Dear Family and Friends,
We are excited to send you this latest prayer letter as there is so much to praise God for, as always! I mentioned in our last newsletter that we are in the process of surveying a nearby province in hopes of reaching out to people further away, and by God's grace we've been traveling to this location every Monday afternoon and are conducting weekly Bible Studies where 10-15 people are currently listening. One couple has shown much interest and we've been able to use their home! Please pray for the ministry in this province (called "Nueava Ecija") as the enemy is not excited and all your prayers are needed to fight this eternal battle for the souls of the lost. On a recent trip to this location we nearly went head-on with a huge truck which suddenly started swerving in the middle road, probably being driven by a drunk driver; only God's hand saved us! I've posted some pictures I recently took of this area. It's much like the provincial area of Pampanga, with much farm land and scattered barrios where the people are located. In one picture you will see a mountain in the background; you may recognize it from previous pictures. That picture is taken from Nueava Ecija and if you were to travel all the way to the other side of the mountain you would now be in Pampanga. We make the trip using our motorcycle and it only takes about one hour if you're a safe driver like me! Hahhaa
Please pray continually for the Church and overall ministry in the Pampanga province as well, especially that more and more would be saved! We're excited to see more people coming to know Christ here in Pampanga, with some new youth coming to salvation and submitting to baptism also and some other visitors listening to weekly Bible Studies and learning about baptism and Church membership also. Church attendance is doing great with Sunday morning attendance averaging about 130-140 currently and 5 Sunday School classes, praise the Lord! Other Church ministries are thriving as well, with a strong emphasis on evangelism which is catching on to many, as more and more are striving to bring others to Christ, praise God for this also!
We thank you for your support and prayers for our family, which is doing great. You'll see some new pictures of Josh in this email and it looks like he's going to outgrow his dad one day! I don't have anymore news regarding our trip back to the states; we've been waiting on some paperwork which has probably found its way into the wrong mailbox, as usual! The Lord will work all of that out in time, of course.
Thanks and God bless you all!
Yours in Christ,
For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21)
Sapagka't sa ganang akin ang mabuhay ay si Cristo, at ang mamatay ay pakinabang. (Mga Taga Filipos 1:21)