Go ye therefore and teach all nations

11 JULY 2017, 11:58 AM

Everytime I visit campuses, I see many many souls starving for spiritual food and helplessly being drawn to hell.

I praise God for again putting into my heart the desire to share the Gospel of Christ to students. My recent visit to the popular high school campus of the province gave me this rare chance, though not in the way I first thought it to be.

I talked to the adviser of one class asking for a permission to conduct a weekly Bible Study in his class but he refused. I thanked him and let him know that I fully understand. I visited the class and talked with some of the students. A little later God let me know that what He wants is our church member who is a student to lead the Bible Study, and not me. So, that is my new mission – to train the student.

I may not be the one in front, and does it really matter? No, what matters most is that the Gospel is preached.

Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

This is my life mission statement – to make disciples. And it always start in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Today is my Birthday: Together Let us Help the poor Mangyan pupils at Paitan Naujan

January 27, 2014. Wow! I am already 30 years old!

Thirty years of God’s blessings. Life, family, relationships, friends, triumphs, struggles, problems, setbacks, pains, joy, new adventures – and everything else. One word could summarize them all: Blessings.

Last two months, a classmate and I had the privilege of visiting a poor community of mangyans (an indigenous tribe of Oriental Mindoro Philippines). There is a school there, Cornelio Lintawagin Memorial Elementary School. It has 299 pupils, from Kindergarten to Grade six, and 98% of them are mangyans.

My heart is telling me that I and many other people could be a blessing to them in many ways. They are our chosen people for us in our English class to minister to. Our school hosts extension services to provide societal help to poor communities.

We are in the process of raising funds and collecting goods: clothes, books, and toys to help those kids. We would teach them for two separate days, February 8 and 22. We would teach them basic English, good manners, proper hygiene, and good eating habits. And of course, we will share them the Gospel in its most simple form.

The funds needed are estimated to reach up to Php. 8, 000. Right now we only have less than Php. 3,000.

Now I would like to extend to you this opportunity of helping those poor kids by prayer and financial support. I am asking this not because it is my birthday – but because I would like YOU to partner with us in extending God’s love and blessings to these poor children. This two-day program could provide them years of blessedness – let us not withhold from them the good Grace of God.

If you could pray or/and provide some financial assistance for the success of this program, you can email me at: ifacedownworship@gmail.com

God bless you, a blessing of God!

Mangyan children need our assistance so they could continue to grow in love, not only in wisdom.
Mangyan children need our assistance so they could continue to grow in love, not only in wisdom.

Spelling out integrity

More often, integrity could be hardly spelled out.

Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Integrity is a tough word. It calls for purity, devotedness, faithfulness, and unwavering commitment. To be a man of integrity is a tough virtue.

In today’s environment, there are very few people we can find to be as such. One reason is that the people who were once men of integrity fell away from the virtue when great temptation came. And, the same could be said for the remaining few – many of them would fall away from the narrow road of integrity once tested big deal.

For the students, staying away from copying could never be easy. Do an honest survey and a very small number would dare to claim they have never copied during exams. Copying is just one thing. Not to say stealing intellectual and material properties – in different proportions and ways. Virtually everyone is guilty.

In the government, how much resources in different forms should have been given to the right people but sadly went into the pockets and hands of the few greedy? Our nation is known as one of the most corrupts in the world.

Even families are experiencing corruption. Unfaithfulness between married couples are becoming rampant. Siblings betray each other, or protect each other even at the expense of dishonesty. And in other ways the list could go on.

The Christian Church is not exempted – no. Many of the world’s systems that are anti-biblical have been popularly embraced by the Church for the sake of marketing, acceptance, and power. Many believers have also denied the simple Gospel in exchange for money, entertainment, prestige and honor.

God is looking for a people who are willing to offer their lives for the sake of righteousness. God wants to see devout lives that are fully surrendered to His ethical principles of justice, mercy, and uprightness. With these kind of people, God could do wonders of societal transformation. God desires for holy vessels whom He can use to change the world. Sin brings reproach, righteousness exalts – individually and corporately.