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                                                               Mission Trip Update

Our team of 8 people went to the Philippines and accomplished a lot from January 9 to March 8th. We went at different times and had a successful mission trip. God has truly blessed us as we continue to serve those who need not only physical help but are seeking the way to the Father. Thanks to all who got involved in making everything possible. Here’s a summary of what we did:

 

  • Treated over 1,000 patients during 5 medical missions in different areas
  • One on One and Group Bible Studies
  • Visitation and encouragement of the weak
  • Taught and preached at 5 different congregations
  • distributed school supplies donated from Emporia church in Kansas and individuals
  • distributed pillowcase dresses made by the ladies from Ulysses church of Christ in Kansas
  • Encouraged fellow workers of the church
  • Baptized several souls from the different outreach programs
  • Two Youth Overnight Activities and one youth fellowship of 150 in attendance
  • Distributed Relief goods to 200 fire victims in Pasig city
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  •                       Twinville and Friendship Road churches of Christ:
  • The churches in Twinville and Friendship Road had their Tutorial graduation on March 17th with 36 pupils completing their year long studies.  This is a great outreach program that these churches are providing to teach the Word of God. The churches also outreached  to the youth and children by having overnight fellowship, Bible studies,  and a feeding program in the Balubad area.Bro. Danni de Vera together with other workers visited members of the Twinville church to encourage them to worship. He also does his Bible studies every week with the parents of the tutorial kids and in the Balubad area.Please pray for Steve Sepulveda, preacher at friendship Road as he goes three time a week for dialysis.   
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  • The church in Calamba had their tutorial graduation in the early part of March with twelve pupils going to big schools next year. Bro. Jonathan Faldas, the preacher has been busy reaching out to the parents in that area through Bible studies and encouraging them to attend church by visiting them and seeing their needs physically and spiritually.                                                   
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  • Felipe and Clarita Cariaga are very busy with the ministry at Payatas with the livelihood program by teaching ladies how to sew and cook to make a living for their families. They are also using the church building during the week to teach students who are willing to be preachers someday. They are also busy with weekly childrens activities. Please pray as they continue with their outreach there . They are in their 70s and still active in God’s work!                                                      
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  • “QUEENSLEY”,THE HORSEY, A DONATION FROM METRO MANILA MINISTRIES FOR DREAM LAND.ANOTHER BLESSSING FOR DL.A year ago,an amount was donated to DL to buy a horse .But we waited for a year to buy a horse since we didn’t have a caretaker and when we finally had one, we weren’t sure if he could still take care of a horse in addition to a number of DL animals he is already in charge of. A horse was offered to DL by a neighbor, who used to have horses, volunteered to take care of the horse if we buy it.It is 2 months pregnant. We can still use it to haul coconuts. The right time, the right horse and the right care taker came in one day. Praise God!mission trip27

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Mission Trip Update 2017

mission trip 20174Our team was comprised of our family, Dale, Remy, Jasper and Justine Kingsley together with Philip Kingsley who flew from Canada and Barrion Palmer from Huntsville, Alabama came and went on different dates to help with the work that we do in the Philippines.
We helped in teaching the children at the tutorial classes and Sunday School in Twinville, Friendship Road and Sta Lucia churches. Barrion and Philip preached and also studied with the parents of the kids. Philp, Jasper and Justine also conducted Youth overnight activities and also some fellowship and devotionals at a resort in Marikina City. We had a feeding program at Payatas and about 100 children and adults came to eat the porridge and sandwiches that we provided.
Our team also went up to Baguio and Benguet which is about 10 hours drive up the mountain. We helped with the distribution of backpacks, teaching the ladies and played with the children at the daycare center. We also visited with Jonathan Ramos, a local missionalry in that area.

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Remy spoke at the graduation program of three different congregations in the Manila area and taught also the ladies of the Wanchai church of Christ in Hong Kong on their way back home to Kansas.
It was a fruitful trip and we spread the gospel to those who are wanting to listen. God is good and thank you so much for all your prayers and support during this trip.

 

Calamba Church Report

mission trip 20175Brother Jonathan started the feeding program for the kids in the area where he is preaching. There’s a lot of kids that don’t get proper nutrition there. It also united the ladies at Calamba congregation to do more of this ministry. He is still busy preaching at Calamba, Mayapa and Los Banos congragations and has midweek Bible studies. As a result of this outreach 6 souls obeyed Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour since January 2017.

Twinville/Friendly Churches of Christ

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Brother Danni de Vera has been busy with youth activities, house Bible studies in Balubad, and teaching the parents of the Tutorial kids.
The graduation for the tutorial centers commenced in March. It was a lot of effort for the two centers to make it a big event.
The youth had the opportunity to have a swimming fellowship at the Diaz Resort. They had a devotional and games also. It was a fun day for them to get a break from everyday life.
They also distributed backpacks to the tutorial children given by the Gentle Road church of Christ in Canada in partnership with Metro Manila Ministries spearheaded by Philip Kingsley.
Please continue to pray for Brother Steve Sepulveda, preacher at Friendship Road church of Christ as he continues to battle his kidney disease.

