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Greetings in the name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
March 20 at 11pm, Lindy McDaniel and Christine Young arrived.
March 21, 2004 Wally, Lindy and I went to Taytay, Rizal because the two congregations there invited Wally and Lindy to preach. Wally preached in Valley Golf Subdivision and Lindy preached in Cimona Subdivision.
The preacher in Valley Golf church of Christ is Jojo Sumbillo. He was the "Baptist Pastor" whom I had studied in 2001 and was convinced to be baptized on October 07, 2001. After he was baptized he started to preach his neighbors and was able to establish a small church in his place.
Jun Cardenas is the preacher in Cimona church of Christ. He said he worked with Fernado Pastor, Domie Jacobs and other preachers in the Northern part of the Philippines during the seventy’s. He said he also knew the late Victorio Tibayan Sr and had worked with him for a little while during the 80’s.
Jun Cardenas’ wife Flor attended the ladies class held by Christine Young. Christine taught the ladies; Blessings of Wifehood, The Responsibilities of Wifehood, Blessings of Motherhood, The Responsibilities of Motherhood, Responsibility to Teach Children that God Is and that His Word is Truth, Blessings in Christ, Responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, Responsibilities to Share the Truth with Others. She also taught them some new songs.
The ladies asked Christine to come back next year and teach more on the role of the ladies. The ladies classes lasted for two weeks. It was held during the nighttime from 8 to 9PM.
Christine went back to Texas on the 4th of April and left her "promise" that she will be back next year. She is also planning to go to Mindanao next year since she was personally invited by Ernesto Canon to hold seminar for the ladies there.
The Preacher Training Classes had begun on the 23rd of March, which was a day late from the original schedule. The students from the South just came on the 22nd of March and since they were so tired from the trip, we let them have their one-day rest. The preacher from General Santos City, in Mindanao sent us a message that his three students would be late and since we cannot afford to give them allowances for being late, we decided not to accommodate them and told the preacher that we will book his students for the year 2005 class, which he had agreed.
Brother Ernesto Canon taught the students, HOMILETICS. He just taught for two weeks and then he went back to his home province last April 1,2004.
His nephew will be coming next week to teach MUSIC.
Brother Lindy McDaniel taught EMOTIONS OF A CHRISTIAN and HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE. He already went back home yesterday. He said, when he come back next year he will stay more longer to help teach the class and to spend more time to go around the country holding seminars.
Brother Renato Cagungun is at present, teaching CHRISTIAN EVIDENCES. He teaches every evening and during Saturdays, because he has his secular job. He works in a weather bureau.
Jonathan is teaching the HISTORY OF THE CHURCH, THE BOOK OF GENESIS & HOW WE GOT THE BIBLE.
I am teaching THE REMNANT OF GOD’S PEOPLE, THE GOSPEL, & THE LAW IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. I will be teaching also the BOOK OF HEBREWS & GALATIANS.
The congregation here received two boxes of can goods, candies, vegetables, towels from our brethren in Silver Lake, Washington State. They have been doing this for years. We appreciate their loving kindness and thoughtfulness.
May God bless you and keep you.