The Brigade!

A couple of weeks ago I was able to speak at the Boys and Girls Brigade Camp here at Haven of Grace. What a great opportunity to preach the Gospel to close to 400 campers on two separate days. My text was Romans 1:1-17 as we went “Back to the Basics.” From our text we saw how the Gospel is our road map to salvation, and how faith is the vehicle that gets us to our destination. I encouraged the campers to consider how they have responded to this good news!

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The Reason We’re Here

Sunday was a great reminder of the reason we are here in the Philippines. I was invited to speak at the 11th Anniversary Service of Community Bible Church (Haguimit). What made this service extra special was that it would also serve as the installation service for one of our Haven of Grace Seminary Students, Pastor Danilo Faburada.

Danilo has been like family, as he lives on campus during the week and ministers on the weekends at Community Bible Church. We have had the joy of spending a lot of time with him. We eat meals together… Discuss theology together… Serve the Lord together.

I cannot describe how special the service was. It was a meaningful time of thanksgiving to God for what He has done in the past (as Pastor Cloyd–one of our new students at the seminary–tenderly spoke of the founding of this church), and prayerfulness to God for His guidance and blessing in the future.

This was a memorable service seeing Pastor Cloyd (the church’s founding pastor) hand the reigns to a like-minded young man who will now help guide the ministry. It is my privilege to have a part in further equipping these men, and many more like them for the great work that God has called them to. Thank you to all who continue to partner with us to allow us the opportunity to do so!

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Bunches of Love

A couple Sundays back I was privileged to be the guest speaker at San Juan Fellowship Baptist Church. Pastor Frankie shepherds this congregation and is one of our students at Haven of Grace Seminary.

IMG_20191027_090452.jpgI was asked to speak on the text of 1 Corinthians 13. This was a wonderful study seeing the underlying motivation of love (as explained in Chapter 13) that should propel us to serve God and the body of believers we are part of (as explained in Chapter 12).IMG_20191027_093908.jpgIMG_20191027_090449.jpgWe enjoyed warm fellowship, a delicious meal, and we even received a parting gift of a bunch of bananas. As you can see from the picture below, there were A LOT of bananas. Over the past two weeks we have made loaves (and muffins for that matter) of banana bread (both the regular and Gluten Free varieties), banana pancakes, cooked bananas (with brown sugar) and fried banana chips (the last two foods our neighbor kids showed us how to make).IMG_20191027_123804.jpg

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GOD GIVES MORE GRACE – On Sale!

We are restocking our inventory of God Gives Mores Grace, and are offering a great deal!

For a limited time (10/31 – 11/3) God Gives More Grace is available for $14.99 (with free shipping)! If you haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy for yourself, or if you want to buy one as a gift for someone else, this is a great opportunity! To purchase, please visit our website: https://godgivesmoregrace.com

NOTE: The book sells for the regular $18.99 list price on the Regular Baptist Press web store and Amazon, and is on sale for $17.49 on Christianbook.com. So this offer beats the lowest price by $2.50–and it includes free shipping!

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Preschoolers and Their Parents

Just a quick note of thanks to those who prayed for my preaching opportunity yesterday at the “Joint Kinder Day Celebration.” This was a fun day with some excited Preschoolers from 3 separate learning centers. I was especially grateful for the chance to preach from Ephesians 6:1-4 to these little ones, as well as to their parents (the vast majority of whom do not know the Lord). It was a wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel.IMG_20191023_095207.jpgIMG_20191023_100747.jpg