Manila School of Evangelism/Payatas Outreach:

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Felipe and Clarita Cariaga are very busy with the ministry at Manila School of Evangelism teaching and mentoring. They have gatherings for the seniors every month and spend time with them through fellowship and outreach.
The work in Payatas is doing well. They distributed the backpacks given by Gentle Road church of Christ, had a feeding program for the kids and adults, and are teaching the children Bible and Good Manners every week. They also have livelihood programs for the ladies who are willing to learn about jewelry making and sewing. It is a good ministry as they continue to outreach in the Payatas area which is a poor neighborhood in Quezon City.

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Friendship Road Church Report:

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Brother Steve is having health issues and has had extended stays in the hospital. Metro Manila Ministries and the Friendship Road church of Christ are asking for prayers for Brother Steve. If you would like to help with his medical expenses, please donate through Metro Manila Ministries and designate the donation as Steve’s medical expenses. His health issues are ongoing and the expenses for treatment are an issue as health insurance is not available to assist.

Brother Danni’s hearing aids donated by friends have quit working. Danni would like to replace them but currently does not have the funds. The cost of new units are approximately $150.00. If you would like to help Brother Danni hear again, please donate to Metro Manila Ministries and designate the money for Danni’s hearing aids.

Through the health issues for Steve and Danni not being able to hear, this has not slowed down their ministry work for the Lord. They report several baptisms since our last report, including Angelo Igagamao, Angelica Dasalla and Jinet Luyun. The last two are parents of students in the Twinville Tutorial Center. Please pray for our new brother and sisters and praise God for our new family.

They also report participation of the students of the Tutorial Center participating in “United Nations Day” in the city of Marikina. The students wore costumes from nations around the world. Furthermore, the students have completed their 2nd quarter assessment exams. Danni reports the students tested well and many are counting to 100 and reading two and three letter words.

Monthly door knocking campaign and tracts distribution is ongoing and the results are encouraging for the churches. Reports of new Bible studies are very encouraging. After the last distribution, brethren from different congregations, including Twinville and Friendship Road, met together for a fellowship lunch and encouragement. Please pray for the new Bible study students and the success of the campaign.

Calamba Church Report:

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Brother Jonathan remains very busy working at Calamba, Calawan and Dreamland. He reports that the Monday Bible Studies with the Tutorial Center parents in Calamba is going well. He also reports weekly Tuesday and Thursday Bible studies with people are encouraging for the Calamba congregation. His work with the Mayapa church of Christ and the new congregation of Bang-bang church of Christ in Losbanos is very encouraging and God continues to bless the brethren and Jonathan as he works very diligently. He reports that the new congregation at Bang-bang is doing outreach in the community and establishing a good name for the Lord in the area.
Jonathan is planning a feeding programs in the area soon and is requesting to partner with Metro Manila Ministries financially to make this happen. If you would like to participate in the feeding program financially, please donate to Metro Manila Ministries and designate the funds as Calamba feeding program.
Jonathan is requesting prayers for his children’s continued good health, his trials as a parent and minister, his mother’s health concerns and especially the congregations where he works.

Manila School of Evangelism:

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Felipe and Clarita Cariaga have returned to the Philippines and once again are very active in the work with the Manila church of Christ, Manila School of Evangelism and the work with the Payatas church of Christ.

The training of young men to work as ministers in the Lord’s kingdom is going well at MSE and the students are actively learning and then applying their training on Sunday’s at area congregations. Please pray for these young men as they work hard to learn and their future as ministers.
The work at Payatas is going well as World Grace & Helping Hands through the Cariaga’s is teaching trade skills, Biblical training to children and adults and feeding programs to help the hungry children. Please continue to pray for the Cariaga’s and their work.

Mission Trip:

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As we prepare for the upcoming mission trip with our family and Barrion Palmer from Alabama, we are requesting much prayers as we spread God’s Word around Manila area and beyond. Here’s what we are intending to do:

- Preach in different churches in Manila, Baguio City and Laguna areas
- Will be doing Seminar on Single Blessedness and How to Strengthen Marriage
- conduct group Bible studies
- do one on one Bible studies
- sponsor feeding programs in different areas
- distribute backpacks and school supplies for the kids in tutorial areas.
- will help with church needs in service
- encourage church workers
- youth activities/ devotionals
-teach children in the tutorial areas
-speak in the Tutorial graduation
- distribute tracts and promote the church in the community
-visitation of the member and follow up on those interested in studying the Bible

This will be a great opportunity for our family and Barrion Palmer as we continue to touch lives and impact our lives too! Please pray for our safety and success of the trip as we will be travelling around. Thank you very much for your love and support.

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                             2016 Mission Trip

On January 8, 2016, 12 members of the mission team left the United States for the Philippines.  The temission1mission2am members consisted of Barrion, Tina, Emily and James Palmer, Louise Williams, Remy and Justine Kingsley and Tim, Sharon, Linsday, Lauren and Luke O’Neal.  After some difficulty in flights from the Alabama team members, all arrived in Manila.  The trip, which lasted just over two (2) weeks, was filled with opportunities by God to encourage, teach, serve and show Christ in the lives in the metro Manila area.  It was also an opportunity to explore the new ministry of Dreamland, which is property purchased that will eventually be used to help support preachers in the southern Luzon area.  God also provided the opportunity for the 1st Annual Metro Manila Family Retreat held at Camp Jabez.  Over 100 people attended the 2 days seminar learning God’s plan for the family and the family of God.   During the two week trip, the team was able to worship with the body of Christ in the Manila area including the Twinville church of Christ, Friendship Road church of Christ, Manila church of Christ, Cianta church of Christ and the Sta. Lucia church of Christ.  We rejoice with the Twinville church of Christ in their new location that will be able to suit the work in the Balubad area of Marikina.   The team safely returned to the United States by January 24, 2016 and are already praying for and making plans for the 2017 trip.  In all things, the mission team prays for God’s will to be done.  We ask that all who are partners with Metro Manila Ministries please pray for the work both here in the United States and in the Philippines.  Specifically, our prayer request is to ask for God’s guidance as the team begins to prepare for the arrival of Philip Kingsley in 2017.

 

                       Twinville/Balubad Church Report

 

Report prepared by Danni DeVera.  Partners in ministry with Rhecel & Mimi Allonar

 

Many exciting events and blessings are occurring at the Twinville church of Christ.  Metro Manila Ministries in partnership with the brothers & sisters at the Twinville church of Christ are excited to announce the new location of the church’s building.  The new location is larger and in better condition than the previous location which will allow the church to better serve the needs of the people in Balubad area.  The church, in partnership with Metro Manila Ministries, raised the funds to complete the roof addition to the church’s meeting location.  The buildings on the property are used for the Tutorial Pre-School and classrooms.

 

Among the blessings from God for the Twinville church is the addition in baptism of Junel Adriano (age 12) and Rosemarie Estrellado, who is the mother of Sister Angela Estrellado, as well as Christian Ferreras Jacob and Angelo Ferreras Jacob.  Praise be to our father God for the 4 new family members.  Please pray for their walk with God.

 

The Parents Bible School Program (PBSP) is ongoing with the teacher of adult parents of the tutorial students as well as any adults wanting to study the word.  They were blessed over the past several months to have guest speakers including Prissy Sellers, Remy Kingsley, Barrion Palmer and Tim O’Neal.  Souls are being led to Christ through this program.

 

The pre-school children of the Tutorial Center Program continues to teach children and prepare them for public school.  The teaching principles are taught using the word of God and his commands.  The prayer and desire of the Twinville congregation and the Tutorial Program is to become self-supporting and recognized by the Department of Education as a private school.  Please pray for the children (and the teachers) as they complete final examinations and graduation.  God is truly using this program for His kingdom and the spreading of His word!

 

Other programs at Twinville include Youth Programs, Feeding programs and Street Evangelism.  Please pray for these programs and the Twinville church as they minister Balubad.

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Feeding Program in Balubad area

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Baptism of a new brother in Christ in Twinville

 

                   Friendship Road Church Report

 

Report prepared by Steve Sepulveda.  Partners in ministry include Elhmir Saison

 

The body of Christ at Friendmission6ship Road continues to be a blessing to the people in the area.  They have door knocking campaigns every two (2) weeks and follow up with contacts with Bible studies in their homes and at the building.  They continue to challenge each other to be involved in outreach and growth of the congregation.  They covet prayers for growth spiritually as a body and holding each other accountable.  They have dedicated themission9mselves to unity as a body and as leadership.

 

They are currently looking to fill the need of more Bibles for their members and for outreach purposes.  Metro Manila Ministries is assisting with this request and is accepting donations to help purchase Bibles in the Philippines to distribute not only at Friendship Road church, but other churches as well.  Can you partner with us in this challenge?

 

 

                                 Calamba Church Report

 

Report prepared by Jonathan Faldas.  Partners include Jun Patricio

 

The mission8Calamba churchmission7 of Christ and brother Faldas is a recent addition and blessing to Metro Manila Ministries.  The recent mission trip renewed past friendships and ministry works with the Calamba congregation and outreach programs at Calauan phase.  This is an exciting time at Calamba and Calauan congregations.  Metro Manila Ministries is blessed to partner again with Brother Jonathan and Brother Jun to spread God’s word in these locations.

