Yanan Goes to Moody

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by Pastor Glem Melo

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Our family praises the Lord and rejoices that Yanan has been admitted at Moody Bible Institute. I am praying and advising him to take their Five-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies program (https://www.moody.edu/moody-bible-institute-chicago/academic-programs/five-year-b-a-m-a-in-pastoral-ministry).

Since his early childhood, it has always been Yanan’s dream and aspiration to serve Christ as a church planter and pastor. After his undergraduate and graduate education, he hopes to be ordained as a missionary pastor and sent out to lead the planting and development of a church among Muslims in the United States or abroad.

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While studying, Yanan will help us reach Hindu and Muslim teens in the Devon/Little India.

We thank the Lord that his tuition is free, but he needs to find a job in Chicago to pay for room and board.

Please continue praying for our family and ministry.

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Pastor Glem’s Graduation Pictures

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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Congratulations, Pastor Glem

Screen Shot 2018-05-05 at 12.15.24 AMWe congratulate our founder and chairman, Rev. Glem Melo, for graduating with the degree of Master of Theological Studies (MTS) at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana, U.S.A.  Please pray that the Lord will keep him faithful in obeying God’s call:

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. (2 Timothy 4:1-2)

And kindly ask the Holy Spirit to make him and his family abundantly fruitful as they reach out, serve, and plant house churches among Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims in the Devon/Little India area of Chicago.

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Capstone Project Defense Passed

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We congratulate pastor Glem Melo for passing his Capstone Project defense at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, IN. His 32-page paper is entitled “A Ministry of Mercy: Gospelizing Muslims.” He will graduate with the degree of Master of Theological Studies on May 3.

Pastor Glem founded Open Eyes Mission in Mindanao, Philippines, in 1998.  For 20 years now, the Lord has been using him to preach the gospel to thousands, train and mentor hundreds of pastors and leaders, provide relief and other humanitarian services to thousands of the poorest of the poor, and plant 4 churches in the 3 major regions of the Philippines.

IMG_8698Presently, he and his family are residing and serving God in the Devon/Little India area of Chicago. Their vision: Faithful and fruitful churches that will serve as training and sending bases for church planting teams to Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and other unreached people groups worldwide.

Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.

Psalm 72:18-19

Photo credit:
Jared Luttjeboer
Mid-America Reformed Seminary
Dyer, IN

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Park Community Church (North Rogers Park location)

By Pastor Glem Melo

Today, Giona and I began serving in the worship team of Park Community Church in its North Rogers Park location, Chicago, IL.

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Let us sing and proclaim with them:

#GodRobbedTheGrave

#HisNameIsVictory

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#Preparing2Gather

 

#CookinNepalese

#JamminHindi

#Jaimasee

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He Arrived, Let’s Return

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St. John the Baptist Preaching, c. 1665, by Mattia Preti“Can you think of something in your life, family, church, and/or country that needs a fresh start? The message that John the Baptist preached is the gospel of new beginning — the arrival of the kingdom of God in Christ who brings lasting transformation and empowerment to all who turn to Him in faith and repentance.

“This the message on Matthew 3:1-3 (He Arrived, Let’s Return) that I preached last Sunday. I pray and hope that the Lord would use it to bless, transform, and empower your life for His kingdom and glory.

“In Christ, God’s kingdom has already come, and He grants salvation and blessings to all who believe in Him. Therefore, He calls us to return to Him and live lives of faith and repentance. Because they alone are saved and blessed who are of true faith. And true faith is known by its fruit of repentance.”

– Pastor Glem Melo

Listen to the whole message:

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