It has been so fulfilling to get back to the place to which God has called us here in the Philippines! No sooner than we had arrived, we were busy doing the Lord’s work. The first half of every year is always our busiest time, as we have our Tent Revival, our Youth Camp, and our church anniversary to work and prepare for.
April 29 – May 1, we held our Tent Revival for the first time since 2020, the year when COVID-19 plagued the world. We were unsure how things would turn out, but praise God, He answered so many of our prayers for our Tent Revival. We were able to hire 200 trike drivers, as you will see in the first picture on the right, and they helped us bring over 1,600 people on the first night to over 2,200 people on the last night! It was very rewarding to see our prayers, hard work, and effort make an eternal difference in the lives of those who attended the Tent Revival. Each night, there was an overwhelming response to the Gospel invitation, and we estimate that nearly 4,000 people accepted Christ as their Saviour during our 3-night Tent Revival!
Not only did we preach the Gospel at our Tent Revival, but we were also able to preach the Gospel in our town’s only junior high school of over 2,000 students and give them each a New Testament. It is a joy to serve God and the Filipino people with my family. As you can see in the third picture, Edward is helping to pass out New Testaments to the teachers of the junior high school.
A month later in June, we were able to go to the senior high school, which also has over 2,000 students. We spent several hours going from classroom to classroom, preaching the Gospel with a dozen of our church members. This resulted in over 1,000 professions of faith and the same number of New Testaments handed out. In the picture at the bottom is one of the classrooms where Czarinna was able to give the Gospel to the students.
There are so many other opportunities that the Lord gives us to preach the Gospel as well. I recently preached a funeral service for the grandfather of one of our Bible college students, and praise God, there were a few who trusted Christ as their Saviour. Thank God, there is an open door to preach the Gospel freely here in the Philippines, and the Filipino people are still very much receptive and open to the Gospel!
And of some have compassion, making a difference,
Ian, Czarinna, & Family