Philippines- Update

By · March 15, 2013 · Filed in Mindanao, Philippines

New Plans for Orphanage

A new parcel of land adjacent to our current Mission Center campus was donated to the ministry earlier this year. We are excited for the possibilities this now offers, including plans to build an orphanage to serve the many street children of the area. Once completed this LIFE Home will house up to 35 kids and give them a new hope in life. Plans are also underway to acquire more surrounding property in hopes of building an elementary school to serve the whole neighborhood.

The Mutual Faith Channel

The Mutual Faith Channel continues to be a beacon of light in and around the General Santos City area of the Philippines. The 24 hour channel is currently the only Christian programming offered in  the area and has been instrumental in starting new church plants in the region after many people have come to Jesus. Not only do we air teachings from partner churches of the ministry, but the team has also been successful in launching local programming which has been received very well.

Feeding Program!

Posted on March 15, 2012

In addition to our 24-hour TV station and the ministry that takes place with our team in the Philippines, many different feeding programs take place throughout the year. To celebrate his 49th birthday, our team leader Johnny DeVila decided to bring one of these feeding programs to the kids in the city. Over 100 people got a full meal that day and also heard the good news that God loves them completely!

   

   

 

Valentines Youth Day Celebration

Posted on February 14, 2012

Our team in the Philippines just held a great event for youth in their area as they hosted a special Valentines Celebration at our Mission Center. About one hundred youth came out as Pastor Johnny shared on the subject, “Are You In Love?”
Many of the attendees rededicated their lives to the Lord that day as they worshiped and studied the word. After the celebration, a special meal was provided for all whom attended. Check out a few of the pictures below-

 

Mass Weddings!

Posted on September 25, 2011

One thing that was recently done in the Philippines was to host a “mass wedding,” for about a hundred couples! These are very poor people who could not afford to host a proper wedding on their own! It was awesome! About 1300 showed up to celebrate, and it was the perfect environment too, to share of God’s unfailing love for each of us!



Originally posted March 25, 2011:

Life Leadership Institute Graduation!

Twenty-one people have just graduated from the LIFE Leadership Institute in the Philippines! On the day of graduation, the students went to the local neighborhoods to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Nearly 100 new people came out that night to hear more about this Jesus and what he did for them.

Below are some pictures from the graduation ceremonies. Please keep these brothers and sisters in your prayers and they continue to share the Gospel.

Published on February 21, 2011…

New Salvations & Baptisms

New reports of salvations and church plants are constantly coming from our Mutual Faith Team in the Philippines. Our latest report from Pastor Johnny and Josephine is below…

He writes…
“Today, I visited two of our churches in South cotabato. And, I am so glad to know that they are all growing in faith and also in numbers. In the morning, I spoke in Fatima Village and in the afternoon in Litan Village. God is really good. This coming Feb. 25, we are going to conduct a crusade in Pangyan, Glan, Sarangani Province. We are going to plant another church branch in this area. Please pray for God’s provision and protection. Pray also that God will touch the hearts of the people in this area, that they will open their hearts to listen to the words of God. This is a whole day evangelistic meeting. We will be providing lunch and used clothing.

Attached photos taken during the water baptism of the ten souls saved during our evangelistic meeting in our church last Saturday. The water baptism was officiated by my wife Josephine. Glory to God!”

Praying before the bapstisms

Church Plant Update- Originally posted October 29, 2010

Another new church has just been planted on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines; this time in the village of Polomolok. Check out the few pictures from the ribbon cutting and first service with Pastor Johnny DeVila. We also have a few images from Pastor Josephine DeVila teaching at our newest Life Leadership Institute in the village of Fatima. We continue to thank God as the Gospel of Jesus is spread throughout this whole region…


Originally Posted on September 22, 2010:
Pastor Johnny DeVila of the Philippines just updated us on their newest church plant in Greenville, Calumpang this past weekend.

The new church now meets in an old store front, where the store owner was healed from a tumor in a her body after watching the Mutual Faith Channel. The lady had been stuck in the hospital, given only 3 months to live, when she saw the message of Jesus on the TV. Now, 6 months later, her whole family has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and dedicated their lives to the ministry!

The first church meeting kicked off this weekend with 11 families. Pastor Johnny believes it will grow fast since people are seeing many miracles in this area as they hear about the love and grace of Jesus. Please keep the church family in your prayers as they continue to grow in the ways of the Lord and spread the Good News!

Posted August 11, 2010
We just received news of a new church plant from our team in the Philippines. Our team reports that they have just launched a new church in the Muslim strong hold village of Litan. The response has been so overwhelming that they are already planning another church plant in a nearby village next month.

MFM Leader Johnny deVilla reports,
“The chief village captain in this area is a strong member of our church here. He asked the villagers to come every Sunday. Some were in standing position because the chuch is filled already and they don’t have enough chairs… by the way several members of the new church in Litan Village were Muslim. Even the chief captain who is now a believer was raised Muslim. Glory to God!”

Indeed, Glory to God!


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