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Missionary Spotlight-Orphans at Christmas

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December 2003
Philippines

Missionary Spotlight-Orphans at Christmas

When we first met Rachel she was seven years old and slept at night in the back of a jeepney – a form of public transport in the Philippines – with her grandmother, who was sick with TB. Her mother had died in childbirth and her father had disappeared. We had been praying as…

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Missionary Spotlight-A trip to the Philippines

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July 2003
Philippines

Missionary Spotlight-A trip to the Philippines

At the invitation of Brian Ellis, a veteran Reformed Baptist missionary pastor, I recently had the privilege of participating in the wonderful life of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church in Quezon City, a large city constituting part of greater Manila. In 1978, Pastor Ellis began a church in his home. Now 25 years later, it…

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A Macedonian call

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February 2003
Philippines

A Macedonian call

2003 for me is an eventful year. I reach 65 and will be eligible for my pension. Friends of mine of the same age are retiring — some have gone to glory. One becomes aware that the years are passing very quickly, and soon we shall go the way of all the earth. I…

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Missionary Spotlight – Philippines

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November 2000
Philippines

Missionary Spotlight – Philippines

Exciting discovery During a recent visit to the Philippines I was invited to speak to a group from the ‘Worldwide Church of God’ (WCG) in Cubao, Quezon City. It was one of the most exciting and moving meetings I have ever attended. The group call themselves the Cubao Berean Fellowship, because their one desire…

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May 1999
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A visit to the Philippines

The rain was torrential, but the joy in the faces of the people was wonderful. It was the afternoon of Friday 26 February, and it was my privilege to be speaking at the Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Labo, a town about 225 miles south-east of Manila. The pastor there, Val Tanierla, had invited…

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February 1999
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Missionary Spotlight-The Republic of the Philippines

Apollo Quiboloy is one of the most popular Filipino preachers today. His campaigns draw thousands of people in search of the miracles that he never fails to promise. His crusade slogan says in big letters, ‘Jesus, the Name above every name!’ And in that name the preacher intones to his congregation, ‘All your debts…

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February 1999
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Missionary Spotlight-The Republic of the Philippines

Area: 115,800 square miles. Geography: 7,100 islands (700 inhabited), stretching 1,120 miles; with Luzon, Mindanao and nine others each having over 1,000 square miles. Typhoons are frequent. There are about twenty active volcanoes. Mt Pinatubo erupted violently in 1991. A rich diversity of wildlife exists, with rainforests and 9,000 varieties of flowering plants. Half…

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February 1999
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Missionary Spotlight – The Republic of Philippines

Bing-bing Bing-bing was a girl of nine years. Neither she nor her younger brother, G-Boy, had ever been to school. They would visit the doors of the small rooms in the shanty community where she lived, offering to throw away the occupants’ rubbish for them. There are no dustbins, and the rubbish needs to…

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February 1999
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The Republic of the Philippines – Political and church history

The Philippines were named after Philip II of Spain (husband of ‘Bloody Mary’ and the king of the Spanish Armada). This group of islands was discovered for Spain during the ill-fated journey of Ferdinand Magellan, who set out to find a westerly route to the spice islands, which were then controlled by Portugal. Magellan…

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December 1998
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Compassion in the Philippines

Cindy sat in the church service, weeping. She is only ten years old and life, it seems, has been very hard on her. Her father and mother were separated when she was only about six or seven, and she then lived with her father and younger brother in the streets. Her father made a…

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