Greetings Prayer Warriors!
Thank you for your Praying for us in the work of the Lord.
September and October were busy month with storms, FEAST, ESL classes and travel. But we were also confronted with the everyday realities of life, immigration paperwork, vehicle licensing, and doctor’s appointments. Through it all, Christ was there along with your prayers. Thank You!
Roy’s traveled to Samar to be with Ptr Chito and the Malvar church went well. We were able to help with some Sunday School teacher training and materials and get Ptr Chito setup in the FEAST Distance Learning program. They are all eagerly applying what they are learning with the church there.
Our First Official Semester of FEAST is coming to a close. What an exciting time to be with such wonderful students of all ages. Their commitment to come to class, study and absorb the Word of God powerful. The students have surprised me with their Testimonies and their papers outlining a book of the Old Testament. We started with 12 students and have finished strong with 9 completing the courses. All 9 have signed up for the next semester.
Please Pray for Ptr Cris, Ptra Hildegarde and myself as we prepare for the next semester. We are having our next meeting to discuss what worked and didn’t work as well as other logistical and practical issues. We have moved our library into its new location, we are praying for more good Christian books in all areas.
Our outreach to Purok Uno with the ESL classes is also finishing the Semester. We have had a great group of 14 Children who have stayed the course and not even missed a class. God has provided us with a great team from Silangan Friends Church and a wonderful host from the community who lets us use his house for a classroom. Please Pray for Sis Cherry, Brother Alan and myself as we plan for the next semester.
Jinky is moving forward with the sewing machine livelihood project. She has now completed the purchase of three more machines and planning with our Church in Taguig. One of the leaders of this project is also a student in FEAST. She plans to finish the project this month by purchasing one more sewing machine for the Women’s project in Silangan Friends Church. All of the projects are planned with the Friends Women of each church to employ members in the church. We have provided business planning and stewardship training for each group. Each group has specific plans designed to market and sell their products. Two groups will manufacture floor type throw carpets and hand towels and one group is manufacturing various types of handbags.
Jinky is also preparing for the last dental outreach for the year at Friends Lighthouse Evangelical Church in Antipolo. This is done just before Christmas and is always a big event in the community.
Please pray for Jinky and the Women from all our Friends Church as they move forward in these works of love and ministry.
Shortly after returning we had a Typhoon, which caused huge damage up north but spared most of the country. So far we have not had much of a Typhoon season this year.
Roy has to renew is immigration status one last time in Nov. Please pray for favor and not too many issues in this process. Because we changed addresses he had to get a local certificate of residency, adding to the pile of paperwork needed. Once this is all completed Roy we retain his permanent residency.
Please also pray with us as the year winds down. We have several year reports and planning meetings that will take of our schedules. Please also pray as we finalize our EFM budget for the next year.
In Christ’s Service Together
Roy and Jinky