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.
Note that Pastor Virgilio Fulo has the following roles: 1. senior pastor of PAMI Bulan Christian Church located in Purok 4 of the San Vicente barangay of Bulan town proper (i.e. the mother church), 2. partition head of PAMI Bulan churches (includes BCC and its well-established daughter churches of Fabrica, MonteCalvario, & Lapinig and house church/outreaches in Abad-Santos, Butag, & Tampi) and 3. overall field director of PAMI (which includes three partitions–Bulan and its daughter churches, Emmaus Bible Institute and its campus ministries and daughter churches and Mabini, and a third partition of all other PAMI churches in other towns). Ptr Vir’s reports mainly concentrate on activities of the Bulan Partition, but also include a couple things from the rest of the mission. To see these reports, click on the following links.
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.
Making use of curriculum and training provided by Christian organizations Matthew 18:14 and Child Evangelism Fellowship, Sister Espie Fresto enlisted youth from Mabini to help teach a 5 Day Club to children in neighboring Anog. The youth attended training, prepped, and then helped with the event. Read More
Sister Ofel wrote on May 3rd: I am very happy to tell you that the EBI and Bulabog youth and my children are very involved in the ministry here at EBI. They are now the teachers of the Operation Christmas Child follow-up Discipleship for children that previously received gift boxes. Now some of them are staying here at EBI and preparing for our DVBS for this coming May 8-11 (27 youth were involved in teaching VBS in Gimaloto and Pamurayan!). Also Bro. Kevin is teaching them playing music instruments like guitar and drums.
Click here to see the June 2019 PAMI Bulletin that highlights the all-PAMI Youth Camp that was held April 9-13, with about 150 youth attending from the various churches and outreaches of PAMI. The theme was “Empowering the Youth for Community Transformation.” There were 6 speakers on different topics, and many fun team activities. The second page of the March 2019 PAMI Bulletin has the camp schedule, and the previous PAMI post has videos of the cheers of ten different teams (each having a different color name). To see more pictures and read a report about it, look below: Read More