Greetings in the Lord!!!
Wow what an awesome month. God is so good! So many things is happening in our midst. Praise the Lord! Hope you are doing okay. We are all doing great and are blessed to be able to serve the Lord in the Philippines.
This month God is opening new doors into prision ministry. What a breakthrough! Attendance seems to be growing during the weekly meetings. We are looking forward to see how God is going to raise up disciples in the prison. Continue to pray for this new ministry that God may continue to guide those who are involved.
The church continues to grow. This month the Lord has opened up many new doors for us to start new Home Churches. So please keep praying. We are expecting a huge harvest in the month of April.....
The discipleship School continues to grow too. We have added 2 new students to the school and maybe next month another 1-2 students will be added. At the moment we have 9 full time students that are being trained for full time ministry. Praise the Lord! God is doing such a wonderful work in our midst.
Also the Lord has blessed us with a wonderful holiday for 5 days. Praise the Lord! I had a wonderful time with the family. It was so good to be able to have a little break and leave the city to spend time with my family. The kids are still talking about the holiday. They had such a blessed time. Playing in the sand, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking (although the kids didn't really appreciate this one so much.....) and more swimming. All in all we had a wonderful time on holiday. The beaches are beautiful here once you are able to leave the city.
Really want to thank you for your continued faithful support. I will never be able to thank you all for all your help. I just wish I could let you know how much I appreciate your continued faithful help and support. Know that without your help we would not be able to have this ministry in the Philippines. Where lives are being changed and impacted for the glory of the Lord. Thanks a million for everything. Feel free to write me. I love to hear from you.
Lots of love,
Discipleship Training School (DTS)
This month two new students joined DTS. At the moment we have 9 full time students. Every month I will add a testimony of the students who are part of DTS. Who can better share with you what God is doing in their life, than the students themselves. So you will be able to see the wonderful work God is doing... Lives are being changed and transformed. People who join DTS will never be the same. Thanks for supporting our students and making it possible for them to undergo a training, so their lives will never be the same again.
Here in Discipleship Training School (DTS) where I am being trained to be effective follower for the purpose and for the glory of God. In my first year of my training i went through a very difficult time as if I would not survive. The training was very intensive. God rearranged everything inside out. God changed my way of thinking and doing. I have learned many things and will continue to learn more (There is so much things that I need to learn.).
The DTS teaches us sensitive and important topics that have been ignored and neglected by many churches of today. it teaches us about "Pride & Humility", "How to Relate to Authority", "Evangelism", "Loyalty & Disloyalty", "Stewardship" and many more...
The training is all about learning and applying it in real life. Teachings that can't be ignored because it is following wherever you go and makes you aware of all the things you have learned.
During my training I have really grown in my faith and learned how to live by faith. Also I am learning more and more what it means to be death to self. More and more I realize that it is not about me or I, but God's greatness and grace that abounds in my life.
The biggest challenge for us is that while we are being trained we are being sent out taking the responsibility fo a shepherd or Pastor. It is only by God's grace that we can do such a wonderful work. I have learned to be independant but at the same time dependant upon God. To follow Him and His leading. I thank the Lord for everything whether good or bad. I will always praise Him and will forever be grateful. Bless His holy name!!!!
Sister in Christ,
24/7 PRAYER.... 24 HOURS A DAY ... 365 DAY'S A YEAR (House of Prayer)
Awesome things are happening in the church. The presence of God is just awesome! Thank you so much for the goodies that were shipped. Those who send us CD's, thank you so much. It is a real blessing to have more praise and worhip cd's. It helps us to continue to pray.....
God continues to move in our midst. This month we have seen an awesome growth in the church. We have a total of 15 Home Churches (between 3-12 members) and 15 Bible Studies (potential Home church, but not approved yet.). This means that the church has 30 small groups at the moment. However, the good news is that we are expecting a huge growth in the month of April. Pray with us that we may see the breakthrough we are expecting.... Very exciting!
God is doing such a beautiful work in our midst. Nice and sweet presence in our midst. People are getting delivered and set free from bondages. Also God is opening up a new door. It looks like the Lord is opening up doors for prison ministry. This past month we have had several meetings and the meetings continue to grow. Pray that this new ministry that it will continue to grow.....
On April 12 we will have our Celebration Party. Every two months the church has a gathering of all the Home Churches and encourages all members to come together for fellowship and worship. Looking forward to see all the members come together to worship the Lord...
Rachel's Testimony about 24/7 Prayer
Hi I am Rachel, when 24/7 prayer started many things happened. We experienced persecution, rejection and many lies from the enemies, but God showed us that Satan is trembling and afraid.
The 24/7 prayer watch is very powerful; the presence of God is very strong. I remember my experience when I was worshipping I heard another voice sing together with me and footsteps walking in the sanctuary, the precious Holy Spirit is always in the sanctuary and many prayer request are being answered. Jesus said that we are His precious servants, be faithful to serve Him as long as we are alive! God told me that we can retire from our career but never from serving Him.
Spiritual Reflections (Story with a Spiritual Message)
Nothing Grows Under The Banyan Tree
"Nothing grows under a banyan tree." This South Indian proverb
speaks of leadership styles. The banyan is a great tree. It spreads its
branches, drops air-roots, develops secondary trunks and covers the land. A full grown banyan may cover more than an acre of land. Birds, animals,
and humans find shelter under its shade. But nothing grows under its
dense foliage, and when it dies, the ground beneath lies barren and
The banana tree is the opposite. Six months after it sprouts,
small shoots appear around it. At twelve months a second circle of shoots MORE ...........
What is Tithing?
9 Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. Proverbs 3:9
Tithing is a principle of giving ordained by the Lord. The word tithe literally means 10%. In other words a tenth of all your income and produce should be returned to the Lord. Notice that it says the first fruits and not last fruits. Meaning that tithing should really be the first thing we lay aside and give to the Lord. Not the last thing we do and try to fit in.
Tithing is giving a tenth of what we receive, to God. It is not a donation to God, but merely the recognition of His ownership of our lives, acknowledging Him as our high priest and Lord. The tithe belongs to the Lord (Leviticus 27:30-34). Everything on this earth belongs to the Lord and He has given us stewardship over 90% of it. MORE.........
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- Praise- it has been more than 5 months now that we started 24/7 prayer. Awesome!
- Praise- 2 disciples joined Discipleship School.
- Praise- Flower and kids are healthy and doing good.
- Praise- Looks like maybe 2 more students will be joining Discipleship School.
- Praise- Box with lots of goodies arrived. Thank you so much for blessing us...
- Praise- Students of Discipleship School are growing fast!
- Praise- Continued increase of God's presence in the church. It is awesome!!!
- Praise- Door for prison ministry is opening up.
- Praise- Will be going to YWAM conference at the end of month April
- Praise - Had a holiday with family for 5 days.... Awesome!!!
- Praise - The church is experiencing a little revival. Hearts are changed. Wonderful & beautiful!
- Praise - Some people already used our link to buy Christian books, cd's or DVD's at Christianbook...
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