Philippines Mission Letter: May 2021

Philippines Mission Letter: May 2021

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Dear Brethren, 

May the Lord bless you always and your loved ones with good health, peace, and joy. 

We continue to have guests on the Lord’s day as our brethren encourage their relatives and friends to give what is God’s. We have been studying with some of them already on weekdays. We pray that they will continue to worship with us also. Last month, a brother in Christ had lost his mother. As we mourned and sympathized with the bereaved family through a wake service, two of their relatives approached us and told us that they wanted to visit our congregation. We told them that they are very welcome to come and we would love to see them. They truly came and worshipped with us that week, and we got an appointment for a Bible study with them. We were also able to meet and study with the husband of one of them. They plan to invite some of their children in the following days so that they will also be blessed by the Lord through hearing His word. Our young people continue to strengthen the bond that ties them together in the Lord’s family by having monthly fellowship and activities. The young men are already involved in the worship service. We also continue to visit and encourage those who are physically and spiritually weak. 

We always give God the glory and honor for the blessing of being able to help others for their eternal salvation. We greatly rejoice with the angels in heaven for the salvation of three precious souls last month. Our new sisters and brother in Christ are Lily Orienza, Whennie Orienza, and Ruben Ubani, Jr. Lily and Whennie are grandmother and granddaughter. We came to know Lily through her son who invited her to attend our church services. She used to attend a denominational church whose one of their leaders is her sister. When she worshipped with us, she was blessed and enjoyed our fellowship, and we were able to set up a Bible study with her. She also brought her granddaughter Whennie as we continued to pray and learn God’s plan of salvation. When they both understood that the promise of eternal salvation was only given to those who would obey the gospel, they joyfully decided to put on Christ in baptism for the forgiveness of their sins. On the other hand, Ruben was one of the four young men whom we have 

been studying with. After several times of studying together, Ruben stood on his decision to be buried with Christ in baptism for the remission of his sins. The other three were still undecided. Hopefully, they will also obey the Lord in due time as we continue to study with them. 

We always appreciate you all so much for all that you do for the work of the Lord here in the Philippines! Your continued love, prayers, care, and support serve as a big encouragement and inspiration to us! 

May the Lord continue to give the increase in all that we do for His glory. 

Roberto Indong
Philippines
E-mail address: arbuen4806@yahoo.com 

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