Dec 2019 PAMI newsletter

Click on the following to see the latest PAMI newsletter: Dec 2019 PAMI newsletter .  It includes a remembrance of my aunt Izzy Allen, who was the sister of my uncle Norval Thorud (the founder and first missionary of PAMI).  It also includes info about Typhoon Tisoy that went through our area on Dec 2-3.

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.

Sponsors Desired for Potential New Workers

The three who graduated from EBI on April 2nd.

PAMI is considering adding four new workers and seeking supporters to help sponsor them.  These include two of the three young men that graduated from EBI on April 2–Roland Ladub from Bulabog Church and Christian Villafuerte from Emmaus Christian Fellowship Church. They have been helping with various outreaches as volunteers since they’ve graduated.  They will now start heading up the Buhang church, under the supervision/mentorship of nearby Ptr Pio Garduque of Barcelona Church and Ptr Gumer Gile of Irosin Church.  For the last couple years the Buhang church has been in need of a permanent pastor and has been just mainly handled by interns.  These EBI graduates had previously interned there during their Junior and Senior years, so they are familiar with that place.  They are hoping to boost the ministry there by conducting Values Instruction Classes in the local public school using curriculum from Matthew 18:14, doing children’s feedings, and leading Bible studies and other outreaches.  They could each use sponsors willing to support them at $50-$75 per month.  (By the way, the third graduate, Nisen Calamdag, from Calbayog City, Samar chose to not stay with PAMI, but instead serve in his hometown church helping Ptra. Robelyn Ongcal who is a previous EBI graduate now part of a different mission.)
The other two workers that PAMI is considering adding include Ptr Benjie and Sis Rafaela Camar, who both graduated from EBI a few years ago.  Ever since she graduated from EBI, Sis Rafaela has been a teacher to Compassion kids that come to EBI campus for several hours every Saturday.  She also used to be PAMI worker helping Ptr Marlon of Bulabog church near EBI.  But after getting married to Ptr Benjie a couple years ago, they served under the ministry of Ptr Benjie’s home church doing church planting in Prieto Diaz.  After completing a period of loyalty service to his home church, they now want to switch to PAMI.  The plan is to have them continue outreaches in Gubat started by Ptr Gumer, establishing and growing a new church there.  They can use about $125 per month sponsorship.

The wedding of Ptr Benjie to Sis Ela at EBI a couple years ago.

For more background on these four candidates, see below: Read More

Candumaay Matnog church anniversary & OCC discipleship graduation and May 26th baptism

Click on the link below to see the report of Ptr Michael and Michelle Hista and scroll below to see pictures.  They still could use one, two, or three sponsors to cover their $100 per month allowance, $25 per month motorcycle payment, and $25 per month children’s feeding budget.  They’ve been in Candumaay, Matnog since getting married April 26, 2017 and are doing wonderful work there.

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April 2018 PAMI Newsletter & more Ptr Gumer highlights

Ptr Gumer & Ofie Gile with adopted sons, Moses (7) and Jason (13), heading to Juag Island in the outrigger of Mang Jose Fruto.

Here’s the most recent PAMI publication, which includes highlights from the EBI partition and Bulan partition on page 1, and highlights of Ptr Gumer’s ministries on page 2:
April 2018 PAMI Newsletter
Note that Ptr Gumer could use sponsor(s) to cover his $200/month allowance (travel and family living expenses) and $25/month milk feedings, which are currently just covered from PAMI’s general budget.  He has sponsors for his housing and radio time, but not for the rest of his expenses.  In addition to what’s on page 2 of the newsletter, many more nice pictures from Ptr Gumer are located below.  These include photos of the April 7th Rock for Jesus Battle of the Bands held at Irosin Public Auditorium, an April 17th Mabini crusade with mini-concert, March 12-13 Camilig relief distributions and film showings, and other film showings.  Ptr Gumer has been very active with film showings using equipment and films provided by Vernacular Video Ministries.  Praise the Lord that many people attend these film showings, and respond by raising their hands to commit themselves to Jesus. Read More

Candumaay Christmas Love; Hista's Still Need Sponsors

The ministry in the Candumaay barangay of Matnog was boosted by an abundance of Christmas love, both at Christmas-time and extending to Easter.  Last December included Apple Giving to Values Instruction Classes taught by Histas at a local public school and a wonderful church Christmas party sponsored by Filipino patrons.  Then during Easter week, Samaritan’s Purse provided Operation Christmas Child gift boxes and Biblical booklets.  Ptr Michael and Michelle Hista do a great job there, and still need sponsors.  They still need one or two sponsors to cover their $90 per month allowance and $25 per month motorcycle payment.  They’ve been in Candumaay almost a year, since getting married April 26, 2017.  The breadth of their ministry is quite impressive for being there just one year.  For more info on their ministry in Candumaay, please see the August 2017 PAMI Bulletin.  A lot of great photos of their various ministries, as well as a nice report from last October can be found below.
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Irosin Church planning a second Rock for Jesus Battle of the Bands

The PAMI Irosin Church is planning a second Rock for Jesus Battle of the Bands on April 6 (about a year since the first one) to be held again in the town ampitheater.  It is meant as both an outreach and fundraiser to raise money for a youth welding program.  See the following proposal submitted by Ptr Gumer.  The PAMI mission plans to provide $120 help towards this event like we did last year (enough to cover some prize money). They plan to raise other funds through other sponsors and entry and admission fees.  Let’s pray that the turn-out will be even bigger than last year. Read More

Newsletters and State of Union

Here are the two most recent PAMI publications:
December 2017 PAMI Newsletter
January 2018 PAMI Bulletin
For a summary of 2017 ministry, below is a copy of what went out to those supporters that received year-end statements in January:
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New Year report from Ptr Vir re Fabrica construction/Bulan Church/PAMI

Here’s a pdf file with pictures of December Activities of the Bulan Church and PAMI, and a letter from Ptr Virgilio Fulo thanking God for recent blessings and looking forward to the new year:
Bulan Christian Church and PAMI December Activities