Monday, August 30, 2010

Our Ministry

Our order of 40 Bibles arrived last week. We got it at the Bible League at a much lower price than PCBS. We bought 20 Bibles last month from PCBS and gave it to the kids in my Sunday school and the rest we gave it to the adults who were attending our worship service. We mentioned it to one of our pastor friends and he was the one who suggested to us to buy Bibles at the Bible League. So hubby ordered 40 so all in all we bought 60 Bibles already. Hubby has a vision that more and more people will attend our church and we need Bibles to give out to them.

Right now, we are so thankful that our ministry is growing. This past Sunday, we started Sunday school for the adults with my brother-in-law, Jhun as the teacher. There were around 9 adults who attended and there were 20 kids in my Sunday school. During the worship service there were 16 adults who were present plus the kids, praise God! Two young moms whom I’ve been inviting a few times already showed up finally. I was so glad to see them. We gave them a warm welcome. Jhun played his keyboard as we sang worship songs. Then time for the special song. Lat week it was Jhun who sang. Guess who did it this time. Would you believe I rendered a special song for the first time with no practice at all? That was the first time I did it, singing solo in the church. I told the people after wards that I don’t have a good singing voice but I just want to glorify Jesus through a song.

Hubby gave the message and I was the translator. I’m so amazed how God gave me the courage, wisdom and confidence to do all those things, witnessing to people and inviting them to church, teaching Sunday school, message translator and singing solo. Wow! Truly the Lord is amazing. If He will use you, He will equip you as long as you are obedient to His calling. “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Trip Postponed

Hubby and I decided to postpone our trip to Texas next month. I know it’s been set six months ago and hubby’s kids are already expecting us to go there in September but then we just can’t leave our ministry here. Our ministry is growing and we need to stay here for a while and do the work of the Lord before going on furlough. Nobody will take the place of George to preach on Sundays and also my Sunday school kids need me. I need to train somebody to take my place in teaching the kids. Also my sister needs me here. She has some health issues for the past few months already and I just can’t leave her like that. The work of the Lord comes first.

We plan to go to TX next year and visit our family there and also raise some funds for our ministry. We would like to buy a land and construct a church building. I know our plan looks big but I believe the Lord will bless it because it’s for His kingdom. Our church attendance is increasing and the place where we hold our worship service is getting crowded. It’s just a small bungalow house with a small living room own by one of my uncles. The other Sunday we had a full house. Some were even standing outside. We’ve been visiting and inviting people to come on Sundays and join us. We’ve been passing out tracts too. We hope and pray that our vision of having more people come to church and having our own building will materialize.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It’s past midnight…

…and I’m still awake. I’ve been busy preparing my lessons for tomorrow for Sunday school. I also printed memory verse for the kids to memorize. On top of that I also read my hubby’s message for tomorrow because I am the translator from English to Tagalog. Most people who are attending our worship service are from the village and they can’t fully understand English preaching especially from an American preacher because they said it’s too slang. I have no choice but to translate it so they will understand hubby’s message. I’ve been doing this for more than a month already. I just pray to God to give me wisdom because I’m not really very good in Tagalog translation. I’m just doing this to further God’s kingdom and for His glory.