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Dear Brethren in Christ,

Greetings to all of you brothers and sisters in the wonderful name of our Savior Jesus Christ. I hope this letter finds you all doing well.

The work of the Lord here is continuing doing well. My wife and me continue doing our best to serve the Lord, especially to preach the Gospel to every creature and also the work here is still growing. Yesterday in our worship, we have good attendance. And also thank God, because our four contacts they are now decided to baptize after our worship. So, they are added here at Aurora Hill, Church of Christ.

Brethren please! pray the one member here (Bernard Estrada). He was operated last March 31, 2002 and the result of operation is cancer of stomach. The doctor request chemotherapy this month. He confine in hospital this Monday (May 6, 2002) for 5 days. This chemotherapy continues until the month of September. But the problem of his family is financial, especially for the medicine and payment to the doctor. Bernard, and his family they are very, very poor. So, please brethren we need your help and prayers for him.

Brethren, I am ashamed to tell this problem to all of you, but the brother in Christ (Bernard) suffered in his cancer. So, please brethren, if you want to help him, please send to my address, and I give it to him.

Thank you very much brethren your love and more understanding on this letter. We are waiting your response of this letter. We are waiting your response of this letter brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all brothers and sisters in Christ.

P. S.
I enclosed one picture of (Bernard and I) in the hospital.

Your Brother in Christ,
[signed]
Rosendo C. Gumpad Jr.
P.O. Box 1984
2600 Baguio City
Philippines

[Editor's Note: The Philippines have national health care. Doctors' fees are covered by the government.]

[Editor's Note: Click here to see what was said about this congregation in 1998.]