Life here is full of adventure, and I mean “full.” There is never a dull moment in the ministry and that is especially true around here. This past month has been especially eventful. Not all that has taken place can fit into our update, but let me just mention a few events.
Lacey MacRae with Lindsey, Kim Lawrenson with Luke, Kelly DeMoville with Hayden, and Ruth Morrissey with Michael
In recent days four of our team families have had new additions to their homes. We’re praising the Lord that these births have taken place and our ladies are getting back into their routines; or should we say, “new routines?”
We were privileged to have Missionary Johnny Lee Narvaez with us in March. He was a great blessing and challenge to our people. I met him on my first visit to the Philippines in 1999 and have been impressed with his passion for God and for the souls of men. He is doing a great work in Qatar.
Bro. DeMoville & Bro. Narvaez
The school year has ended and we were able to recognise several of our high-school graduates. Please pray for these young people, some of which have already made a decision to attend Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines beginning in June.
Our college students have upped their soul winning and we’re seeing great numbers of souls saved each week through personal soul winning. We’re also seeing many of them have an increase in visitors to church and seeing their converts baptized. So far, in 2013, International Baptist Church at Dumaguete has seen more than 1,600 saved and we’re just shy of having 100 baptisms. Please pray that we will be able to help these new converts to grow into faithful and productive members of the church.
At the service for Ma’am Amorin
One of our dear ladies who was saved at International Baptist Church and has become a faithful soul winner has been taking care of her sick mother-in-law for some time. This past Saturday she went to be with the Lord, having been led to Christ by this faithful lady. I was asked by the family to come on Monday and speak to the family members who would be there for a service. We invited our church members to come and had our Bible college students there prepared to witness to family members also. As we were preparing to start the service I was summoned into the house. One of the sons of the lady we were having the service for did not respond when they attempted to wake him to come to the service. We attempted to rush him to the hospital but the Lord took him also. Praise the Lord that he also had attended our church and had heard the Gospel. Please pray for the Amorin family; many of their family members are staunch Catholic and have not yet been willing to listen to the Gospel. One things is for certain, they saw that the Baptists loved the family.
Read our 3-Page Update
God is working in Dumaguete and we are excited about the future. Please take a moment to read this month’s update as we highlight the Youth Rally that just took place and our need for sponsors for Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines students that wish to begin classes this coming June 2013.