Below is the report received from Pastor Allan Abais. The most encouraging thing about the ministry of PMD and noted in this report, is to see how the churches who have been helped, their members and pastors, begin to grow, to begin to support with their finances and shoulder the responsibilities of taking care of the ministry God has given them. There are many area’s in the Philippines that still need help from sister churches in the U.S., but the help should be directed toward helping them become sufficient within themselves as they trust God. This is the vision of PMD, to assist and then let them go to carry out the Commission on their own. We are seeing churches in the Philippines unite together like never before. Praise God!
Sorry for the delayed update. Bro Joe and I encountered some problem on our desktop specially on uploading our latest pics. Sister Lizano took it over for us on her mobile phone. I ask here to upload the pics she had taken to the DCMBC FB account and I thank the Lord for her effort.
This past few days is a great week for us. Pastor Abner Tuazon despite of his busy days he still find time visiting our place and checked the building construction of how it is done for now and he was surprised about the progress saying the building is huge and is more beautiful than what he expected. There are members also of the other church of the same faith feel time to be with us and even helped us do the painting on the window fence. Pastor Manny Quiazon and company also visited the construction site last Monday and is happy for the development of the building. We enjoyed taking our lunch on Pastor Manny’s house on the next day 6 hours before Pastor Abner’s flight back to Luzon , his home place.
We, the DCMBC members would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the FMD and the PMD and to all of the brethren in America for their love and devotion for these glorious works of God in the Philippines. Pastor Wayne, I really appreciated the concept of the PMD specially on the “faith promise” that you shared for us on your last visit. Now , many members of our church started to feel the needs and do some pledges. Even our Engineer ( Loy ) donated 50 bags of cement ( about 13,000 pesos ) . Sister Joy ( bro. Joe’s wife ) pledge to buy tiles for the pulpit, ( about 20,000 pesos ) my wife Jerlie been encourage to donate the color red tiles for the isles. ( about 20,000 pesos). Brother Ericson Lizano and his wife Ivy also donated the adjacent lot they bought from brother Robert Ticzon of Bethsaida church for our parking area and for other purpose of development as we develop the building progressively. Now , we also understand why we need to work out the 15% remainder from the entire budget for us to exercise the LOVE of giving and helping other church build their church for the HONOR and GLORY of the body of CHRIST.
” Unto Him be Glory in the Church “.
As for this weeks’ work, we need to finish the front view of the building and the pulpit area, that is why we focused on finishing the GI roof and concreting on its floor. more on plastering for the next week and hoping we could start on placing its windows.
Last week, we experienced a magnitude 5.7 earthquake. every one is shocked and some of our paid workers is scared of something might happen to the building construction. Glory be to God no body got hurt and no single crack of the building’s foundation was found. Truly, The Church is made of God’s hand! AMEN