Christian Fellowship Church, December 2015 News Update

“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”  Luke 2:14
     It’s the time of year again that we celebrate our wonderful Savior!  All our Christian Fellowship Churches have their “Thanksgiving Celebrations” this month, so it’s a very busy time!
     I attended the thanksgiving celebration of our Christian Fellowship Church in the town of Sta Catalina and we had a wonderful time of joyful worship to God and sweet fellowship with the believers!  The church was overflowing with people, not only from the local church but also from three other neighboring branch churches.  Everyone was so excited to share the whole afternoon with worshiping and praising God and hearing the precious Word of God!  The pastor there worked so hard to prepare everything and cook a wonderful banquet for us!  They prepared two big pigs, roasted over hot coals on an open fire!  The people also brought food they had prepared.  It was a celebration of Jesus!
     We have recently put up a good cement wall around the whole property!  Thank God!  I attach a few photos taken at the occasion.  Thank you so much for your prayers for the work here!
    Many blessings this holiday season!
    Sis June Pacleb

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November 2015 Christian Fellowship News Update

November 2015 Christian Fellowship News Update

“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your Name, O Most High!  To proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night!”  Psalms 92:1, 2
   We praise the Lord and proclaim His love and faithfulness continually!  It’s a joy to share once more some of our blessings here.
   The second semester at the School of Ministry started on November 2 with seven students preparing for the ministry, including two new enrollees this semester!  One of the new students is already a church worker and is from our Manalongon church in the south of Negros Island.  The other student is from our church in the town of Barili, in northern Cebu Island, quite a long trip by bus and inter-island ship!  We see nice potential in all these students and we are happy to mold them into being future full-time pastors.  Please see their group picture that is attached.
   We are happy for all our branch churches in our southern and northern Negros districts.  Every month they hold a District Fellowship Meeting where all the Christian Fellowship area churches can attend.  A recent gathering was held in the Culipapa church on the southern tip of Negros Island.  Several of the area churches were able to attend.  It was a wonderful time of refreshing in the Holy Spirit,with encouragement and joy in fellowship!  The little Culipapa church was started long ago and the believers there are so steadfast in spite of hardship. They are strong in the Lord and they are encouraged and full of joy in serving the Lord!  Please pray for them!  Attached photos show the recent fellowship there.
   Special services are scheduled for all our branch churches this coming December and I’ll be traveling to visit and speak at some of these “Thanksgiving Celebrations”!  I’ll be speaking at one of our mountain churches the day after Christmas!  Hopefully, the dry weather we’re having will hold up until then, so traveling up on the steep mountain trail will not be so dangerous!
   Thank you for your prayers!
   We love you in the Lord,
   Sis June Pacleb

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Christian Fellowship Churches of the Philippines News Update, October 2015

Christian Fellowship Churches of the Philippines News Update, October 2015
Ephesians 1:3. “Receiving Every Spiritual Blessing in Christ”.  This was our theme verse of our October 2015 Semi-annual Christian Fellowship Pastors’ Convention here in Dumaguete City, October 19-21.  We were so blessed to see our member pastors again and share precious fellowship with them.  Our pastors gave wonderful messages from the Word of God and we enjoyed them so much!  The Holy Spirit moved in the evening services with revival and sweet refreshing among the pastors! 
We had a good attendance with pastors coming from all areas of the island of Negros; north, south, east and west!  Sadly, some pastors were unable to come due to Typhoon Koppu that hit the Philippines and coincided with the dates of our convention.  Inter-island ships were cancelled due to the storm, so pastors from Mindanao Island and Siquijor Island were not able to come. 
We were happy to hear from the pastors of blessings and revival in their churches, so we praise God for all these things!  I attach some photos! 
God  bless you,
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Christian Fellowship Church – News Update – September 2015

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“Praise the Lord, Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever!  Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare His praise?”  Psalm 106:1, 2. 

We are so happy to share victories here in our churches! God is so good!
The Jimalalud church building has been undergoing renovation since the devastating 2012 earthquake that did so much damage there. Almost the whole church needed to be rebuilt. Now we’re happy to report this month that the new roof is up for the glory of God! The installation of the steel trusses and girders took a few weeks longer than expected due to bad weather and having to order the steel from Cebu City and waiting for it to be delivered, welded and installed. Afterward we also ordered the Color Roof roofing sheets from Cebu City. The whole roofing project was finished last week! Thank God!
The church members are so excited to have a new roof on their building! They have also contributed finance and those who are able to work are giving their volunteer time on Saturdays!
The old walls cracked by the earthquake have been torn down and the broken chunks of cement hauled out. New walls will be going up soon, as well as the front door and side door of the church!
We know the Lord is our Source for everything and we give Him glory and honor for these blessings for the Jimalalud church! Thank you, too, for all your prayers!
I attach a few pictures taken last week.
God bless you!
Sis June Pacleb

August 2015 Christian Fellowship News Update

“We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near.  Men tell of your wonderful deeds.”  Psalm 75:1
Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus.  The Lord is so good to us and we praise Him continually.  We are all encouraged to keep on doing the work of the Lord!
     We are now in the heavy rains of the Southwest Monsoon season, and these will continue until the first of next year!  Right now, we are experiencing a typhoon and another one is on the way!  The air is so humid!
     Our Bible school is going on and blessed.  It’s a joy to teach the young men and women God has called to become pastors.  The interns from last year are doing a good job in the places where they are ministering!
     Our churches that are are having building repairs are continuing on with their work, although there are delays sometimes because of the rains.  The church in Manalongon has finished cementing their flooring, so this is a big victory for them!
     The Pulopantao, Jimalalud church is still working on the installation of the trusses and roofing and some days the welders have to postpone the work a little due to rain.  We hope in maybe another week or so the roof will be all installed, and we’ll share pictures with you.  For now we share a few pictures of this church!
     Thank you for sharing in our victories and thank you for your prayers.  God bless you!
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May 2015 Christian Fellowship Church of the Philippines News Update

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“Put on the whole armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”  Eph. 6:11.  This verse was the theme of our Christian Fellowship Church Pastors’ Convention in Dumaguete City on May 18-21!
    What a wonderful time we had with our precious pastors who came from three islands and four provinces to attend!  Several pastors came from Zamboanga province in the southern island of Mindanao.  The Western Negros pastors hired a cargo truck and came over the high mountains to be here!  Pastors came from the northernmost tip of Negros Island and from the southernmost tip!  Many of the pastors are serving in far mountainous areas.  Some had to walk several miles to get out to the main road where they could catch a bus!  Our seven new intern pastors were also present.  They are doing a great job in their churches!
    It was a time of precious fellowship, encouragement and spiritual growth for all of us.  Our anointed and talented lady pastors gave several messages during the convention and we were all so blessed by them!  Our speakers gave us wonderful messages from Ephesian chapter six!  Then the evening services were times of Holy Spirit revival!
    Thank you for your faithful prayers and support for Christian Fellowship pastors and churches!  We are “workers together” in His harvest!
    God bless you!
    Sis June Pacleb