Some great things are happening in the Philippines with our GraceWorks Global Team! Our co-laborer, Pastor Roel Allocod, has been traveling throughout his community, sharing the gospel, encouraging churches, and preaching and teaching. Recently, he started meeting with young adults in a shopping mall to study God’s Word weekly. Many of these are now beginning to attend church and participate in the church events as well. Pastor Roel sent a request for funds to purchase Bibles for these young adults and now they all have their own Bibles and are studying them daily! Please pray for their salvation and spiritual growth in discipleship. Prayerfully and financially, I (Allen) will be returning to teach and encourage them soon.
However, we also received word this morning from Pastor Roel that his hometown has been affected by a strong earthquake. Here is what he says… “Please extend prayer to my home city Surigao where we held our pastor’s and church leader seminar[. The city] was hit last night by 6.7 magnitude of earthquake – gaisano mall and hotels were badly damage[d], church people were [al]so affected. They need our help and prayer as well.”
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support!