the mission work in Marikna and helped them in teaching the lost souls.

 Tutorial Center Annual Field Trip …

cubao03106.jpgcubao03107.jpgcubao03108.jpgThe annual field trip of Tutorial Center was held last February 19 at one of the park in Quezon City. The kids enjoyed seeing the animals in small zoo at the park. Sister Prissy Sellers conducted devotional to the parents after lunch fellowships and the parents are very attentive. The kids enjoyed singing at the park and listening to Bible stories conducted by bro. Mike.

 Baptisms…

cubao03109.jpgTen precious souls were added by the Lord in His Kingdom at Marikina Church as the results of planting the Word of God to every heart of lost souls.

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 Muntinlupa Church of Christ Update:

Greetings in the name of our Great God.

 muntinlupa03101.JPGmuntinlupa03101.JPG Last December 23 we had three baptisms, Patricia Alfaro, Krissiane Amor Macayan, Val Libramonte at villalim swimming pool. Patricia Alfaro and Krissiane Amor Macayan are classmates both are 4th year high school students and will be graduating this next month March, and they plan to continue in college on June. Val Libramonte is a fruit vendor and single and lives by himself, he came to know the Lord by referral of a friend, conducted Bible studies twice a week which ended up with the Lord opening his heart to accept Christ through baptism. 

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congregation is an hour’s drive from Muntinlupa, I was glad to share with them “Being Grateful and Thankful of God’s Blessings”. The fellowshipping was great and the food was good.

 

muntinlupa03103.JPGJanuary 2, I officiated a wedding in bicol region. The couple Bro. Armen Alarin and Sis Michelle Martinez  has requested my dad who is preaching in Daet Camarines Norte to contact me to officiate their marriage.  . They are Christians attending a house church  in Macogon, Labo Camarines Norte. They invited their friends to witness how we conduct marriage in the church and they are glad to hear about the sacredness of marriage in God’s eyes, the responsibilities of both husband and wife and how God design a family to give glory to him. The reaction of their friends and relatives that are not Christians yet is positive and the food was excellent. This is the first time that I really enjoyed the food in the wedding the province.

 

muntinlupa03104.JPGJanuary 4, first Sunday of the month of 2010 preached in Daet and Dagang congregation in bicol. I was supposed to go back in Muntinlupa after the wedding but my dad was hospitalized so we stay back till he gets a little better. Speaking again to this small congregation in Dagang who meets in their house is encouraging, I have known them for many years but I don’t see them very often

 

muntinlupa03105.JPGJanuary 8, Friday we are already back in Metro Manila and I was requested by the brethren in Tondo to officiate the wedding of Bro. Gerry De Vera and Sis Freecarlchi Morales, its about 2 hours drive from our place. Bro Gerry is an engineer who works in Dubai and Sis Freecarlchi is a lawyer in metro manila she hopes to join her husband in Dubai in a few months. I have known sis Freecarlchi’s parents since I was a teenager, I guess this is why they want me to officiate Freecarlchi’s wedding.

 

It has been a very busy month for us in Muntinlupa, and I have always thought of being on time with my update but most of the time it is delayed, my apology. God bless you all.

 

In His service,

Greg Q. Gallardo, Jr.

Mission Trip, Philippines:

We are now in the PHILIIPPINES doing mission work in the Manila area and surrounding places. There are 18 baptisms so far and more that are studying God’s Word.

 Highlights of our trip include the following:

  • Feeding of over 500 children and adults  on March 11 in Balubad, Marikina City. This is such a blessing to see the children fed physically (rice porridge and juice) and spiritually through Christian songs and stories.
  • Medical Missions in Cubao, Quezon City on March 13. Over one hundred children have been treated physically. The workers here will follow up on those interested in studying the Bible. We are blessed to have so many volunteers. Dr. Derin Dopps and Ezra volunteered their time and effort in seeing all the patients.
  • Did many seminars like “How to Teach Sunday School” by Prissy Sellers. Dozens of congregations from the Metro Manila areas and Cavite participated in this very informative seminar. She also presented “Women of the Word’ based on Titus 2 on how women will be good examples in whatever age levels they are.  She also did seminars on “Four Personality Types” and ” Keys to Loving Relationship”. She presented these to several churches on how we get along with each other and understand each other to be effective in serving the Lord.
  • Tim and Derin preached in several churches on two consecutive Sundays they were here in March and did an excellent job in encouraging the church on evangelism. They preached in the Balubad,Friendly church (Marikina City), De Castro (Pasig), and Makati congregation.
  • Philip had one on one Bible studies with the teenagers (his age group) and baptized more than one dozen of them. He also helped the youth in their activities in raising funds for the upcoming National Youth Camp in April by having garage sales, and selling recycled items.
  • The group also have and still continuing having one on one Bible studies. So far as of this printing, there are 25 people baptized into Christ for the remission of their sins.
  • Graduation of 21 students from the Tutorial Center from Balubad and Friendly churches. The students received their recognition and medals on March 15th. Through this ministry, the church bond with the community and it is easier to set up Bible studies with them. There are already dozens converted and more Bible studies set up in the last three ye
  • The ministry also helped in rebuilding those houses devastated by typhoon Ondoy. A number of houses are now being repaired. They just need boards and nails to put their houses together.

 

With little things that we do for His glory like giving medicines to the sick, giving food to the needy, sharing the gospel, praying for those who need prayers and uplifting Christians and non-Chritians, the love of Christ is being shown and more are drawn to Christianity and as a result become stronger in their faith. That is the reason what the ministry is for in this area and beyond. Thank you very much for your prayers and support. We will still be here until April 10 and fly back to Wichita to continue the work the Lord has given us.

 

 

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Marikina and Balubad Church of Christ Update: 

cubao12096.jpgThe brethren in Marikina worship together in one roof after the devastating flood. Brethren from Balubad came and worship the Lord even full of mud on their feet and clothes. Some of them wear slippers and clothes come from relief. Brother Danni emotionally preach that God still in control despite of tragedy and trials that all of us encountered. He tells his experience of sinking on muddy water and rising for new life. All of us cried together and sing praises to God, God touched the heart of three souls who studied the Bible regularly before the flood and immediately they asked bro. Danni to be baptized for the forgiveness of their sins. God is GREAT!

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