Greetings in Christ! Thank God for giving us another opportunity to serve Him in varied ways. This time, a complete program of planting/starting a church, the End to End Program. This starts with Acclaimer (The Jesus’ film, available in any dialects – message of salvation); followed-up by the Proclaimer, audio Bible of NT (Mat-Rev), forming a BLG, Bible listening group of 7 above for a regular Bible study (at least 1/wk); and giving each attendee a copy of Bible. This is not only evangelism but helping the new believer grow in the Lord through regular study of God’s Word (Matt 29:19-20); and eventually starting a small group or a local church.
On May 8-9, the SouthEast Asia director of Faith Comes By Hearing, Bro Jim Gleason and Bro Raymond Francisco (Luzon field director of FCBH) conducted a training of the E2E at Emmaus Bible Institute, Guinlajon Sorsogon City.The training was attended by pastors and workers of Sorsogon City and 5 from Allen Samar, including Ptr Randy Rivera; All in all, 31 pastors and workers attended and 25 received the audio Bible (Proclaimer).
(By the way, on May 8th, early as 9AM Ptr Virgil and I [Ptr. Chito] were already at Legazpi airport to meet them. We prepared van and accompanied them to a nice hotel [FritzHomestay] near EBI. We bought nice lunch for them. At 1pm, we fetched them at hotel to EBI for the training; at 5pm, training was done and brought them back to hotel by tricycle and bought them dinner. At 5AM (May 9th) about 7 of us went to the hotel to join them for an early Sunday worship; then at 6:30AM, we took them to the terminal, as they would be back to Legazpi airport)
We’re blessed by their visit and the training, and looking forward to reaching those in the far flung countries (barangays) for the Lord.
Ptr Virgil Gacis and Ptr Lorenzo Fugen will do the coordinating and scheduling, follow-up of this E2E program.
God abundantly bless us all!
Love you all in Christ,
Ptr Chito Mendizabal
12 May 2010
P.S. All pastors/workers much appreciated the E2E because this is a whole program of evangelism-follow up- and discipleship program. This isone of a kind, because the usual training/seminar focuses only in one area. This is very relevant here in our place to forming a cell group or small group and then a local church.