The picture above shows the students the Southern Mindanao Bible College in Makilala, North Cotabato after our editor gave his lecture about the deity of Christ on October 9th.
Brethren in Tuao, Cagayan celebrated the first anniversary of the Lord’s work in Barangay Taribubu last October 18th. Some financial help come from Christians in Singapore in the establishment and nurture of this new congregation. Jun Ma ministers to this young church.
We rejoice in the baptism of Louie Lim last August 27 and that of Frederick & Vilma Taberna last Sept. 24 in Tuao. During the months of October & November alone, Jun Ma and companions taught and immersed into Christ Jesus seven more souls. On Dec. 9, B.J. Pastor was immersed and Rhea Domingsil obeyed on the 14th.
Jhun Ma also reports the successful conclusion of a seven-day mission immersion of thirteen young people from the Pasir Panjang congregation in Singapore who visited Taribubu.
Congregations in the province of Cotabato sent able bodied members, finances and construction materials to help put up the foundation and frame of a new chapel in barangay Paco of this city in the last Saturday of October 2006. Called “Building Up the Temple Ministry” this cooperative effort of churches in the province is a voluntary service of members. Brother Ferdinand Guillermo, a self-supporting evangelist, and his wife Delma established this new congregation in the year 2002 and now there are seven families attending worship services. Brother Ferdinand would very much appreciate any financial help you could contribute to this chapel project. His moble phone is +63(919) 573-9397.
MLANG, COTABATO-Brother Gabriel Valdez and our editor sat together with Michael Pacheo in New Rizal, Mlang in the afternoon of October 9. Having gone through a series of gospel lessons before this date, the time has come to appeal for Michael’s obedience to Christ. He did make the decision. Although dusk has set in, Micahel joined a group that went to the Waterland Resort, Kabacan, Cotabato for his baptism. The congregation in New Rizal is currently putting up a new chapel along the highway. The contact person is brother Galiste.
The members of the board of trustees of the PBC Alumni Association continue to provide funds for three full-time students attending classes at PBC-Baguio. Each board member contributes five hundred pesos every month to this fund. Members of the board are Eusebio Tanicala, Jun Patricio, Pablo Lachica, Santiago Sameon II, Eliseo Tangunan, Becky Braga, Rachel Cabuenas, Mar Bernardo, Arnold Zambrano, Edwin Valencia, Rolando Dumawa and Atty Rodolfo Mapile.
In the October meeting of the PBCAA board of trustees, it was agreed upon that the general assembly/reunion will be held on April 30 and a Preachers-Church Leaders’ Forum will be held on May 1, 2007. Special topic in the forum will be about the theology, psychology and practicality of Christian liberal giving in the Philippine setting.
To enable alumni to witness the graduation of the PBC Class 2007, the commencement program will be integrated to the alumni reunion activities in the evening of April 30th.
PBC alumni who came together at the chapel in Kabacan, Cotabato on October 6-7.
Philippine Bible College alumni living and working in Davao del Sur, South Cotabato and North Cotabato, held an alumni reunion during the first week of October. Brother Gabriel Valdez who preaches for the congregation at Kabacan poblacion coordinated the affair. Twenty alumni, half of the number that livein the area, were able to attend. Elected officers of the chapter were: Gabriel Valdez, Toto Onez, Helen Gesulga-Colango; Laureta Suyamain-Silva, Lolina Dagaang-Neyra, Leah Visitacion-Sabute, Ferdinand Guillermo, Rolex Arboly, and Moreno Marquez. Our editor, he being the president of the PBC alumni association, was the special guest in this affair.