Philippine Report June 2016
The brothers and sisters of the Philippines wanted to sincerely thank the U.S. churches for the funds send for food. Over $4000 US dollars was sent for food for multiple congregations. The rains have started on many of the islands and let us continue to pray that the rains will continue and the new crops will be planted. Again, Ed and I thank all the congregations and members that responded to this emergency.
We have received a number of emails regarding the work there. In addition to many sermons we delivered in February, we also presented alternative health treatment seminars at various congregations. We left colloidal silver water (CSW) generators at 3 locations. Report of the use of the heath information is referred to in the emails below. Medical requests for help continued, but the alternative treatments are being used in many situations. I have enclosed excerpts from a couple of recent emails:
From: Bro Fred Absigit and Sis. Brennie 6-25-16 Island of Palawan
“In Riotuba, Bro. Samuel said that…the church there is doing well, they have 1 baptism last week, young lady daughter of sister Geralyn Libeos. The brethren in Espanola are replanting papaya, they expect of good harvest this time again.
The studies was successful in Quezon, about 2 will be baptize next Saturday…and there will be house meeting every Sunday to Bro. Dangan… we need to do more song books and they are asking bibles about 6 or more, they requested king James version because they don’t like the new translated version, they said it is hard to understand and it’s thoughts quite far from the English version.”
From Bro. Daniel Emlamparo, Jr, Luzon, June 10, 2016
Here are the list of congregations who enjoys the health benefits of CSW here in Olongapo and Zambales.
- Cabalan brethren
- Payangan brethren
- Golden Feather brethren
- Kalaklan brethren
- Calapacuan/Calapandayan brethren
- San Marcelino brethren
- Cabangan brethren
Some from Pampanga and Pangasinan church members.
Although not of all the members in the listed congregations above are using the scw, we will notice that there are brethren who uses it because if its health benefits and healing effects
From: Daniel Elamparo Jr. , Luzon
Jun 1 at 9:21 AM
Brothers, this was taken this afternoon in the house of the eldest members of the Lords church at Golden Feather. Hot water accidentally poured out on Sister Bapa’s left foot resulted to big blister above her right foot. She clean her wound with boiled guava leaves and after that she put csw on the open wound, she said csw lessen the pain of the wound and at the same time disinfect it. Notice her csw was wrapped in four plastic bags and store it inside the cabinet onside their house,I make sure that our brethren in the mountain have stocks of csw for daily use. Thank you… May God bless us all. Daniel Emlamparo
From Chris & Premie Amihay , Island of Negros and Panay
Jun 18 at 4:58 AM
Dear brothers Ed and Duane,
We have arrive yesterday night from our trip to Negros.we went to directly to Dumaguete to meet the brethren there.We have rented a car from Bacolod and we have rent a good running condition car.Michael like it very much.He said he never felt tired of driving that rented car.we thank our Lord for safe trip to Negros.
We would like to share these news to you. We have gathered our brethren in Dumaguete. We gathered at the Beach Besort at Bacong and there were 60 attendance on that day of June 15.There were outsiders attended from the Roman catholic and there were also coming from the liberal church who attended. We have presented the alternative medicine after the Bible lecture and one of our old brother from the liberal church was shouting Halleluiah, praise the Lord while Chris was presenting the alternative medicines. He was so glad upon hearing the alternative medicine.
We brought the colloidal silver generator and we did the processing for 2 nights because many were asking the silver water. We have a short time sleep because we need to processed more in order that everyone who are in need could avail. We divided the silver water just half liter and others avail just a little. Maybe next time if we can return back there we could give them more…we have also presented another alternative medicine like Turmeric and other herbal plants. After the lecture we visited the house of our brother Boning Guillepa..he is Premie’s second cousin and he was a member of the church when we were still living in Negros before. He was our neighbor before and they move to Negros Oriental since year 2000.
He was not new to our teaching because he had asked some of the brethren there if what is our stand. We are glad to hear that he agree with our stand base in the Bible. One of the topics we talked was in 1 Cor.14:34, the women must keep silent in the church..He knew from us that our brethren most of all are our family and they never never fellowship anymore because no one that can lead the assembly.
Brother Boning, wants to volunteer to lead the assembly in Dumaguete since he also has never fellowship with the liberal church for a long time. The brethren there most of all our family were very glad that there was a brother who will volunteer to lead the assembly in Dumaguete. Tomorrow they will start to assemble in the house of brother Boning Guillepa. His wife and 4 children are already member of the church. Their place is very close to the city of Dumaguete. Hoping this will be the start of the regular assembly in Dumaguete.
