We, Bro George, Sister Nancy and myself, want to thank all of you that were in prayer for us as we were traveling to the Philippines this past Monday and Tuesday. We arrived, after a very long and exhausting journey at the Manila International Airport and were processed through customs and were able to obtain our luggage in a relatively short period of time. It so happened that the travel plans had been coordinated with Bro & Sis Jantzi who had arrived a short time after we had arrived; we were able to join up with them in the baggage area. All of us would like to say to all of you Thank you and God bless you for holding us in prayer.
The following morning, which would have been Wednesday, we traveled by domestic air, to Butuan on Mindanao Island via Cebu Airlines. There has been many improvements and renovations that have been made within the airports here in Manila, since our last visit to the Philippines, which would have been two years ago; improvements that make traveling here in the Philippines a bit more convenient and less stressful. They even had a special line for those of us who are considered to be ‘older & wiser’ J (also known as seniors), the same of which I was very grateful for. We were met and greeted by Sister Merlinda and several of the brethren from the various fellowships that are here on Mindanao Island. All in all I think that he trip went relatively smooth considering all of the logistics that are involved in a travel event as big as this one. It is your prayers that make the difference.
Thursday would be a somewhat of a ‘getting adjusted’ type of day. There were a few activities that needed to be attended to concerning the school and ‘other business’ that needed to be done, culminating in the evening with the mission team having a short time of fellowship and prayer. Today is Friday and we will be heading for Jabonga where the Bible School is and we will be having morning and afternoon meetings with them which will be most of the day. Jabonga is approximately an hour or so drive out of Butuan City and the work there; it is Bro Edmar and his wife Sister Medlyn that have had the burden to take the book “The Pattern” and make it the basis of their teaching in the Bible School which they have been operating over the past several years. The potential that it has to reach the young people in the Philippines is of tremendous value. There have been several prophetic words that have come over this mission work here in the Philippines and in particular Mindanao Island that speaks of revival as well as the Philippines becoming a staging platform from which Southeast Asia will be evangelized using this Word of the Kingdom and Sonship as the means to that evangelization. I believe that our time here and what it is that we need to accomplish concerning that commission that has been given to us concerning those prophecies is critical. We covet your prayers concerning that commission; 1) that we hear God clearly; 2) that He give us wisdom and discernment as to how to implement that which He is and will yet speak to us about it; 3) That we will be as “wise as serpents yet harmless as doves” Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
May God bless each and every one of you. Let us press the battle to the gate; let us not be faint or weary in well doing, but let us fulfill the calling and election that is upon each and every one of our lives.
Philippine Ministry Team
Bro & Sis Jantzi, Bro George Herrig and Bro & Sis Asbill
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.