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:
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.
Here’s a pdf that includes an April report from Sis Ofel of EBI, along with pictures of a Valentine couples night, distribution of books/food/relief, gardening, and family worship: April 14th report
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.
Under the leadership of Pastor Gumer Gile, the Irosin Church has the following vision and goals.
PAMI IROSIN CHRISTIAN CHURCH
CHURCH VISION AND MISSION FOR 2018
Our vision is seven fold:
- Love God and worship Him in Spirit and in truth –Mathew 22:37,John 4:24
- Love people – Mathew 22:38
- To be like Christ – Romans 8:29
- To evangelize the world – Marcus 16:15-16
- To make disciple for Christ – Mathew 28:19-20
- To baptize believers for Christ this coming May 13 2018
- Church lot with an area of 300 meters at San Agustin.
Our mission is to:
- Proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ in the target place
- Train believers to follow Christ instruction that was stated in Mathew 28:19-20
- Encourage every members of PAMI ICC to undergo discipleship and evangelism training.
- Make more workers for mission fields.
- Make a battle of the bands this coming April 7,2018
- Make a DVBS this coming April 30 to May 5, 2018
- Conduct water Baptism this coming May 13, 2018
- Encourage ever members to pledge for church lot.
Note that The Battle of the Bands was already covered in a previous posting, but here are some pictures of other activities. Read More
Below are pdf versions of picture slideshows of some various ministries of the EBI partition, including the March 26 graduation of two EBI students, Operation Christmas Child gift boxes with accompanying evangelistic booklets that were distributed during Easter Week, using the new Capuy ministry cottage that was recently constructed for $280, milk feedings, Family Development Sessions, etc.
EBI Graduation 2018
EBI Graduation 2018 Part2
Sirangan Outreach and Feeding Ministry and OCC boxes
Sirangan Outreach and Feeding Ministry and OCC boxes Distribution Pt2
Capuy Children Ministry and OCC boxes distribution
Capuy Children Ministry Prt2
Bible Studies, Cell groups and FDS
Below are several Powerpoint slideshows composed by EBI people of recent EBI highlights. After clicking on a link to open it, go to the “slideshow” tab towards the top, click on “start from the beginning,” and then press arrow, spacebar, or enter key to go to the next slide.
Capuy Children Ministry and Penafrancia Church
Sirangan Children Ministry
Bulabog Christian Church Anniversary and Child Dedication
EBI Students Christmas Party and Caroling-1
Emmaus Christian Fellowship Christmas Party
FDS Parent Leader Christmas Party
Weddings and Christmas Party of Sorsogon Pastors
Here is a proposal and report from Sis Ofel of EBI:
Capuy Ministry Proposal for Cottage Outreach Center
Note that the total requested of P7648.50 approximately equals $160.
EBI Partition Updates Jan 2018
Pastor Gumer Gile is a PAMI partition head (oversees church work of Irosin, Patag, Bulusan, Barcelona, Buhang, and Castilla). He’s also the pastor of Irosin Church (located in the Bacolod neighborhood), does radio programs, and travels many places to conduct outreaches. See below for more pictures and a couple of his reports:
July to Sept 2016
Oct toNov 2016
Letter of thanks to PAMI supporters from Ptr Gumer of Irosin Church