They need 15 copies of Cebuano song books and 10 copies of Bible Cebuano version. The price of Bible is 475 pesos per copy and the songbook is 300 per copy The amount needed is 4750 plus 3,000 total of 7,750 Php……
Chris and Premie Amihay.
Jun 15 at 10:07 PM
Dear brother Ed and brethren;
Greetings to you all in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Hope and always pray that you are all in good health good brethren.
The work of the Lord here in Northern Pangasinan and Southern La Union where we working brethren is also continue doing well. Last Sunday our 3rd Sunday that we conducted our worship service at Midtown Church of Christ at Rosario, La Union is we have also good attendance good brethren. Last Sunday we have 28 all included children and three (3) visitors.
Last week, we conducted also 4 Home Bible studies to the different places around Rosario. If we have schedule for Home Bible studies, I and my wife are distributing also house to house gospel tract here. This week, I conducted already two Home Bible studies here brethren. One (1) the pastor of denominational group here that is Yesterday at Catagingtingan with the pastor of Church of God worldwide. Today, we in the morning, we conducted also Bible studies with the minister of Liberal church at Asingan,Pangasinan. We discussed about Benevolence. This Friday if Lord willing, we have also schedule for Bible studies with the pastor of Pentecostal church with his family and some of their members at Apogan,Benguet.
But, I’m very sad to report good brethren that one of our brother at Occidental Mindoro where I work for many years 16 years brother Domingo Benavidez 65 years old passed away this last night because of complication. Kidney problem, heart problem and diabitis. The family requested me to conduct funeral service.
Good brethren, thank you very very much to your continue help to our work to the Lord here. Thank you very much good brethren. We Hope so much and we always pray good brethren that you not be weary to help the work of the Lord in these places brethren.
Your co-laborer in Christ’s vineyard
Rodelio D. Baagin
In May the funds sent were: Evangelists support $2461, Food and crop help $4065, Repairs to church buildings, chairs, fans & evangelism journeys $2416, Medical and funeral expense $2006.
Now that rains have started, we have received several requests for funds to replace their crops, since the first planting and seedlings dried up in the drought. These are among the requests we still have pending below. You contributions are appreciated and can be made payable to the Church of Christ in Albuquerque, NM and mailed to myself at 86C Martin Lane, Moriarty, NM 87035 or payable and sent them directly to Ed Anderson who manages the Philippine account.
List of unfunded request:
|Philippine Churches and Personal Requests Outstanding|
|Req. Date||Contact/location||Reason for Request||Needs php||US $|
|2/22/16||Bro. Clavio||Funds to finishing clearing the church property and||$ 455|
|Kawayanan, Negros||filing it. Will need funds around July 2016|
|Bro Ron Romero||Funds to bring electricity into chapel/meter/labor||11850||$ 263|
|2/18/16||Bro Siam||Funds to for new bamboo chapel||27318||$ –|
|Nilapotan,Palawan||partial funding for now 5-29-16||Bal.||$ 207|
|May need funds to make benches||Estimate||$ 100|
|2/8/16||Bro. Mario Moreles||Funds for roof over house and chapel||50000||$ 611|
|San Marcellino||$500 funded 6-3-16||Balance|
|2/14/16||Bro Rexson Gonzales||Funds to replace storm wall to keep rain out of chapel||35000||$ 178|
|Kalakalan, Luzon||5-29-19 They were using some of their own funds per|
|email a month or so ago….sent $400 for now|
|3/15/16||Bro Chris Amihay||The van that has been used to for years on Panay and|
|Working with congrega||Negros is parked at this time. $2000 were spent for|
|on three different||repairs last year, but it old and parts are hard to find.|
|islands||This van is used for evangelism work in 9 different areas|
|of the islands. It needs to be replaced. To purchase a|
|good used Toyota van is estimated at $15,000|
|Jonamin Paulo, Luzon||A printer to print/copy out lesson notes for his home||$ 150|
|studies. Bro. Ed’s weekly encouragement emails are|
|used by many of the evangelists for their studies.|
|6/22/16||Mario Morales||Medical Operation of Marlon (oldest son), cyst on||50000||$ 1,136|
|6/21/16||Daniel Emlampo||Medical herb cancer treatment for Daniel Sr||$ 300|
|Chris Amihay||Songbooks for Negros congregations||7750||$ 176|
|Chris Amihay, Toti||Cement/sand for Carol-ann congregation||8400||$ 191|
|Chris, Toti||Hologan congregation, ten bags of cement||5400||$ 123|
|Chris, Gasper||Camingawan cement for walls, ten bags of cement||2700||$ 61|
|Fred Abisgit, Palawan||Seed and fertilizer for new crop||40000||$ 909|
|Total Requests to date||$ 5,611|
|Plus Vehicle Replacement||$ 15,000|