From Loo, Bugias, to the surrounding communities of Kayapas, Central Bugias and Abataan, students and staff went out to proclaim the good news of the Gospel with a simple illustration: a wrapped gift, as Jesus is God’s gift to mankind. By handing out gifts, we were able to minister to children and youth, which gave us an open door to talk to adults as well. Many people prayed to God, asking for Jesus to come into their lives, and still others prayed for a renewed heart of commitment to God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Glory to God for the seeds that were planted and watered! Please continue to pray that these seeds will take root and grow mighty for the Kingdom of our Lord God.
SATURDAY MEDICAL MISSION
All day on Saturday, several students and staff members, along with our guests from the Hosanna Family Christian Assembly—our doctor, one of our nurses, keeper of the pharmacy and one of our counselors—ministered to the members of the Happy Family Church and their friends and family members.
We chose to keep the medical mission to a select crowd of people because our medical staff was limited; but the outcome was joyous. Our two nurses assisted our doctor by preparing the patients for their medical check-up with the doctor, taking vital signs, and by performing an ECG with the machine we rented for the mission.
All patients passed through the counseling area before the medical check-up. Many received Christ as their Lord and Savior and others were challenged to have a deeper relationship with God. After the medical check-up, a visit to the pharmacy was necessary, where medicine and vitamins were distributed at no charge.
Finally, each patient (or one from each family) was able to go to the clothing grab and take second-hand clothing for free. From start to finish, everyone was blessed by the clinic and grateful to Happy Family for its efforts.
ADULT, YOUTH AND CHILDREN FELLOWSHIPS
Immediately following our arrival to Loo on Thursday afternoon, we participated in the youth fellowship night. Our praise & worship team led the group of 100 young people in singing songs of thanksgiving and love to God. One of our teachers, Kelsey, challenged the young people to put their faith in Jesus into action, and about 20 young people stood up and rededicated their lives to Jesus. After the fellowship, we raffled off 100 gifts to attendees.
Once the Sunday service was over, we welcomed the adults (mothers & fathers) of the church and their friends for an adult fellowship, complete with presents, coffee and sweet rolls. This was the first time that we organized a fellowship for the adults of the congregation, and the more than 20 attendees were greatly encouraged and blessed.
While the adult fellowship was going on upstairs, the more than 60 children were downstairs laughing and singing along with the activities our Bible students planned for the afternoon. We had gifts, prizes and lots of candy and snacks to pass out to the excited bunch of kids. We talked about the real meaning of Christmas and led the children in a Christmas prayer of thanksgiving, giving God the glory and honor through Jesus Christ.
A SPECIAL THANKS
We would like to thank you all for your financial contributions and your prayers for this mission trip. Your funds helped make this trip a great success for the Kingdom of God. We believe that each seed that was planted and watered will grow to completion and will be fruitful. Our faith was edified and built up, and we saw God’s hand bless the whole trip. Thank you for your partnership.