Greetings, Dear Friends,
Once again we are blessed to report the faithfulness of our Lord and Savior. After three years of varying levels of pandemic restrictions, God opened the door for us to head overseas. For the past two months, we’ve traversed the globe! After 15 beds and 12 airplane rides we were still praising the Lord.
We had the opportunity to explore the United Arab Emirates, specifically Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We visited our two daughters, Hope and Faith. Hope and her husband, Nate, work as teachers in an International School, while Faith is a nurse in a nearby city. Besides catching up on their lives, we sampled cuisines from around the world and explored local tourist sites. Diane even rode a camel!
Luzon Island, Philippines
From there, we hopped on a budget airline and dashed over to the Philippines. During our month-long stay, we visited our daughter Joy and her family in Manila and ministered up and down Luzon and Mindanao provinces. Our goal was to follow the spirit where He was leading and where the anointing was flowing. God opened the door to reconnect and minister in five local churches and Zion Bible School.
Mindanao Island, Philippines
Many of you may recall our connections in the Southern Philippines, specifically Zamboanga and Zamboanga Del Norte, Mindanao. We felt thankful returning to the churches that we started back in the ‘80s. Today, God is continuing to move among his people through prayer, preaching the Word and outreach with new church plants. We also stopped by Hope for Kids, an orphanage many of you help us support.
There are so many highlights from this trip, we want to take a moment to tell you a few stories. We were reunited with Nelfa, a woman my brother sponsored 30 years ago for surgery in the U.S. At the age of 15 the left side of her face had been infected, revealing her teeth and gums. After a year and many surgeries she returned to the Philippines. Now she is healed and working as a CNA in the local hospital.
Bucolad Island, Philippines
On the Island of Negros, Bacolod City we connected with two mission groups. Pastors Chuck and Elsie with Negros New Life In Christ Ministry and Christian Academy .
and John and Cecille Bailey founders of Harbingers Ministry and Furnace Ministries. Both groups are church planters with a prayer emphasis. The Furnace Ministry is building an orphanage. The Kingdom of GOD is growing.
After returning to Taytay, Rizal Dennis had an emergency trip to Cagayan De Oro, Mindanao for a memorial service for the leader of the King Jesus Fellowship founded by Dennis and Pastor Balili.
More to Come
These are just a few of the stops on the journey. We will share more on each of these stories in the next few months.
Once again, we want to thank you all for the prayer and financial support you’ve given during the last few years. Your faithfulness to this ministry made it possible for us to travel again. We have been blessed by your prayers and support. We are praying for you and your journey.
Dennis and Diane Teague
Dennis 360-70-8212, Diane 360-701-5026 email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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