A Month in The Philippines April 10-May 10, 2017

Family Camp

We went directly to the Zion Church of the Firstborn family camp in Pampanga Province, spoke 2 nights, taught a married couples seminar, and shared on Easter Sunday. We have known some of these people since the 1980’s! What joy to see the generations worshipping the Lord. Of the 689 campers over 300 of them were under 24 yrs. old.

Zamboanga City, Mindanao

We flew 500 mi. south where we had a 3 night revival in a village on the outskirts of the city.  Quite a few dedicated their lives to Jesus. Others were healed. The last night there were 48 children sitting on the floor in front. Thirty yrs. ago our daughter, Joy, and Leni, both 13 yrs. old, started on a bench with a children’s ministry 30 yrs. ago.  Sunday we were driven home by Clemente, an engineer. He remembered the first outreach to the village, a puppet show by Diane and her brother, Dennis Caturia. Clemente was only 2 yrs. old at the time! We also started a remodel project on the building to correct some problems created by a property dispute with the neighbor. His compromise with us means the church will actually be improves and he will have a drive way!

Youth Camp

The following week back in Luzon we spoke at youth camp at Tribe of Judah resort in Rizal Province with pastors Noy and Joy (Andres).  Many of these teens came to Christ through an after school basketball outreach.

Often you do not know how God answers your prayers until years later. One lady from Joy’s church said we prayed for her 7 yrs. ago. Her husband was working abroad and separated from her. Months later he came back to her, gave his life to Christ, and has been faithful to God and the marriage every since then.

Sundays

We spoke in churches we have relationships with. One Sunday night was the 36th anniversary of Taytay New Life Fellowship. Ben and Carmelita Baruel started in 1981. We pastored there in 1988-1991.  So much fun to see the children and teenagers grow up on fire for God and now leading the ministry.

Voice of Hope Church

May 7th we spoke on Ezekiel 37 in Greenhills. Then I asked, “Are you a dry bone or an Ezekiel with words of life?” Most of this small congregation came forward to receive a fresh touch from the Holy Spirit. The pastors, Bob and Delor, were pleasingly surprised as it had been years since there was this kind of response. They said it was a real breakthrough touch. This is not to credit us. We have spoken at this church at least 6 times over the last 10 yrs. since the church had a painful split. This was God’s timing for a major step toward healing His church.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Dennis and Diane Teague