Many thanks to our wonderful friend Jeremy here in Davao for setting up this website! If you need a website, please ask me for contact info to reach him.
A generous donor saw that we were driving all the way to a pool every time someone wanted to be baptized, & he offered to pay for a container of some kind that we could use to baptize at our place.
This ugly thing once was used to haul liquid soap around. 😀 We removed the top bars & cut the plastic off the top.
Congrats to Hannah for obeying the Lord’s command to be baptized! 🙂 We have also baptized three others since our last report.
Cathy is one of our MVPs. She has only been following Jesus for about nine months, but she has already helped us in so many ways including cooking, cleaning, assistant worship leader, & she has overseen the kids’ ministry from its beginning. She’s very mature & capable for an 18 year old, & she always has a joyful spirit. Gina & I thank God for Cathy.
Ma’am Lourdes Reyes (the older lady on the right) visited us from Manila. She gave our women & girls a seminar on making everything from bowls to purses using recycled materials. And she gave an inspirational talk about investing in the lives of the poorest children among us, a topic which she is well acquainted with: She has raised dozens of kids as her own, kids who were taken from abusive situations.
Some of the ladies are making extra income selling the items they make.
I have known “Mommy” Lourdes for 12 or 13 years…I met her just before I met Gina. 🙂
Our guests from Manila wanted to see one of President-elect Duterte’s houses. When we got there, we saw CNN Philippines hovering around. Then they began to video me while I was taking pictures of our friends at his house. Then they came up to me with a mic & started asking how long have I been here, what do I do, etc., & also about my thoughts about Mayor Duterte!
Then one of Mayor Duterte’s “two wives” (as he calls them) showed up, & things got more interesting!
Brent just turned 8 yrs old. This was his first birthday cake ever. He was so eager to blow out the candles, he didn’t even wait until the birthday song was over. He’s such a good boy, well-behaved & helpful. Gina & I love his whole family.
Our disciple Bee organized this outreach to the Jangan tribe, bringing food, clothes, school supplies, toys, & the Gospel. Many thanks to Rachel Pafin for putting together this video & the one posted farther below.
Our church just turned 1 year old! We had been teaching a Bible study for a year & a half prior to that, but we felt like God was leading us to start a church. For our AM & PM anniversary services, we had about 120 people, perhaps our highest one-day total ever.
Here are some highlights from the past to the present:
We thank God for all of you who faithfully pray for us often, as well as for those of you who give & give & give to this ministry!
For those who would like to help Davao City Outreach financially:
We could never repay you for your generosity to Davao City Outreach, but certainly “you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:14)
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Please pray that God will send more laborers into his harvest field.
If you’re new to this ministry & you want to see our old posts, please check out the blog here: