Misc. reports from the year
While other posts covered reports from Bulabog (Ptr Marlon Gabion), Prieto Diaz (Ptr Benjie and Elah Camar), and San Jose Bulusan (Ptr Lorenzo and Abigail Fugen), this post includes miscellaneous other reports. Click on links below to see reports from various PAMI ministry locations from throughout the year (some are Word files and some are pdf files).
Bulan Partition of Churches (Bulan Church and its daughter churches, overseen by Pastor Virgilio Fulo):
Vision-Goals of Bulan Partition Churches for 2022–Spiritual Aspect
Continuation of Vision and Goals of Bulan Partition of Churches 2022–Physical Aspect
Bulan Church 1st Quarter Report from Ptr Virgilio Fulo
Fabrica Church 3rd Quarter Report from Ptr Felmar Guray
Monte Calvario Church Oct 2022 Report from Ptr Noni Polo
Emmaus Bible Institute Partition (overseen by Sister Ofel Mendizabal):
Compassion (i.e. Padaba–well loved children that are sponsored) Report received April 2022 from administrator Brother Elmer Besa, including info back to May 2021
EBI Update received 3-29-2022 from Sister Ofel
EBI Update received 6-22-2022 from Sister Ofel
Pena Francia 1-26-2022 report from Ptr Rolly Catubig
Pena Francia 4-3-2022 report from Ptr Rolly Catubig
Pena Francia 6-14-2022 report from Ptr Rolly Catubig
Pena Francia 3rd Quarter report from Ptr Rolly Catubig
Other Churches Partition (overseen by Pastor Gumer Gile):
Castilla 1st Quarter 2022 Report by Ptr Redgie Bonifacio
Castilla Report from Ptr Redgie Nov 9 2022
Bulusan Church Report from Ptr Lorenzo Oct 14 2022
Barcelona Church Report from Garduques April – June 2022
Barcelona Church Report from Garduques July – Sept 2022
Matnog Report from Histas received 12-13-2021
Matnog Report from Histas received 3-23-2022
Matnog Report from Histas received 4-22-2022
Matnog Report from Histas received 6-29-2022
Matnog Report from Histas received 9-26-2022
Matnog Report from Histas received 11-23-2022
Irosin Report from Ptr Gumer Jan-Mar 2022
Irosin Report from Ptr Gumer April to May 21, 2022
Irosin Report from Ptr Gumer May 21 to June 21, 2022
Irosin Report from Ptr Gumer June 21 to July 2022
Irosin Report from Ptr Gumer July to Aug 24, 2022
Irosin Report from Ptr Gumer Aug to Sept 21, 2022
Irosin Report from Ptr Gumer Sept 21 to Oct 21, 2022
Pastor Marlon and Bulabog Church
This post has info about the ministry of Pastor Marlon Gabion of PAMI’s Bulabog Church near Emmaus Bible Institute. You can see that he is quite active, is good at reporting and providing pictures, and would be an interesting pastor for someone to sponsor. Pastor Marlon is 36 years old, graduated from EBI in 2013, pastored the Bulabog Church since his cousin (Pastor Nanding Gabion) passed away about 9 years ago, teaches EBI classes (both regular and modular extension classes), serves as a Compassion Padaba teacher, and coaches the Emmaus Christian Fellowship community basketball team. Besides heading the Bulabog Church, he also teams together with Pastor Benjie and Elah Camar, and various EBI workers and Compassion staff. The following pdf file has highlights of Pastor Marlon’s ministries from January to July of 2022. Along with a lot of other things, it includes more pictures from the PAMI youth Cluster Camp that was highlighted in the previous post.
More recent info from Pastor Marlon includes the following:
Dec. 12, 2022: Hello Brother Mike! How are you? How’s your preparation for this upcoming Christmas? Yesterday Bulabog church celebrated its 9 year anniversary since I started in 2013 there. I’m very thankful to God for always guiding me in that ministry, specially how to handle situations when they arise inside the church. I’m grateful in every season in our ministry–every year passing by is a different experience. I’m always excited for every additional year added by God because I’m praying and hoping that every season there are new souls added in the church.This year we only have a simple preparation and celebration due to bad weather of a typhoon. I’m only asking to the members to just bring food. We combine also a simple Christmas party celebration.Thank you very much for our budget that you are giving for our Christmas party.
