Quarterly Partner Update-3 Church Planting
2019 nears to an end, but we continue to experience new things in our church-planting ministry. Just this past July, Frontline Worship Center (FWC) successfully launched its own Bible School, aiming to produce biblically sound leaders and workers. More than 80 students–different pastors, leaders and those interested in serving our Lord through ministry–have committed to gathering every Tuesday night to learn together. Although many of them struggle to even pay the meager enrollment fee of P500 ($10) per semester, it is inspiring to see the personal sacrifices they are willing to make so they can learn more about God’s Word and church-planting. With the first semester ending soon, FWC is praying for more enrollees who will reproduce more churches for the kingdom.Through your support to the local house churches, 15 new believers at the San Rafael house church professed their faith in Christ and were water baptized. Praise God! Staying true to the heart of our vision, 9 teams led by young adults were recently commissioned to plant churches around San Pablo. The financial struggle is real, but we know that God is the real source of strength, and believe that He will touch the hearts of the right people to get involved in this. This past quarter, we joyfully celebrated 11 years of “Reaching and helping people find their way back to God” at the FWC Greenbox site. Dozens of families of believers declared their theme as “All Out for God”, which is evident in how they have saturated the village of San Isidro and its neighboring barangays.
As we continue reaching and saving souls, we, as the body of Christ, were spiritually recharged and morally motivated during our “Prayer Overflow” gatherings. Sir Mike Erickson (Executive Director of Phil. Frontline Ministries) and Mrs. Rhoda Lynn Pessi- na-Dayo (Director of Education, Frontline Christian Academy) shared encouraging and strengthening messages. And every Thursday night, FWC Pastors and church planters regularly gather to encourage one another in their response to God’s calling.
Near the end of 2019 there are more church-planting events to be held, and we are truly excited and hold on to His promises; we encourage you to do the same! We pray that God will bless you in all aspects of your life as you continue partnering with us through thick and thin. We also ask that you would keep the following in prayer. Thank you!
- God’s favor, guidance, and financial care for all the ministry workers and church-planters
- The on-going construction of the Training Center (If you would like to partner with this project, you can do so at https://www.thefrontline.asia/donate)