FGA – Philippines, Offers Pandemic Relief Ministry

The Taysan Philippines Ministry Update: Missions Outreach At Work

Ministry outreach continues to develop throughout Taysan Batangas, Philippines in the midst of the ongoing pandemic!  Taysan, a rural area south of Metro Manila, has been being evangelized with the Gospel message for over a decade, ever since the forming of the Taysan Full Gospel Church.  

What began as a single home study group outreach has now blossomed into a church family throughout a broader region, touching hundreds with the gospel message of the Lord Jesus.  The ministry team, led by the FG pastors, Melita Gabion, Jess and Riza Ikan, has grown with assistance from the Phrear School of Theology – Taysan study group students, and local parishioners being groomed in evangelism.  Throughout 2020, four evangelism teams were formed in order that the central congregation of Taysan might affectively reach the surrounding communities, many of which would only be able to be reached on foot, oftentimes with a one hour trek or more.   Never tiring in the mission set forth, the youth of Taysan have been highly instrumental and affective as the work moves onward into the Barangay areas of Kapihan, Bulihan, Tubahan and others.   

What originated as a humble outreach ministry, beginning of one congregation, all by the grace of God is now forming many outreach ministries.   The people of God of Taysan ask for the prayers of all throughout Full Gospel Assemblies as the tasks of this great work continue to grow, reaching many families throughout this region with the Word of salvation through Christ Jesus. 

See here, the story in photographs.  Let the voice of God speak to you.  Your prayers and love gifts of support will bless this great ministry as they reach families with pandemic gift bags of rice and basic staples, and gospel materials such as Bibles, tracts, children’s story books and adult Bible studies, worship, and prayer services.  

Camiling, Philippines Church and PST Study Center Opened

Pandemic Ministry: From Farming to Harvesting

The PST-IMI Bible schoo raising leaders under the newly planted church in Camiling, Tarlac

THE LAUNCH

The Lord goes before us while we wait on Him! Since 2016, Pastor Eric and Pastora Marivic Antonio sowed prayers and waited for the Lord to confirm their plans to plant a church in Camiling, Tarlac, the hometown of Pastor Eric.  The great challenge found was that Camiling is a 7.5 hour travel from their home church, Goshen Christian Community Center, in Cabuyao, Laguna.  With each visit to Camiling, Pastor found that his burden to share the Gospel of Jesus with his hometown friends and acquaintances became stronger and stronger.  He had found that over time, some of them had even  passed on without surrendering their lives to Christ, giving an ever growing sense of urgency for ministry to begin.    Finally in 2019, the Lord confirmed the call for the ministry of a church plant in Camiling to begin.   Pastors Eric and Marivic moved forward with these goals in mind: first to share the Gospel to the lost,  and secondly, to develop church leaders and serve the community by offering Biblical and Leadership Training with the opening of the Camiling, Tarlac PST – International Maranatha Institute study center. 

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