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“A volcano in a densely populated part of the Philippines has started to belch clouds of ash and streams of molten rock — and scientists are worried it could soon erupt even more violently, putting almost a million people at risk.” – LiveScience.com

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Moody Mission Conference

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Our Founder, President, and International Lead Pastor Glem Mission and his family attended the Mission Conference at Moody Bible Institute, where his son Yanan (20) studies Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Please pray as the family continues to pray and plan for their next church plant in the United States.

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By Pastor Glem Melo

It is always a joy, privilege, and blessing for me to spend time (no matter how brief) and encourage budding, young servant-leaders of local churches.  Normally, I simply remind them that the goal is for each and everyone of us to remain faithful in doctrine, the Christian life, and the ministry.  That can only happen if, by the Holy Spirit’s grace and power, we keep feeding ourselves on the gospel and God’s word, stay close to and keep walking with Jesus, work and serve in reliance to and by practicing the living presence and power of the Spirit, and never give up in the work of the Lord.

Please remember to keep praying for the next generation of pastors and church pastors in every church, city, and nation.

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Clean and Free


By Pastor Glem Melo

Only King Jesus can truly heal and set us free. There is no illness that he cannot heal.  There is no addiction, no bondage, no chain that he cannot break.  There is no bad situation that he cannot turn around and make good.

They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

“Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.

The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.

As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.

That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.

Mark 1:21-34

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Better Non-Believers


By Pastor Glem Melo


Researchers at LIGO’s observatory in Livingston, Louisiana. Credit: Michael Fyffe/LIGO

Why are non-believers so much better, more excellent, and more advanced in arts, science, business, etc., compared to Christian believers? Of course, without faith in the God of the Bible, they err in many ways and end up being fools.  Yet it remains undeniable that, in arts, science, business, non-believers generally are just better than us, Christian believers. I thought that, perhaps, it is because all they have is general revelation, which makes them solely focused and concentrated on it, as compared to believers who are focused and major on special revelation. It is like how blind persons are so much better and benefited by their use of their functioning senses, i.e., hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Therefore, while continuing to prioritize and major on the study of the Bible and theology (special revelation), we, believers in Christ, must also study the fruit of general revelation, i.e., scientific research and studies.


Slain Philippine Special Action Force (SAF) officers honored in Iligan

This is connected to the fact that there are many (not all) non-believers and liberal Christians who are better persons than Christian believers.  I perceive that many of those “better” non-believers and liberal Christians are recipients and beneficiaries of much common grace from the living God, who is benevolent to all.  On the other hand, most Christian believers are mindful of and affected by the antithesis (Genesis 3:15).  Therefore, while continuing to be mindful of and affected by the antithesis, we, believers in Christ, must also study, be mindful of and be moved by the equally biblical and important doctrine of common grace.


Blown away at Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL


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The Oppressed Set Free


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By Pastor Glem Melo

It was such a blessing for Aymi and I to visit Nayome, a neighbor from South Asia.  She was oppressed and suffered greatly for decades because of an abusive relationship, depression and poverty, in her home country and also here in the United States.  By the Lord’s grace, we were able to help and minister to her spiritually and also holistically.  Today, she is free from oppression, has a good job and lives in her own studio apartment.

Please join us in praying for our dear fellow immigrant friend as she continues in the path of healing, restoration and discipleship.  And ask the Lord to continue leading, enabling and using us to reach out to her and to so many more like her who need Jesus’ love, salvation and curse-breaking ministry.

Chicago Plant April 2018

The Spirit of the Lord is on [Jesus],
because [the Lord] has anointed [him]
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent [him]
to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
(Luke 4:18-19)

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#FilipinoLeaders of #SiliconValley

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By Pastor Glem Melo

The past weeks, I spent considerable time with Filipino leaders in five churches and eight cities of the San Francisco  Bay Area, also known as Silicon Valley. I am blessed and encouraged beyond words to see the Lord working in and through them for His kingdom and glory. Please pray that the Lord would continue to bless, keep, grow, empower, and use them all to advance the great commission both locally and globally. And from and with them, may the Holy Spirit form and build a house church planting team that we can work with in order to reach the unreached people groups in their area with the love and gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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