Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Church at the Dump

These pictures are from the church in Manila that was built on a dump, where the village people live off of products collected from garbage. Northside Children's Church financed the building of the new church where we met. Pastors Sam & Lily Ong joined me at church this Sunday.

Conference in Palawan


Capital City Church

Foursquare Bible College Seminar

Davao Foursquare Church

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Philippines 2009

Every year for the past 12 years, one of the highlights is my visit to the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in the Philippines. When Evangelist Don Schellenberg, from our church first asked me to accompany him and our team in 1998, I was quite nervous. My job on the team was to teach the Pastors who'd be helping us at the evening Crusade meetings.

It was such a successful work (12 churches were planted that first year alone from the new converts) and I accompanied Don on the next two trips - 1999 and 2000.

Over those 3 years, I fell in love with the Filipino people. We have 2800 churches there overseen by President Val (and Sally) Chavez. Each year I get to visit 3 or more Pastor's Conferences as their guest teacher.

This year I went to conferences in Cebu, Boracay, Davao, Manila and Palawan, in addition to speaking at churches on the two Sundays. Here's some pictures from each of the venues.

Cebu Foursquare Church
Suffering for Jesus in Boracay