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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
Christian Fellowship Church of the Philippines Update, November 2014
“Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear your Name.” Psalm 86:11. How wonderful it is to walk in the ways and truth of the Lord with an undivided heart! How blessed is each and every day!
The Lord has been moving in the churches here giving encouragement and strengthening the pastors. We have divided the churches into districts such as north, south, east and west districts. A dedicated supervisor is over the churches in his area. The district churches have monthly and quarterly fellowship meetings, and this is a great source of encouragement and strength. The fellowship meetings are growing! Our northern Negros Island district has a hundred pastors and lay workers attending from his district alone! Many of the churches are located in the secluded mountainous areas which are difficult to reach except by walking or riding a mountain bike or horse! But that doesn’t hinder the pastors from coming from far distances from their own villages to fellowship together. Monthly fellowships are held in various village churches, to give everyone a chance to host them!
The southern Negros Island district has a two days’ monthly Bible training, or equipping, to give supplemental training to local lay pastors. This local Bible training has been going on for several years and is very helpful!
A few of the Negros churches are in church construction, or renovation, and they are believing God to supply the building materials. When work on a certain project is scheduled, the district pastors get together to donate their free time and labor to lay cement blocks or put up walls or roofing! This practice is a part of Philippine culture called “bayanihan”, which means working together to accomplish a task. Willing hearts and hands working together!
Our Bible school students from the School of Ministry here in Dumaguete City are going out every Friday afternoon to evangelize and teach Bible studies. They go two by two as Jesus recommended! Immediately, they became successful! After the first door to door visitation, they were invited to hold Bible studies in homes. One elderly lady admitted that she had only attended church twice in her whole life! But now she invited the students to teach in her home every Friday! Now our students are conducting three new weekly Bible studies!
Our students are anticipating going back to their home churches at Christmas to preach and do outreaches and they’re getting pretty excited! Truly, it’s “harvest time”!
Thank you for your prayers for us and for the good work the Lord is doing here! The Lord is really answering those prayers! God bless you!
Sis June Pacleb
“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.” Ps 92:1,2.
Praise the Lord for His love and faithfulness to His people and for all the good things He is doing among us! It’s a joy to serve him!
We are so happy to train our young people in the Christian Fellowship School of Ministry to prepare them for a ministry of pastoring and church planting. We see in them a deep commitment to future ministry. They are attending services and activities in our Dumaguete City church and the Sibulan church. They are gaining experience in different areas of ministry including Bible teaching, outreaches, and music and worship. Thank you for your prayers for them!
We are also happy for the four branch Bible training centers, located in four districts of Negros Island and Cebu Island: Binalbagan, Carcar, Banay-banay and Dumaguete City. These centers give basic Bible teaching for lay-pastors and church workers.
Our graduates from the School of Ministry last year are already pioneering churches in Campuyo, Manjuyod and Poblacion Siaton. The Campuyo church is feeling revival since our new pastor took over. Two young men from this congregation are students of the School of Ministry! This month the church is constructing a roof for the pastor’s kitchen! They will use galvanized, corregated iron roofing sheets.
In Siaton, we are helping to rent a place for services, and we have provided plastic chairs for the services! The new pastor there is working hard to evangelize and several families are now gathering.
Hopefully, by next letter, I’ll have some pictures to share of some of these different outreaches. For now, I attach recent photos of Pastor Benito and myself. Again, thank you so much for all your prayers and support!
God bless you!
Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 19,20
The Christian Fellowship School of Ministry, our theological college, opened this month for the new school year of 2014-15! We enrolled nine new students and we had a welcome service and acquaintance party on Saturday, June 14! Classes started on June 16, and are on full-swing! We are so happy for the students the Lord has given to us this year, and we feel they will make fine pastors when they finish their training! They are six boys and three girls! They are already showing a high level of commitment and purpose, so we feel privileged to be a part of their lives in preparing them for future ministry! Please pray for them and for the faculty and staff, as well.
We do not charge tuition since our students are indigents and are not able to pay. So we need sponsors for the operation of the school. Please pray about what you can do to help finance the school. Any amount you can give monthly will be greatly appreciated! May we please hear from you by return email. Thank you and God bless you!
June Pacleb, Director
Christian Fellowship School of Ministry
“Present yourself to God as one approved”, 2 Tim. 2:15.
This was the theme of our annual Youth Convention on April 14-17! Praise God for a wonderful convention with great fellowship and a real move of the Holy Spirit. The attendance was very good with several hundred youth and their pastors coming from all over Negros Island and even Mindanao Island. We were so blessed to share the sweet fellowship of pastors and youth alike. The youth and pastors each had their own sessions and the youth also had Bible games and Singing Contests! We see the Lord causing the Christian Fellowship to grow spiritually and new churches are opening up, as well. Thank you for your prayers!
I attached pictures. Many blessings!
Sis June Pacleb