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WALLACE H. LITTLE
Q-Plaza Post Office Box # 449
1900, Cainta, Rizal, Philippines
Phone/FAX: 011-63-2-678-3581; E-mail: cambot@mnl.sequel.net

2 April 1998

Dear brethren:

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May you prosper even as your soul prospers. Below is an exact duplicate of a form letter-appeal some Filipino "preachers" are sending to the US seeking support. Bro. George Sapitula; Samariniana, Brooke's point, Palawan, 5305, Philippines, initiated, signed, and mailed the original I have. The following co-signed: Alfredo I. Agbisit; Rudy Baagin; Edgardo Lagan; William R. Lagan; Platon J. Mabunga; and Mareclo Tiburan.

It is an outrageous attempt to fleece US brethren by those making Godliness a way of gain. The copy I have seeks funds to support a woman as a Bible teacher. I have no objection to women Bible teachers. But I seriously protest one being supported by churches to do so. This petition is doubly outrageous: The requesting man is currently supported by American churches/saints, and the woman is his relative.

Any wanting to respond, please send me (unzipped) at my E-mail address. If it is relevant, we will publish it.

In Christ:
Wallace H. Little

Christ's disciples are Christian ONLY. We speak where the Bible speaks, are silent where it is silent. We do Bible things in Bible ways, call Bible things by Bible words. In faith, we have unity; in opinion, liberty; in all things, charity.

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Form Page one:

JOINT AFFIRMATION/ENDORSEMENT & RECOMMENDATION FOR PREACHERS' SUPPORT

TO: ________________________________ Church of Christ
________________________________ (date)
________________________________

In the sole interest of the CAUSE OF CHRIST in our island-province of Palawan, Philippines WE the UNDERSIGNED, send this JOINT-ATTESTATION/ENDORSEMENT, in behalf of brother (or sister special case) __________________________, preacher (teacher-in case of sisters permanently teaching children's classes) who works with the church of the Lord at ___________________________________________________, you for his (her-in special case) financial support, so he (she_) can continue, maintain an improve his (her) skills, productivity and effectively in the Lord's service.

We honestly and firmly believe that he (she) is worthy of the financial (and moral) support of fellow Christians, who might be willing or love to fellowship with needy and struggling workers of God in difficult foreign fields, such as the Philippines. Poverty is still very pronounced and obvious with the greater majority Filipino families in the whole country; despite more optimistic government claims and projections. Thus, our seeking your most needed help financially, in behalf of many of our preacher * teaching brothers and sisters in Christ here. Reasons why we believe this brother (or sister) is worthy of our recommendation and your financial support;
1) He (she) has been a good Christian all these ___ years.
2) To improve and equip himself (herself) for the meaningful and rewarding service in Christ, he (she) has and continues to do so, been attending all such Bible Lectureships, Bible Training classes, and other such fellowships designed to enhance the skills and educations of willing and dedicated workers of God. These are doing or being conducted by both Filipino (more capable ones) and American teachers/preachers who make periodic visits to your country. Yes __!
3) He (she) has proven himself (herself) faithful in his capacity of discharging his (her) duties and responsibility with the Lord's church he (she) works with.
4) Directly or indirectly or jointly with other Christians, he (she) has been instrumental in the conversion or obedience of many lost souls to Christ, toward their salvation.
5) He (she) is a diligent and patient worker and student & teacher of God's word' always eager and willing to study more and more His word, both privately and publicly with fellow-Christians.
6) Despite no support (yet) , or little/partial support , he (she) with great love continue to be active and enduring servant of God in His church.
7) We, thusly, bind and unite ourselves, together, in attesting for his (her) integrity, ability, and worthiness as a Gospel preacher (teacher) for Christ in Palawan, or elsewhere.

You can rest assured that your decision to fellowship with this worthy brother (sister) on his (her) support, fully, or partially, or in whatever among you may be able to afford him (her) with, would be truly judicious to the glory of God; and one that could not be regretted.

Form Page two:

RECOMMENDEE'S SPECIFIC NEEDS

Full Support $ ____________ (Desired, based on current cost of living.
Additional Support $ ______________________
Total Support at Present$ _________________
Supplied be: _________________________
Amount: $ _______________________
Address:
________________________
________________________
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Amount: $ _______________________
Address:
________________________
________________________
________________________

Amount: $ _______________________
Address:
________________________
________________________
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RECOMMENDEE'S ADDRESS
________________________
________________________
________________________
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SIGNATURES OF RECOMMENDING PREACHERS IN PALAWAN
1) (typed name) ________________________
(signature)

2) (typed name) ________________________
(signature)

3) (typed name) ________________________
(signature)

4) (typed name) ________________________
(signature)

4) (typed name) ________________________
(signature)

6) (typed name) ________________________
(signature)