A.W.B.M. is a ministry of helps, which is privileged to work with scores of pastors throughout Asia. Although age and health have slowed down the body, my mind and heart are constantly seeking opportunities to train and help national pastors. We can no longer report of hundreds being saved weekly through a church we are pastoring but are just as excited when word comes from a church planter in a remote area of Burma or the Philippines of God saving souls and changing lives. Bible college materials and Sunday school and discipleship lessons are being distributed regularly, and requests keep coming in weekly for help of various kinds.
One recent request was from a young lady we reached through Gospel Baptist Church in Bacolod City as a nine-year-old years ago. She is now helping a pastor on another island by teaching music to children. Their small church had no electricity or lighting. By helping to meet a need for just a few hundred dollars, they now have a thriving music ministry. Years ago, we bought a pastor a commercial chain saw to help with the cutting of lumber to build church buildings. He has now built over 80 church buildings for his college graduates. I mention these to let our supporters know that for just a few hundred dollars, you can make an eternal difference. We have the contacts with needs if you are willing to be a blessing.
I am pleased to report that I have been able to get some dental work done and have begun getting treatment for my neuropathy. Please pray that the treatments will have a lasting effect and allow me to be more mobile. God miraculously worked out the finances for these. With the snow now off the ground here in Michigan, we are now available to travel to help in Missions Conferences or meetings if you can use us. We are looking forward to visits from Kay’s family from the Philippines during the next couple of months.
I would appreciate you praying with me about a couple of projects the Lord has laid on our hearts. We were able to help the Filipino missionary working with the Mangyan Tribe get a church built, but now we need to help him get a vehicle to help visit the many people scattered throughout the mountains. I am also praying about starting a podcast to help train missionaries and church planters by interviewing veteran missionaries and pastors around the globe. If you are skilled in this area and would like to help get this going, please let me know.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support in partnering with us to reach Asia for Christ.
The Vest Family
Charlie, Kay, and Brianna