Scroll through the following pictures from the Dec 11th celebration:
This is modular in Bulan last November. The subject that I taught was the book of Acts
I’m very thankful to God for safe travel last month every time we go there to teach in modular with pastor Raf, because last month always a heavy rain.
Here in Emmaus with sister nova and sister cristy (modular class)
Also here in Emmaus next week is an end of first semester classes. I’m thankful to God to finish the first semester in my teaching class, but I’m staying here because December 25 maybe we have a child dedication. I cancelled my plan to spend a Christmas holiday with my family because I have some activities this coming December 25–maybe we have a child dedication in our church.
On behalf of Bulabog family, thank you very much brother Mike and Pami board and supporters for always giving support of our ministry–in prayers, financial and guidance. May the Lord bless you in return for all the effort you’ve done. Once again thank you very much, and Merry Christmas in advance to your family. God bless.
Camar ministry in Prieto Diaz & Bulabog (Padaba, feedings, Bible studies & 5-day kids club)
Pastor Benjie and Elah Camar live near EBI and the PAMI Bulabog Church (part of the municipality of Sorsogon City), and are involved in ministry in these places in addition to starting outreaches a few miles away in the neighboring municipality of Prieto Diaz that they plan to eventually turn into a church plant. Sister Elah is especially active as a Compassion case worker/teacher. Click here to see a pdf report with a lot of pictures of their ministry activities and family situation.
The most recent activity of Pastor Benjie and Elah Camar has been to do a 5-day kids club in Prieto Diaz, which was sort of a Daily Vacation Bible School right before the school year started:
Soon to follow after this will be the distribution of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from Samaritan’s Purse, along with follow-up discipleship. You can see in the background of some of these pictures that the boxes are already on site, but they are awaiting the teaching materials to arrive from Samaritan’s Purse before dispersing.
2021 Summary and January 2022 Bulletin
Here’s a summary of 2021 PAMI highlights that was included in donor year-end statements:
Thank you for your gifts and prayers for PAMI in 2021. John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son..." God is a giver, and he wants us to be like him. We give because God gave first. Our giving is a way of saying thank you for all that we've been given by God.
Despite the continuing challenge of COVID, much was accomplished this last year. 172 people were baptized (about twice a typical year)! The first graduation of the new Emmaus Bible Institute Modular extension program was conducted on December 20, with 21 students in 6 locations who completed 12 months of weekly classes. EBI also continues its regular 4-year program, with 16 on-campus students. Weekly on-line ukulele music lessons have been ongoing since April. 160 Compassion sponsored kids continue to be served with home-based visits by case workers/teachers. Food distributions were conducted, along with some in-person feedings. Several balikbayan boxes were sent with books, CDs, games, toys, school and office supplies, hygiene supplies, clothes, and laptops. New chapels were constructed in San Jose Bulusan and Juag Island Matnog. And we are soon ready to buy the property of the PenaFrancia Sorsogon and Candumaay Santa Isabel Matnog churches. It’s through the partnership of dedicated Filipino workers and faithful supporters like you that all this is possible.
Here’s the latest PAMI publication that was also included with donor year-end statements:
2020 Summary & January Bulletin
For 2020 donors that received a year-end gift receipt, the following 2020 ministry summary and January Bulletin were included. They are included in this blog post for others to see as well.
Click on the following: January 2021 PAMI Bulletin
Thank you for demonstrating your love for the Lord through your gifts and prayers for PAMI in 2020. I am reminded of Jesus' example of service by washing the disciples' feet at the Last Supper, followed by issuing the mandate of John 13:34, "As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
Despite the restrictions posed by COVID for most of last year, there was still much accomplished. When large groups were forbidden, messages were streamed on-line and via radio, and small groups in homes or yards still met. 34 people were baptized, and about another 20 are waiting to be baptized once beach venues open up. 4 EBI seniors completed their four year program in March, and 10 Freshmen began their studies in August. Weekly modular EBI extension classes were started in September in 6 locations with 40+ attendees. 160 Compassion sponsored kids were served, shifting from weekly sessions at the EBI campus to home-based visits by case workers/teachers. Children’s feedings were converted to relief food distributions. Several balikbayan boxes were sent with books, CDs, games, toys, school and office supplies, hygiene supplies, clothes, laptops and projectors. Some typhoon repairs and building refurbishment/improvement were done, including replacing an EBI bamboo classroom with a brick one, and reroofing the EBI church, Candumaay Matnog church, and Mabini pavilion. A lot in Tabon-tabon Irosin was purchased through a combination of local and matching mission funds. It’s through the partnership of dedicated Filipino workers and faithful supporters like you that all this was possible.
Thank you very much for your part in this work. May God richly bless you.
Ministry updates Dec 2019 to Feb 2020
Here are some ministry reports from December 2019 to February 2020:
Report from Ptr Vir Fulo of Bulan December 2019 Activities
Additional Pictures to the recent Report from Ptr Vir Fulo of Decemeber 2019 Activities
Bulan Christian Church Minutes of the Annual Mtg., Vision 2020 and 2019 Accomplishment
Bulan Christian Church First Quarter Report Feb 2020
PAMI Patag church quarterly report from October to December 2019
PAMI Matnog Jan Report from Histas–received Feb 2020
PAMI Matnog Vision 2020, Accomplishments 2019, and Feb Report by Histas
PAMI field report updates
Click on the following to read field reports:
Bulan Christian Church 3rd Quarter Report
Montical Vario Church and Candumaay Additional Report
Matnog Report Third Quarter Oct2019
Matnog August report 2019
PAMI IrosinCC 3rd Quarter
Quarterly Report Activity in Buhang Christian Church
Patag Quarterly report August to October 2019
Gubat Third Quarter 2019 Report from Ptr Benjie Camar
Castilla Church Third Quarter 2019 Report from Ptr Redgie Bonifacio
In honor of the 14th anniversary of Living in Christ (LINC) Church –formerly known as Brampton Community Christian Church–of Brampton, Ontario, this is a five minute presentation of video and pictures from the PAMI ministries that they have supported the last two years. This includes support in 2018 that funded construction of a new building for Fabrica Church in Bulan, Sorsogon, Philippines. And it also includes support that began in 2019 to fund the ministry of Pastor Michael and Michelle Hista in Matnog, Sorsogon, Philippines. The Histas have a church in Candumaay, Sta Isabel, Matnog that celebrated its 2nd anniversary in April 2019. They also have a daughter church meeting in the home of Sister Joyce Manabut in Culasi, Matnog, that began after a May 2019 crusade in Culasi. Philippine-Asian Missions, Inc (www.pamimission.org) wishes to express a big thank you for this partnership.
Sept 2019 PAMI News
Click on the following to see the latest PAMI News: Sept 2019 PAMI Newsletter . It mentions financial needs (for reroofing the ECF church at EBI and adding new workers), as well as includes exciting news and pictures of a crusade, new EBI students, Youth Development Team Building, and a lot of baptisms.
VIC classes taught in public schools
Various PAMI pastors, workers, and Emmaus Bible Institute students are teaching Values Instruction Classes in elementary and high school public schools throughout the Province. These are 30 minute classes taught weekly using Christian based curriculum and training from the Matthew 18:14 organization. This public service is an avenue for connecting with families and the community, as well as exposing kids to Christian values. It’s interesting that the Philippine government actually encourages churches to help install values to students, instead of worrying about separation of church and state like in the U.S. EBI VIC teachers are becoming well-respected by public school teachers, principals, and town officials. Sis Ofel has even been asked to be a commencement speaker. Increased familiarity also means students and parents will be more open to joining other ministries of EBI or attend church at Emmaus Christian Fellowship. For instance, some of these students will later be recipients of Operation Christmas Child boxes and discipleship, or become Compassion sponsored kids. The first few photos are from a Matthew 18:14 training session: Read More