Dear Brethren in Christ,
Mercy, peace and love are yours in abundance!
The month of August was a busy month for ACMI even in the midst of a pandemic. In Mindanao, most if not all provinces and cities were already placed under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ - relaxed community quarantine imposed by the national government) wherein all individuals residing in areas under MGCQ can go outside their homes. Gatherings and travels to other areas were also allowed provided that minimum public health standards are strictly enforced. The brethren in most ACMI ministry areas (especially in the hinterlands and tribal areas), taking advantage of this relaxed community quarantine started to conduct their regular activities; which are; worship services, witnessing, bible studies, visitations, water baptisms, and many more. Here is a rundown of the recent major activities of the brethren the past weeks:
Many ministry areas celebrated the 21st founding anniversary of ACMI
Witnessing in (house to house and group) in Tagbabakon, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte (a hinterland barangay). The people/residents of this barangay/barrio are Higaonons (mountain tribe) and lowlanders. This activity was conducted by the brethren from Nasipit and Pag-ao.
Witnessing in Banisilan, Cotabato (more than a 100 people heard the Gospel preached during the wake of a sister who was taken back to heaven. This sister is one of the leaders in Banisilan.
Witnessing during the clan reunion of a sister (one of the leaders in Katingawan, Midsayap, Cotabato). This sister was sick but by the grace and strength of God, she witnessed to her relatives during their reunion. Few days after their reunion she attended a leaders’ Bible study. According to her companions, she prayed the longest and most profound personal prayer (as if she was talking to God alone) they ever heard from her. That prayer was indeed deep and thoughtful because two days after, she was taken back home to glory by our Creator. A life well lived for the Lord.
Witnessing in Talakag, Bukidnon by a sister during a birthday celebration by a family friend. Close to 30 people made the decision to accept the Lord Jesus as personal Savior and Lord.
A Leadership training for second line leaders (specially the youth) in Katingawan, Midsayap, Cotabato. The purpose of this training was to prepare the second line leaders for greater ministry responsibility.
Brethren from the Bagobo outreach received livelihood assistance from ACMI. With the financial assistance, the recipients (all members of the Bagobo ministry outreach) are praying to the Lord that they could earn additional income to support their basic needs.
We are grateful to all of you brethren for your prayers. You are very much part of these endeavors. All Glory to God. Blessings! (Pictures attached).
House to house witnessing in Tagbabacon, Nasipit, Agusan
Second-line leaders development training in Katingawan, Midsayap, Cotabato
Tagbabacon, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
Witnessing in Babagyohan, Talakag, Bukidnon