Philippines

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Pastor Jun Loquias asked me to come to the Philippines and minister in a number of the churches that he started in the Davao area.  After starting these churches, he trained pastors for these growing churches.  As an outreach in each area, he also trained ladies in each church to start school classes to teach children how to read and sing songs. 

 

It was a joy to be able to minister in many of these churches.  I also preached the gospel to the children and their parents in their Christmas programs.  Many came and trusted in Christ as their Savior.

 

During Christmas break from school, we started what the Filipinos call their Youth Congress meetings.  In three different locations, I spoke to over 400 teens seeing 25 respond to an invitation for purity, 250 for dedication, and 12 for salvation.

 

One of the pastors rode a boat for 5 hours with 6 teens just to come to camp.  Another pastor walked for 13 hours and crossed the same river 43 times just to come and hear me preach.  They reminded me often of the danger in coming to this area to minister.  I thank God for his protection and the fact that I was able to get back home without any problems in my travels.

 

On this trip to the Philippines, I saw 688 people trust Christ as their Savior.  Many teens and adults responded with tender hearts to live for the Lord with God’s help.  I preached 59 times in 24 days from December 11 through January 5, 2009.

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