Some thirty minutes north of Metro Manila, Philippines we come to Marilao. Marilao has a small town setting with country dwellers by the river. The tropical plants, clean air, and peaceful setting sets it apart from the busy pace of Metro Manilla with its 20 million plus population.
In November 2010 we visited with brother Eli and his wife who live in Metro Manilla. This couple has been ministering to the Marilao community for some time and a small group of believers is meeting every week.
The believers are meeting in a small church which is under construction. In the future they would like to open a church school along side of the church property.
The people in Marilao are friendly and are open to the gospel. Why not join us come December, 2011. You will be a blessing to the people in Marilao, and most of all you will be bless in winning souls for Christ.
The meetings are schedule for December 15-24, 2011. Do plan to come 2 to 3 day before the start of the meetings and stay 2 to 3 days after the meeting so you can relax and go sightseeing. We plan to have a good time. Philippine immigration gives us 21 days stay without a visa, so plan accordingly.
To register and to get full details click here: REGISTER FOR MARILAO CRUSADE
We are sad to share that Sandra Cruz, one of PPMs founders, lost her battle with cancer on April 11, 2011. All who knew Sandra also knew of her passion for and dedication to the Philippine Missionary work.
Sandra’s energy and love for God was contagious. The good work that she started in building churches and a school in the Philippines and spreading the gospel will continue to be carried out by the many whose lives she touched.
Sandra had a special place in her heart for children and for education. One of her dreams was to finish building the Phil-American Christian School in Navy O’Donnell, Tarlac. While Sandra will not be here to see her dream fulfilled, the school is due to open on June 12, 2011 for its first class of kindergarteners and first graders.
There is still some work that needs to be finished on the school in order for it to open in June. Click here to view Sandra's biography and to make a memorial donation….
We would like to thank everyone for all the prayers and love during this difficult time.
Excitement has been running high all week in Navy O’Donnell. At 4pm everyday 20-30 children ages 4-6 meet at the school for an hour of songs, stories, crafts, and snacks. Their teachers are surprised at how quickly they learn.
At 5pm the 7-12 year-olds come. Every night between 60-100 children come early and stay as late as they can—even with the typhoon type rains falling and crashing on the schools metal roof, so that hearing is impossible. But they love the programs.
Now parents and children are expressing their eagerness for the school to open on June 10 and are asking for early registration. Those who attend this week will receive a 10% discount on the matriculation fees.
And we’re excited, too. This Phil-American Christian School will soon be a reality.
All of heaven was rejoicing in Parada, Velenzuela, Philippines. Sabbath, November 6th we witnessed 23 souls unite to Christ and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
It is well to remember the words of Jesus in Luke 15:10: Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Without a doubt ours hearts trilled as the baptismal candidates made their way to the baptismal font. The baptism took place at the Philippine Publishing House.
Parada Church group, the Rockville and Canumay Churches that evening had a social night at Divine Word Gymnasium. Early Sunday morning about 50 plus members went to the beach to fellowship together. They formed lasting friendships with the new believers and enjoyed themselves in Christian fellowship.
There are plans in place to nurture the Parada group and follow-up with other reaping crusades. Praise God for all the abundant blessings from above that He allowed us to witnessed and enjoyed. Philippine Project Mission, Inc. want to thank all our partners of faith that have supported PPM ministry with their love offerings.
The Parada Crusade is the first for Philippine Project Mission preaching the gospel to the urban poor in Metro Manila.
The ground preparation started two months before the Parada Crusade. We met with PPM Bible workers, Allan Nocalan and Nheng A. Revicente who focused their efforts on reaching the urban poor and families in Parada, Velenzuela.
The urban poor in Parada consist of approximately 250 families. I met a family that had been there 40 years. Most families have been there since the 1990s. Some have prosper,but the majority are struggling from day to day to feed their families.
The urban poor have little, but they are ready to hear the gospel. Times have not changed since Christ was here on earth. Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament prophet Isaiah who God inspired to write the words of Isaiah 61:1-3:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19
Both urban poor and middle class responded to the invitation of Christ during the ten day crusade. On Saturday, November 6, 2010, twenty-three precious souls were baptized to join the Seventh-day Adventist Church family of 16 million world wide.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support. We praise God for all His blessing to us the children of men.
Instead the Nueva Ecija Crusade was substituted for the Parada Crusade.
Parada is in Velenzuela City is located in north Metro Manila. In the Parada Crusade the PPM team ministered especially to the urban poor.
We faced many challenges especially the typhoon weather. We experienced rain almost everyday. This kept many interest from attending.
Our venue was in the Divine Word Learning Center Gymnasium in Parada. It is situated in the residential area of Parada.
The director and owner is Dr. Cecilia Matigay who allowed us to use the facility for the meetings.
We saw God working in our behalf throughout the meetings. To Him be the praise for His marvelous grace and mercy to all of us.
Molino Crusade (St Nicholas Progressive 7 Village) ended successfully with joy and praise as we witnessed 18 young people commit their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ in baptism. It was a special and high Sabbath as
we met in the local church for Sabbath services. It was wall to wall attendance. In the afternoon there was a special program at the mother church where they were baptized.
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105 The Word of God will be a light to the Philippine people during the upcoming crusades. We are in need of Tagalog Bibles for those who will attend the evangelistic meetings in Molino and South Nueva Ecija.
Have you ever thought of going overseas on a short term mission trip? Maybe or maybe not. Philippines is a great place to witness for Christ. People are friendly and open to the gospel. They also speak English. You won't find a better place to experience the joy of seeing people turn their lives over to the Lord.