Philippine Evangelical Friends International Ministries – PEFIM
Our PEFIM BOE together with myself and Sonia arrived here last Friday to visit and lead an overnight Youth Camp in Danao II. It was attended by 42 youth from our churches here in Calbayog and a guest church.
We had Spirit-filled worship in the evening and powerful preaching of his word. Sister Marie led some games in the mornings and the following day I once again preached a message from the life of our Lord Jesus Christ from a passage in Luke chapter four.
At the end of the event, we distributed dental kits and school supplies for children and students ranging from elementary to college. One hundred children and youth received these blessings!
On Sunday our team was privileged to participate in three different worship services from our churches here in Samar.
Sister Betty joined Marcatubig Evangelical Friends Church with Pastor Joseph, Pastor Memma. Sister Marie joined with San Joaquin Evangelical Friends Church with Pastor Esmer and Pastor Cris. Sister Sonia and Brother Jeff joined with Higher Ground Evangelical Friends Church in Danao II with Elder Dioscoro.
We praise and thank God for the favorable weather and plentiful food during our stay in these different churches. We were exceedingly blessed with our fellowship with our brethren as we study God’s word together and sing songs to him. God is doing great things in these churches that we visited.
The passion of our brethren in serving the Lord is truly inspiring. They faced many challenges during the two years of strict lockdown but their faith in our Lord Jesus persevered.
They still face many challenges even today owing to the economic downturn as a result of the pandemic. Together we learned to depend on the Lord alone and to trust him even more in the face of difficulties and challenges.
Thank you very much for your continued prayers and partnership with us. We appreciate very much your prayers and partnership with us in the work of the Lord here in Samar! Our good Lord bless you as well as much as he has blessed us in this mission trip!
In Christ’s love and service,
Rev. Crisanto Dela Cruz