Dear brethren in Christ,
Christian greetings from Tagbongabong congregation, Lumbocan congregation & Baan congregation! We hope you are all well and enjoy the blessings from the Lord.
As the year 2019 is about to end, looking back to the days from January up to this month of October, we would like to give you a report of our mission work here. In the first place,we are very thankful to our loving God that despite of several ordeals we have encountered in our ministry, He always encourage us through his written word to continue to fight the good fight of faith (Jude 3). And also God admonishes to his people through apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3, it says, “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified even as it is with you. And that we may delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for all men have not faith. But the Lord is faithful who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.” Thank you, brethren, for all the prayers that you have offered to the Lord so that our mission work may prosper. And thank you also for your undying support for the Lord’s work.
God blessed us with 14 converts.
# 4 baptisms from Tagbongabong congregation
# 1 baptism from Lumbocan congregation
# 9 baptisms from Bohol (combined fromTagbilaran congregation & Ubay congregation)
II. SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
# Last March, I spoke at the congregation of Baba, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. The theme was “Resist the Hatred.” I tackled how to avoid the hatred from our hearts. The brethren there are more strengthen and I encouraged them to continue to serve the Lord as long as they live.
# On April, I was in Bohol.
The congregation of Tagbilaran city, Bohol invited me to speak their family camp. The theme was “The Unity of the Brethren.” (Psalms 133:1) During that Camp, 3 souls were baptized after they heard the word of God preached by me. Thank God for his powerful word.
III. MEDICAL MISSION
On May, I went back to Bohol together with my family to help the medical mission. This activity was sponsored by Tagbilaran congregation. The purposed of the medical mission was to help the poor people who cannot afford to buy the medicine and also this was one way to find the prospects. After the medical mission, some people who attended the said occasion were interested to know more about the church of Christ. Immediately, we conducted a bible study to them and thank God after a thorough study, they didn’t hesitate to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior through baptism. 6 souls were added to the Lord’s Church.
On August, I went to Libertad congregation with Norme. This is an infant congregation; it was started last year. Their chapel has not yet finished and I will ask you brethren to help this small congregation.
We continue to evangelize the Gospel of Christ until the end of time. (Matthew 28:18-20) And thank you for the trust and confidence you have bestowed upon us by supporting our mission work we are undertaking. We love you brethren and I desired to see you and to meet you personally if God permits me to visit your great country someday. May our working together and a wonderful relationship will continue from here to eternity. To God be the glory!
This is all our report.
In Christian love,
Roy S. Catamora