I had the privilege of conducting the first class in our
Inter-tribal Bible School in South Cotabato second week of January. There were
about 15 students who were so hungry to learn God's Word and be trained to
become effective SERVERS. On January 14, together with 3 other Pastors we drove
for 3 days (taking twice ferry boats) from the Seminary in Mindanao to Metro
Manila for a mission outreach. We will be here until February 25. The
objectives? Serve our 4 Churches here in Luzon and explore how best we conduct
seminary classes in our extension campus at Guiginto, Bulacan, at the same time
laying down the ground work for an aggressive Mobile School outreach in the
Luzon Provinces. (Am teaching a series on THE GLORIOUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND
SAVIOR daily for two weeks in Bulacan and another 2 weeks in Cavite before
conducting a couples retreat where my wife will come to teach with me before we
drove back to home in February 25.) In the midst of these schedules we planned
a series of visits to different key places seeing Pastors and Churches willing
to host Mobile classes. Our target date of coming to work "full-time"
here in Luzon with be after the Pastor's Conference in August. Maybe by
Mid September I will be relocating here in Bulacan to personally oversee the
work and in the next 3 years, God permitting, hand-it over to another
"faithful men". So much work to do but so little time to do it. But
who can discount what God can do if we trust Him? In the first place this is
His work and we are just favored to be invited to participate in what He is
doing. O that we can be found faithful to the end!
Please pray for these endeavors. With God nothing is
impossible! Missing you all.
March 25, 2019
Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I would like to ask
for apology as I am not able to communicate about the update regarding the fund
you sent to Inter-Tribal Seminary in South Cotabato.
The Lord is worthy to be praised because the Seminary started on the January
2019 and the classes are still going on until March 22, 2019. The whole April
is a month break, then we will proceed on May to July, then on August another
break, then resume on September to November and December is another break. That
is our yearly schedule. As of now we have 8 students regularly attending the
class, while some come and go, depends on the course they want to take.
Regarding the funds, we have spent some of it for the initial building. This
building is now being used as a quarter and a classroom. Since the construction
of the first building was on progress, we were able to finish it on time when
the funds from you came. We did not expect to receive a bountiful amount from
you, so when we got it we decided to go on with the next phase of building the
Chapel. Now, we want this chapel to have a concrete post – so the delay. Delay
because we need to prepare the road going inside the Seminary campus so
materials can go directly. And also there is classes going on, we do not want
to disturb the students. But now we are working on it. We went to the campus
last March 21 – 22, 2019. We told the one we put in-charge (Pastor Arnel
Umangay) to start buying the materials so the construction could start
immediately. I hope we did not in anyways send you doubt as to our integrity
regarding the handling of funds. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.
All for the glory of God.