Blessed to say we made it home from the Philippines safely. After 4 years of prayer and prep we have a church plant with the Badjao on Panglao and a contining work at a plant at Tacloban on Leyte. Thank you all for your prayers! Thank you Reggie and Mary Jane for your help. Thank you Leti for the slideshow!
FIRST SUNDAY SERVICE AS "CALVARY CHAPEL TOTOLAN BOHOL" (Philippines). Used a borrowed facility for today and about 25 adults were in attendence. Provided lunch fellowship afterward. A great finish was enhanced by the blessing of the land owner agreeing today to our (slightly modified) "lease to own" agreement. Next month they can begin to build a temporary building!
TODAY WE SPENT OUR TIME WITH 165 KIDS, doing a Bible lesson, crafts, songs and a hearty meal! Sent them home with juice and candy! Every time I go to an impoverished country it's a special blessing to have a team minister to the kids and be a part of that. "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world!"
STILL IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR CHURCH PROPERTY. Owner agreed to rent to us till the Lord provides to purchase. Working on the details. (You gotta see these Kids!)
We finished the house church at Arnolds. The Badjao community is a unique culture that needs something permanent to come to church. Still working on land negotians. It will help him get established as a pastor and accepted when they have a more visible church. Only about 50 came to the outreach. We took a chance and used the basketball court out by the road for lighting and power (too far). A few came to Christ and the Lord would do it all for just 1! Progress is being made.
Sent official proposal / contract to the possible church location land owner today, PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY!
Continued work on Pastor Arnold's home church room. Ladies went to a Women's Bible Study today.
Yesterday had about 70 for movie and today about 100. Tomorrow is outreach with band. PLEASE PRAY THAT MANY COME TO THE LORD!
PRAY! We are about to call and make a lease to own offer on this property for new church plant lacation. Just met with a lawyer. PRAY!
Great day of team work inviting people out and prepping for an outreach. About 200 came and 40 came to Christ!
At LAX preparing for a 14.5 hr flight.