“Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.” Philippians 2:16
Life has been normal and quite uneventful for the past few months since I last wrote to you, uneventful in the sense that the joy of serving God on the foreign field with a healthy family, seeing souls saved and baptized on a very regular basis, teaching a college-age men’s Sunday school class, and teaching Bible classes at Hyles-Anderson College of the Philippines has become the normal routine of life here in Dumaguete. When there is no illness and the ministry is going well, it is easy to get lulled into a sense of mediocrity and take for granted all the provisions and protections of God.
Over the past few months, I have been able to teach the three parts of the Old Testament Survey courses to our freshmen college students. I was also blessed to be able to teach Song Leading and The Second Man courses to the senior students.
Last month Pastor DeMoville preached at a Revival in the city of Cebu. The students of the Hyles-Anderson College Chorale did a great job singing. I went along to help with transporting the college men. We were able to meet several regional pastors and missionaries who serve in several ministries throughout the Philippines and others who are serving abroad. It was a blessing to meet such a large number of God’s servants, many of whom I had never heard of.
The International Baptist Church of Dumaguete is interested in starting a Radio Ministry for our local area. The potential for being able to minister to about a half-million people on our island and our neighboring islands of Bohol and Siquijor is at our fingertips. Obviously, like any venture, the startup costs are there. The investment of $49,000 would be adequate in providing for the purchasing and installation of the transmitter, tower, studio, and sound equipment necessary to reach numerous lost souls for years to come. Please pray for the opportunity, and consider giving to the venture. Thank you.
Serving the Lord with gladness,
The Lawrenson Family (on the field)
Bethany, Josiah, Chloe Anna,
Stephen, and Luke