We made and executive decision and decided to combined the October and November reports. By the time everything slowed down enough to do a report November was almost over so we will give an up date here and send out a report the first of November.
It was my pleasure to make two trips to the Philippines in 2012 for the purpose of dedicating a building, the first in January and the second in October. It was an exciting time, we now have another beautiful building completed and dedicated as a result of the churches who support PMD. Pastor Edelson and the New Hope MBC church family did an outstanding job of keeping the expenses down and completing a building that is an asset to the Lord’s work in the Philippines and especially in the Subic area. We enjoyed a great time of fellowship with the members and many from others churches in the area. We were privileged to meet the Engineer that over saw the project and thank her for the good work she did.
Zach Britton proved to be a good traveling companion, I enjoyed his company and feel certain he enjoyed the experience. I was privileged to baptize two at Independent Calvary MBC, to speak at their 25th anniversary, to visit Baguio and speak with about 25 pastors about Faith Promise Mission Giving and to travel to Davao City. We enjoyed spending time at the Seminary. Here we visited with Davao MBC, presented PMD and spoke on Faith Promise Mission Giving. The next day we visited the property they recently purchased. We also visited the building of our first project and then traveled to Torell and visited with Grace MBC and the Bader’s, Noel, Nathaniel and Sis. Christina. Sunday we spoke at Faith MBC, then began our trip home on Monday.
After arriving home Tuesday night, we had several honey do jobs and Sunday we visited with Kirbyville MBC and that night our Sponsoring Church White Rock MBC of Center, TX. We are so privileged to have such a mission minded church and one that loves her missionary.
Monday we traveled to the State Meeting of the MBA of Texas at Denison. Enjoyed the alumni banquet and the meeting. I was privileged to be elected as assistant moderator of the next session. I am humbled at being elected and look forward to serving the Lord in this position. I realize it is an honor and privilege but also a great responsibility.
I pray that everyone will have a great Thanksgiving week and will truly be thankful for all that God has done and is doing in our lives. Pray for our Great Nation and that the leaders will not only follow the leadership of the Lord, but those that are not his children will respond to the convicting of the Holy Spirit to be saved and become His children.
Wayne Stringer Director of Promotions for PMD
Fellowship in Davao City
Zachary Britton and I had a tough start to our trip, we missed our flight from Texarkana to Dallas. Thanks to help from friends and family (Brad Stringer picked us up at the airport and Ronnie Davis drove us to DFW) we were able to make our connecting flight in Japan.
We had a good day Sunday, October 21. I preached the Morning services at Independent Calvary MBC in Angeles City, and the church allowed me to baptize two. Preached again in their Evening services. On Monday, October 22, we traveled to Baguio to attend their Faith Promise Mission Conference where I was allowed to preach again. There were three seminaries represented and several Filipino Pastors in attendance. Zachary is having a great time, has proved to be a good travel companion. On Thursday, October 25, we headed back to Angeles City where we spent the day visiting Missions and Churches in that area. Friday Jeremiah Abay picked us up to travel to Pampanga before heading to Subic for our dedication of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, which will be held Sunday. We will travel Wednesday, October 31 to Davao.
Please pray for us as we continue our travels.
We have started construction on our sixth project, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Elelson Alipao is the Pastor. The church is located in Subic Bay, the groundbreaking ceremonies were held by Pastor Abner Tuazon, Director of Promotions in the Philippines. The project is estimated to be finished in three months, it is the rainy season there now which could hamper the work. We will plan a return trip to the Philippines when the building is complete. We are thankful for all who faithfully support this ministry.
As a result of reaching the amount projected for this building, it is time to start thinking about our next project. We encourage those who think they might qualify to begin now getting their request to us.
Below are some of the pictures taken at the groundbreaking of New Hope MBC.
Novis and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. The following is the latest report from Bro. Jun Abay, our current project.
This two weeks are full loaded of materials and construction workers working from 8am to 10pm. We are adding workers as needed to complete the building before the dedication.
Praise the Lord! The foreman and four construction workers are now attending our worship every Sunday. They already professed Jesus as savior three Sundays ago. What a victory this construction brought in saving lost and dying souls to Jesus feet.
This last attachment is the last need we have to make the building closed, out of noisance, out of disturbance from outside and beautiful of all PMD project would erect for His glory and honor. This is the lowest price bid for this need.
The total in dollar amount if the rate is P43 per $ is ($ 1373.48 ) in Peso = ( P 59,000 ). This is the last job installation then we are done of the building.
We really need to in-close our building to avoid disturbances and noises from the next commercial mechanic shop, alighnment,vulcanizing and trucking businesses. The installation will start this friday and they will finish all in three days.
I trust the Lord to supply this need as needed for this project. thanks for your heart for supporting Philippine mission. I think that this is the 1st mission support that the Philippine MBC churches has been benifited most. God will bless this ministry thru you and i will continue to support until Jesus comes thru the blessings of His people housed in this beautiful building.
To God be the Glory!
The following is the latest report from Bro. Jun Abay about Smile City Missionary Baptist Church, our current project. For those who do not receive our report each month, be sure to go to the reports page and open our November report to see what is happening.
We are now working night and day. We are adding more skilled and helpers so we can work as fast as we are able. Tomorrow, three paintors will strike their paint rollers and one will do the compressor and spray gun at the stage and entrance area.
Two carpenters, one helper and the foreman will continue the metal farring so the ceiling will be installed after. Four helpers and one mason are working on the pavement of the parking lot and entrance area tomorrow.
Two men will work in the big C.R. at the right back side.
Please pray for us for good health and wisdom…
This is the week of Thanksgiving Holidays, our children are celebrating the time out of school, many adults are looking forward to a day away from work, a time to be with family and friends over a big Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, dressing and all of trimmings, then there is football, and late night shopping. Thanksgiving should be so much more than these things, we have so many things to be Thankful for, God has been so good to us as a nation and as individuals. So often we fail to remember or to teach our children what it is to be thankful and God is left out completely. This past week I subbed for a 6th grade English class, the students were to write about what Thanksgiving meant to them. As I looked over some of the papers, God was not mentioned, it was a time to be out of school, a time to eat a big meal with the family, it was sad tha a couple said they had nothing to be thankful for. We as individuals, The Lord’s churches and our Great Nation need to wake up and begin to give our Lord thanks for what He did for us on the cross of Calvary and the many blessings we have as children of God and the privilege to live in this Great NATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THANK YOU GOD FOR SALVATION AND THE MANY BLESSINGS!
Now for our weekly update;
Novis and I enjoyed attending the Missionary Baptist Association of Texas meeting at Walnut St. MBC in Hilsboro, TX. The meeting was well attended, great preaching, good reports from missionaries and a good time of fellowship. It was good to see many of the pastors that pastor churches who support PMD. Missions are so important to the advancement of the Gospel Message.
Pastor Jun sent the following report;
Brethren actually this is the 15th week but becoz i wrote the withdrawals and receipts with 16th week. We are now ordering the delivery of the roofing but it will take a week to arrive so we need a little waiting. God i already bought the tiles for the flooring and the ceiling. We are left with the painting, lighting and the rooms we will be using for the children’s worship and the guest room. We are prepared to work day and night with shifting team workers so we can hit our target date of organization and blessing.
Pray hard for us as we do likewise to you all and your plan to visit the brethren and see the beautiful building for His kingdom work.
We are thankful for all of you who read and support this great work.