Here’s an excerpt from our last prayer letter, in case you missed this blessing!
Great news from Bantayan Island! The Lord has given them a church building! Families from Pastor Walter’s bible study came together and built a bamboo church building on their property. Others donated rocks for the church floor. During my visit in June, I was so blessed to see the work and help with the roofing. Thank you for praying for this church plant! This is another big step for them and we are so excited to watch God grow this ministry!
The Lord brought a family across our path that had never heard Christ’s Gospel! A Japanese family came to Cebu for a short vacation and to visit a couple from our church. They joined our services on Sunday; it was their very first time in church! Later that week, we had dinner with them and they asked several questions about our faith. They had seen pictures of someone dying on the cross but they had never heard who that person was and why He died. What a privilege to share salvation’s story with people who had never heard about Christ and sincerely wanted to learn. Please pray for them. Pray that they would consider Christ and His work on the cross!
We took a group of our faithful children on a special trip. Filipinos possess a great spirit of adventure; they love going places they’ve never been before! So as a reward, we took these kids to a park on top of Cebu’s newest mall. Our trip did have some unwanted adventure. On the way to the mall, our jeepney blew a tire! When the tire blew, my heart sank and I wondered if we would be able to get the kids to our destination. Thankfully, we were able to find a safe place to park and swap the tire with a spare. Because we were able to pull over and replace the tire so quickly, we still had plenty of time to take the children to the park. When we finally made it, the smiles were everywhere! Truly, safety is from the Lord! I’m thankful we were able to take the children on this outing with only a minor detour!