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.

IMG_8482Please pray for this dear, replanting congregation of the Lord. They are worshipping, doing life together, and serving in one of the most diverse neighborhoods of the United States, with residents that speak 87 language from 70 nations… and counting!

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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Happy Easter, Christ’s World!

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Melo Family

Devon/Little India, Chicago, U.S.A, 2017

#JesusIsAlive

#BelieveTheResurrection

#HaveHope

#HeForgives

#HeHeals

#HeProvides

#HeIsLifeFromTheDead

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First worship and fellowship gathering in our apartment

– Pastor Glem Melo

Photo by Giona Melo

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First Worship #ChurchPlanting #DevonChicago

By Pastor Glem Melo

In the evening of March 8, we worshipped together for the first time as Park Community Church‘s multiethnic evangelism and church planting team in the Devon/Little India area of Chicago.  Our vision: A network of gospel-centered, contextualized house churches among Hindus, Muslims, and other unreached people groups in the Devon/Little India neighborhood of Chicago

My family and I was blessed and privileged to host it in our home. And my kids led worship.

#GionaLeadsWorship #HerFirstTime

#GionaOnTheGuitar #AlsoHerFirst

#RoshOnTheCajon

#YananOnTheKeys

#HappyDad #ThankYouJesus

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We were also happy to celebrate Giona and Phil’s birthday that night!

#WhataBlessedDay #GottaLoveGod

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Iligan Mission @ 3

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1By Pastor Glem Melo

Blessed and privileged to preach Christ’s word (via video call) to our church family in Iligan during their 3rd anniversary celebration.

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Please include these dear Christian brothers and sisters in your prayers.

May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!
(Psalm 67:1-3)

Amen.

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