Reunion and annual general assembly meeting for the Philippine Bible College Alumni Association is set on April 30 in Baguio. For the first one hundred current and acltive members of the association who register gifts of reading glass and Tshirt will be given. Entrepreneurship and seminar on livelihood projects will also be given. The general assembly business meeting will be held in the evening of this day.
On April 30, the PBC graduation will be held. A graduation lunch banquet will be tendered in honor of the graduates while the graduation program will be held at 6:00 o’clock in the afternoon.
April 24-27 is the date for the National Ladies Retreat which is hosted by the Midtown Church of Christ of Baguio. The venue of this affair is at the River View Resort which is located at Asin, Tuba, Benguet. It is about 15 kilometers northwest of downtown Baguio.
A new training school, the ASIAN INSTITUTE OF CHURCH PLANTING & CHURCH GROWTH opens its doors this coming June. Temporary location will be at the church building in San Jose, Dasmarinas, Cavite. Teachers are Nephtali Sico, Moises Gonzales, Jun Patricio, Bert Tupas, Bert Patricio and Rolly Abaga.
A piece of land has been donated in Dasmarinas, Cavite. This will be developed to serve as the campus of this school.
The vision of this new school is to reach out to the Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions, specialize in church planting and church growth, assist local congregations in planting churches, equip students on how to plant churches, nurture them to become self supporting, and to provide missionaries for Asian countries.
Scholarship slots are available. Please contact Jun Patricio at this mobile phone number: 09209286483.
Churches in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) held their fellowship during the so-called “holy week” at Quezon, Isabela. More than 250 attended the affair. Lessons were given to classes for adults, young people, children and seekers. The Seekers Class is for non-members who were brought along to the fellowship by friends or relatives. Twenty of these truth seekers were baptized. (Reports from Dick Baguioen & Edward Tangunan)
The Southern Mindanao Bible College held its 18th commencement last April 1st at the Le Reve Resort in Makilala, Cotabato. Five young men were awarded their diplomas. Brother Eusebio Tanicala was the commencement speaker.
This preacher training school was initiated by the late brother Magno Bruno and the Antonio Balagot family donated the half hectare site at Kisante, Makilala. In appreciation for the efforts of the late brother Bruno, the board of trustees of the school chaired by Dr. Conrado Evangelista made a resolution that publicly recognized this vision and a plaque of recognition was given to the family of brother Magno Bruno represented by Sharon, Magno’s daughter.
Congregations and individual members in the Cotabato and Davao provinces support the students. The downtown congregation in Kabacan operates the school and also provide travel expenses of teachers.
The congregation in barangay Paco, Kidapawan City continues to grow in the Lord. Providing strong leadership in the work, among others, are Dr. Dominador G. Cabrera, a veterinarian, and Ferdinand Guillermo. A new chapel has recently been put up. This new congregation is situated along the national highway.
Emilio Panday, evangelist based in Mangatarem of this province, reports that in the month of March alone there were 29 souls that were led to Christ. Workers involved in this effort are Beverly Pagarigan, Fernando Canlas, Endios Garbo, Samuel Alegria, Emilio Panday, Roger Bernardo, Alma Paiso, Josephine Pagarigan, Ruben Mendoza and Jocelyn. Works were done in the Pangasinan Provincial Jail, Dagupan City Jail, in the town of Malasiqui, and at barangay San Jose, Tarlac City.