33 baptized in medical campaign, new congregation begun in Philippines

MABINI, Philippines (BNC) by Jamie Suiter — Brent Missildine, preacher with the Prattville, Ala., congregation, just returned from his fifth trip to the Philippines and gave a good report on things going on with the churches of Christ in Luzon and Asian Christian University.

Each year ACU does a targeted campaign for a church plant in an area with no congregation of the Lord’s people. Several local preachers assist, but this is part of the ACU students program and course. Each campaign is started by a medical mission in which the ones helped may sign a card that has a box for the option of a Bible study.

According to Brent, this campaign started with a medical team of Filipino dentists and doctors serving those in need of care. Those interested in learning about the Bible were able to go to a picnic area close by after their medical needs were met. Although most in the Philippines know English well, Brent used a male interpreter to be sure he was understood accurately. Continue reading “33 baptized in medical campaign, new congregation begun in Philippines”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Filipinos conduct medical mission, treat 625, baptize 19

MANGALDAN, Philippines (BNC) by Jamie Suiter — Successful medical, dental, and evangelism missions were conducted by the Mangaldan church, in cooperation with Asian Christian University in the municipality, Pangasinan province, Philippines, this past October.

According to Junas Sagurit, president of Asian Christian University, on the last day 351 patients were treated (294 for a medical checkup, and 57 dental checkups).

“Let us give our thanks to God almighty for making the event a suçcess. Thanks also to our doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, Bible teachers, cooks, servers and all the brethren who served,” brother Sagurit said. Continue reading “Filipinos conduct medical mission, treat 625, baptize 19”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us