Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Question and Answer video in Tagalog

Dear Praying Friends,

I am excited to be able to create a presentation of basic questions and answers for Filipinos who can speak Tagalog/English. Below is the first (of many, eventually, Lord willing) that I posted on our mission-church's YouTube channel. Please pray that the Lord would use this to reach many with the Word of God. I believe that people have questions and the Bible has the answers.

Take a look (or listen, that is) below:

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A video invite

I created a video and posted it on our church-plant Facebook page. It's basically an invitation for folks to visit our Sunday services. Feel free to take a look, and please continue to pray for us. God bless you!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

An encouraging report for Sunday, Jan. 14

Psalm 126:3 KJV

"The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad."

The Lord truly hath done GREAT things for us & we are so very glad!!

Fifty one precious children showed up for Sunday School today. Marcia had the opportunity to teach them the story about the lame man by the pool Bethesda. A young girl (probabbly around 11 years old) once again stayed for the morning service today & at the end of the service, she placed her faith in Christ to save her! Praise the Lord!

We had around 24 for the morning service including 3 visitors. We found out that 2 of the new people were ladies looking for a good Baptist Church. Their names are Lot & Bambi. They were looking for a new church because their church is turning contemporary. They were thrilled with the service.......singing the hymns & listening to the message. Pastor Courtney Lewis preached a fantastic sermon on "What Will You Do With Jesus?" in the AM service. Lot & Bambi returned to the afternoon service & they even pitched in & helped us clean the church before the afternoon service. We had a wonderful afternoon service with Pastor Lewis preaching a challenging sermon on "Sweet Hour of Prayer."

Thank you for praying for the church here. God is working in amazing ways. Please continue to pray with and for us.

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Would you please pray for these children and young people to continue their attendance and learn to sit and listen well so that they may understand the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ? We know you would, and we appreciate that!

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This is Marcia with a photo of Cham - the girl who called upon the name of the Lord following the church service this morning. GOD is GOOD! Please pray for her mother. Her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. We will be visiting her mom this week.
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It was a blessing to be able to host Pastor Courtney Lewis. He preached two powerful Bible-based messages. He is headed to a conference in Bacoor, Cavite with Bro. David Cloud - pray for that meeting that many good brethren would be strengthened in the Lord and in the work of the ministry.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

"Faithfulness Sunday" and short recap for today

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Today is "Faithfulness Sunday" during the children's Sunday School. We honored 13 children who only missed one or two weeks over the last 3 months. We also honored 4 children who were perfect attenders (they didn't miss any weeks). This is a big deal considering very few of these children come with parents. We had around 51 children in attendance. Our morning service went very well with 21 in attendance. We continued our series in 1 John during the afternoon service. It has been a great day.
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Snacks and craft time give these children plenty to do after our morning reveille, songs, Bible verse memory work, Books of the Bible challenge (we are still finishing up the minor prophets), and Bible story and quiz.
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Our Bible Study Sunday School class (for adults and older teens) is studying the doctrine of Assurance of Salvation. It is a joy to see Christians grow and base their faith not in feelings but in the Word of God! In the AM service we heard a message on 1 Tim. 1:13-15, on God's "Superabounding" Grace. The Father is ready to forgive, and the Son is ready to save, if we would simply trust in Him - His grace is "exceeding abundant!" God's grace saved the chief of sinners, and therefore He can save any and all who would call upon Him. In our PM service we learned the differences between children of God and children of the Devil based on 1 John 3:4-10. The messages of our AM & PM services are accessible via sermonaudio.com/mzbmp.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Spreading Joy through Christmas Carols

What a blessing it was to be able to sing some Christmas carols at a local hospital in Tuktukan, Taguig City. We were able to give the folks in the waiting room some small misc. gifts, gospel literature, and a Tagalog John/Roman Scriptures. The many smiles in their faces was a big encouragement. The gentleman on the far right is the owner of the hospital. He joined us in singing! God is good! Our prayer is that many would take the time and think about the gospel message that was presented to them in song and in writing. Our church meeting place is only a couple of blocks away (within walking distance) and we also desire to see many attend our Sunday services.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Some Helps for the Hurting

The fact is that Christmas isn't so merry for many. No doubt that Death has slain his thousands and Grief his ten thousands. Here are some helpful hints with an earnest desire to fulfill Galatians 2:6.

MZBMP Christmas 2017 Greetings