Dear family and friends,
Greetings to each of you in the name of our Wonderful Savior! We are thrilled to share with you that the Lord has blessed mightily over the past 2 months and we request your prayers for even more! The greatest news is that over 10 new souls have received the good news of Jesus and turned to Him for salvation recently! Through the hard work of people in the Church, many are listening and some making true decisions to trust in the Lord for salvation! Pray for these and others who will soon follow the Lord in baptism and for 2 new believers recently baptized. Please pray for us as we are involved in a lot of follow-up ministry as well currently to recent Church visitors. We're doing some counseling to a group of four alcoholic men who are currently attending Church services and listening to the Word. Please pray for these men to surrender their vices to Christ and be saved. The families of these men are in shambles and it actually so happens that during this coming month of November we have scheduled a special family month at Church, for which we ask your prayers. Family problems abound here in the Philippines as well and we're preparing Biblical teaching for the people to fight against the enemy's attacks. Please pray for the walls to fall!
We ask your prayers also for our children's outreach, which is strong opposition from the enemy right now. The number of children coming to Sunday School has dropped from 100 to under 80. In many instances, parents have stopped their children from coming as their children will go back home from Sunday School and talk to them about what they learned. Parents who are opposed to the Bible then forbid their children from coming back. Pray that these hardened hearts will be opened to the grace of the Savior and come to know Him personally! Other special prayers for the ministry include : personal growth for all new believers, Bible Institute, and outreach growth & expansion.
Josh had his first birthday party this past September 1st. We thank you for praying hard for him as he hasn't been sick at all this first year of his life, besides a couple of small colds! He's walking on his own now and up to plenty of trouble! Please pray for wisdom and much patience for mom and dad!
Please drop us an email and let us know how we can best be in prayer for you, as we think and pray for you all often! Thank you for all you are doing for the Lord's ministry here. God bless you all richly!