I love serving the Lord, and I love meeting other brothers and sisters in Christ that are likeminded in the ministry. This month after taking my mother-in-law to the airport in Cebu to return home after a month visit here in Dumaguete, I took a trip to Silay to visit with Missionary Nathan Goodpaster and to preached for their Wednesday evening service. The next day I drove to Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, and preached the closing message for a Family Camp at Berean Bible Baptist Church. I had a wonderful time of fellowship with pastors and people at both places.
The following morning I returned to Dumaguete to be part of the closing service for our 3rd Vacation Bible School at International Baptist Church at Dumaguete. This month’s update is largely about the results of this year’s V.B.S. with the theme, “A Blast of Winter – Come See Dumaguete’s First Snowstorm.” You’ll want to read the update to learn of our results and to see the photos. Additional photos may be seen through my Facebook account.
This past week, I took my first trip to the island of Mindanao to be the guest preacher for the first Home Coming at Faithway Bible Baptist Church in Plaridel, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao. It was an exciting time and I was privileged to be able to speak three times to the pastors and people present there. I look forward to meeting with them again. As much as I’ve enjoyed getting to meet and spend time with other pastors who share a common vision for churches being started and more souls being saved, it was good to be back in my own pulpit in Dumaguete with the people I love dearly.
Classes are underway again at Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines and I am teaching on Biblical Giving this week while Bro. Mike Morrissey is teaching Countries without Christ I. I love our students and look forward to seeing the number of students increase in June. Please pray for us, our church, and our Bible college students as we press on for Him. I’ll be travelling to Hammond, Indiana the end of this month to be part of the FBMI Candidate School the first week of June. I hope to see many of you there.