Independent Fundamental Baptist Missionary to the Philippines (Taguig City) sent by Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Brogue, PA.
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My trip to the Philippines (part 1)
First of all, meet my mom and dad (Tess and Bill Hardecker). They housed me for a good portion of my survey trip. I am so thankful to God for giving me loving parents.
This is the new Shepherd's Baptist Church building (which houses the academy and church congregation). It is wonderful to know that the good people of Shepherd's Baptist is carrying on. I was able to spend sometime with Pastor Joey Andrew Guerrero, and his family, and they gave me a couple of preaching opportunities. We even went street preaching (although I didn't preach, I was able to help pass out some Gospel tracts, while the Bible students proclaimed God's Word with great boldness).
These are the Bible students who took turn street preaching.
This is the choir that sang Sunday morning. The church was meeting on the third floor of the new building. They have a huge building project which will totally revamp the old auditorium.
Meet Pastor Joey Andrew Guerrero. I surveyed a city about an hour southwest of Angeles City (called Olongapo). I am so thankful that Pastor Guerrero and his staff was a huge help and a blessing to me.
used to go to the movies. First, my
parents took me there as a child. Then,
as a teenager I “hung out” with a few friends and there were times when we had gone to the
movies. I wasn’t a frequent attender
mainly because it took a lot to go; gas, money and time. As a young person I didn’t have a vehicle to
get around (I had to get carted around), I did have money (but not lots of it),
I did work to earn money and my parents were gracious to give me an allowance
(very nice of them). So between work and
allowance, I did have money (just not lots of it, also I saved some of it,
too). Saving is as much an activity as
spending (but that’s a totally different topic for a different blog post). And time, well, it’s not that I had any more
than the rest of humanity, but as a young person it is very easy to think you
have more than what is divinely allotted
and even much easier to squander it. So
I would go to the movies. No
problem. It was fun, it was leisurely,