Report – Philippines
DAVID Sims and
Chris Sparks report on their trip to the Philippines working with
Raymond Mendiola and other brethren there.
We preached and
studied with individuals, various independent and conference SDA
churches, groups of believers in the Father and Son, as well as, a
Methodist church. Though our focus was the truth about the Godhead,
we also dealt with a variety of issues, including Christian standards
such as the Christian's diet during the day of atonement, Christian
music, education, and dress, as well as things like time setting,
gambling, and many other topics. We often shared the simple Gospel
and what we must do to be saved. We had numerous opportunities to
seek to lead little children to Christ, and often were found
ministering to their and their families' physical needs, as we nursed
their various diseases and injuries.
Update on Melodie
received help and treatments in the past month or so both her health
and her eyesight have been improving. Praise the Lord!
Visits to Churches
We spent several
Sabbaths at SDA churches preaching that Jesus truly is the Only
Begotten Son of God. In one church the entire congregation accepted
the truth about the Son of God, while others have invited Raymond to
return and share more with them on the Godhead topic. We also visited
a Methodist Church whose Elders accepted the messages on the Sabbath
and the Godhead.
Health Restoration Center & Training School
with his wife Jessica together with other brethren operate a health
restoration center in a beautiful country retreat. RM has helped
build a training facility on this property, and soon students are
scheduled to begin their medical missionary training there.
Camp Meeting and Baptisms
We held an
evangelistic camp meeting on a small island which was hosted by some
brethren who live there. The meetings lasted 4 days, and attracted
the interest of many local people. Near the close of the meetings we
were thrilled to see three young ladies baptized after having a
series of baptismal studies. For a month or more we had witnessed one
of these young ladies struggling with whether or not to make this
decision, so we really joined in the rejoicing of the heavenly host
to see Jesus finally win out in this young person’s life. At
the baptism the water was infested with jelly fish, so Chris and
others went ahead into the water to clear the area of them. After
they had thrown out about 2 dozen, and still saw just as many jelly
fish as before, we were inspired with the faith of these young ladies
when we asked them if they wanted to go through with it, and each one
was determined to go ahead in spite of the danger.
Ray Mendiola and his family
witnessing the work in the Philippines moving forward substantially
as the Godhead message is being received by members from many
churches, and even whole churches are accepting the truth. The
personal ministry conducted during the trip was blessed, as we
witnessed the baptisms of 10 souls. Please keep Elder Carlos and
Brother Raymond in your prayers, as they are now organizing the
training of new gospel workers for various mission fields.
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Chief Editor: David Sims
Assistant Editor: Thomas Akens
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