The past weeks we have been following up on the many pastor requests for Foundations of My Faith discipleship lessons and Teaching All Nations materials. This has afforded us the opportunity to visit some new churches and also meet some great men of God here in the Philippines.
I have also been able to preach in some churches to help them celebrate special occasions in the lives of their churches. In a special Thanksgiving service, we had a miraculous conversion experience. An eight-year-old boy named Judson was saved in a church pastored by his grandfather. What was so special was that he had come from Viet Nam with his parents to visit for the holidays. He did not know Filipino but understood the American missionary, and at invitation time he asked his dad to let him get saved. I was privileged to lead him to the Lord after the service.
My good friend and fellow FBMI missionary, Bob Bowen, came to visit GenSan for three days, and we were able to visit some men and their Bible colleges using the TAN materials. It was great to fellowship and spend some time of “iron sharpening iron.” Neither of us is getting any younger, and we have so much we want to accomplish for the Lord. Pray for your older missionaries please!
In the past couple of months, we have taken on the support of two new missionaries through A.W.B.M. One young man was trained here in Manila and is now pastoring his home church in India, and the other man is part of a group of Laotian pastors we have recently partnered with. With the Bible college project in Burma completed, we are now hoping to help a couple of men in Laos and Cambodia finish their colleges.
We would be remiss not to thank you for your continued support and prayers this past year. Thank you again for letting us represent you to the Philippines. May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Vest Family
Charlie, Kay, and Brianna