Our team has spent our first two weeks in one barangay (village). God has been so faithful and allowed us to encounter many persons of peace. Many people have accepted Christ- praise God! In our time here we have been able to have many Bible studies with out new brother and sisters in Christ.
The first Sunday in village 1, the Lord allowed us to host a church service. We had a small attendance, but their hunger for God's word was huge. After the service, we were able to baptize four believers. Praise the Lord.
This past Sunday was our last day in village 1. As we helped with another church service, God over exceeded our expectations. Saturday night we were able to have a church planning meeting with a few believers in the village. A young man who accepted Christ the first week we arrived and Ate M participated in the service by leading music, giving a testimony, and making some announcements. Ate M shared why she got baptized the Sunday before, and as a result of her testimony, four others decided to be baptized as well.
Although our time in village 1 was short, God has shown us His power, grace, and mercy in so many ways. We didn't want to leave our new friends, but we felt that we must move to a new barangay to share the love of Christ to others who may have never heard.
Please pray for the new believers in Village #1. Pray that they will persevere & continue meeting together.
-Riverboat Team A