 

New projects include Bible studies at Mayapa Burgundy and worship services at these locations.  Brother Jonathan remains very busy leading worship services every Saturday and every Sunday at Mayapa (7 am to 9 am), Calamba City (9:30 am to 12 pm) and Calauan (3 pm to 5 pm).  Please pray for Brother Jonathan as he leads the services and for the safety of his travels.  Also located at Calamba is the children’s tutorial program teaching pre-school children and preparing them for elementary school by using God’s word as the foundation.

 

Jonathan is also actively involved with Brother Jun in the Dreamland Project.  Please pray for this new ministry that will help support local ministers in the Batangas area.  Camp Dreamland is scheduled for March 23-26, 2016 for young men to camp in the “jungle” and learn to have a relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

 

Metro Manila Ministries, in partnering with Brother Jonathan and Brother Jun, are assisting with funds to help offset fuel and travel costs.  Would you partner with us financially in helping this ministry?

 

Brother Jonathan is requesting prayers for good health, safety and above all the people in Calamba City, Calauan and Mayapa as God’s word is spread as well as Dreamland and Camp Dreamland and the children’s Tutorial Program.  Metro Manila Ministries is asking for prayers for Brother Jonathan and his family due to the passing of his beautiful wife.  Brother Jonathan continues to work hard in the ministry while mourning the passing of his wife and helping his children move forward.

 

 

                                               Manila Church Report

 

Report prepared by Felipe and Clarita Cariaga

 

Many exciting events are occurring with the Manila church.  God is blessing their work in so many ways.  Many are aware of the ongoing, long time work with the Manila School of Evangelism (MSE).  This program trains and places young men in the ministry to preach & teach at local congregations throughout the Philippines.  While this is their most well-known ministry, it is by no means the only work God has placed on their hearts.  Other works include MSE extension classes located at Payatas, livelihood programs in both locations, outreach to the elderly, feeding programs, dental programs and medicine purchasing for the elderly known as Good Samaritan.

 

The mission team in January was blessed to visit the work at Payatas.  This is a somewhat new ministry that continues to grow and expand due to God’s grace and provisions.  The building is complete at the location which allows them to store supplies and work securely.  Ongoing works at Payatas include extension classes for MSE to train young men in the ministry, feeding of the children in the Payatas area (this is an extremely poor area in which many children are malnourished), elderly care (including the Good Samaritan program), dental programs, etc.  Prayers are coveted for this new work.

 

Brother and Sister Cariaga as well as the Manila church are actively involved at the Tondo church of Christ and Sucol church of Christ in the Laguna area.

 

Metro Manila Ministries is actively assisting the Manila church in raising funds for teachers for the children’s training programs at Payatas, 5-6 sewing machines for the livelihood program training and chairs & tables for the new location at Payatas.  Would you be willing to financially assist Metro Manila Ministry in this area?

 

The Cariaga’s and the Manila church are asking for prayers for the workers at all locations, outreach programs, students enrolled at MSE and training classes for children, the senior citizens they are reaching out to and studying with and ongoing Bible studies.

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Our team comprised of Timothy ONeal. Dale Kingsley and Remy Kingsley together with our children Jasper and Justine Kingsley  went to Manila at different times from January 22 to April 3, 2015. We accomplished a lot of things. To God be the glory and praise for the time we have there. We enjoyed every minute of service and love we encountered.

Highlights of our trip include:

  • hosted Metrowide Ladies Retreat with the help of Prissy Sellers and company
  • fed over 300 adults and children in four separate feeding programs
  • did one on one Bible studies different houses
  • taught kids and parents in the Tutorial Centers (preschools)
  • spoke at graduation ceremonies at three different Tutorial Centers
  • funded in construction of roof for the Babag Church of Christ in Cebu City
  • spoke to church leaders and churches of the the future endeavors of Metor Manila Ministires
  • help fund the construction of the building at Payatas church of Christ for livelihood programs, Senior Care, Child Care Center and satellite for the Manila School of Evangelism
  • distributed homemade dresses to the children donated by the church members of Bluestarr church in Claremore, Oklahoma and Central church in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • distributed 200 Bibles to 10 congregations donated by the Bluestarr church of Christ in Claremore, Oklahoma
  • Four obeyed Christ in baptism
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Feeding Program at Twinville church of Christ

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Feeding Program at Twinville church of Christ

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Thursday Women’s Bible Study at Joy’s house in Balubad

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Graduation of the Tutorial kids at Twinville church of Christ

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Children at Payatas church of Christ praying before the Feeding Program

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Jasper and Justine giving away food to the hungry

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children getting new dresses given by the ladies at Blue Starr church of Christ

 

Thank you so much for all your prayers, encouragement and financial support.

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Here is our latest Philippine Mission Trip Update.

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