Bulabog and Penafrancia are daughter churches of Emmaus Bible Institute (EBI) and each just celebrated their first year anniversaries as PAMI churches in combination with celebrating the new year.
Bulabog church (2 km west of EBI) ushered in the new year with a 9 pm – 2 am celebration (see pictures below). They’ve really progressed since becoming a PAMI church a year ago. See the Bulabog Powerpoint put together by EBI people. Also refer to the November 2014 PAMI Bulletin, which highlights a big youth event at the Bulabog church and a group baptism of 23 from there. (Also see the following blog entry: http://ec2-3-90-243-237.compute-1.amazonaws.com/2014/10/29/bulabog-youth-gathering-baptism-and-other-news-from-sis-ofel/ ).
A big factor to the success of Bulabog church is Pastor Marlon Gabion (purple shirt in below pictures). Pastor Marlon Gabion is an EBI graduate (graduated March 2013) that could use a sponsor. We have been giving him $75 per month from our general funds, but it would be better if his allowance could be covered by a sponsor instead. Pastor Marlon is the pastor of Bulabog church and also helps teach and do other duties at EBI. The Bulabog church has really thrived this last year since Pastor Marlon started working there. Pastor Marlon is a very good people person, and passionate about spreading the Gospel like the apostles Peter or Paul.
By clicking on “more”, you can see pictures from the Bulabog church and Penafrancia church new year gatherings, and also read the Jan. 9th report from Sister Ofel Mendizabal, director of EBI.
Hello Bro. Mike,
Greetings with Peace in Jesus Mighty Name!! A Blessed 2015 to you!!
Thank you for all of your kindness and generosity towards PAMI Churches and members.
We had a great end year experience. First of all, last 30th of December, which is also Matthew’s birthday, we have a nice fellowship with PAMI Pastors, workers, wives and kids in PAMI Bulan Church. The first part of the program is the Dedication of Ptr. Pio’s 4th child, Shiro Zion which went well. Everyone brought varieties of food for our food sharing then we have some gift giving and exchange gifts. (see previous blog entry for pictures from that)
December 31 2014 at 9 pm. to 2 in the morning, we celebrated our 1st Church Anniversary and New Year’s countdown in PAMI Bulabog Church which everybody enjoyed. Even though we experienced many typhoons and heavy rains this year, we are still very thankful that we overcome these trials by God’s Grace. His Sovereign works for each of the families here was more than enough. We can really say that GOD is good to each and every one of us. Many of our church members experienced God’s transforming power in their lives. We experienced the joy in God’s service and it’s a really great feeling.
Jan 1, 2015, New Year! Penafrancia Church also held their 1st Anniversary and Church building’s Dedication. It’s good to see the Church prosper and its members. Praise God! We have the Theme “THANKSGIVING” and I had the privilege to speak in that occasion.
We are asking for prayers for our EBI Graduation this 3rd week of March and our Grand Alumni Homecoming of EBI. May the Lord grant us wisdom in all things that we do.
One of EBI graduates, Rafaela Teodoro, classmate of Catherine Liclican is helping in the opening of Bible Studies and Outreaches in Bucal-bucalan. She’s very willing to work for PAMI in Bulabog, voluntarily since November.
All for now!! A Prosperous New Year to all!!
All for Christ,
9 p.m. Dec. 31 – 2 a.m. Jan. 1 in Bulabog
Jan. 1 in Penafrancia