By Pastor Glem Melo
On behalf of our mission team, I am pleased to report that our ministry to flood victims in Cagayan de Oro, Metro Manila, Luzon, and Compostela Valley has produced much fruit to the glory of our God and the advancement of the work of His gospel.
Church Planting and Reformation in Cagayan de Oro
Our local church continues to experience hardships but the Lord is causing all things to work together for our good. He is raising-up a more faithful leadership for His people. Indeed, we are expecting that the Lord will be abundantly merciful and gracious to preserve, sustain and grow the works of His hands.
Among the victims of killer typhoon ‘Washi’ (local name ‘Sendong’) in Cagayan de Oro City, we continue our evangelism and church planting mission. Regular Sunday services are conducted in one (1) relocation site and evangelistic Bible studies are held in a total of three (3) sites.
Bible Training Program Continues to Expand Nationwide
Our weekly training course continues in Cagayan de Oro, with three (3) pastors and three (3) pastors-to-be advancing in the study of the Gospel According to Matthew, the Christian Faith, In-depth Studies on Grace and Salvation, and Systematic Theology.
Moreover, I also conduct quarterly modular classes in Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Isabela, Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley. Last June, I conducted Part 2 of our program in three (3) provinces in Luzon. I also preached in two (2) Sunday worship services in Pampanga, and it is such a great joy to see God’s people nourished, enriched, fortified and equipped by God’s word. Lord willing and providing, I will conduct training classes in Tagum (Davao del Norte) and New Bataan (Compostela Valley) next month (September). In Luzon, my next north-to-south Bible Training and Mission Tour is scheduled in October.
Our vision and prayer is, Lord willing and working, for our training program to lead to growth in faith and life in existing churches and the planting of new congregations, resulting in the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ all over our country. Because more than anything, our beloved Filipino people need to know God in the light, comfort and strength that comes from His word of grace and truth.
Church Planting Opportunities in Manila and Luzon
We have many relatives and friends in Manila, Isabela, Pampanga, and other provinces in Luzon. Last month, we conducted home visitation outreaches and an evangelistic Bible study in Isabela. In Cavite, we conducted a Sunday worship service in my mother-in-law’s house. Since then my wife and I have become deeply burdened by our parents, siblings and loved ones’ need for faithful gospel preaching and Biblical teaching. Lord willing and providing, we hope to conduct more visits and worship services with our families, relatives and friends in Manila and Luzon.
We covet your continued prayers and support.
1. Please pray for the pastors and leaders who attend our training classes. May they grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ, and apply His word in their lives, families and churches.
2. Please pray for our monthly financial needs, especially for the provision needed to conduct quarterly nationwide Bible Training and Mission Tours.
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you all.
REV. GLIMAR “GLEM” MELO
Founder and CEO